Belgium star Eden Hazard has revealed he will support Egypt at the World Cup for his friend Mohamed Salah following Wednesday’s international friendly.
Salah is recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in the Champions League final last month and the Liverpool forward missed Belgium’s dominant 3-0 victory in Brussels.
Egypt are optimistic Salah will be fit for their World Cup Group A campaign against Uruguay (June 14), hosts Russia (June 19) and Saudi Arabia (June 25).
Hazard praised Egypt’s performance in the absence of Premier League Golden Boot winner Salah, who he hopes will take part at the showpiece tournament.
“Egypt have good players. We managed to take control of the match and scored an early goal which made things easier for ourselves,” Hazard told ON Sport.
“We are glad about defeating Egypt 3-0. I wish Salah the best and hope he returns. I will support Egypt in the World Cup for him.
“Egypt are so different without Salah but they still performed well with compact lines. Their playing style is close to that of Tunisia.
“I spoke with Salah after the Champions League final and sent him a message, as I said he is my friend and I want to see him in the World Cup.”