Egyptian Goalkeeper Named Best Player of Egypt-Uruguay Match

Published June 16th, 2018 - 04:20 GMT
Mohamed El-Shenawy
Mohamed El-Shenawy

Goalkeeper of the Egyptian national football team Mohamed El-Shenawy received the title of best player of the match against Uruguay, the FIFA press service informed.

Uruguay defeated Egypt with 1-0 win during the group stage match in Yekaterinburg.

El-Shenawy warded off three attacks during his first ever World Cup match.

So far, Russia has taken the lead in Group A, after defeating Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament with a whopping 5-0 score. Team Uruguay placed second, with Egypt and Saudi Arabia following suit.

In the second round, Egypt will face Russia on June 19 in St. Petersburg. On June 20, Uruguay will play against Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don.

The 2018 FIFA World Cup will take place in 11 Russian cities - Moscow, St. Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Saransk, Kaliningrad, Volgograd, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorod, Yekaterinburg and Samara - from June 14 until July 15.

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