Mystery over empty seats at World Cup game between Uruguay and Egypt

    A view of the empty seats from high up in one of the Ekaterinburg Arena's temporary stands.

    Story highlights

    • Egypt 0-1 Uruguay
    • Giménez scores 90th-minute winner
    • Salah doesn't feature for Egypt

    (CNN)The World Cup is barely two days old and football's governing body FIFA is already having to field questions about poor stadium attendances at the tournament.

    As Egypt and Uruguay kicked off Friday's action, the eye was immediately drawn to the hundreds of empty, orange seats spread around the Ekaterinburg Arena.
      FIFA say that the match had been close to a sellout but had no explanation as to why fans who bought those tickets hadn't turned up.