Egypt forward Mohamed Salah "confident" he will be fit for World Cup

Mohamed Salah Liverpool Champions League

Thanks to Salah, who has become a source of pride for millions across the Arab world, Egyptians were looking to the World Cup with hope and enthusiasm.

Sadness and anger filled cafes where Salah's fans gathered to follow the Champions League final.

Egyptians took to social media to vent their frustration over Salah's injury and blame Ramos for causing it, using Arabic's rich and colorful range of expletives.

The Liverpool striker was forced out of the Champions League final after just 30 minutes following a tangle with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

But the Egyptian FA tweeted that Salah had his X-ray, showing he had a "sprain in the shoulder ligaments" and that it was "optimistic" he would be fit for the Russian Federation tournament, which starts on 14 June.

The Union's official Twitter account posted an image suggesting Ramos used the "forbidden arm-lock technique" to bring down Salah.

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It was 0-0 at the time, and Madrid went on to win 3-1 on Saturday.

But maybe the depth of the love for Salah came from the tweet of a young man who had been imprisoned for 26 months in Egypt for simply wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the words "a nation without torture". "It was a very tough night, but I'm a fighter", he said. The team's coach, Argentinean Hector Cuper, said a month before the World Cup kick off that The Pharaohs were banking on Salah in Russian Federation.

Youth and Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz said that the diagnosis for Mohamed Salah's injury is "instability in the shoulder joint ligaments", and that the estimated duration of his treatment is two weeks.

As Liverpool and Real Madrid geared up for the final of the Champions League, there has been conflicting reports on whether Salah will observe fast for today's match.

Salah was leading scorer in the Premier League with 32 goals as Jurgen Klopp's side finished fourth in the table - the record for most goals in a 38-game season.

The Pharaohs are pooled alongside Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A. They play their first game against the South Americans on 15 June.

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