Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah reacts after the match REUTERS/Michael Dalder Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah reacts after the match REUTERS/Michael Dalder

Egypt vs Russia: as it happened

Tue, Jun. 19, 2018
CAIRO – 19 June 2018:


Game Analysis:

The Egyptian team dominated the game in the first half and made great performance and put the Russian defense under pressure, but without scoring any goals. But the second half started by an own goal from Fathy which opened the game for the Russian attack which succeeded to take advantage of the naive mistakes the Egyptian defense made.


9:51

Full Time Egypt 1-3 Russia

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9:30

Mo Salah scores the first goal for Egypt in the 73rd minute of the game.

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9:28

The referee gives Egypt a penalty kick after returning to VAR.

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9:18

A third goal for the Russian side by Artem Dzyuba 62'

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9:16

Russia score the second goal by Denis Cheryshev at the 59th minute of the game.

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9:04

Own goal by Egyptian right back Ahmed Fathy.

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9:00

The second half has started.


8:46: Half Time : Egypt 0-0 Russia

Posession: Egypt 47%-53% Russia

Total shots: Egypt 5-8 Russia

Fouls: Egypt 6-3 Russia

Corners: Egypt 3-4 Russia


8:42

Salah fires one of his well known shots with his left foot but unfortunately missed the goal.


8:30

The Pharaohs keep the ball more than the Russian side, creating more dangerous attack waves, while the Russians are playing with caution.

8:16

Trezeguet translates the Egyptian domination in the game with a great shot which passes near to the post.


8:00: The Game kicks off.

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7:44

Both teams are warming up.

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7:16

The Egyptian players entered the pitch to warm up before the match.

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Egypt fans inside the stadium before the match.

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The Russian players started to enter the pitch before the game.

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The world hopes to see Salah playing in the World Cup:












The Russian national team also announced its starting players for the game:





Mohamed Salah will be hopefully leading the Egyptians to achieve the first victory at the World Cup in order to take a step closer to qualify to the next stage of the tournament.

The Argentine head coach of the Egyptian national team, Hector Cuper, has chosen the following players to start the game:

Goalkeeper:
• Ahmed al-Shennawi
Defenders:
• Ahmed Fathy
• Ahmed Hegazi
• Ali gabr
• Mohamed Abdel Shafy
Midfielders:
• Tarek hamed
• Mohamed el-Neny
• Abdallah al-Said
Forwards:
• Mohamed Salah
• Marwan Mohsen
• Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet



The game will be held at Saint Petersburg Stadium, which its capacity around 64,468. The stadium is home to Zenit St. Petersburg, it hosted the opening and the final of 2017 Confederations Cup, and supposed to host three games of 2020 Euro and one of the quarter-finals of the same tournament.

The Pharaohs faces Russia, the host country; in the second round of group A of 2018 World Cup finals at 8 p.m. Cairo local time.

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