But given Russian Federation got off to a flying start with a 5-0 win over the Saudi's in the tournament's opening game, Egypt are now playing catch up and even the pace and skills of Salah might not be enough.
This was Suarez's first World Cup game since biting Chiellini but he failed to leave an impact for his side and would expect a better outing in Uruguay's next encounter against Saudi Arabia.
Egyptian fans at the Moscow Fan Fest believe it would have been a different story altogether had Liverpool star Mohammed Salah featured in their Group "A" clash against Uruguay.
Cuper went onto tip the forward to lead the seven-time African champions to replicate his club form, which saw him net a staggering 44 goals this season.
"He was fit to play against Uruguay but the coach did not want to take the risk", said the EFA.
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Egypt's coach, Hector Cuper has explained why he opted to keep Liverpool star Mohammed Salah on the bench in Egypt's opening game against Uruguay.
Luis Suarez has been slammed by football fans after the striker appeared to attempt to get Ahmed Hegazi sent off in the final minute of Uruguay's win over Egypt.
The next test of Ekaterinburg's enthusiasm for World Cup football will come on Thursday when France meet Peru, who are one of the best-supported teams at Russian Federation 2018.
Cavani and Suarez didn't receive the support they needed and at times dropped back to midfield as playmakers, not a role for a duo that has combined for 93 worldwide goals.
Salah's final was cut short after a nasty landing following a tussle with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos and doubt was immediately cast over his involvement in the World Cup.
Egypt had only eight shots on goal and three on target against Uruguay as it struggled to create opportunities inside Uruguay's well-organized defense.