Egypt fans pin hopes on injured Salah

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Jun 2018 11:51:49


 

CAIRO

ENCIRCLED by expectant cheers of Egyptian fans, Mohamed Salah appeared at the Pharaohs’ final pre-World Cup training session and kindled hopes he can overcome injury to aid Egypt’s first shot at the tournament in nearly three decades.
Liverpool’s star striker, who is recovering from a shoulder injury that saw him crash out of the Champions League final, strolled around the Cairo pitch talking to colleagues and supporters, but did not take part in the team’s last late night practice before heading to Russia.


Horns blasted, snack-sellers hollered and chants of “Come Salah, Come Salah!” rang through the Capital’s Stadium, crowded by thousands of fans keen to encourage their team ahead of their first World Cup appearance since 1990. Salah, who hit a stunning 44 goals for Liverpool last season following his move from Roma, is the linchpin of Egyptian hopes in Russia.He has been picked for the World Cup squad despite having been forced out of the Liverpool’s Champions League final.