Dan Ashby has the latest from the World Cup.
Egyptian star Mo Salah has been in a race against time to get fit for the World Cup ever since suffering an injury in the Champions League final in May.
"They have to react better when they lose the ball because they conceded a little bit against a very naïve team, a team without any physical power and Egypt can hurt them". His five goals led Egypt in World Cup qualifying, but also tied him for the lead among all African players in CAF qualifying.
Egypt star Mohamed Salah will reportedly start against the World Cup hosts after missing out on the Pharaoh's first game against Uruguay due to his shoulder issues, but Mido believes he should be kept on the bench.
There was a psychological boost to be gained too, as Egyptian fans, draped in flags and coated in face paint, bounced and cheered whenever Salah's face appeared on the big screen. He didn't touch the ball until the seventh minute.
After consulting his video assistant, referee Enrique Caceres upgraded the free-kick into a penalty and Salah made no mistake. Egypt is still without a victory in six World Cup matches.
The scenes in Saint Petersburg were remarkable, and Russian Federation might be the latest team to receive the home soil boost at a World Cup.
"With the ball, without the ball, he can dribble, he can attack spaces behind defenders".
Egypt must win against the tournament's hosts if they have any hope of progressing to the next stage. A win or draw for Uruguay and the top two would meet to determine which team finishes in first place.