Egypt holds first training in Grozny, Russia; Chechen president meets Salah

Ahram Online , Ahram Online , Sunday 10 Jun 2018,
Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah waves for fans during training at Cairo Stadium (Reuters)

Egypt held their first World Cup training session at the team's base in Grozny, the capital city of Chechnya in Russia, on Sunday.

According to a press release by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), Chechen president Ramzan Kadyrov met with the team's star Mohamed Salah at the team's hotel and accompanied him to the stadium where the training took place.

The presence in the team's training session of the injured Salah, who took the world of football by storm with his remarkable goalscoring heroics for the English Premier League's Liverpool, was cheered by the fans and media workers who attended.

The 25-year-old winger suffered a shoulder injury during last month's Champions League final against Real Madrid.

Salah has been undergoing rehabilitation therapy, but is still doubtful for the Pharaohs' opening game against Uruguay on 15 June.

The players trained in Grozny at 5pm Cairo time while still fasting the holy month of Ramadan, which ends Thursday, a day before they meet the La Celeste.

Egypt will take on hosts Russia on 19 June before facing Saudi Arabia in their final group stage game on 25 June.

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