Song mocking Russian World Cup team goes viral, upsetting some

Heather Diaz
June 13, 2018

Despite Salah's incredible season, his campaign on a sour note when he was forced off with injury in Liverpool's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month in Kiev.

Mohamed Salah will be given until the last moment to prove he's fit to play in Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday.

And of course, we couldn't conclude this list without mentioning Mohamed Salah.

Team director Ihab Lahita said: "There's a good degree of progress but no definitive decision on whether he takes part, as we are following his case day by day".

Egypt's second game is on Monday against Russian Federation in St Petersburg.

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FIFA's approval of Grozny, the Chechen capital, as Egypt's training base came under scrutiny back in February.

Kadyrov, supported by Russia's President Vladimir Putin, rules Chechnya with an iron fist, drawing constant condemnation from human rights groups.

Uruguay are the favourites in Group A, which also includes hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia, who kick off the World Cup on June 14.

Mohamed Salah now holds the record for the most goals scored by an African in a single English Premier League season, and reveals that he had the blessings of former holder Didier Drogba.

He may well not be fit to play from matchday one, but when he does feature, all eyes will be on Liverpool's Egyptian king.

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