Not only is Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard regarded as one of the best footballers in the world, he also showed his class by sending a message of support to his friend Mohamed Salah ahead of the World Cup.

Salah suffered an injury during the first half of Liverpool’s Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid two weeks ago following a challenge from the controversial Sergio Ramos. After Salah had to be substituted due to his injury, the Reds lost momentum and eventually fell to a 3-1 defeat against Los Blancos, who claimed their third successive Champions League title under Zinedine Zidane – who stepped down from his job as manager of the club last week.

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Despite Salah carrying an injury, the 25-year-old is hopeful that he will be able to play for national team Egypt in Russia. He will carry the hopes of a nation that has a fairly mediocre team by World Cup standards. Manager Hector Cuper has, however, admitted that he is preparing to be without the services of the goalscoring machine.

Hazard, meanwhile, carries the hopes of the Belgian team, who will be looking to win the World Cup for the first time. The Belgians have arguably one of the strongest team’s in the competition, with the likes of Romelu Lukaku, Thibaut Courtois, Toby Alderweireld, Marouane Fellaini, Kevin De Bruyne and Vincent Kompany all within their side.

The Chelsea man, who was also on target for his country on Wednesday during their 3-0 win over Egypt in Brussels, revealed that he hopes that Salah can recover.

He said: “Salah is a friend and I wish he will recover before the World Cup. Egypt are a good team. They have many good players and I think they will perform well in the World Cup. Egypt are a compact team and they are very organised.”