Egypt will face hosts Russian Federation on Tuesday and Saudi Arabia on June 25.
Afterward, even Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez conceded that the result might have been different had Salah been on the field.
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.
Barcelona star Suarez looked sluggish and typified a disjointed Uruguay display. Though he quickly added he thinks Salah will be ready for Tuesday's crucial match against Russian Federation in St. Petersburg.
A shoulder injury, however, following a tangle with Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos during the Uefa Champions League final in Kiev on May 25 nearly ended his World Cup campaign.
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Cuper has attempted to dismiss the notion that Egypt are a one-man side, but with 44 goals in all competitions this season for Liverpool, Salah's badly timed injury became a national obsession back home and made global headlines. "Yesterday we were quite certain during that training session he would play".
Egypt will face Russian Federation on Tuesday at 8 pm Cairo time.
"I can nearly assure you 100 per cent he will play, save unforeseen circumstances at the very last minute", said Egypt's coach, Hector Cuper.
Salah injured shoulder ligaments in the collision with Ramos in Kiev, which led to the Egypt worldwide leaving the pitch in tears in the first half.
But Suarez has continued to be key for his country and is back with a chance to redeem himself in a strong Uruguay side, still with the core of the squad that finished fourth in South Africa eight years ago. In 1970, Uruguay also reached the semifinals. "We've broken the spell".