FIFA World Cup 2018 Factbox: Egypt vs Uruguay

Two-time winners Uruguay compete at their 13th World Cup, compared to just two past appearances for Egypt. 

FIFA World Cup 2018 Factbox: Egypt vs Uruguay
Egypt team training in Cairo stadium (Pic courtesy: Reuters)

Moscow: Egypt play Uruguay in a Group A match in Yekaterinburg on Thursday.

Where: Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg

Capacity: 35,000

When: Friday June 15, 1700 local (1200 GMT/0800 ET)

Key stats: 

- Two-time winners Uruguay compete at their 13th World Cup, compared to just two past appearances for Egypt. 

- Uruguay have failed to win any of their opening games at the last six World Cups they have competed in, stretching back to 1974. Egypt`s two previous opening games were also winless.

- Should Edinson Cavani or Maxi Pereira feature in all three of their country`s group games in Russia, they will go level on 13 appearances with Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, the Uruguayan who has played the most games at the World Cup. 

- Egypt`s Abdulrahman Fawzi was the first African to score at the World Cup, netting in their 4-2 to loss to Hungary in Naples in the 1934 tournament. 

Previous meetings: The two have played each other once with Uruguay winning.

Last meeting: Egypt 0 Uruguay 2 (Cairo, 16 August, 2006).

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