Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Liverpool star denies Egypt World Cup 2018 conflict


ST PETERSBURG, June 20 ― Egypt's World Cup hopes were left in tatters after a disastrous spell at the start of the second half in yesterday's 3-1 loss to hosts Russian Federation but Mohamed Salah's absence in the build-up to the tournament also played its part, coach Hector Cuper said.

Egypt were caught out early on two successive occasions but were riding their luck as both scenarios saw them go unpunished, with Aleksandr Golovin fumbling the clearest of the chances.

Egypt's Ahmed Fathi put the ball into his own net two minutes after halftime.

Mourinho while continuing his gig as a World Cup analyst for the Kremlin network Russia Today, offered this bit of punditry in regards to the PFA and Premier League player of the year.

An old-fashioned striker who can win headers and hold up the ball, Dzyuba doesn't have Cheryshev's finesse but they have combined well together.

Egypt is hoping for an improbable win for Saudi Arabia. Russia, who is expected to be boosted by at least 60,000 fans in the arena, smashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opener.

Edinson Cavani has revealed there was an ulterior reason behind his decision to swap shirts with Mohamed Salah following the meeting between Uruguay and Egypt.

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They did adjust very well; it's a pity they gave away a penalty. The spy had approached the training ground posing as a tourist. But I do not want to believe it affects us too much.


Fubo TV also offers three days of auto recording and 30 hours of Cloud DVR service in case you're busy at work for the Russia Egypt soccer game. The record amount for a World Cup is six in 1998.

"They are a completely different team".

Yet, during a penalty shot, Mohamed Salah scored Egypt's first World Cup goal since 1990; shrinking Russia's lead to two goals. We thought the priority was to help him to make sure he was 100 per cent recovered. They shouted every time Salah's face flashed up on the big screen and when his name was announced before kickoff.

But the shoulder injury and possibly the lack of match fitness must have taken a toll on Salah, marked closely by Russian Federation holding midfielder Roman Zobnin.

In the post-match press conference, Cuper said: "We had just 10 or 12 bad minutes in the second half".

"Whether I should stay or not does not only depend on me", Cuper said through a translator. We lost the match in this period, though the first half was excellent. "It's hard to say this but in a World Cup you have to wait until the very last minute, although it's true that our chances are minimal".

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