Published: Wed, June 20, 2018
Sport | By Tony Jimenez

Uruguay Look to Bounce Back Against Disciplined Egypt

Uruguay Look to Bounce Back Against Disciplined Egypt

The massed ranks of Egypt made sure Uruguay barely threatened their less illustrious opponents in a cautious first-half, with their rigid defending forcing strike duo Suarez and Edinson Cavani to repeatedly drop deep to build up attack.

Uruguay will face Saudi Arabia in their second Group A game on Wednesday while Egypt face a decisive game against hosts Russian Federation on Tuesday night in which Salah will hope to feature.

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

To have any hopes of advancing, Egypt needs to avoid a loss against Russian Federation on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) and probably beat Saudi Arabia on June 25 in its final group game.

It was one of those games in which both sets of defences came out on top.


It may well be to the ex-Napoli hitman that Uruguay increasingly look to in the matches ahead, although on this occasion it was the Atletico Madrid centre-back spared his blushes.

African giants Egypt will go up against Luis Suarez and Uruguay in the second Group A clash of the 2018 FIFA World Cup on Friday afternoon - here's how the teams will line up!

Egypt will train at Krestovsky Stadium on Monday evening ahead of Tuesday's match against Russian Federation, who opened the tournament with a 5-0 trashing of Saudi Arabia in Moscow. The Liverpool striker injured his shoulder in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

That said, we don't know yet if he is actually on the team sheet but team news should be in extremely shortly.

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.


The two soaring temporary seating sections at either end of the pitch appeared to be nearly completely full, with one dominated by Egyptian fans and the other by the Uruguayans.

According to oddsmakers, Uruguay is a -179 favorite to win on the moneyline.

We'll score our experts just as we do in the Match Predictor - 10 points for correct result, with a bonus 20 points for getting the scoreline right too. "I'm supporting every one of them in the World Cup", he concluded. Russia's game is fateful and hard because of our defeat against Uruguay.

"We have been preparing a long time ago to play the World Cup and it does not depend on a player", Godin told reporters on Thursday.

Spain open their World Cup campaign with what should be their toughest test in Group B.


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