Jose Gimenez scores late to lift Uruguay over Egypt

Mohamed Salah

Egypt's gamble to leave Mohamed Salah on the bench for their World Cup opener nearly worked.

There were positive signs in their first friendly in March though, with a Mohamed Salah goal giving them a surprise lead against Portugal, but the European champions roared back with two stoppage-time goals from Cristiano Ronaldo to turn the match on its head and secure a 2-1 win.

And despite reports - supported by coach Hector Cuper - that the former Roma man had made a swift recovery and would start, he has not made the XI in Yekaterinburg.

Egypt: Mohamed El Shenawy; Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed Abdel Shafi; Tarek Hamed, Mohamed El Neny, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Abdulla Said; Ramadhan Sobhi, Marwan Mohsen. If they can take care of Egypt in the first match, then they should be able to cruise through to the knockout rounds.

Uruguay are the runaway favorites to finish top of Group A, and for good reason. It was a knee-length pair of heavy-duty felt boots and they were handed over, he said, in honour of Mohamed Salah's birthday.

Salah, who turned 26 on Friday, instead remained his seat as his side crumbled under the late pressure.

The Liverpool forward, who scored 44 goals last season, has had his fitness for the tournament in doubt since the showpiece match. Either way, it's hard to see him being anywhere near his best.

Story Mode, Stranger Things game may be in development
There's no timeline yet on the Stranger Things video game or if it will have the multi-episode structure of past Telltale Games . Netflix's take on streaming games apparently involves remaking them on some level so they can play nice with the service.

They are European Champions and have five-times World Player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks but few people have rated Portugal as World Cup favourites - and that is no big deal for Joao Moutinho. There was no doubting his quality, though.

Attacking partner Luis Suarez - in his first World Cup appearance since his biting ban of 2014 - was largely quiet in an unremarkable first period, doing his best work when he drifted between the lines of Egypt´s defence and midfield. The game's only goal would come off another set piece, with Gimenez getting on the end of Carlos Sanchez's free kick.

Egypt's next game is against the hosts Russian Federation on Tuesday on the 19th of June, before facing off against Saudi Arabia on June 25. Uruguay are the grey-haired veterans of Group A, with four players on the roster exceeding 100 worldwide caps.

Meantime, the heartbroken Egyptians will have to forget about Friday quickly.

"But I need to stress that you need to have good players but also a good team".

Will he play against Russian Federation in what just became a must-win for Egypt?

Related News:

  • Republicans in Congress see warning in Mark Sanford's primary loss

    Republicans in Congress see warning in Mark Sanford's primary loss

    Those apostasies came back to haunt Sanford, even though Arrington was also a vocal Trump critic during the 2016 GOP primary. This story has been corrected to reflect that Sanford completed his second term as SC governor and did not resign.
    Chicago Picks Musk's Boring Co. for O'Hare Express Service

    Chicago Picks Musk's Boring Co. for O'Hare Express Service

    The planned Chicago system will feature what the company calls "electric skates", which are vehicles based on Tesla's Model X SUV. The company said it will fund the project in its entirety, and that it plans to collect ticket and advertising revenue.
    Russian Federation  2018: Putin says he can’t wish Saudi Arabia success today

    Russian Federation 2018: Putin says he can’t wish Saudi Arabia success today

    Saudi Arabia sent some players to the Spanish league for experience this season but they didn't get much playing time while there. Russian Federation could not have hand-picked a more beatable opponent than Saudi Arabia for their World Cup opener.
  • Amazing-but-true reports from North Korea (The Funny Side)

    Amazing-but-true reports from North Korea (The Funny Side)

    Trump said sanctions will come off of North Korea soon, "when we can be sure there is no more nuclear" weapons. He praised Kim as "a very smart guy" and "a great negotiator", saying that "I think we understand each other".
    The Inspector General Put Together An FBI Leak Chart And It's Insane

    The Inspector General Put Together An FBI Leak Chart And It's Insane

    That's according to a person familiar with the report's conclusions who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. It represents the culmination of an 18-month review into one of the most consequential FBI investigations in recent history.
    US Opens New De-Facto Embassy in Taiwan, Angering China

    US Opens New De-Facto Embassy in Taiwan, Angering China

    AIT's new compound has been described as "fortified" and features a wide range of security mechanisms and designs. Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, several Taiwanese government officials and a US delegation attended the ceremony.
  • Korean Montrealers offer differing views on Trump - Kim summit

    Korean Montrealers offer differing views on Trump - Kim summit

    During the summit , Kim said that North Korea would get rid of its nuclear weapons in return for security guarantees from the US. US President Donald Trump says he has now agreed with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un to cancel them.

