Match Egypt vs Uruguay with preview for their World Cup 2018 Group A on Friday, June 15 2018 Venue: Stadion Central’nyj (Ekaterinburg). Uruguay will try to impress this summer. On the occasion of this world cup 2018 Uruguay would consider themselves extremely lucky to have grouped along with Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The second match to be played at the 2018 World Cup comes in Group A and sees Egypt meet Uruguay in the battle between many people’s favourites to qualify from the group.
Egypt vs Uruguay Match Preview
This match will take place on the 15th June at the Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg. On this day other games will take be played as well, for example, the match from the Group B, between Morocco and Iran. The winner of this match will give themselves a great chance of qualifying for the Round of 16, with matches against Russia and Saudi Arabia still to come. Uruguay will see themselves as the team who should come out on top but Egypt have enough about them to make this an intriguing game.
Egypt qualified to the World Cup for the 3rd time in their history, thanks to a stoppage-time penalty from Mohammed Salah.
Mohammed Salah (Liverpool forward) put Egypt 2-1 up against Congo to confirm that they would top their World Cup Qualifiers group.
Hector Cuper (former Inter Milan and Valencia coach) is the man who guided Egypt to their 1st World Cup since 1990. Hector Cuper was previously named European Coach of the Year (Valencia), as well as guiding Valencia and Mallorca to Supercopa titles.
Despite reaching their 1st World Cup in 28 years, there have been numerous criticisms of Hector Cuper’s cautious playing style, with many simplifying their tactics to just “pass it to Mohammed Salah.”
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool winger): Has been in exceptional form this competitional season for Liverpool and will want to replicate it in Russia. Scoring 20 goals in all competitions for Liverpool, all eyes will be on Mohamed Salah this year.
Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal midfielder): Has been a mainstay in the Egyptian side of recent. Despite struggling to break into the Gunners first team, he will be hugely important for his nation.
Essam El-Hadary: The Al-Taawoun keeper is the oldest player to feature at the World Cup @ 44 years old. El-Hadary will have been dreaming of representing Egypt on the world stage since his debut in 1996.
Uruguay comfortably qualified in a competitive South American group, finishing 2nd their World Cup Qualifiers. Uruguay will be hoping they can surprise everyone with a surprise push in the World Cup 2018.
Oscar Tabarez is in charge of Uruguay for the 2nd time in his career, ending his 1st spell in 1990. Oscar Tabarez began his 2nd reign in 2006, guiding Uruguay to the semi-finals in 2010. Uruguay doesn’t like to dominate possession and would rather hit teams on the counter-attack with their power in attack, setting up with either a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3.
How is Uruguay’s form?
Uruguay went through a huge drought, not winning a match for over half a year, with 5 consecutive defeats. Uruguay managed to pull some form together as they got wins over Bolivia and Paraguay to confirm World Cup qualification, but that bad spell still looms over them.
Luis Suarez (Barcelona forward): Most certainly the star of the team is Luis Suarez. The Barcelona star is Uruguay’s highest ever scorer and would love to add a World Cup to his ever-extending trophy cabinet.
Edison Cavani (PSG’s forward): Pairing up with Luis Suarez will be PSG’s Edison Cavani. PSG’s star has had an exceptional 2017, scoring 53 goals in all competitions, just 1 behind Lionel Messi.
Diego Godin: The Uruguay captain has been one of the best defenders in the world since joining Atletico Madrid. Godin’s leadership alongside fellow Atletico defender Jose Gimenez will be vital to Uruguay’s fate in Russia for the World Cup.
Egypt vs Uruguay Head to Head (H2H Results)
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Egypt vs Uruguay Predictions Score
Uruguay have a long history at the World Cup finals, having hosted and won the first ever World Cup.
Having struggled to qualify for the World Cup for many years, Uruguay have been more consistent of late and have reached each of the last three World Cup finals. They reached the knockout stages of the last World Cup in Brazil but were eliminated in the Round of 16.
Uruguay struggled in the Copa America Centenario but qualified in second place from an extremely tough CONMEBOL qualifying group in South America.
Oscar Tabarez’s team were entertaining to watch in the qualifying games, scoring 32 goals and only Brazil managed to find the back of the net more than Uruguay. With a strong attacking line-up including Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani plus some mean defenders in the way of Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez, Uruguay are favourites to win this game with betting odds at 13/20 with Bet365.
Egypt will be taking part in their first World Cup in 28 years and will be hoping to perform better than their previous two attempts which saw them eliminated at the first time of asking.
In qualifying, they topped a group containing Ghana, Congo and Uganda but this match will be tougher than any of the games they faced during qualification. Egypt will believe they have a chance of making it through this group but could not have asked for a tougher match to begin their campaign. In Mohamed Salah they have a player in superb form this season but if he is nullified during the match, Egypt may struggle to break down a good Uruguay defense.
Prediction of the match between Egypt and Uruguay World Cup 2018 will end with a 0: 2 score, Uruguay will win this match.