Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has complete faith in Luis Suarez as the forward prepares to make his 100th international appearance in a World Cup clash against Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don.
Mohamed Salah scored from the spot on his World Cup debut, but Egypt are on the verge of an early exit following a 3-1 defeat to Russia.
Watch as host nation Russia demolish Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their Fifa World Cup opener at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.
Russia star Alan Dzagoev requires a scan on a hamstring injury that could rule him out of the rest of the World Cup.
A brace from Denis Cheryshev and goals from Yuri Gazinsky, Artem Dzyuba and Aleksandr Golovin saw host-nation Russia thump Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening clash of the 2018 World Cup.
Russia are the lowest-ranked team at the World Cup and yet, come Thursday’s opener, they will be expected to provide a nation-lifting performance against Saudi Arabia.
Mario Balotelli scored his first Italy goal in almost four years as Robert Mancini’s Azzurri side claimed a 2-1 win over Saudi Arabia in an international friendly clash on Monday evening.