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Starting XI: Russia vs Egypt

2018 FIFA World Cup Starting XI: Russia vs Egypt

By Kurt Buckerfield - Jun 19, 2018 06:33 PM @KurtLaduma

Host nation Russia will play African giants Egypt in their 2018 FIFA World Cup Group A clash on Tuesday night, and Mohamed Salah has returned for the Pharaohs! Here is how the teams will line up!

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FIFA World Cup, Group A

Teams: Russia vs Egypt

Date: 19 June 2018

Time: 20:00

Venue: Saint Petersburg Stadium

Russia were superb in their opening game against Saudi Arabia this past Friday, when the likes of Aleksandr Golovin and Denis Cheryshev inspired them to a 5-0 win.

Against the Saudis, the hosts were fluent in attack but untested in defence, something Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah will be aware of.

The Liverpool attacker returns to the Pharaohs' starting XI following the shoulder injury he picked up in the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid, but the Egyptians will have wished he was available for their first game, which they lost 1-0 to Uruguay.

Egypt head into the clash on the back of two consecutive defeats, and have also failed to score a goal in their past three matches.

The African side will be hoping Salah gives them more of an attacking threat following their first group match, in which they failed to cause Uruguay any danger. The 26-year-old has scored 33 goals in 57 games for his country, and might be fired up after his lengthy lay-off.

If Egypt are to get a positive result, they will have to stop midfielder Golovin from getting the ball in space. The 22-year-old scored once and assisted twice in Russia's opening match, and depending on how far his team goes, he could be an early contender for one of the best young players of the tournament.

While Russia already have three points to their name in Group A, Egypt will be looking to get their first points on the board.

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Here's how the teams line up:

Russia: Akinfeev; Fernandes, Ignasevich, Kutepov, Zhirkov; Gazinskiy, Zobnin;  Samedov, Golovin, Cheryschev; Dyzuba.

Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathy, Gabr, Hegazy, Abdelshafy; Elneny, Hamed; Salah, Elsaid, Trezeguet; Mohsen.

Do you think Egypt can stun the hosts? Let us know in the comments section below. 

 


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ToniSilva Joined: 12 Jun 2018
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ToniSilva Jun 19, 2018 09:56 PM
Liverpool can beat Russia but not Egypt. If you can read between the lines you would know what I mean
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dddagam Jun 19, 2018 09:51 PM
Start packing guys 2022 is coming its not the end of the world
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ToniSilva Jun 19, 2018 09:40 PM
South Africa still remain the only host nation who never made it through to the group stages.
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ToniSilva Jun 19, 2018 09:39 PM
@wash & wear ok cool my apologise
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wash & wear Jun 19, 2018 09:31 PM
@ToniSilva I said before the tournament that I wish egpty bad luck, so what sense r u on about
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Boris Becker Jun 19, 2018 09:30 PM
These Russians are using Muti maan
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fofos Jun 19, 2018 09:29 PM
My Bafana Bafana I way better than these African teams (except Senekal). We never got marinated like Egypt.
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wash & wear Jun 19, 2018 09:27 PM
we wont sleep here in Moscow tonight
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ToniSilva Joined: 12 Jun 2018
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ToniSilva Jun 19, 2018 09:27 PM
@wash & wear It would make sense if you said that before the game began, but now it's just useless
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wash & wear Jun 19, 2018 09:25 PM
mxm overrated salah is still traumatized shem
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ToniSilva Joined: 12 Jun 2018
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ToniSilva Jun 19, 2018 09:25 PM
Like I said"You take Russia for granted at your own risk. I would love to see Egypt went through the group stages, but Russia mean business."
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SowetoBOY Jun 19, 2018 09:24 PM
Egyptians are still on Ramadan.
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wash & wear Joined: 27 Oct 2017
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wash & wear Jun 19, 2018 09:23 PM
good I hate egypt they think they are from Europe not africa#go russia go
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jun 19, 2018 09:21 PM
Eish! Go jewa batho ko Russia maan
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Enthiiii Makhosi Jun 19, 2018 09:20 PM
Next time Bafana Bafana mast qualify couse those Donkeys are useless man
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alizebucs1986 Jun 19, 2018 09:20 PM
So its obvious the first Team to pack their bags at this Tournament is from Africa,yet we crying to FIFA to have more African Teams at the World Cup..we are a disgrace xem
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Boris Becker Jun 19, 2018 09:19 PM
Eish
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mosekaphofu maggosim Joined: 12 Mar 2015
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jun 19, 2018 09:05 PM
Africans wth OG'S maan
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Enthiiii Makhosi Jun 19, 2018 09:00 PM
Come maAfricans come on
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mosekaphofu maggosim Jun 19, 2018 07:35 PM
Gud evening soccer lovers, Go Egypt Go

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