Egypt's Mohamed Salah makes his way off the pitch as two Russia players celebrate at full time. Dylan Martinez / Reuters Egypt's Mohamed Salah makes his way off the pitch as two Russia players celebrate at full time. Dylan Martinez / Reuters

MP demands launching investigation into Egypt’s defeat against Russia

Wed, Jun. 20, 2018
CAIRO – 20 June 2018: Head of the Local Administration Committee in Egypt’s Parliament, Ahmed el-Sigini, demanded on Wednesday launching an investigation into the Egyptian Football Federation's involvement in Egypt’s defeat against Russia.

"Teams might win or lose in sports; however, undermining the Egyptian team’s preparations and training sessions is an issue that calls for launching an investigation in order to clarify the facts”, Siginy said.

He also demanded Chairman of the Committee of Youth and Sports, Farag Amer, and the members of the committee to hold a meeting for fact-finding.

"In any case, I call on the current football union as well as members of the technical staff and the administrative affairs staff of the team to resign and leave their positions for those who can shoulder the responsibility."

The Egyptian national team was beaten 3-1 by the Russian team in the second round of group A at the 2018 World Cup.

The Egyptians lost the first game of the group stage to Uruguay with a +90 goal, while Russia managed to thrash the Saudi team in the opening of the tournament with five goals with no reply.

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Soccer Football - World Cup - Egypt Training - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 18, 2018 General view during training REUTERS/Henry Romero
 
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