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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,16TH JUNE 2018-Uruguay have put up a spirited fight to beat Egypt 1-0 in Group B match played on Friday.
Both teams were equally strong playing almost the entire normal time without a goal.
It was not until the 87 minute that Uruguay got a goal It was a late José Giménez header that actually worked Miracles for Uruguay .
Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani each passed up opportunities to clinch the points against a Pharaohs side who kept Mohamed Salah on the bench, but it was centre-back Gimenez who carried the day . After the excitement of Group A rivals Russia’s goal frenzy a day earlier, there was a serious lack of invention on show in Ekaterinburg.
Suarez missed two golden opportunities as goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shenawy excelled, before Cavani struck the post with a late free-kick, seemingly sealing a point for Egypt on their return to the finals.
Gimenez rose highest to meet a set-piece and bury a header past El-Shenawy, celebrating a fine end to a week in which he signed a new contract at Atletico Madrid.
The next game for Egypt will be against Russia and this is definitely something to make the pharaohs remain under pressure.For Uruguay is is a big relief!