Egypt want three points vs. Uruguay, says Hector Cuper

The Pharaohs boss has expressed dissatisfaction with the stalemate against Colombia and is hoping for a change in fortune against the Sky Blue

Egypt manager Hector Cuper has revealed the team’s desire to clinch the maximum points against Uruguay in their World Cup opener.

The Pharaohs meet Oscar Tabarez’s side on June 15 at the Ekaterinburg Arena, before games against other Group A teams, Russia and Saudi Arabia.

As part of their preparation for the showpiece, on Friday, the North Africans played a stalemate with Colombia, their second consecutive draw which irked the Argentine tactician.

However, he is hoping that his team will brace up and nick the three points when they confront the South Americans.

“We are not satisfied with the result of the Colombia game, we were not trying to end the game in a draw,” Cuper was quoted as saying on Kingfut.

“We hope we can clinch the three points against Uruguay and not just one point.

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“We are testing the level of the Egyptian team with these tough ties before the official matches of the World Cup.”

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Before they kick off their World Cup campaign, the seven-time African champions will try Belgium for size at Stade Roi Baudouin on Wednesday.