It was part of a massive global backlash against Ramos, as Salah could miss all of the Egypt's group stage contests, and will certainly miss some of the action, due to shoulder ligament damage suffered during the incident.
The 25-year-old went off with a shoulder problem in the first half of Liverpool's 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in last month's Champions League final but the speedy forward expects to play some part in Egypt's first Group A fixture in Russian Federation.
"It makes sense that he's standing in a position where he is waiting for what is going to happen", Martinez said, describing Ciman as a good fit for either injured defender.
"Egypt are so different without Salah but they still performed well with compact lines".
"Saudi Arabia and hosts Russian Federation are the other teams in Egypt's group".
First-half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard set Belgium on their way to a 3-0 win against Egypt in a pre-World Cup friendly at King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels on Wednesday. There was also anger and sadness at being unable to continue playing in the Champions League final.
Salah missed out on Egypt's final World Cup warm-up match on Wednesday night. "I think I've improved with him".
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"The pressure was to qualify for the World Cup".
The record seven-time African champions have qualified for the World Cup for only the third time and first since 1990.
"We are glad about defeating Egypt 3-0".
"It's hard to say, but I think our group and togetherness", he said when asked about the strengths of his national team.
"Now I'm better, though", he added.
Dries Mertens and Manchester City's Kevin de Bruyne showed a fluidity in their play that will concern England manager Gareth Southgate, but it was Hazard who added the second goal on 38 minutes.
"Now I'm better", Salah told Marca, "I hope to play the first game against Uruguay".