Moscow: Egypt play Uruguay in a Group A match in Yekaterinburg on Thursday.
Where: Ekaterinburg Arena, Yekaterinburg
When: Friday June 15, 1700 local (1200 GMT/0800 ET)
- 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).