Egypt's Cuper may live to regret Salah omission

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Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah takes part in a training session at Ekaterinburg Stadium in Ekaterinburg on June 14, 2018, a day ahead of the team's Russian Federation 2018 World Cup Group A opening football match against Uruguay.

Salah, who turned 26 on Friday, trained with his team-mates on Saturday ahead of their crunch game with the hosts who started their World Cup by beating Saudi Arabia 5-0.

"Salah will participate in tomorrow's match by 100% unless there is a radical change today or tomorrow", Egypt Coach Hector Cuper told the press.

Tabarez often publicly supports Suarez, who he has known since Suarez played for Uruguay's youth teams. The Russia game is hard because of our defeat against Uruguay.

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Rahane said it would be an "honour" for every Indian to be part of the match and acknowledge Afghanistan's big moment in cricket. After the first session, India finished at 158-0, with Dhawan (104 not out) and Murali Vijay (41) batting at the other end.

The former Chelsea and Roma player was embroiled in a dispute with the Egyptian FA Salah over his image which featured prominently on the outside of the Egypt national team's plane provided by sponsors WE. But. we have a good team and with Salah playing, things could have gone in different way.

For the first time in the tournament's history, female soccer fans staged demonstrations inside a stadium, hoisting posters against the ban during Friday's match between Iran and Morocco in Russia's cultural capital.

Goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary, 45, missed out on the chance to become the oldest man to play in the World Cup finals, with Cuper naming Mohamed El-Shenawy in his place. The football star celebrated his birthday on June 15.

"We could have celebrated more", team director Ihab Leheta said, alluding to the loss to the South Americans. Perched atop the cake was what appeared to be a replica of the golden boot won by Salah as the Premier League's top scorer this season.