Mohamed Salah has not been named in Egypt's starting XI as they begin their World Cup campaign against Uruguay.
Liverpool star Salah, who celebrates his 26th birthday on Friday, suffered a shoulder injury in his side's Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, seemingly putting his participation in the finals in doubt.
And despite reports - supported by coach Hector Cuper - that the former Roma man had made a swift recovery and would start, he has not made the XI in Yekaterinburg.
Salah netted the decisive goals to fire Egypt to a first World Cup since 1990, as well as scoring 44 times for Liverpool this season in all competitions.
There is no room in the Egypt line-up for 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary either, as he looks to become the oldest player in finals history at Russia 2018.
Egypt: Elshenawy, Fathy, Gabr, Hegazy, Abdelshafy, Elneny, Hamed, Warda, Elsaid, Trezeguet, Mohsen
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