"I can nearly 100 per cent say he will play, save for any unforeseen factors at the last minute", Cuper said.
With Mo Salah still recovering, Ed Dove discusses what fans can expect from Egypt at the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation.
Salah was a doubt heading into this summer's tournament after injuring his shoulder in Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid last month.
The 25-year-old's absence would be a huge blow to Hector Cuper's men, who also face Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.
"I promise you that I will do my best to be ready for the World Cup and to fulfill the Egyptian dream". The national team's doctor, Mohamed Abou al-Ela told ON Sport TV that they would soon know when Salah will be fit to play and to what extent he'll be available in Russian Federation.
"I thank all the players who brought us here to Russian Federation".
He had a hand in all seven of Egypt's goals in qualifying, scoring five and creating two - and football followers are expecting him to add to his global tally of 33 in 57 games.
Egypt head coach Hector Cuper says he's optimistic about Mohamed Salah being fit to play at this month's World Cup in Russian Federation.
"He's recovered very, very quickly - we've paid a lot of attention to him", the veteran coach told a news conference before the squad's last training session ahead of Friday's match.
Salah was Egypt's top scorer throughout the World Cup qualifiers, notching a total of five goals from six games, also making him the highest scoring player in the entirety of the CAF Third Round of qualifying.