Egypt at the 2018 World Cup: Schedule, scores, how to watch Mohamed Salah, TV and live stream, players to watch

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Despite plenty of excitement around the Mohamed Salah-led Pharaohs coming into the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Egypt will be making an early exit following Uruguay's win over Saudi Arabia on Wednesday. Egypt lost its first two matches of the Cup. The first was a 1-0 loss to Uruguay in which Salah didn't play, the second a 3-1 loss to Russia where he had opportunities, but couldn't quite capitalize.

Egypt's final match will come against Saudi Arabia on Monday, which was also eliminated from the knockout stage with a loss to Uruguay on Wednesday.

Competition history

World Cup appearances: Three
Best finish: First round and 13th place in 1934
Last World Cup: 1990

Matches

Friday, June 15: Uruguay 1, Egypt 0 
Tuesday, June 19: Russia 3, Egypt 1 
Monday, June 25: vs. Saudi Arabia vs. 10 a.m. ET, stream on fuboTV (Try for free) 

Roster

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Egypt hopes to make a splash at the World Cup with Mohamed Salah (10) leading the show. Getty Images

Goalkeepers: Essam El-Hadary (Al Taawoun), Mohamed El-Shennawy (Al Ahly), Sherif Ekramy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Awad (Ismaily).

Defenders: Ahmed Fathi (Al Ahly), Saad Samir (Al Ahly), Ayman Ashraf (Al Ahly), Mahmoud Hamdy (Zamalek), Mohamed Abdel-Shafy (Al Fath) Ahmed Hegazi (West Brom), Ali Gabr (West Brom), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa), Karim Hafez (RC Lens), Omar Gaber (LAFC), Amro Tarek (Orlando City).

Midfielders: Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Ramadan Sobhi (Stoke City), Mahmoud "Trezeguet" Hassan (Kasimpasa), Amr Warda (Atromitos), Mahmoud Abdel Aziz (Zamalek), Shikabala (Al Raed), Abdallah Said (KuPS), Sam Morsy (Wigan), Kahraba (Ittihad).

Forwards: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Marwan Mohsen (Al Ahly), Ahmed Gomaa (Al Masry) Ahmed  Mahgoub (SC Braga).

Best Player

Mohamed Salah, the Premier League's top player this season. The former Roma star when from a pretty well-known player to a household name with his amazing performances for Liverpool this season, scoring over 40 goals and guiding the team to the Champions League final. He's far and away the team's best player and will be one of the most talked about stars entering the tournament. He's become a prolific goalscorer and potential Ballon d'Or contender who could be alongside Cristiano Ronalo and Lionel Messi at the next gala. 

Salah status

After being injured in the Champions League final with Liverpool, Salah's tournament participation was in doubt with a shoulder injury. It looked like it would be a stretch for him to make the tournament, but he tweeted that he's confident he'll participate. If he doesn't, Egypt is in big, big trouble. He did not make an appearance in the team's first matchup with Uruguay.

Player to watch

Omar Gaber. The 26-year-old right back and midfielder is currently on loan at MLS side Los Angeles FC from Swiss giants Basel. He's been capped over 20 times for Egypt and is a player of quality. He's got speed to get down the flank and could be a big piece of what Egypt tries to do on the counter-attack.

Outlook

Salah is, at this moment, one of the best players in the world. As he goes, so do the Pharaohs. This team should get three points against Saudi Arabia, and if they can get a win against Russia, they'll be through. Trying to get a result against Uruguay will be tough, but a point there in the opener will set this team up nicely to make it to the knockout stage.

For a complete calendar of World Cup matches in Spanish, visit our sister site, CNET.com.

CBS Sports Writer

Roger Gonzalez is an award-winning writer based in Virginia that has covered pro soccer from Europe's top clubs to Argentina's first division. Roger started out his pro soccer writing career with Goal.com... Full Bio

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