RUSSIA vs EGYPT
KICK OFF: Tuesday 21st June 2018 | 19:00 CET
GROUP A: ROUND 2 | SAINT PETERSBURG STADIUM
Russia to Show Resilience in a Tight Contest Against Egypt
The hosts kicked off their world cup campaign most admirably by thrashing Saudi Arabia 5-0 and now focus on a stronger opponent. A win will surely guarantee Russia a slot in the knock out phase, and that will, in turn, send Egypt home.
The Pharaohs succumbed to a painful 1-0 loss to Uruguay in the 89th minute in their opening match, and they must avoid a consecutive defeat to stand any chance of qualification.
Mo Salah missed the game, and his presence could have been the difference between victory and defeat. If he is available for this up and coming game, team spirit will be high, and we can expect Egypt to go forward to find goals.
Russia knows that a point will be a massive step to qualification and they will try to remain solid throughout the match.