Another intriguing contest set to entertain football fans on the second day of World Cup 2018 when Egypt facing up against two time champions, Uruguay.
On paper, the South American side might be considered as favorite in taking maximum points, but The Pharaohs won’t be going down easily, especially since their star player, Mohamed Salah is reportedly fit to play.
Returning to the World Cup finals round since 1990, Hector Cuper’s side are determined in giving their best shot in every game, including their first fixture against La Celeste, which will certainly be a tough encounter.
Salah’s return from injury is certainly an exciting news for Egypt, but it remain to be seen on how fit he is to play from the start, especially in a potentially tough battle against tough Uruguay defenders, such as Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez.
Meanwhile, the South American outfit will also pushing for all three points, notably since they believe they have more individual talent compared to their opponent.
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani partnership upfront are set to bring tons of problems for Egypt’s defense, but the whole Uruguay team themselves are set in playing their intense style to unsettle their opponent straight from kick off.
The African side might opt to play more on the counter, notably as there’s still mysteries regarding Salah’s fitness level, while La Celeste will be playing an intense and high energy football.
Probable starting line up:
Egypt: Mohamed El Shenawy(gk); Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed Abdel Shafi(def); Tarek Hamed, Mohamed El Neny, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Abdulla Said(mid); Ramadhan Sobhi, Marwan Mohsen(att).
Uruguay: Fernando Muslera(gk); Guillermo Varela, Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Martin Caceres(def); Nahitan Nandez, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian De Arrascaeta(mid); Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez(att)