The key to Egypt's campaign will be Mohamed Salah's fitness as he recovers from the shoulder injury he suffered during May's UEFA Champions League final.
"We still have to see how training goes today, but I can nearly assure you 100 percent that he'll play, we are all very optimistic that he will be on the pitch", Cuper announced on Thursday.
Egyptian fans react as they watch the FIFA World Cup 2018 group A preliminary round soccer match between Egypt and Uruguay at the FIFA fan zone in Moscow, Russia, 16 June 2018.
Uruguay as a team struggled, particularly in the first half, but this inability to live up to their potential was personified in the form of the attacker. But his World Cup dream was left on the brink when he exited the final three weeks ago in tears after Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos wrestled him to the ground.
Uruguay sprang no surprises, with Diego Godin captaining the side and Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani up front. Marwan Mohsen as a lone striker is not likely to be enough for the team at this year's tournament.
This will be the first time since 2006 that these nations have faced each other, with Uruguay winning that friendly 2-0 in their one and only meeting with Egypt.
Anything but a win against Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (Thursday NZT) would be a surprise. Russia's game is fateful and hard because of our defeat against Uruguay. Perhaps Cuper was conserving Salah for Egypt's remaining two games, but the Argentinian could have risked him.
Uruguay were guilty of being overly pedestrian and pedestrian with their passing, though, while they were also hampered by a lack of natural width as Nahitan Nandes and Giorgian De Arrascaeta continually drifted infield.
"This is football, in our history of football", Tabarez said.
Friday's game was played a day after the end of Ramadan, the holy month that requires Muslims to fast and refrain from drinking or eating from sunrise to sunset.
Finally, Uruguay broke the dead-lock from an unlikely source of defenderJose Gimenez who jumped to meet a cross from the right side of the pitch to sent the ball nestling in the net.
Despite their defeat, Egypt can take positives from a solid and organized display at the back.
Those two contrasting moods seemed evident in opening exchanges, as Germany appeared somewhat sluggish and labored. The resulting corner caused panic in the Germany box, before a grateful Manuel Neuer pounced on the ball.
Two men in their 80s, one from Osaka's Higashiyodogawa Ward, and another from the city of Ibaraki also perished. The Meteorological Agency warned, however, that aftershocks could be felt over the next two to three days.
Manafort turned around briefly to wave to his wife before heading out a door at the back of the crowded courtroom, witnesses said. President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort arrives for the hearing at a federal court in Washington on Friday.
The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo , appearing alongside Haley, said: "Too many commitments have gone unfulfilled". Eliot Engel, the ranking Democratic member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, said in a statement Tuesday.
The EU is expecting her to have made progress by a summit in June and both sides want to reach a deal by October. The two then discussed a deal in whispers as other lawmakers made speeches around them.
One of the drivers attempted to flee the scene and was chased by agents, US Border Patrol said in a statement. This SUV was packed with undocumented immigrants as it crashed trying to escape border patrol.
Mr Griffiths is expected to brief the council on Monday, including on his proposals to restart negotiations to restore peace. The Houthis' television channel earlier said they had struck a coalition ship off the coast of Hodeidah with two missiles.
Porter underwent back surgery in his first and only collegiate season, but has said "There's no risk to reinjure it". Porter was cleared to play in March and participated in two games for Missouri , shooting 9-for-29 from the field.
USA pork and cars manufactured in the United States are already on the radar of Chinese customs, which has stepped up inspections. China would also cancel agreements it had reached with the USA during previous discussions over the penalties, it said.
In order for a successful diagnosis to be made , the pattern of behaviour must last for at least 12 months. To be clear, the medical community isn't exactly rushing in to take everyone's video games away.
Paul Pogba celebrates after scoring the second for France . "But we have to do better, and we're capable of doing so". They began with objective and forced three saves out of Australia goalkeeper Mat Ryan inside the opening six minutes.
White House deputy chief of staff to leave
While announcing the halt of South Korean and U.S. military exercises, Trump has been maintaining that the sanctions will remain. Trump and Kim pledged in a joint summit statement to "work toward the complete denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula".
Brazil held to 1-1 draw by Switzerland in Group E opener
Mexico only lost one game in qualifying and have always reached at least the second round of every World Cup they have played. The match was full of fouls - 30 in total - 10 of which were directed at Brazil's superstar striker Neymar Jr.
Strong quake shakes Osaka in western Japan
An 84-year-old man in nearby Ibaraki died after a bookshelf fell on top of him at home, according to city officials. One victim was a 9-year-old girl who was knocked down by a concrete wall at her elementary school as she walked by.
Poland thrash Lithuania 4-0 in friendly
With the likes of Shinji Kagawa , Shinji Okazaki , and Heisuke Honda Japan has all the potentials to qualify in the round 16. Coach: Aliou Cisse - Senegal will take a reminder of their dream World Cup debut in 2002 to Russian Federation next year.
Feds piece together Cohen's shredded docs, scrambled texts
Cohen's guilt, which you did; you would not be able to give publicity to documents that are not public", Wood said at the hearing. The prosecutors said in their filing in Manhattan federal court that they had turned the materials over to Cohen's lawyers.
Ever missed a penalty? Don't worry, Messi does too
Peru, playing in their first World Cup finals match since 1982, became the second team to miss a penalty today. "We do not have to go insane , we deserved to win, but we have to improve a lot, now we have to be calm".