Mo Salah has been named in the matchday squad for Egypt's first game of the World Cup tournament.
The 'Pharoahs' face Uruguay in their first Group A fixture, with Russia having set the pace with a 5-0 demolition of Saudi Arabia in the opening game.
Salah, who turns 26 years old today, left the field of the Champions League final in tears on the half hour mark after he fell awkwardly on his left shoulder following a tussle with Real Madrid's Spanish centre-back Sergio Ramos.
There were fears in the immediate post match from Liverpool that the injury could not only end his World Cup hopes but also the possibility of him being available for the start of the new football season.
But within hours Egyptian officials had cast doubt on Liverpool's prognosis and he was promptly included in the Egypt tournament squad.
Although his shoulder ligament trouble does still appear to be giving him some minor pain he has been rendered fit enough to be named on the bench in today's game.
Former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, who was still a reds player just before the last World Cup, starts for Uruguay hoping to put behind him the troubles he suffered when he bit Giorgio Chiellini in the final group game against Italy.