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Egypt Coach Explains Why Salah Was Benched Against Uruguay

Egypt Coach Explains Why Salah Was Benched Against Uruguay

By SL International - Jun 16, 2018 11:00 AM

Mohamed Salah was an unused substitute in Egypt's 1-0 loss to Uruguay in their World Cup opener, and coach Hector Cuper has now explained why he decided against using the Liverpool star.

Read: Last-Minute Goal Breaks Salah-less Egypt

The former Inter Milan manager revealed prior to Friday's clash that Salah was 100 percent fit for the clash with the Uruguayans.

However, the Liverpool watched on from the sidelines as the Pharaohs went down 1-0, with Jose Gimenez netting a late winner.

Cuper has now revealed that he was saving Salah for the final two group matches against Russia and Saudi Arabia.

“Mohamed Salah is an important player for us," Cuper told the media, according to KingFut.
“We preferred not to risk him and instead leave him for the upcoming two games,” he added.

Read: Ronaldo Hat-Trick Hands Portugal A Point In Six-Goal Thriller

Egypt currently occupy third spot in Group A and they face Russia in their next encounter.

Do you think Egypt can still qualify for the last 16? Have your say in the comment section below.


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Fikzbantwini Joined: 04 Aug 2014
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Fikzbantwini Jun 19, 2018 07:06 PM
You are late coach, jst give up
nhlekoraymond Joined: 12 Sep 2017
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nhlekoraymond Jun 16, 2018 03:44 PM
That was your down fall coach...its over
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jakobe Jun 16, 2018 11:29 AM
I knew it, how on earth u protect what u don't hv? It's pity cs u r out now. U cld hv done better I mean yr system ws pathetic to win u a game against Uruguay.

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