EGYPT have been given a World Cup boost as Mohamed Salah looks to be fit for their opening fixture.
The Liverpool winger had to come off in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month after sustaining a serious shoulder injury.
But the 25-year-old, who netted 45 goals last season, looks to have recovered in time.
Egypt coach Hector Cuper said: “I can almost 100 per cent say he will play, save for any unforeseen factors at the last minute.
“We’re trying to make him feel confident. The doctors are giving him the options to play or not. I know Salah very well, he’s not fearful.
“We always know we’re running a risk when playing a match, that’s something we can’t hide.
“But if he does decide to play he’ll have full guarantees on his physical condition and I’m sure he will be fine.
“And if it does turn out there’s an issue at the last minute we’ll consider it and see if it can be resolved.”
Egypt play Uruguay tomorrow at 1pm GMT.