Ramos is a ‘beast’, Egyptians cry foul after defeat to Uruguay

Posted June 17, 2018

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After a brilliant opening game by the hosts Russian Federation who thrashed Saudi Arabia by 5 goals to nil, expectations for day 2 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup had been high, especially given the line up of games at hand.

"Sometimes the ball will go to the back of the net, sometimes it won't", Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said.

Teams are permitted to pick all 23 players in their match-day suad, so there is no disadvantage to Egypt naming Salah to the roster, even if he is not fit to play.

Uruguay defender Diego Godin, who plays in Spain for Atletico Madrid, did not take kindly to an "inopportune" question in a subsequent press conference asking if he meant to follow Ramos in giving Salah some roughhouse treatment.

Salah's place on the bench was all the more concerning because head coach Hector Cuper claimed he was "almost 100 per cent" certain Salah would have a role to play in the game against Uruguay.

Salah won the English Premier League Golden Boot Award after scoring 34 goals last season and capped a glorious season at Liverpool with Player of the Season award.

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But the sports minister of the region, Leonid Rapoport, said the half-empty stands were "not nice" and added: "Of course we don't want this to be repeated in the next games". What a wonderful game we played!

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"Perhaps if Mo had been on the pitch today, the outcome would have been different but we can't know that", Cuper told reporters after the game.

To have any hopes of advancing, Egypt needs to avoid a loss against Russian Federation on Tuesday and probably beat Saudi Arabia on June 25 in its final group game.

But Suarez has continued to be key for his country and is back with a chance to redeem himself in a strong Uruguay side, still with the core of the squad that finished fourth in South Africa eight years ago.

The EFA added that midfielder Tarek Hamed, 32, will also be fit to face Russian Federation at the St Petersburg Stadium after he left the pitch against Uruguay with a back injury. "We've broken the spell".

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