Salah cheered, Suarez booed at Egypt v Uruguay

2018-06-15 14:40
Luis Suarez (Getty)

Moscow - Uruguay's Luis Suarez entered this World Cup in search of redemption following a championship history checkered with bad boy moments on the pitch. 

So far he's getting no love from fans of opposing Egypt. The Pharaohs' faithful greeted him with a sustained chorus of boos when he announced as a Uruguay starter. 

Suarez was cast into the role of villain beginning with the 2010 World Cup when his blatant handball prevented a Ghana goal and eventually denied the African team a chance to advance. 

Four years later, he earned a nine-match ban for biting Italy's Giorgio Chiellini in Brazil. The referee didn't catch the incident and yielded a corner to Uruguay, allowing it to score and eliminate Italy from the tournament. 

Egypt supporters were equally boisterous in cheering their striker Mohamed Salah when he walked onto the field. Salah was in uniform but not starting as he recovers from an injury.

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