All eyes will be Mohamed Salah as Egypt gear up for their second match against Russia on Tuesday. Salah did not feature in Egypt’s opening match against Uruguay, though he was expected to start.

Egypt’s boss Hector Cuper has refused to confirm whether Salah will play or not but he has said Salah is fit and should play against Russia.

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“I’m not saying he is a guarantee, but he’s definitely an important offensive weapon” he further added, “Hopefully tomorrow, he’ll be up to play. I’m optimistic, I think he’ll be able to play.”

Even before Egypt’s last match against Uruguay, Cuper had said Salah was “almost 100 per cent” fit to play, but he still did not get a single minute on the pitch.

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Salah’s agent has also announced in a tweet that Salah is fit.

So as things stand now, Mohamed Salah is expected to be fit and start against Russia. After their defeat to Uruguguay, Egypt now need to win both their remaining matches. if Egypt need to have any chance of doing that, Salah will have to play.