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Word Cup 2018: Why Egypt lost 1-0 to Uruguay – Siasia



Former Nigeria coach, Samson Siasia has revealed Egypt’s weaknesses that cost them their World Cup opening game against Uruguay on Friday at Ekaterinburg Arena.
Egypt held on until the 90th minute when Atlético Madrid defender José Giménez scored with a header after Carlos Sanchez’s cross.

Siasia explained why the North Africans should have avoided committing that foul.

Speaking as a pundit on South African TV channel

SuperSport, Siasia said, ”Was it 89th minute they scored? I want to say they gave a good account of themselves.

”Going forward, they didn’t do anything that much because the striker wasn’t very good, also going forward they didn’t create enough chances to do anything against the Uruguayans.

”In the last minute, the header from Gimenez was a killer, they deserve to win the game.

”Free-kicks these days are like penalties you cannot commit fouls, they did a good job pending committing that foul.”

Egypt face hosts Russia at the Krestovsky Stadium, Saint Petersburg on June 19 in their next game in Group A.