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Egypt greatly benefited from training camp despite friendly defeats, says Mo Salah

Omar Zaazou , Tuesday 27 Mar 2018
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Egypt's Mohamed Salah looks over during the international friendly football match between Egypt and Greece at the Letzigrund stadium in Zurich on March 27, 2018 AFP
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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah believes Egypt's training camp was a successful one which "everyone benefited from" despite the 1-0 friendly defeat by Greece on Tuesday.

The Pharaohs played two friendlies during their March training camp in Switzerland, where they lost 2-1 to Portugal before slumping to another defeat against Greece.

However, Salah - who sat out the defeat by Greece as Egypt manager Hector Cuper experimented with new faces - believes Egypt greatly benefited from these games.  

"The games were important; it was a good experience for us, everyone benefited from the friendlies," Salah, who scored against Portugal, told ONSport channel after the match against Greece. 

"The training camp was a good one; everyone played and the new players also played as well."

Cuper, who led Egypt to a World Cup place for the first time in 28 years, played with two different lineups against Portugal and Greece, fielding a second-string side in the latter friendly. 

The Pharaohs open their World Cup campaign against Uruguay on 15 June before taking on hosts Russia and Saudi Arabia in Group A.

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