Egypt vs. Uruguay live stream

Ruben Ruiz
June 15, 2018

Egypt Mohamed Salah takes part in a training session in Yekaterinburg.

1 min: Uruguay get us started at the Central Stadium in Ekaterinburg.

Salah's absence is a blow to Egypt's hopes of making a strong start to their World Cup assault in Russian Federation, against a talented Uruguay side boasting former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez. Their double-headed attack of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani is one of the most talented in the world, and they have a talented pair of center-backs from Atletico Madrid in Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez, who are very comfortable beside each other in defense. It's also worth noting that Uruguay are the only team on this list to have ever made the semis-somewhere they will no doubt be looking to reach again.

Uruguay head into the game with the focus on stars such as Luiz Suarez but with their World Cup hopes equally resting with veteran coach Oscar Tabarez, who is battling chronic illness.

Suarez nearly propelled the Reds to the Premier League title in 2014 but his attempts to replicate that form at the World Cup ended in controversy after a biting incident involving Italy's Giorgio Chiellini. "And if it does turn out there's an issue at the last minute we'll consider it and see if it can be resolved".

Egypt subs: Essam El Hadary, Sherif Ekramy, Ahmed El Mohamady, Omar Gaber, Sam Morsy, Mohamed Salah, Kahraba, Ayman Ashraf, Ramadan Sobhi, Mahmoud Hamdi, Shikabala, Saad Samir.

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Uruguay, meanwhile, are expected to name a youthful midfield featuring 20 year-old Rodrigo Bentancur and Nahitan Nandez, 22.

Egypt XI: Mohamed El-Shenawy; Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Hegazi, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Shafy; Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed; Amr Warda, Abdallah El Said, Trezeguet; Marwan Mohsen.

There is no room in the Egypt line-up for 45-year-old goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary either, as he looks to become the oldest player in finals history at Russian Federation 2018.

Russian Federation and Saudi Arabia are the two other teams in Group A. Egypt play Uruguay - tipped by some to be dark horses - in just the second game of the tournament, following Russian Federation against Saudi Arabia in the opening match later Thursday. "If Salah plays, we will just have to control his many strengths", the 71-year-old coach said.

He added: "We're trying to make him feel confident". Live blogs of every game on RTÉ.ie and the News Now App, with 56 games live on RTÉ television and all 64 games available on the RTÉ Player.

"I don't know about his recovery as it was in the United Kingdom".

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