Mohamed Salah provides update on availability against Uruguay

Belgium defeats Costa Rica in an international friendly

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"I want to know, but I am focused on the World Cup", he told reporters while away on worldwide duty with Belgium. I was also angry and sad that I couldn't continue playing.

A huge factor in Liverpool's path to Kiev, Salah had to be withdrawn half an hour into the game with Real Madrid after injuring his shoulder in a tangle with Sergio Ramos.

His World Cup participation hanged in the balance.

"I'm excited. God willing I'm well-prepared and things are going well and my morale is high", Salah said. How do you stop him?

Ramos last week claimed in an "interesting to say-the-least" press conference that he and Salah had shared a conversation via message, clearing the air about the incident.

The injury has also put doubts on the Liverpool forwards' participation in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup.

"He sent me a message, but I never told him it was 'okay'".

"I don't think we are physically, tactically and mentally ready. and that's why the Costa Rica game will be important", said Martinez, whose Belgium will face Panama (June 18), Tunisia (June 23) and England (June 28) in Group G after Monday's friendly against Costa Rica.

It was an injury that sent shockwaves through Egypt ahead of the World Cup in Russian Federation, though national team boss Hector Cuper has been hopeful that the Premier League Golden Boot victor will be fit for the showpiece tournament.

'We will enjoy the atmosphere and the tournament and god willing we will deliver a good performance'. "Maybe like for Spain to win the World Cup". In my head the pressure is to achieve something different from what we have done. "That doesn't go through my head", he said.

"I played with Diego Costa and Azpilicueta at Chelsea (2013-15), with Alberto Moreno [not called] at Liverpool. they have some top players".

The 23-man playing squad, plus coach Juan Antonio Pizzi, his backroom staff and a Saudi Arabian Football Federation delegation led by president Adel Ezzat, landed at St. Petersburg's Pulkovo Airport on Saturday night after a near three-hour flight from Germany.

"I think the first one I remember is the 2002 World Cup".

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