Egypt manager Hector Cuper has fired back at Spain defender Sergio Ramos over his claim that Mohamed Salah could have played on in the Champions League final.
Liverpool forward Salah injured his shoulder when he was dragged to the floor by the Real Madrid captain and was forced off injured before half-time.
Ramos broke his silence on the matter on Tuesday, saying that Salah could have continued if he had an injection for the injury.
He said: "He could have played if he got an injection for the second half, I have done it sometimes but when Sergio Ramos does something like this, it sticks a little bit more."
However Cuper, who has selected Salah in Egypt's World Cup squad, says that Ramos is wrong and that the winger would almost certainly have played on if he was capable.
Mohamed Salah lies injured on the pitch after a challenge from Sergio Ramos
"I'm not a doctor, I don't know if [Sergio] Ramos is a doctor, but it's a player who is playing a final and has an injury," he said.
"I don't have any doubt that if he could keep playing he would do it, because a Champions League final is extraordinary.
"My opinion is that Salah has an important injury, there is a recovering [process] that we can see, and we are optimistic about the chances he has to play in the World Cup.
"We listen to many things, but the reality is that the doctors recover or confirm a problem in a player."