Egypt's Mohamed Salah, center, watches his team during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018

Suarez 'Best Actor', B-Day Boy Salah Benched: Twitter Abuzz After Uruguay's Win

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Uruguay’s dramatic late 1-0 win over Egypt in Group A hasn’t gone unnoticed on Twitter, with users sharing a wealth of memes, on the one hand, and heartfelt words, on the other, regarding Egypt’s Mohamed Salah sitting out today's game.

There were naturally those who praised the Egyptians:

Many users recalled the wonderful performance of the national team’s goalkeeper:

Others discussed Egypt’s baffling decision to bench its best player, Salah, who despite having been injured in the Champions League final in late May, was still considered available for the match.

According to Egypt head coach, Hector Cuper, Egypt's star striker Mohamed Salah was left on the bench for Friday’s match to ensure that he plays against Russia in their next match, scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg on Tuesday.

In the meantime, Luis Suarez has been condemned by football enthusiasts after the striker attempted to get Egypt’s Ahmed Hegazi sent off in the final minute of the match. Twitter users notably emphasized the striker’s failure to make a stellar start to the 2018 competition, by posting an array of memes:

There are, however, those who stood up in Suarez’ defense:

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