Mohamed Salah makes 2018 FIFA World Cup headlines for Chechnya photo

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However, he's fighting to be fit for Egypt's World Cup opener against Uruguay and hopes to enjoy more success with his national team this summer.

Salah teased the camera with a suggestive wink as speculation mounts regarding whether he will be fit enough in time for Egypt's crunch opening game against Uruguay on Friday.

"Maybe he could start on the bench, but a final decision has not been made yet, ' the Pharaohs" team doctor, Mohamed Abouelela, said on Monday.

Egypt are training at the Akhmat-Arena in Chechnya's capital Grozny.

"He is doing (physiotherapy) sessions on his shoulder and working out in the gym", squad executive director Eihab Leheita said. "All I can say is that we hope he will play in this match". At the end, he is our son, ' Leheita said.

Mohamed Salah appeared uncomfortable and eager to protect his injured shoulder as an Egypt fan attempted to claim a selfie with the Liverpool star.

The Egypt global has been tipped to join Barcelona or Real Madrid this summer in a blockbuster deal.

However, his World Cup dreams were almost crushed after the Egyptian suffered a shoulder injury in that very final, following what many believe was dirty play by Real Madrid's defender Sergio Ramos.

Salah told reporters on Sunday that he expected to play against Uruguay, before he flew to Russian Federation with the rest of the Egyptian squad.