Egypt vs Uruguay preview: All eyes on Salah ahead of Group A clash

In the second game of the 2018 World Cup, Egypt takes on Uruguay in a Group A clash at the Stadion Central'nyj in Friday’s early kick-off. However, most of the attention will go to one man leading up to this game: Mohamed Salah.

The Liverpool attacker suffered a shoulder injury during the Champions League final after a collision with Sergio Ramos. Since then, all eyes have been eagerly following the goalscoring machine’s road to recovery.

It remains unknown whether he will feature, but the consensus is that this game comes too early for the 25-year-old. Furthermore, the South American side’s form is just another worry for the Pharaohs.

Suarez and Co. qualified for Russia as the second-highest placed team in CONMEBOL. With the likes of the Barcelona hitman and Edinson Cavani leading their attack, defending against La Celeste will prove difficult.

Additionally, Oscar Tabarez’s crew has proven a tough side to score against. This just piles up the woes for the North African nation as they have struggled for goals in Salah’s absence.

Match facts

  • These two sides have met only once before, with Uruguay winning 2-0.
  • Egypt is yet to win a World Cup match and is looking for their first victory in this competition.
  • La Celeste enters this game on the back of a three-game winning streak and has lost only one of their last nine games.
  • In those nine games, Oscar Tabarez’s men kept an impressive six clean sheets.
  • The North African nation is winless in their last five games and failed to score in three of those fixtures

Egypt vs Uruguay TV and Streaming Schedule

Kick-off time: Friday 15 June 8:00am ET / 1:00pm BST / 2:00pm CET
Stadium: Stadion Central'nyj (Ekaterinburg)
Australia: SBS Radio 3, SBS Radio 2, SBS Radio 1, SBS Arabic 24, Optus Sport
Canada: TSN Radio 1040 - 1410, TSN GO, TSN4, TSN5, TSN1, RDS, RDS GO
Egypt: beIN MAX 1, beIN MAX 2, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
France: beIN Sports 2, beIN Sports 1, beIN SPORTS CONNECT
Germany: Sportschau Live, SRF zwei, ORF TV Live, ARD Das Erste, ORF eins
India: SONY TEN 3, SONY TEN 2 HD, SONY TEN 2, SONY TEN 3 HD, Sony ESPN, Sony LIV, Sony ESPN HD
Indonesia: Trans TV, UseeTV
Malaysia: Astro FIFA World Cup 1 HD, Astro Go
Netherlands: NPO 1, Één
Nigeria: Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique, Kwesé FIFA World Cup, SuperSport Live, SuperSport 3 Nigeria, SS13, Kwesé Free Sports, SLGO, StarTimes App, SuperSport 14, Kwesé Live, SuperSport 3 Africa
Portugal: RTP 1, Sport TV1, Sport TV LIVE, RTP Play
Spain: Cuatro, Mediaset Sport App
Turkey: TRT Spor Web TV, TRT 4K, Idman TV, TRT 1
United Kingdom: BBC iPlayer, BBC Sport Live, BBC One
United States: Futbol de Primera Radio, fuboTV, Sling World Cup, FOX Sports GO, Fox Sports 1, Telemundo, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo
Uruguay: Monte Carlo TV Canal 4, Canal 10 Uruguay, TeleDoce Uruguay, DIRECTV Sports Uruguay, DIRECTV Play Deportes

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