Mohamed Salah Close To Tears After Uruguay's 89th Minute Winner

Arnold Nichols
June 17, 2018

Gimenez's goal took Uruguay level on points with Group A leaders Russian Federation and boosted their chances of making the knockout stages for the third successive World Cup after reaching the semi-finals in 2010 and last 16 in 2014.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked-off in sumptuous style at the Luzhniki stadium in Russian Federation last night with the hosts registering a thumping 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in the opening game of the tournament.

Mohamed Salah is expected to return from his shoulder injury for Egypt's World Cup clash against hosts Russian Federation on Tuesday.

Gimenez rose perfectly to meet a Carlos Sanchez free kick and score the goal that broke a 48-year Uruguayan curse of failing to win their opening game at World Cup finals.

Uruguay will be the favourites to emerge from the group, given their superior experience and notable firepower up front, but the other three sides will keep a close eye on the runners-up spot.

Incredible footage of a Montevideo primary school celebrating Uruguay's victor over Egypt has emerged, and it reinforces just how much the World Cup means across the globe.

Egypt are still winless at the World Cup finals, failing to win five matches (drew two, lost three).


The Pharaohs held firm until the 90 minute when defender Jose Gimenez towered between a couple of defenders to send a bullet header home following a cross from the right.

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World Cups reward streaks of form that, at club level, would seem relatively moderate in length, and that is why Friday's game provides such intrigue.

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Oscar Tabarez became the fifth manager to take charge of the same country at four different World Cup finals (1990, 2010, 2014 and 2018), after Walter Winterbottom (England), Josef Herberger (Germany), Helmut Schon (Germany) and Lajos Bartori (Hungary). It is the first match of the tournament.

On Salah's absence, he added: "If Mo Salah had been on the pitch, I'm sure Egypt would have benefited".

The man who scored 44 goals for Liverpool last season would be fine for the next match against Russia, Cuper said, but he had decided after training on the eve of the Uruguay game not to take a risk with his talisman. I have seen many great players like (Lionel) Messi and (Diego) Maradona not living up to their potential in matches.

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