Salah responds to Ramos

Roberto Martinez

Roberto Martinez took charge of Belgium in 2016

It was part of a massive global backlash against Ramos, as Salah could miss all of the Egypt's group stage contests, and will certainly miss some of the action, due to shoulder ligament damage suffered during the incident.

"The president was reassured on the health condition of the player "Mohamed Salah", who affirmed that his condition is improving notably and that he is on his way to recovery, god willing", presidency spokesman Bassam Radi said on Saturday.

Belgium star Eden Hazard said he will support Egypt at the World Cup for his friend Mohamed Salah following Wednesday's global friendly.

"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. Egypt's hopes largely rely on one superstar, Mohamed Salah, but he is out for this match with an injured shoulder.

They will then play against hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia on June 19 and June 25.

However to the surprise of many the 25 year old has now claimed in two interviews that he thinks he'll be ready for the first game next Friday.


Salah beat Harry Kane to the Premier League Golden Boot award after netting 32 times in his debut season at Merseyside. Also anger and sadness for not being able to continue playing the Champions League final. It was not normal because we won the African Cup seven times, and we were champions in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Salah is now bidding to recover as quickly as possible as he looks to make himself available for this summer's World Cup in Russian Federation, which is set to get under way next Friday. He left the pitch in tears and it was initially feared he would be ruled out of the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer altogether with a dislocated shoulder.

The defeat was Egypt's final warmup before Russian Federation, while Belgium plays Costa Rica on Monday.

When asked if he is feeling pressure from fans due to the huge responsibility laid on him, he said: "The pressure was to qualify for the World Cup".

Salah added: "He sent me a message, but I never told him it was "okay".

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