Russia vs Egypt match will be held at Saint-Petersburg Stadium, Saint-Petersburg, Wednesday (20/06/2018). Both teams carry the same mission, which is victory.
Russia needs a victory to ensure its steps to the round of 16 large. The reason, Sbornaya already packed a 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in the inaugural match, just need one more victory to qualify.
In the inaugural match against the Arabs, Russia played brilliantly. The hosts paraded through Denis Cheryshev’s second-half goals, then Yuri Gazinskiy, Artem Dzyuba, and Aleksandr Golovin, who each made a goal. The victory led Russia to lead Group A
But facing Egypt is not easy. The Pharaohs also needed a win after losing 1-0 to Uruguay in the inaugural match. At that time, Egypt lost because conceded in the last minute.
There is no other way for Egypt than to appear all-out when facing Russia. For that, reportedly Egypt will play Mohamed Salah, who was previously absent in the game against Uruguay.
Salah, whose condition is still a question due to a dislocated shoulder injury, is called coach Hector Cuper can play against Russia. However, the 25-year-old attacker must undergo a medical test first.
If Salah played, Russia clearly got a serious threat. Understandably, Salah is currently the mainstay of Egypt thanks to his glorious performances last season by scoring 44 goals in all competitions for Liverpool.
False itself is quite influential for Egypt. In the game against Uruguay, the absence of Salah to make Egypt lose power knocked so that eventually had to settle for defeat.
Coming ahead of the game later, Russian and Egyptian Chancery won the game was quite balanced. Both teams themselves have never met, so the game will be the first meeting.
But Russia is obviously at the top of the wind. In addition to his motivation is okay, public support alone will add to the spirit of the care team of Stanislav Cherchesov. In addition, Russia is also not burdened must win considering the draw is still enough to give a chance to qualify for the knockout phase.
While the victory mission clearly put more pressure on Egypt. In addition, they also still have to ensure the false condition. If the star still has to be absent, or can not perform full, then Egypt must work extra hard to break into the Russian goalkeeper, let alone a victory.