Uruguay Friday beat Egypt 1-0 in the second match of Group A as part of FIFA 2018 World Cup competitions, held at Ekaterinburg Arena.
Uruguay was able to snatch a late winner when the defender Jose Gimenez headed a goal into the net in the 89th minute as he met Carlos Sanchez’s free-kick to give Uruguay three points before the match ended.
The match started as Bjorn Kuipers from Holland officiated the game which was played very cautiously by both teams as they relied heavily on a defensive strategy without any serious attempts on the goal until the eighth-minute when Edinson Cavani took Uruguay’s first attempt.
Egypt’s first opportunity came at the eleventh-minute as Mahmoud Hassan “Trezeguet” took the first shot on goal for Egypt.
The match ball possession average was in favour of Uruguay especially in the latter half as Egypt highly counted on their defensive line to keep their side from receiving any goals, while the fans were eagerly waiting to see a substitute that would bring Mohammad Salah in.
However, there were serious attempts by the Uruguayan strikers Luis Suarez with four chances missed and Edinson Cavani hitting the post from a free-kick.
The result put Russia on top of Group A leading within goal difference after a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the opening game.
Source: Kuwait News Agency