Mohamed Salah availability for Uruguay clash 'uncertain' despite joining Egypt training

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"Moments later, I also thought about the possibility of not playing in the World Cup and that was a devastating thought".

Salah was involved in a tussle with Ramos in the Champions League final and the Real Madrid captain seemed to have locked arms with the Egyptian in a possible judo-hold.

The Premier League Golden Boot victor remains in a race against time to be fit for Egypt's opening Group A game against Uruguay on June 15, although he says his condition has improved and is hopeful of taking part.

"I spoke with Salah after the Champions League final and sent him a message". "I hope to play the first game against Uruguay, but that will depend on how I feel when it approaches".

First-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard set Belgium on their way to a 3-0 win against Egypt in a pre-World Cup friendly at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on Wednesday.

Salah denied Ramos" claim that he was "okay' following their conversation on the incident.

He will be regarded as key to any hopes Egypt have of springing a surprise at the World Cup in Russian Federation but, after the Champions League final injury he described as a career-low point, Salah remains uncertain if he will play in the opening Group A clash with Uruguay. "Maybe like for Spain to win the World Cup", he added.

"If those players are not in the squad, Laurent will be a straight replacement", Martinez said, describing Ciman as a good fit for either injured defender.

"Mo Salah is not just a good player, he's an outstanding footballer, he's a world-class footballer after what he's done this season", Martinez said.

Egypt will then face Russian Federation on June 19 and Saudi Arabia on June 25.

Belgium's captain and talisman, Eden Hazard, has likened Roberto Martínez's squad to England's famed "golden generation" of players but believes his team-mates can deliver in Russian Federation when the World Cup begins next week.

"He's helped me to defend better, but he also finds a way to make it easier to attack". Of course, someone can now say "okay, we've qualified that's it". "That is not going through my head".

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