sport news Egypt 0-0 Colombia: Pharaohs badly miss Mohamed Salah in goalless draw

If Egypt are to succeed at their first World Cup since 1990, it looks crucial that they get Mo Salah fit. The Liverpool forward - the Pharaoh's star player - remains a doubt after a shoulder injury suffered in the Champions League final. 

He missed Egypt's warm-up clash with Colombia on Friday night in , where the North Africans looked largely toothless in a goalless draw. 

Colombia, who named a strong line-up featuring the likes of James Rodriguez and Radamel Falcao, spurned several good chances and will need a sharper edge when the tournament starts in a little over a fortnight.

Egypt supporters show their love for injured star Mohamed Salah, who is a World Cup doubt

Egypt supporters show their love for injured star Mohamed Salah, who is a World Cup doubt

Egypt and Colombia played out a goalless draw on Friday night, David Ospina here in action

Egypt and Colombia played out a goalless draw on Friday night, David Ospina here in action

Radamel Falcao started up front in a strong Colombia line-up for a warm-up against Egypt

Radamel Falcao started up front in a strong Colombia line-up for a warm-up against Egypt

James Rodriguez struck the post with a first half free kick as Colombia looked more impressive

James Rodriguez struck the post with a first half free kick as Colombia looked more impressive

STARTING LINE-UPS 

Egypt: El-Shenawy; Fathi, Hegazi, Samir, Abdel-Shafy; Tarek Hamed, Morsy; Sobhi, El-Said, Trezeguet; Mohsen 

Colombia: Ospina; Arias, Yerry Mina, Davinson Sánchez, Fabra; Carlos Sánchez, Uribe; Cuadrado, James Rodríguez, Muriel; Falcao 

Salah's Egypt team mates clearly miss him. Much of their attacking play in Bergamo was predicated on playing long through-balls over the top of the Colombian defence, but they lacked any pace to make use of them. 

Instead, Colombia - possible last 16 opponents for England in Russia - made most of the opportunities, playing good

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