Egypt's Mohamed Salah in apparent discomfort in World Cup training

Egypt's Mohamed Salah in apparent discomfort in World Cup training

Egypt's Mohamed Salah in apparent discomfort in World Cup training

Uruguay snatched a late victory against a resilient Egyptian side, as defender Jose Gimenez headed in a victor at the death.

Cheryshev has already scored two goals at this summer's tournament finding the net as Russian Federation thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game of the FIFA World Cup on Thursday.

Egypt's star Mohamed Salah did not participate in the match on Friday because of a shoulder injury while playing for Liverpool in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.

However, he decided not to risk him on Friday in the hope he would be be totally fit for the other Group A clashes against Russian Federation on Tuesday and Saudi Arabia.

Salah scored 44 goals in his debut Liverpool season after signing from Italian side Roma for £34.3m.

Ramos' rough tackle in the Champions League final caused Salah's injury, and more than 500,000 people signed an online petition calling for Federation Internationale de Football Association and UEFA to punish Ramos.

The former Reds hero was expected to terrify Egypt alongside Edinson Cavani, but while the Paris Saint-Germain man did his best with three excellent efforts, Suarez was horrendous.

A ray of hope shone over Egypt on Thursday when head coach Hector Cupper announced Salah was fit to feature for his country in the match, only to bench him later.

'Yesterday we were quite certain that he would play.

Whatever the outcome, it is clear that Egyptians all over the world are proud of their players and will be out in the stands, in cafes, and at home watching closely and standing in support of their team. "We thought Salah would play".

Cavani and Suarez didn't receive the support they needed and at times dropped back to midfield as playmakers, not a role for a duo that has combined for 93 global goals.

The striker was influential in Uruguay's win, hitting the post and proving a constant threat to the Egyptian back line.

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