Uruguay struggled a lot to get a positive result against Egypt in the first match, but they eventually did it. They will now get ready to play against the weakest team in the group, when they will clash against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Saudi Arabia suffered a devastating loss against Russia in the first match and will now suffer just as much.
Uruguay weren’t expecting such resistance by Egypt in the first match, especially since they were missing Mohamed Salah. Egypt had effectively closed most of the pathways to their own goal, and Uruguay struggled to create scoring chances. It was a set piece at the 89th minute that turned into a goal by Gimenez for the final 1-0. Neither Suarez nor Cavani played a very good match, and both players will be eager to sharpen their claws against the lowly Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia looked really terrible in the World Cup premiere against Russia. They looked really uninspired, tired and overall pretty bad. They failed to record a single shot on target and were eventually defeated by a harsh 0-5. Russia took the lead very early at the 12th minute and were already up by 0-2 by the end of the first half. Saudi Arabia eventually fell apart in the second half, conceding two goals in the stoppage time for the final 0-5.