Followed by the thrilling opening match tonight, Egypt and Uruguay will go head to head for FIFA World Cup 2018 today at Ekaterinburg Arena. The second game, Egypt vs. Uruguay of the FIFA 2018 World Cup has already generated immense curiosity and hype among the football fans and audience with so much predictions on the fitness of Egypt’s star player Mohamed Salah. However, the game is surely going to be a fascinating one between two countries with very different styles.
Before concluding anything, let’s see what waits you in tonight’s game.
Egypt vs. Uruguay Match Details
Date: Friday, June 15
Time: 1 p.m. (BST), 8 a.m. (ET)
TV Info: BBC One (UK), Fox Sports 1 (U.S.)
Live Stream: BBC website (UK), Fox Sports Go (U.S.)
Stadium: Ekaterinburg Arena (Central Stadium), which has had its capacity increased to 35,000 especially for the World Cup.
The Squad of The Pharaohs Team, Egypt
Goalkeepers: Essam El Hadary, Mohamed El Shennaway, Sherif Ekramy
Defenders: Saad Samir, Mahmoud Hamdy, Ahmed Hegazi, Omar Gaber, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Abdel-Shafi, Ahmed Elmohamady, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Fathi
Midfielders: Mahmoud Hassan, Sam Morsy, Ramadan Sobhi, Amr Warda, Shikabala, Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Kahraba, Abdallah El-Said, Tarek Hamed
Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Marwan Mohsen
The Squad of the Sky Blue Team, Uruguay
Goalkeepers: Fernando Muslera, Martin Campana, Martin Silva,
Defenders: Diego Godin, Maxi Pereira, Sebastian Coates, Martin Caceres, Gaston Silva, Jose Maria Gimenez
Midfielders: Federico Valverde, Cristian Rodriguez, Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino, Rodrigo Bentancur, Carlos Sanchez, Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Diego Laxalt, Nahitan Nandez, Jonathan Urretaviscaya
Forwards: Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani, Maxi Gomez, Cristhian Stuani
Egypt vs. Uruguay – The Star Players to Watch Out For
Mohamed Salah #10 – Egypt
The Premier League’s top scorer with 32 goals, Mohamed Salah needs no introduction. At international level, Salah Won a bronze medal in the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations, and participated in the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup and the 2012 Summer Olympics. He was awarded the CAF Most Promising African Talent of the Year in 2012.
Luis Suárez #9 – Uruguay (Barcelona)
Luis Suárez is one of the best players in the world and he won 16 trophies in his career including five league titles, a Copa América, and a UEFA Champions League title. At the 2010 FIFA World Cup, Luis Suárez played a significant role in Uruguay’s fourth-place finish, scoring three goals, as well as controversially blocking a goal-bound extra time header with his hands during the quarter-final against Ghana.
Egypt vs. Uruguay – Startling Facts
- Uruguay is the smallest country to have ever won the World Cup (1930 and 1950)
- Despite having won the Africa Cup on seven occasions, Egypt will only take part in their third ever World Cup.
- Egypt and Uruguay are facing each other for the second time. Uruguay managed to beat Egypt in a friendly match in 2006 2-0.
Ekaterinburg Arena – The Venue in Focus
Settled in the Ural Mountains shadows, Yekaterinburg is a captivating city of contrasts. Today, it’s a high-rise economic hub, home to some of Russia’s tallest skyscrapers. However, look beyond the sparkling skyline, and you’ll discover a city cloaked in history.
Ekaterinburg Arena (Central Stadium)
Central Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Yekaterinburg, Russia. The capacity of the stadium is just over 35,000. This will be reduced to 23,000 after the World Cup. It will be one of 12 venues in 11 host cities for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia during which it will be called Ekaterinburg Arena.
However, after a nail-biting match between Egypt Vs. Uruguay, stroll across Yekaterinburg from the Central Stadium and visit all the major attractions of the captivating city. Here, we have rounded up the famous sightseeing places nearby Ekaterinburg Arena. Read on and fill up your itinerary with the below attractions.
Attractions nearby Central Stadium, Yekaterinburg
- Church of All Saints
- Historic Square
- Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center
- Yekaterinburg Zoo
- Yekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts
How to get there?
The best thing about the Ekaterinburg Arena’s location is that all the famous hotels, shopping malls, and restaurants are all easily accessible. Trams 3, 5, 7, 21, 23, 27, and 32 all connect the station with Kommunarov Square, from where it’s a short walk to the stadium.
Did you know?
Uruguay has not opened a World Cup campaign with a win since 1970. In those intervening 48 years, they have collected three draws and three defeats. Will the streak change in Yekaterinburg now?