Mohammed Salah was given a hero’s send-off by jubilant Egypt fans as he trained for the first time since his injury – and then boarded the plane to Russia. The Liverpool striker was pictured alongside his Egypt team-mates in the plane as they set off for Grozny, where the Pharaohs will be based throughout the tournament.
Salah earlier trained alongside the rest of manager Hector Cuper’s squad in front of devoted fans at Cairo’s national stadium.
The 25-year-old posed for selfies and grinned alongside the national team’s mascot.
His World Cup chances were left in doubt when he left last month’s Champions League final in tears after sustaining a suspected dislocated shoulder injury when he was grabbed by Sergio Ramos.