Cristiano Ronaldo, who like Lionel Messi is a five-time winner of the award.
Salem Aldawsari scored the winner as Saudi Arabia beat Egypt 2-1 in their final Group A match.
FIFA World Cup 2018, Highlights, Uruguay thrash Russia 3-0 at the Samara Arena, Russia, Saudi Arabia beat Egypt 2-1.
Saudi Arabia and Egypt, both eliminated, will play for pride in their final Group A clash at Volgograd Arena.
Saudi Arabia opened the tournament with a 5-0 loss to the Russians and have yet to score a goal this tournament.
Salah did net Egypt's first goal at a World Cup since 1990.
FIFA World Cup 2018, Highlights, Russia vs Egypt: Mohamed Salah scored but Russia beat Egypt 3-1
Mohamed Salah has been declared fit ahead of Egypt's crunch game against Russia and coach Hector Cuper is optimistic his star striker will play
Mohamed Salah will be the centre of attraction when Egypt meet Russia
Egypt will be hoping that Mohamed Salah can revive their World Cup campaign
Russia are coming off a rousing 5-0 opening match win over Saudi Arabia and are in prime position to qualify for the last 16 of a World Cup for the first time
Mohamed Salah returned to training but was spotted employing the help of three teammates pulling on his top.
Mohamed Salah was kept on the bench for Egypt vs Uruguay Group A match because the team did not want to risk further injury to the Liverpool star.
There were rows of empty orange seats at the freshly rebuilt arena
Jose Gimenez rose to power a header into the top corner and break Egypt hearts.
FIFA World Cup 2018: Egypt vs Uruguay Highlights: Uruguay's deserved last-gasp victory leaves them and Russia in early control in Group A after the hosts' 5-0 mauling of Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener.
Uruguay will aim to get their campaign off to a good start while Egypt will be eager for a positive result in their first FIFA World Cup appearance in 28 years when the two teams meet in a Group A clash at the Ekaterinburg Arena on Friday.
Mohamed Salah's return after weeks of uncertainty is a massive boost for Egypt and for the World Cup in Russia.