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Salah returns to training; could be ready to face Uruguay in opener

Manchester City v Liverpool - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium on April 10, 2018 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images,)

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When Sergio Ramos dragged Mohamed Salah to ground in the first half of last month’s UEFA Champions League -- which Real Madrid went on to win -- the latter’s chances of heading to the 2018 World Cup looked bleak.

In a race against time though, Salah has returned to training for the first time in over three weeks, and could even be ready in time for Friday’s World Cup opener against Group A opponent Uruguay.

The Pharaohs will be hoping that this is the case, as the Liverpool winger comes off of his best season as a professional in 2017/18.

Salah, 25, scored 44 goals in all competitions last season for the Reds, and is by far Egypt’s biggest attacking threat.

Although Uruguay will be considered an overwhelming favorite to get out of Group A, Egypt will have a legitimate to advance as well with hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia battling to reach the Round of 16.