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Many Egyptian Christians feel left out of World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Egypt's first World Cup in 28 years has captivated the soccer-crazy nation, with intense focus on the squad and the broader game.

The Egyptians played the first match of the tournament June 15 and held two-time World Cup winner Uruguay scoreless for 89 minutes, until conceding a late goal and losing 1-0.

Still, the performance - with star striker Mohamed Salah injured on the sidelines - attracted international praise and gripped the millions of people gathering in groups across Egypt to watch their team together.

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