"Salah’s recovery period following his injury should take no longer than three weeks," the statement read.

Media in Egypt had reported that Salah had undergone medical tests in Spain. Scans revealed that the player would be fit to resume playing after three weeks following his shoulder injury.

Salah damaged ligaments in his shoulder during the first half of Liverpool's Champions League final 3-1 defeat by Real Madrid following a challenge from Sergio Ramos. Egyptian Sports Minister Khaled Abdel Aziz earlier stated that the 25-year-old’s recovery period could be a soon as two weeks.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place between June 14 and July 15. Egypt will face the hosts Russia, Uruguay and Saudi Arabia in Group A. Their first match will be against Uruguay on June 15.