Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out match

Uruguay strike late to beat Egypt as Salah sits out match

Suarez failed to beat Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El Shennawy in two one-on-one situations and Cavani hit the post from a free kick two minutes from the end.

Egypt looked on its way to a 0-0 draw with Uruguay on Friday to open up its World Cup campaign, with Mohamed Salah spending the entire match on the bench.

The result sees the South Americans draw level with Russian Federation on three points at the top of Group A.

Tabarez praised his side's performance while calling on them to improve in their next game against Saudi Arabia.

It was one of those games in which both sets of defences came out on top. Uruguay defender Diego Godin, who plays in Spain for Atletico Madrid, did not take kindly to an "inopportune" question in a subsequent press conference asking if he meant to follow Ramos in giving Salah some roughhouse treatment.

After recovering and returning to training, Liverpool's No.11 was an unused substitute during Egypt's 1-0 defeat to Uruguay in their opening World Cup clash on Friday.

Incredible footage of a Montevideo primary school celebrating Uruguay's victor over Egypt has emerged, and it reinforces just how much the World Cup means across the globe.

Day 1 at the World Cup was fun, as Russian Federation cruised to a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia and seven of experts got off to a winning start with their picks. "I know Salah very well, he's not fearful, we always know we're running a risk when playing a match, that's something we can't hide", he said.

As such, their chances of winning corners will increase tremendously, and they earned six corners during their last friendly in the 3-0 win over Uzbekistan.

What we need to win an Asian Handicap bet - Our bet of Uruguay -1.0 Asian Handicap means that we need Uruguay to win by at least two goals for us to win this bet. It would appear, on paper, a straightforward victory for the two-time World Cup winners. Russia's game is fateful and hard because of our defeat against Uruguay.

Edinson Cavani scored ten goals in 18 games during World Cup qualification, topping the South American scoring charts.

Finally, Uruguay broke the dead-lock from an unlikely source of defender Jose Gimenez who jumped to meet a cross from the right side of the pitch to sent the ball nestling in the net.

However, far from his usual role as the aggressor on the field, Ramos had to act as a peacemaker on Thursday as Spain tried to move on from a dramatic few days that have rocked their World Cup preparations.

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