Egypt decide not to risk starting Salah vs Uruguay


However, they will desperately need Salah, who was kept on the bench having just recovered from a shoulder injury, in their next Group A clash against hosts Russian Federation on Tuesday if they are to keep alive their chances of advancing to the next round on their first World Cup appearance since 1990. Egypt's manager, Héctor Cúper believes that he will be fit for his country's opening game. The ball found its way to Luis Suarez at the back post but he screwed his shot tamely into the side netting.

Tabarez praised his side's performance while calling on them to improve in their next game against Saudi Arabia.

Draws with Ghana, Kuwait and Colombia have come alongside defeats to Portugal and Greece, while they enter the tournament after losing 3-0 to Belgium.

The 62-year-old Argentine added: "Salah is very good and he's recovered very quickly".

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Green, senior vice president for Asia and Japan Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The US side however reportedly believes that an immediate tangible outcome is unlikely following the meet.

"Doctors are giving him the option", said Cuper.

Suarez did better with his next chance just after half-time.

"But don't misunderstand me - we may make some small changes depending on the circumstances of each game and the team we face". If we do see at the last minute there's an issue, we'll see if it can be resolved. "If we see at the last minute that there is an issue then we will see if it can be resolved, but certainly he does not feel afraid". "He does training with the doctors, by himself and with specific exercises". We are happy although we know that we have things to improve. The Africans had been without injured key striker Mohamed Salah but defended resolutely.

The game was expected to be a clash between two of the finest finishers in modern day football, but Mohamed Salah was kept on the bench and watched on from the sidelines as an unutilised substitute.

The defeat means that Egypt are still yet to win a World Cup match in five attempts, but they will probably have to take the three points against Russian Federation to stay in with a chance of going through.