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.
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.
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.