    White House workers 'have to tape Donald Trump's notes back together'

    "The only excuse that I've ever gotten from them", Young said, "was that you serve at the pleasure of the president". Lartey said he was never given an explanation for his firing, which he said came at the end of the day on March 23.
    Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

    Rebel Wilson has Australian defamation payout slashed

    According to Buzzfeed , the judge denied Wilson "special damages" stating she had not proven that the defamation cost her work. It also reduced Wilson's non-economic losses by 50,000 Australian dollars to 600,000 Australian dollars.
  • Meds With Depression as Adverse Side Effect Commonly Used

    Meds With Depression as Adverse Side Effect Commonly Used

    This type of concurrent use is termed polypharmacy, and it is linked to a greater likelihood of feelings of depression. For this study , researchers looked at 26,000 American adults and their prescription drug use from 2005 to 2014.
    BCCI congratulates Shikhar Dhawan on one-session century

    BCCI congratulates Shikhar Dhawan on one-session century

    Cricket was tolerated by the Taliban during their harsh Islamic rule from 1996 to 2001. The match between India and Afghanistan is labelled to be a historic one.
    Trudeau Acts Hurt when Called Out

    Trudeau Acts Hurt when Called Out

    Trump has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imported to the USA from the EU, Canada and Mexico. We can't pose a security threat to the United States, and I know that Americans understand that.

Most liked

How to watch the 2018 World Cup in India
This list includes countries and territories from around the world, and we've tried to cover every region in the world. The match is scheduled to kick off at 8:30pm IST, with opening ceremonies beginning about 30 minutes beforehand.

Woods fires worst ever US Open score
Even those at 71 felt as though they put in a hard day's work, a group that included Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. Very few have made it to the summit K-2, which is more likely to kill you than to allow its summit to be reached.

Trump targets this SC candidate with a primary day tweet
Sanford had represented the Charleston district on and off for six terms, with eight years in the Governor's Mansion in between. Arrington has 52 percent of the vote in the GOP primary in the state's 1st congressional district, leading incumbent Rep.

Oil prices dip on rising supplies from U.S., Russia
From the non-OPEC camp, Mexico's production is falling anyway, so it has little to no ability to respond to change in policy. Even as OPEC trims output, production from non-OPEC members, including the United States and Russian Federation , is rising.

G-7 summit with Trump was a ‘sobering’ experience, Merkel says
Merkel now faces intense pressure to get deals with European Union partners by the summit. Sources said many CDU lawmakers had backed a compromise proposal made by the chancellor.

‘Have sex, make babies’: Russian MP tells nation to welcome foreign fans
Further critics of Ms Pletnyova have included one who called for her to be "thrown out of the Duma" (Russian parliament). A Russian Federation fan in the stands ahead of the opening fixture between Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia.

Sony Issues Statement on Fortnite Controversy Amid Backlash
However, you can only play on the PS4 if you started there - Sony doesn't let the data out to other platforms. Unfortunately, fans probably aren't going to be any happier after they hear what Sony has to say.

State TV Shows President Trump Saluting North Korean Officer During Summit
Pompeo insisted North Korea was committed to giving up its nuclear arsenal but said it would "be a process, not an easy one". The conference comes days after President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un held a historic summit in Singapore.

Drake drops new music video featuring his old Degrassi crew
Of course, Nina Dobrev , who is now a world-famous actress, shared some snaps with her high school crew. He released the video Wednesday night and it already has more than 2.5 million views on YouTube .

Arsenal to open Premier League season against champions Manchester City
Four rounds of Premier League fixtures are scheduled before the first global break, which is on the weekend of 8-9 September. Fixtures for the 2018-19 Premier League season will be announced at 09:00 BST on Thursday, 14 June.

LA prosecutors reviewing sexual assault case against Sylvester Stallone
Police in Santa Monica and Stallone's attorney, Martin Singer, could also not be reached for comment. The Daily Mail obtained a police report last November, detailing what allegedly went down.

The best photos of the 2018 World Cup
The FIFA World Cup will continue through July 15, with the matches set to take place at 12 stadiums across 11 cities. They now have 224 World Cup goals (including the years they played as West Germany ), while Brazil have 221.

Woman Rescued After Getting Head Stuck In Truck’s Exhaust Pipe
It did fit, but it didn't want to come back out". "A lot of people don't realize how serious it was". She's a girl, she's drunk, and she was just freed from her own prison of a truck's exhaust pipe.

Idaho child recovering from plague
While plague in humans is rare, experts say it occurs naturally in some rodent populations, including ground squirrels in Idaho. The child, from Elmore County, is recovering after receiving antibiotics, the Idaho Statesman Journal reported.

Having the lols! Meghan and the Queen are officially besties
The Queen sported a lime green ensemble; green is the colour adopted by survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire in London a year ago. So while it may have looked like the Royals were excluding Meghan at the occasion, it turns out she was just following protocol.