Diego Godin gives his opinion on Mo Salah's shoulder injury ahead of Uruguay v Egypt

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Uruguay v Egypt should be the first high-quality affair of the 2018 World Cup.

While Russia's 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the opening game certainly provided entertainment, the calibre of football at the Luzhniki stadium wasn't the best.

There were glimpses of quality from Russia - particularly from Alexander Golovin - while the Saudi's attempted to pass the ball around with elegance, with little success.

However, the second game of the tournament provides viewers with some of European football's biggest names going head-to-head.

Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani take on Liverpool's Mohamed Salah in what could be a goal-fest in Yekaterinburg.

Uruguay are tipped by many as the tournament's dark horses due to the presence of Suarez and Cavani, but they have some superstars at the back as well.

Atletico Madrid pair Diego Godin and Jose Gimenez represent arguably the finest centre-back pairing at the tournament, guiding Diego Simeone's side to the Europa League in 2017/18.

And prior to the match, Godin was asked about Salah's injury in the Champions League final.

Everyone knows what happened there and most have differing opinions on Sergio Ramos' intentions. Safe to say Godin's honest take will not go down well on Merseyside...

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When asked at the press conference about the incident, Godin said: "It's an unwelcome question because I do not believe in anyone's bad intentions. I saw the play and it seemed like a lot that could happen. I got three teeth and they are things that happen in football."

Fair enough, Diego.

It's an incident which dominated headlines after the final, with a lot of people attacking Ramos for a 'deliberate act of violence'.

In reality, it was simply a routine foul that resulted in a very unfortunate injury from Salah.


Fortunately the Egyptian star has shaken off the shoulder knock and will be fit to start against the South American side at 1pm tomorrow.

He'll be a man on a mission after Kiev.

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