Uruguay leave it late as Jose Gimenez downs Egypt

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Salah had been questionable since suffering a left shoulder injury during a collision with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final last month in Kiev, Ukraine.

It is hard to overstate Salah's importance to this Egypt side, and his likely availability for next week's pivotal meeting with Russian Federation will make a huge difference.

Salah will be on the spotlight when he takes to the field in Egypt's remaining Group A games.

English expert of Sky Sports, Gary Lineker shamed Luis Suarez after the victory of Uruguay in the first round group stage of the world championship over the command of Egypt.

Will Mo Salah play today?

"It would be a much different discussion if they take a point and it's a 0-0 game, but when you give that late goal and you're still looking at Russia's 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia".

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.

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Salah was outstanding as he helped propel Liverpool to the Champions League final. I think Egypt are a good team.

But Gimenez rose highest to meet a set-piece and bury a header past El-Shenawy, celebrating a fine end to a week in which he signed a new contract at Atletico Madrid.

"We have been preparing a long time ago to play the World Cup and it does not depend on a player", Godin told reporters on Thursday.

The duo scored 71 goals for their club sides between them this season, Cavani hitting 40 for PSG while Suarez finished the season with 31 goals in all competitions.

In the second round in group A will play: Russia - Egypt (19 June) and Uruguay - Saudi Arabia (June 20).

The Players Star Skilful, dynamic and often controversial, Luis Suarez is the team's main attacking weapon and their biggest hope of glory.

The goal was very late and the performance wasn't great from Uruguay but Oscar Tabarez's side has three crucial points, with Jose Gimenez's goal ending a wait since 1970 for La Celeste to win their opening game of a World Cup.