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Egypt vs Uruguay

Competition – FIFA World Cup

Stadium – Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg

Date: 15th June 2018

Kick-off time – 13:00 GMT

Egypt’s hero of the moment Mohamed Salah has had a brilliant season and even Christiano Ronaldo feels threatened by his rise to the top.

His five goals in World Cup qualifying helped Egypt qualify for their first World Cup in nearly three decades, but there is a high chance he could miss this game through injury.

He is still recovering from injury, but the Pharoahs visibly struggle without him, and their manager may risk playing him in this opener.

The Egyptians have had an underwhelming preparation for this competition.

Their 3-0 loss to Belgium in their last game was their third loss in six games, and they have not won any of those matches, so they head into this game low on confidence.

Uruguay surprisingly played just one warm up game before this competition, beating Uzbekistan 3-0. However, they have won their last three games with clean sheets having won two China Cup matches earlier.

They have a solid defence with Atletico Madrid’s duo of Jose Jimenez and Diego Godin, and up front they have the pleasure of being led by Luis Suarez and Edison Cavani.

The South Americans are outsiders to win the World Cup and how they start the competition will be key.

These two sides have met each other once and Uruguay won the 2006 friendly 2-0.

Possible starting lineups:

Egypt

Hadary
Abdel-Shafi
Gabr
Hegazy
Fathi
Hamed
Elneny
Sobhi
Said
Warda
Mohsen

Uruguay

Muslera
Caceres
Gimenez
Godin
Pereira
Bentancur
Torreira
Rodriguez
Arrascaeta
Suarez
Cavani

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

Egypt

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
L Belgium 3-0 Egypt 6 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
D Egypt 0-0 Colombia 1 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
D Kuwait 1-1 Egypt 25 May, 2018 International Friendly
L Egypt 0-1 Greece 27 Mar, 2018 International Friendly
L Portugal 2-1 Egypt 23 Mar, 2018 International Friendly

Uruguay

LAST FIVE GAMES DATE COMPETITION
W Uruguay 3-0 Uzbekistan 8 Jun, 2018 International Friendly
W Wales 0-1 Uruguay 26 Mar, 2018 International Friendly
W Uruguay 2-0 Czech Republic 23 Mar, 2018 International Friendly
L Austria 2-1 Uruguay 14 Nov, 2017 International Friendly
D Poland 0-0 Uruguay 10 Nov, 2017 International Friendly

H2H

No previous meetings between these two sides.

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