Egypt touched down on Russian soil on Sunday afternoon five days ahead of their World Cup opener against Uruguay.

Mohamed Salah was part of the squad arriving in Grozny from Cairo as he battles to prove his fitness after limping out of the Champions League final two weeks ago.

The Liverpool star is yet to train with his team-mates ahead of the tournament but remains optimistic of making it onto the pitch.

Mohamed Salah arrived in Russia on Sunday as Egypt get set for their return to the World Cup

Mohamed Salah arrived in Russia on Sunday as Egypt get set for their return to the World Cup

The Egyptian squad landed in Grozny, south Russia, where they will be based for the duration

The Egyptian squad landed in Grozny, south Russia, where they will be based for the duration

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny sets foot on Russian soil on Sunday afternoon
Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny sets foot on Russian soil on Sunday afternoon
He attended their final session on Saturday, where he greeted fans but did not take part as he nurses his shoulder back to full health after his collision with Sergio Ramos in Kiev.

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Earlier on Saturday Salah had insisted that he will be fit and ready for the start of Egypt’s World Cup campaign.

The 25-year-old put his nation at ease when he gave the fitness update during a farewell event hosted by Egypt president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

There were fears that the he would miss wEgypt’s first appearance at the tournament in 28 years, after describing the injury he sustained in Kiev as the worst moment of his career.

The Egyptian team have arrived just five days ahead of their opening game against Uruguay. 

The Egyptian team have arrived just five days ahead of their opening game against Uruguay.

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