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The Brilliant Reason Edinson Cavani Wanted Mohamed Salah’s Shirt

The Brilliant Reason Edinson Cavani Wanted Mohamed Salah’s Shirt

Edinson Cavani may have not scored against Egypt, but he leaves the World Cup game with a special memorabilia.

Uruguay opened their World Cup campaign with a dramatic victory against Egypt courtesy of a last-gasp header from Jose Gimenez.

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An unlikely scorer considering Uruguay's lethal strike-force of Luis Suarez and Cavani.

Suarez fluffed his lines in front of goal, while the Paris Saint-Germain striker came agonizingly close, hitting the woodwork with a sublime free-kick.

But Gimenez popped up to score, giving Uruguay all three points.

And while Cavani didn't get on the score-sheet, he did end up with a present for his children in the shape of Salah's shirt.

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"I took Salah's shirt as a gift for my children, who also see him as a star," he said via King Fut.

Cavani and Salah meet at the end of the game. Image: PA
Cavani and Salah meet at the end of the game. Image: PA

Salah was an unused substitute, and looked visibly dejected after his side conceded a 89th minute goal.

But Cavani feels Uruguay deserved the win.

"A draw would have left a bitter taste because Uruguay deserved to win.

"We created a lot of chances, maybe without playing so well, but the Egypt goalkeeper and in a moment we all fell into the feeling that the ball did not want to enter."

Salah watches on from the bench. Image: PA
Salah watches on from the bench. Image: PA

Cavani added: "We won and that is what matters. We are happy although we know that we have things to improve. Now we have to rest and think on Wednesday."

Cavani celebrates Uruguay's goal. Image: PA
Cavani celebrates Uruguay's goal. Image: PA

Uruguay are back in action against Saudi Arabia - Good luck, Saudi.

Egypt will be hoping to collect some points when they face tournament hosts Russia, with Salah waiting in the wings.

Topics: Football News, Football, egypt, World Cup, Edinson Cavani, Mohamed Salah, Uruguay

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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