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Egypt's Mohamed Salah, center, watches his team during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018.

Fears that poor performances from the home side could dampen enthusiasm in the host nation were blown away by a 5-0 demolition of Saudi Arabia in the opening game. Salah was well out sight by the time the cake was sliced.

Salah has been declared 100 percent fit by Egypt's team doctor and his agent, leaving little doubt he will be thrown back into action in the Pharaohs' hour of need.

Salah, who injured his left shoulder playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final last month, was an unused substitute in Friday's match, which marked Egypt's return to the World Cup after 28 years.

Egypt team manager Ihab Leheta has confirmed Mohamed Salah will start against Russian Federation on Tuesday after fully recovering from his shoulder injury.

Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay in yesterday's game after an 89th minute goal from Jose Gimenez, however, El-Shenawy worked his arse off in the game, making him a truly worthy recipient of the title of Man of the Match - regardless of whether he chooses to pick up the trophy or not.

Egypt forward Mohammed Salah.

"Russia's game is fateful and hard because of our defeat against Uruguay", said Leheta.

Ahmed took to Twitter to share a snap of the goalie refusing to pick up the award, while a man stands awkwardly holding it out to him, asking whether Federation Internationale de Football Association should have foreseen the problem given that a number of majority-Muslim countries - including Iran, Saudi Arabia and Senegal - are in the competition this year. "But there are 11 players on the pitch, not one".

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