Montevideo, June 5: Uruguay have not changed their preparations for the team’s opening FIFA World Cup match against Egypt despite the likely absence of Mohamed Salah, the former champions’ coach Oscar Tabarez said.
Salah has been given little chance of playing in the June 15 fixture in Yekaterinburg, Russia’s fourth largest city, as he recovers from a shoulder injury.
“Because of his characteristics, you need to take care about how you occupy spaces,” Tabarez told reporters on Monday.
“But I think that changing all of our preparations for that reason (Salah’s probable absence) is over the top. We don’t even know for sure if he is going to play or not. If he plays, we will have to take precautions because of his very high level.” IANS