Egypt and Uruguay are set to kick off their World Cup campaign this Friday at 17:30 IST in the Ekaterinburg Arena, Ekaterinburg also known as the Central Stadium. They are set to play the second game of the World Cup and are eagerly looking forward to emerge victorious and top the Group A table after witnessing the deadly triumph of the home nation Russia thrashing the Middle East Nation Saudi Arabia with a monumental scoreline of 5-0. We’re expecting a battle between the former Liverpool star Luis Suarez , now playing for Barcelona and the current reds’ favourite Mohammed Salah who has broken many records in his very first season at Anfield.
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● TEAM NEWS:
Despite the agitation that star forward Mohammed Salah is set to miss a huge chunk of Egypt’s World Cup campaign due to his hefty shoulder injury, the manager has confirmed that he will be available for the upcoming game which has been a major boost for the Pharaohs and a very special gift on his Birthday which is on 15th of June ie. the match day against the Uruguay. The team’s reporter quoted “ Egypt against Uruguay has been a match that has been long anticipated by literally millions of Egyptians.”
• PROBABLE STARTING XI:
El Hadary, Fathi, Hegazi, Gabr, Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Trezeguet, Said, Mohammed Salah.
○ Uruguay :
Lucas Torrcira, transfer target for Arsenal, is expected to start against Egypt. Ex Barcelona Side back Martin Carceres is also expected to start for Uruguay, along with stars Suarez and Cavani.
Florencia Simoes quoted “The Uruguay team has prepared wellover the past week at the sport center Borsky. Uruguay is expected to maintain the greatest possible intensity against Egypt and not allow the opponent to settle.“
• POSSIBLE LINE UP:
Fernando Muslera, Guillermo Varela , Jose Maria Gimenez, Diego Godin, Martin Caceres, Nahitan Nandez , Matiaz Vecino , Rodrigo Bentancur, Giorgian De Arrascata, Edinson Cavani, Luis Suarez.
● RECENT FORM:
Egypt’s recent form has been shoddy as they have been vanquished by Belgium, Greece and Portugal. On the other hand Uruguay have conquered Wales, Czech Republic and Bolivia in their recent matches with commendable scorelines.
● MANAGER’S QUOTE:
The head coach Hector Cuper has quoted that “Salah is doing very well indeed, he’s recovered very quickly. We’ll see how it goes today. I can almost assure you 100% that he can play”.
On the other hand the Uruguayan gaffer quoted “We have plenty of information about Egypt. We have been following them for a long time”.
● WRITER’S TAKE:
The Pharaoh’s have qualified for the third time in World Cup with a very exhilarating squad , I won’t be surprised if they do wonders on the pitch on 15th of June with the Birthhday Boy Mohammed Salah leading from the front. Uruguay being the favorites have a healthy controversy going whether Luis Suarez can surpass the likes of Diego Forlan’s contribution to his nation on 2010 in Africa. We need to keep an eye on both the teams and just to remind, the FIFA World Cup has begun and has already had a gigantic scoreline which has made the entire world exuberant to witness the upcoming clash and the matches to come. For now let’s look forward to the clash of the Pharaoh’s against the Los Charrùas.