On the Day 2 of FIFA World Cup 2018, Egypt and Uruguay lock horns to start their journey to glory. The opener between Russia and Saudi Arabia offered plenty of goals and this fixture also promises the same.
It's a clash which promises lot of attacking opportunities, with the likes of Salah, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani set to feature for both the sides. The Egyptian southpaw Mohamed Salah is expected to start from the bench following his shoulder injury in the Champions League final against Real Madrid.
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# FULL TIME: Uruguay wins it after a late header by Jose Maria Gimenez! Heartbreak for Egypt as they were superb throughout the game! Brilliant match and big points for Uruguay!
# 95" Suarez is fouled and Hegazy is given a yellow card!
# 93" Cavani is happy to take it away to the corner flag!
# 5 minutes of added time!
# 90" GOAL! What a header by Jose Gimenez! Leaps the most and heads it in! Uruguay 1-0 Egypt
# 88" POST! Brilliant free kick by Cavani but the PSG star is denied by the post this time! Unlucky!
# 86" FOUL! In an extremely dangerous position! 'Suarez territory this' but Cavani is over it!
# 82" SAVE! What a save by Elshenawy! Cavani launches a rocket of a volley but is denied by a brilliant save!
# 81" SUBSTITUTION: Warda OUT, Sobhi IN! (EGYPT)
# 80" CHANCE! El Neny tries to chip the goalkeeper but the shot is just wide! Salah is appreciating the effort from the bench!
# 78'' CHANCE! Four of Egypt's players were clear inside the penalty box but a poor cross ends the attack!
# 77" Godin is frustrated there as he knows it was a good chance to swing in a cross!
# 72" CHANCE! Suarez was clear but decided to round the goalkeeper, only to be unsuccessful at it! Massive miss for Uruguay!
# 71" CHANCE! A huge chance for Egypt but the shot from Trezeguet is straight to Muslera!
# 71" Uruguay's flicks and tricks are not working here as Egypt continues to impress with their determination and pressing!
# 69" Cavani shoots but it strikes Cacares' arm, handball given!
# 68" Godin manages well to get a foul, Uruguay continues to look for a chance or two!
# 66" El Neny is dominating the midfield!
# 64" Cavani switches the play to Rodriguez but he is blocked by Fathi!
# 62" Great counter attack by Uruguay and a decent cross by Cacares but Hegazi was alert there.
# 59" Huge cheers from the crowd as they see Salah on the giant screen.
# 58" SUBSTITUTION: Arrascaeta OUT, Cristian Rodriguez IN!
# El Neny is dominating the midfield, Vecinho is finding it tough to deal with him.
# 51" Clever passing by Egypt but the final pass by Trezeguet is heavy. Goal Kick!
# 49" SUBSTITUTION: Tarek Hamed OUT, Morsy IN!
# 48" Tarek Hamed is down in some pain, Egypt medical team is with him now.
# 46" CHANCE! What a chance for Luis Suarez as he shoots from close range! Stunning save from Elshenawy!
# Second half begins as Salah is spotted in the dugout! The referee blows the whistle!!
# Halftime - A pretty equal half for both the teams, Egypt would be a very happy team as they have successfully kept Suarez and Cavani silent!
# 1 minute of added time!
# 44" Again a poor cross by Varela. Suarez and Cavani are not happy.
# 43" Cavani crosses but the ball is dealt by the Egypt defense!
# 42" Suarez is being double man marked, he is cramping for room.
# 40" Its pretty even at the Ekaterinburg Stadium, with both the teams trying to create some chances, the final pass is lacking quality here.
# 38" Dangerous ball by skipper Diego Godin but first touch of Arrascaeta is very very poor. Goal kick to Egypt!
# 36" One thing that Uruguay needs to improve is their crossing! They have been horrible till now while crossing the ball.
# 35" Nice display of quick short passing by Uruguay but a disappointing final pass by Nandez.
# 31" Suarez's shot is straight at the defense wall!
# 30" We are at 30 mins mark and still its 0-0. Meanwhile, Bentancur is fouled in around 30 yards mark! Suarez to take the free kick
# 28" CLOSE! Vecino shoots from distance but is wide!
# 26" Nandez takes a quick throw in, Suarez tries to show some trickery to get past the defenders but is stopped!
# 25" Luis Suarez is now coming deep to collect the ball.
# 23" OFFSIDE! Luis Suarez shoots but the referee calls offside!
# 22" CLOSE! Cavani shoots but is deflected for a corner!
# 19" Sloppy play by Vecinho and El Neny does well to get the ball back.
# 15" The Free Kick is swung in the box but is headed to safety by Cacares.
# 15" Foul on El Neny and a free kick in a dangerous position for Egypt!
# 13" Uruguay are slowly coming back to the game! A dangerous attack by them and Suarez's shot is just wide of the post!
# 10" Trezeguet shoots, but its straight to the goalkeeper. Easy hold for Muslera
# 8" Uruguay are struggling to cope with the high pressure of Egypt.
# 5" Egypt has started really well, they are pressing very well in the midfield and are giving no time for Uruguay players.
# 3" Edinson Cavani is holding his ankle there, looks in some pain. But he is carrying on.
# 2" Egypt are passing their way out from the back.
# It's Kick off!
Just under 45 minutes to go!
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Egypt Playing XI: Elshenawy, Abdelshafy, Hegazy, Gabr, Fathy, Elneny, Hamed, Warda, Elsaid, Trezeguet, Mohsen
Subs: El Hadary, Ekramy, Elmohamady, Gaber, Ashraf, Attia, Samir, Morsy, Kahraba, Sobhi, Shikabala, Salah
Uruguay Playing XI: Muslera, Varela, Godin, Gimenez, Caceres, Nandez, Bentancur, Vecino, De Arrascaeta, Suarez, Cavani
Subs: Campana, Silva, Silva, Pereira, Coates, Sanchez, Rodriguez, Torreira, Laxalt, Stuani, Gomez, Urretavizcaya
We have our teams for the first match of the day!June 15, 2018
Welcome to News Nation live coverage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! Day 2 of FIFA's showpiece event has three exciting matches and in the first fixture, Egypt faces Uruguay.