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Mohamed Salah Injury Update: Egyptian Star Will Play Today Against Russia

Mohamed Salah looks up before a match.

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA - JUNE 15: Mohamed Salah of Egypt looks on during the natonal anthems prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at Ekaterinburg Arena on June 15, 2018 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

Egypt will take on Russia today in its second match of the 2018 World Cup. The Egyptians will have their star player back in the fold.

Striker Mohamed Salah, who missed the team's opening game loss to Uruguay with a shoulder injury, has been declared fit to play. That's major news for the Egyptian side, which badly needs a result of some sort in this game to stay in contention in Group A.

Uruguay and Russia are tied atop the group with three points apiece, while Egypt and Saudi Arabia have zero.

A win over Russia would put Egypt into a tie with the hosts. Most likely, Uruguay wlll throttle Saudi Arabia to accrue another three points.

Salah is coming off a sensational season at Liverpool, where he scored 44 goals and helped the Reds reach the Champions League final.

Egypt and Russia will kick off at 2 p.m. ET.

You can catch the game on FOX.