FIFA World Cup 2018: Egypt miss Salah on the field

Mohamed Salah's 26th birthday was no cause for the Pharaohs to celebrate as Egypt lost their opening World Cup match in St Petersburg.

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    With injured star Mohamed Salah watching from the bench, Egypt got off to a disappointing start - losing one-nil to Uruguay in their first game of Russia's World Cup.

    The start of Eid and Salah's birthday added to the festive mood before the match and, even after the defeat, fans still hope to see the Liverpool striker lead his nation out of the group stages.

    Al Jazeera’s Sara Khairat reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera News


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