Preview: Mohamed Salah is in Egypt's starting line-up for their World Cup match against Russia on Tuesday, the African team announced on their official Twitter feed.
Liverpool wizard Salah missed his side's 1-0 defeat by Uruguay on Friday as he struggled to recover from the shoulder injury he sustained during last month's Champions League final.
Russia take the lead after an unfortunate own goal from Ahmed Fathi. AP
At the weekend he needed the help of three team-mates to put a shirt on during a training session in Grozny.
Egypt's Argentine coach Hector Cuper said on Monday Salah was fit to play but would undergo a test before kick-off in Saint Petersburg.
If Egypt lose, it will likely end their competitive involvement in their first World Cup since 1990.
Salah is Egypt's star player with 33 of the team's 57 goals, and he scored 44 goals in 51 games for Liverpool.
"Of course he stands out, but obviously we're not up against a single player," Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov said. "I believe in my players. We are ready to do this and we will do this."
Salah hasn't played a game since 26 May and will have fresh legs if he gets on the field against Russia.
With inputs from Agencies
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Updated Date: Jun 20, 2018 01:48:52 IST