Uruguay edges Egypt 1-0 in 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage match in Urals

Baku, June 15, AZERTAC

The national team of Uruguay snatched a last-minute 1-0 win over Egypt in their opening Group A stage match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in the Russian Urals city of Yekaterinburg on Friday.

The match in Yekaterinburg kicked off at 5:00 p.m. local time amid the temperatures hovering at low 11-14 degrees Celsius (over 57 Fahrenheit) and the over 49,000-seat capacity stadium saw an attendance of only 27,000.

The lineup for the Uruguayan team featured their prolific players such as Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani who posed a danger for their opponents in today’s match.

Egypt’s leading scorer Mohamed Salah, who also plays for England’s Liverpool football club, was lined up for this match, but appeared as a bench player following a shoulder injury, which he sustained last month in UEFA Champions League’s final game.

With Suarez on the pitch for Uruguay and no Salah for Egypt today, both teams threatened each other with various offensive combinations, but they turned out to be inefficient until the last minute of the match, when Uruguay’s Jose Maria Gimenez put a bullet header into the Egyptian net.

Egypt is scheduled to play its next Group A stage match against hosts Russia on June 19 in St. Petersburg, while Uruguay is set to meet with the national squad from Saudi Arabia on June 20 in Rostov-on-Don.

AZERTAG.AZ :Uruguay edges Egypt 1-0 in 2018 FIFA World Cup group stage match in Urals

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