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MO­HAMED Salah has a ‘great chance’ of play­ing in egypt’s open­ing Group a game against Uruguay to­mor­row, said coach hec­tor Cu­per yes­ter­day. he added that a de­ci­sion would be taken af­ter to­day’s train­ing ses­sion in Yeka­ter­in­burg.

‘I am op­ti­mistic that he will be with us. his con­di­tion has im­proved,’ Cu­per said.

The liver­pool striker in­jured a shoul­der in last month’s Cham­pi­ons league fi­nal de­feat by Real Madrid in Kiev.

TONI KROOS ad­mits Ger­many’s pow­ers have waned since their World Cup tri­umph in 2014 as they head for their ‘most dif­fi­cult task’ in try­ing to re­tain the tro­phy. Mid­fielder Kroos said: ‘We need to im­prove. We have played against a few big teams and we were not as dom­i­nant. That gave us a clear pic­ture.’

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