Cavani reveals why he swapped shirts with Egypt's Salah after Uruguayan's win

We discuss the Russians' 3-1 win over Egypt and our sadness for Egyptian star Mohamed Salah during our World Cup Day 6 recap on the Planet Futbol podcast.

The first half of the thriller went goalless, however, both the team scored four goals in the rest of 45-minutes, entertaining the crowd.

The Egyptians were handed a sucker punch a minute after the restart as captain Ahmed Fathi guided the ball into his own net to put the home nation 1-0 up.

Many expressed doubt in Cuper's decision to include Mohamed Salah in Egypt's starting XI for the country's crucial Group A match against tournament hosts, Russia.

"With the ball, without the ball, he can dribble, he can attack spaces behind defenders".

Egypt are second from bottom in Group A and will be eliminated from the World Cup should Uruguay beat or draw Saudi Arabia in Rostov.

The defeat stunned Egypt, a soccer insane nation of some 100 million people whose hopes have been pinned on Salah delivering the desired result.

"They are a completely different team".

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Egypt head coach Hector Cuper said Mohamed Salah was "100 per cent" fit for the World Cup, but his absence in training ahead of the tournament due to injury was hard.

The scoreline was a heavy deception of a game that was thoroughly engaging with an incredible end-to-end stuff but in the end, it was all tale of contrasting emotions with the host happy to progress and Egypt on the brink of an early exit.

It was nearly Salah time in the 56th minute but Kutepov produced a good block.

Remarkably, it was the fifth own goal of the tournament so far.

Egyptian supporters will be hoping for a positive result from that fitness, as the Pharoahs' attack was blunted and lacked imagination without their key player. I think he showed today that he was.

In the post-match press conference, Cuper said: "We had just 10 or 12 bad minutes in the second half. We did not defend well", he said.

"Whether I should stay in my post or not does not only depend on me".

Cheryshev, who entered the World Cup as a fringe player, is proving lethal in front of goal, with his latest a side-footed effort from close range from Mario Fernandes' cross in the 59th.

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