Giminez heads Uruguay past Salah-less Egypt

Mohamed Salah

Egypt winger Mohamed Salah will start on the bench for the Pharaohs in their Group A opener with Uruguay.

"He was fit to play against Uruguay but the coach did not want to take the risk", said the EFA.

By the way, the Uruguayans had not previously been able to win his opening match in the six (!) consecutive world Championships (three draws and as many defeats).

Rodrigo Bentancur and Matias Vecino are part of a five-man midfield which supports deadly duo Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez up top in Oscar Tabarez's team.

But his World Cup dream was left on the brink when he exited the Champions League final three weeks ago in tears after Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground.

Salah sustained the injury in Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26.

Uruguay now has three points in Group A, but still trails Russian Federation on goal difference after the host nation's 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

"I am optimistic that he will be with us, I think he has a great chance to participate, he has been training with the ball and his condition has improved compared to the last days", Cuper wrote on Facebook.

Suarez and Cavani's partnership did not really hit it off.

"We can confirm that 32,278 tickets have been allocated for the match between Egypt and Uruguay in Yekaterinburg. All I can say is that we hope he will play in this match", had said Leheta.

Instead, they chose the ideal time to find their form with plenty of help from a woeful Saudi Arabia side that now must face up to the firepower of Luis Suarez, Edison Cavani and Salah.

Egypt will also play hosts Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia during the group stage and Cuper intends to stick to the formula that has served the team well so far.

In the second match of the Day Two, Morocco and Iran will cross swords for the first time in the World Cup in their Group B clash in St Petersburg.

From 1970 until Friday, Uruguay had lost three games and drawn another three in its opening World Cup games.

Uruguay, on the other hand, will appear in their third consecutive World Cup, having also made an impressive fourth-place finish at the 2010 World Cup.

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