Egypt's leader and talisman was never fit. That has cursed a nation's chances...
Mohammed Salah started - and scored - for Egypt, but Russia made it two-out-of-two.
FIFA have already closed the investigatio into all the empty seats at Egypt v Uruguay...
"He was fit to play against Uruguay but the coach did not want to take the risk," the Egyptian FA stated.
"We wanted to avoid any risks in this match," says Hector Cuper after 1-0 defeat.
Oscar Tabarez's remodelled midfield lacked imagination and drive v Egypt.
Mo Salah was left on the bench as Egypt suffered late heartbreak against Uruguay.
Mohamed Salah was not included in Egypt's starting line-up for their World Cup opener against Uruguay.
"Salah is doing very well indeed, he's recovered very quickly...I'm sure he's not afraid."
"Nothing prevents him from competing for the title of the golden boot."
Mo Salah is likely to play some part in Friday's game after he trained with his Egypt teammates.
Egypt that they do not expect Mo Salah's shoulder injury to keep him out for longer than three weeks.
"Despite the odds, I'm confident that I'll be in Russia to make you all proud," says Mo Salah.
Hector Cuper has some doubts that Liverpool's Mohamed Salah can become the world's best player.
No player has scored more goals in African World Cup qualifying than Mohamed Salah. Played.
Cameroon defied the odds to sink hot favourites Egypt and claim their fifth African Nations Cup.
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