Diego Godin: Egypt great opponent
Uruguay managed to clinch their first three points at Egypt’s cost with a late winning header from Atletico Madrid defender Gimenez.
“I am happy. I expected this kind of game against an opponent that gave a lot of effort and play with discipline,” Godin told reporters after the game.
“We won the first game which was so difficult. We beat a stiff opposition and the opening games are always difficult. It was a complicated encounter. We played a big game and created a lot of chances, we faced a great team and their goalkeeper was in top form. However, the most important thing is the result in order to progress to the next round.”
Uruguay will face Saudi Arabia in matchday two of Group A, while Egypt will meet Russia.
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