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Salah declared fit to play Egypt World Cup opener

YEKATERINBURG, Russia: Mohamed Salah has recovered from his shoulder injury and barring a last-minute hitch the Egyptian star will play in their World Cup opener against Uruguay on Friday, coach Hector Cuper said. The striker's return after weeks of uncertainty is a massive boost for Egypt and for the tournament in Russia because it means one of the hottest players on the planet at the moment will be in action. "We still have to see how training goes today, but I can almost assure you 100 per cent that he'll play, we…

Neymar says he’s fit and ready for Colombia

TERESOPOLIS, Brazil: Brazil striker Neymar says he is emotionally ready and physically fit for Friday's World Cup quarter-final with Colombia in Fortaleza. However he warned his compatriots not to expect a feast of goals in what promises to be a tough game for the hosts. "It's not always a party, a show, a victory by four or five goals to nothing. Soccer today is very even, very competitive," Neymar told reporters. "If we just have to defend and win by one goal, we will do that. We are here to win." Favorites to win the…