Egypt's head coach Hector Cuper reacts during the game. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh Egypt's head coach Hector Cuper reacts during the game. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Cuper cancels national team training in Grozny

Wed, Jun. 20, 2018
CAIRO – 20 June 2018: Egypt national team manager, Hector Cuper, decided to cancel the national team's training session which was scheduled for Wednesday night in Grozny.

The national team returned to Grozny from Saint Petersburg on Wednesday after losing 3-1 to Russia at their second game of the group stage.




Russia opened the score after four minutes from the second half start through an own goal by Egypt right back, Ahmed Fathy.

Denis Cheryshev doubled the score for the hosts 10 minutes later and Artem Dzyuba made the score 3-0.

Mohamed Salah, who missed the opening game against Uruguay as he failed to recover from his shoulder injury, scored Egypt’s only goal in the game 15 minutes before the final whistle through a penalty.




The loss to Russia left Egyptian fans disappointed as they were hoping to achieve their first victory ever in the history of the tournament and take a step towards reaching the second round.

Egypt will play their last game of the group stage on Monday against their Arab rivals, Saudi Arabia.
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