Uruguay’s Diego Godin wary of Egypt threat

Uruguay’s Diego Godin wary of Egypt threat
Uruguay's national soccer team players (L-R) Edinson Cavani, Martin Caceres, Cristian Rodriguez and Diego Godin during a training session

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Tuesday Jun 05, 2018. 20:00

Uruguay skipper Diego Godin says they have to take their 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Egypt very seriously.

The South American skipper has admitted that La Celeste’s World Cup group opener against the Pharaohs represents the most important game for them, conceding that the Pharaohs are a tough opponent.

Godin described the Egyptian national team as an improving team, singling out the influence of Liverpool star in Mohamed Salah on the team.

“Egypt will be the first opponent we have ahead and it is the most important game in our heads at the moment,” Godin said in a press conference.

“It [Egypt] is a difficult team. They are organized and have a great coach with very clear ideas.

“We will see if Salah will play or not, it is clear that he is an important weapon for Egypt. Whether he plays or not, our plans and preparations will not change.

“It is evident that Egypt is changing and their potential will grow with Salah. He is a crucial player and determining players make the difference.”

Uruguay have been drawn in Group A along with Egypt, Russia and Saudi Arabia. They will kick off their campaign against the Pharaohs on June 15 at Ekaterinburg Arena.

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