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Mohamed Salah ‘Among Starting XI’ in Egypt-Russia World Cup Match

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Mohamed Salah ‘Among Starting XI’ in Egypt-Russia World Cup Match

It was announced on Tuesday 19 June 2018 that the ‘Egyptian King’ Mohamed Salah will be in Egypt’s starting XI for their game against Russia in Saint Petersburg stadium.

The Liverpool star is set to play his first match following an shoulder injury inflicted upon him by Sergio Ramos during the UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid.

This is Egypt’s second game in the 2018 World Cup after a tense match in which it lost 1-0 to Uruguay.

The players who are among the starting XI are the following:

1. Mohamed El Shenawy (goalkeeper)

2. Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Hegazy, Aly Gabr, Mohamed Abdelshafy (defence)

3. Tarek Hamed and Mohamed Elneny (midfield)

4. Mohamed Salah, Abdallah El Said, Mahmoud Treziguet (attack)

5. Marwan Mohsen (striker).

The players who will be substitutes are:

1Essam El Hadary (who would be the oldest player in the history of the World Cup if he features in any match), Sherif Ekramy, Ayman Ashraf, Saed Samir, Mahmoud El Wench, Ahmed El Mohamady, Amr Gabr, Shikabala, Ramadan Sobhy, Sam Morsy, Mahmoud Kahraba.

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Cairo-based and with nine years of experience in journalism, Sara is deputy editor-in-chief and managing editor of Egyptian Streets. She holds two Bachelors (Egyptology and Journalism) from the American University in Cairo (2011). Her interests include history, comparative archaeology, gender, religion, minority rights, science fiction, and the environment.

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