Egypt vs. Uruguay
Group A may not be full of shimmering superstars, but the match between Egypt and Uruguay will have few of the biggest faces in World football and will be a tactical battle. Egypt should not be considered as a one-man team, and after the injury to Salah there are rumours he will sit out the first match. This will give Uruguay an undue advantage, but Egypt does possess a physically strong team and will need to nullify the double threat of Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez. The midfield is expected to be dominated by Uruguay with players like Bentacur and Sanchez supplying the balls from midfield. The role of Godin will prove it difficult for Egyptian players with Salah. Elneny’s role will be imperious if Egypt is to get a point from this game. Hegazi will have a lot on his shoulders to tackle the inform Suarez and Cavani. Nevertheless, the result will have huge significance as the host nation Russia and Saudi Arabia will have the slimmest of chances.