Egypt faces Uruguay at the Ekaterinburg Arena in a match from Group A
Egypt faces Uruguay at the Ekaterinburg Arena in a match from Group A of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. Let’s have a look at this clash in our vip football predictions today.
Led by their big star Mohamed Salah, Egypt qualified for the World Cup for a first time since 1990. It was a really long time for the Pharaohs without a participation at the biggest football tournament in the world. In 1990 Egypt finished with their participation in the group stage, having a record of two draws and one loss. Now in Russia they will try to celebrate their first ever win at a World Cup in their 3rd participation so far.
Egypt qualified for the competition after winning Group E of the African qualifications. Hector Cuper’s boys finished with 13 points won in the group and a record of 4 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. They managed to win the group in the company of Uganda, Ghana and Congo.
Far from surprising, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was Egypt’s main man during the qualifiers. The superstar scored 5 goals for his team, proving to be world class not just on club, but on international level as well.
The midfielder Abdalla Mahmoud El Said, playing for the Finnish KuPS, also made a good impression during the qualifiers, scoring two goals for the Pharaohs.
How we said, for Egypt this is just third participation at the World Cup and they are still looking for their first win. This is quite surprising, because Egypt have won the African Cup of Nations seven times so far, proving to be one of the best teams in Africa. But for some reason, the Pharaohs always had some huge difficulties to qualify for the World Cup.
Uruguay didn’t have much of a trouble to qualify for the World Cup. La Celeste finished second in their South American campaign, being bettered just by Brazil. Uruguay finished their campaign with 31 points and a record of 9 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses. Barcelona’s striker Luis Suarez was their main man during the campaign, scoring 5 goals for the team.
It’s clear who are Uruguay’s leaders for the World Cup. Forwards Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are the people to watch in attack, while goalkeeper Fernando Muslera, the captain Diego Godin and midfielders Carlos Sanchez and Cristian Rodriguez bring some valuable experience in the squad. Juventus’ Rodrigo Bentancur, Celta’s Maxi Gomez and Girona’s Christhian Stuani are also among the players who deserve to be mentioned in Oscar Tabarez’ squad.
The 71-years old Tabarez is among the most experienced tacticians at the World Cup. He’s leading the national team since 2006, which makes him very familiar with the squad and the players. In his career so far Oscar Tabarez have been leading teams like Penarol, Boca Juniors, Cagliari, Milan and Oviedo.
Uruguay are a favourite against Egypt and a favourite for the first place in the group. They are one of the strongest teams in South America and they are always motivated to do something big at the World Cup. They are two time world champions, which makes them one of the most successful teams in the tournament. As for Egypt, more or less, we still don’t know what to fully expect from the Pharaohs. They are one of the enigmas at the competition this year.
These are our vip football predictionsfor the World Cup 2018 clash between Egypt and Uruguay. We can conclude that Uruguay are the favourite here, but be careful with Mohamed Salah’s Egypt. We still don’t know what to expect from this team.