EGYPT

Daily Mail - - World Cup 2018 -

THE BOSS HEC­TOR CU­PER

Ex­pe­ri­enced Ar­gen­tinian who reached the Cham­pi­ons League fi­nal twice with Va­len­cia.

THE STAR MO­HAMED SALAH

Such is his sta­tus that over a mil­lion Egyp­tians spoiled their bal­lots to vote for him in this year’s pres­i­den­tial elec­tion... but the Liver­pool star is a doubt for to­mor­row’s clash.

THE PROSPECT TREZEGUET

Not the ex-France striker but mid­fielder Mah­moud Has­san, 23, who has taken the World Cup win­ner’s name be­cause of the pair’s strik­ing re­sem­blance.

KEY STRENGTH

Egypt rode to their first World Cup since 1990 on a tide of emo­tion. They must har­ness that pos­i­tive en­ergy if they are to get out of this group.

BIG­GEST WEAK­NESS

Ev­ery­thing hinges on Salah’s fit­ness. There is enough pres­sure on him as it is — and he’ll need to get up to speed quickly.

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