CAIRO-Egyptians held their breath Sunday amid fears star striker Mohamed Salah could miss the World Cup after suffering an injury when wrestled to the ground by Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos in the Champions League final.
"Sergio Ramos intentionally kept Mohamed Salah's arm under his armpit, causing dislocation of his shoulder", the petition reads.
But Salah said in a Twitter post that despite the disappointment of what he called a "tough night", he was confident of recovering in time to partake in the Pharaohs World Cup campaign in Russian Federation.
Star attacker Mohamed Salah's night was ended prematurely when he suffered a shoulder injury which is threatening his participation in next months World Cup in Russian Federation, which was enough to bring the 25-year-old to tears as he left the pitch in Kiev.
The nature of Salah's injury is still unclear but Egypt's medical team are confident he will be available for the World Cup in Russian Federation.
He added "your love and support will give me the strength I need".
According to information released after a medical examination following the final, the Egyptian suffered a clavicle acromion subluxation, which means Salah could be out for a minimum of three weeks.
Salah was also confident that he will be fit for the World Cup after his injury. That injury has cast a shadow on Salah's participation in FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation.
I know if you say that after you lost it sounds like you're a bad loser but for us it was like a harsh challenge.
Shorn of their star man Liverpool went on to lose 3-1.
Salah appeared in a picture with Nusret Gokce, commonly known as Salt Bae, following his injury, which calmed a lot of his fans who went on a tweeting spree after the incident.
The tycoon believes Salah will be observing fast during the final match today.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp revealed that Salah's injury was "serious".
Liverpool forward and player for Egyptian national team Mohammed Salah took to Twitter to update fans on his condition. "From what I said so far it doesn't look really good".
The Pharaohs are pooled alongside Russia, Saudi Arabia and Uruguay in Group A. They play their first game against the South Americans on 15 June.