Two-time winners Uruguay compete at their 13th World Cup, compared to just two past appearances for Egypt.
Uruguay has failed to win any of their opening games at the last six World Cups they have competed in, stretching back to 1974. Egypt’s two previous opening games were also winless.
Should Edinson Cavani or Maxi Pereira feature in all three of their country’s group games in Russia, they will go level on 13 appearances with Ladislao Mazurkiewicz, the Uruguayan who has played the most games at the World Cup.
Egypt’s Abdulrahman Fawzi was the first African to score at the World Cup, netting in their 4-2 to lose to Hungary in Naples in the 1934 tournament.
Previous meetings: The two have played each other once with Uruguay winning.
Last meeting: Egypt 0 Uruguay 2 (Cairo, 16 August 2006)