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Tabarez often publicly supports Suarez, who he has known since Suarez played for Uruguay's youth teams.

Russian Federation leads Group A on goal difference after beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 on Thursday in the tournament's opening match.

Salah injured shoulder ligaments in the collision with Ramos in Kiev, which led to the Egypt worldwide leaving the pitch in tears in the first half.

A last-minute goal by Jose Gimenez gave Group A favorites Uruguay a 1-0 win over Egypt.

Without Salah - who broke the Premier League record for goals shortly before exiting the UEFA Champions League final with a shoulder injury last month - Egypt was unable to equalize before time expired.

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Teams are permitted to pick all 23 players in their match-day suad, so there is no disadvantage to Egypt naming Salah to the roster, even if he is not fit to play.

Egypt's national team head coach Hector Cuper also declared his confidence Salah would feature against Uruguay, saying he could assure reporters that it was near "100 per cent" that he would play.

Egypt had only eight shots on goal and three on target against Uruguay as it struggled to create opportunities inside Uruguay's well-organized defense. Though he quickly added he thinks Salah will be ready for Tuesday's crucial match against Russian Federation in St. Petersburg.

Luis Suarez has been slammed by football fans after the striker appeared to attempt to get Ahmed Hegazi sent off in the final minute of Uruguay's win over Egypt. The work we do all the time is precisely to make our players understand that they have to work harder. "We either die or we kill, we have to keep progressing", said Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez at the end of the game. "In the history of football we have broken a spell (winning the opening game)", he added.

With the game tailing off into a goalless draw, the Argentine took the decision to save Salah for the two weaker opponents in the group, Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.