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World Cup - Group A - Egypt vs Uruguay

Fans rage on social media over empty seats at World Cup

Russian fans took to social media on Saturday to demand why whole rows of prime pitch-side seats were empty during the World Cup match between Egypt and Uruguay, while locals had to pay nearly a third of an average monthly salary for a poorer view.

World Cup - Group A - Egypt vs Uruguay

Uruguay beat Salah-less Egypt to end 48-year jinx

Uruguay's Jose Gimenez scored with a thunderous 89th-minute header to deal Egypt a 1-0 defeat in their World Cup opener on Friday, just as the North Africans appeared to have escaped with a point despite missing key striker Mohamed Salah.

World Cup - Group A - Egypt vs Uruguay

Egyptians upbeat despite painful loss to Uruguay

Despite a heart-wrenching last-gasp loss to Uruguay on Friday in their first World Cup appearance in 28 years, Egyptians were optimistic about their chances after nearly forcing a draw without talismanic forward Mohamed Salah.