Russia know how to stop Egypt's Mohamed Salah, says coach Stanislav Cherchesov

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Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov has revealed that his team knows how to cope with Mohamed Salah when they face Egypt in their second group stage fixture of World Cup 2018.

Salah had a stunning domestic season for Liverpool, scoring 44 goals in all competitions and will be making a comeback after missing Egypt’s 1-0 defeat to Uruguay.

Speaking after Russia’s training session prior to the hosts nations’ second fixture of the tournament, coach Cherchesov said he wasn’t much concerned about the forward’s hyped up return.

“We know how to play against him,” he said.

“We are ready to stop Salah and we will.”

Salah (R)

Russia ended a long seven-match winless streak after defeating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the first game of World Cup 2018.

Egypt on the other hand, conceded a late goal against Uruguay, thanks to José Giménez header off a corner, and will be hoping Salah’s presence will boost their qualifying hopes.

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev however, when asked about the 26-year-old said, “Would I prefer to see Salah play or not? I do not even know how to respond.”

“I would prefer to see my team win.”

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Mohamed Salah attends training ahead of Egypt's must-win Russia clash

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While Mohamed Salah might be available to be play against Russia in their second group stage fixture of World Cup 2018, according to Egypt team manager Ihab Leheta, the images emerging from training show there is still room for improvement.

The 26-year old suffered a shoulder injury during Liverpool‘s Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 26 and has been out of action ever since.

Salah started on the bench in Egypt’s 1-0 loss to Uruguay at the Ekaterinburg Arena, as José Giménez scored the winner against the Pharaohs.

During training on Saturday though, Salah was helped by his team-mates when trying to wear his bib, while also pointing to his left shoulder in one of the images.

The positive news however, was that the forward did take part in a full training session along with the team at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny.

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Salah spoke to journalists pitchside on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah has revealed his “everything is fine” with his fitness ahead of the World Cup.

The Egyptian star, who injured his shoulder during the Champions League final against Real Madrid, is almost up to full speed as the Pharaohs fine tune their preparations at the Akhmat Arena stadium in Grozny.

Egypt face hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A.

Watch Salah speak to journalists in the video below.

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