“I am happy [we] won, we [Uruguay] have not won the first match of the tournament for so many years. But I am very critical about my performance – angry with myself, I know I can do better, especially when [we] need to change the course of the game and win. Today was not easy and [I] should complement Egypt, they did good and studied our team well,” Suarez told journalists.

Suarez, who is one of the world’s most prolific forwards, missed three opportunities to score before defender Jose Maria Gimenez headed home a free-kick to salvage the win for his side.

Uruguay are now second in Group A behind hosts Russia, who thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament on Thursday.

Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will last till 15 July, with a total of 64 matches set to be held at 12 stadiums across 11 cities.