World Cup 2018: Russian national team will compete with Egypt in St. Petersburg
UFA, 19 June 2018. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
Today, June 19, on the sixth day of FIFA World Cup, the Russian team plays with the Egyptians. The match will be held in St. Petersburg, beginning at 21:00 Moscow time.
After a match with Saudi Arabia, which ended with a score of 5: 0 in favor of the Russian team, it reached the first place in its group with three points. The Cherchesov’s team needs to win at least one more victory, and play the third match in a draw to reach the playoffs.
The Egyptian team lost their debut with the Uruguay team at the 2018 World Cup, but with a minimal score: the single goal was scored in the 90th minute. The day before, at the press conference, the coach of the Egyptian team said that he would hope to field the leader of the team, the star striker of Liverpool, Mohamed Salah. He is in the top 5 of the scorers of Egypt, and competes for the national team since 2011 — he has 57 matches on his account and 33 goals scored. Talking about the forecasts and stakes on this game, the bookmakers still give a slight preference to the host team of the FIFA World Cup.