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Russia vs. Egypt, World Cup: Confirmed lineups; how to watch

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Group A action

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Morocco v Iran: Group B - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images

After two, perhaps surprise, 2-1 wins earlier today, including the first win for a team from Africa during this World Cup — Senegal! — as well as an excellent win for Japan over Colombia, it’s now Egypt’s turn to do something special.

Russia were surprisingly impressive in their first game, a 5-0 win, but Saudi Arabia are probably the worst team in the tournament. Meanwhile, Egypt gambled that they could achieve a draw against Uruguay without Mo Salah, and their plan worked for almost 90 minutes until Uruguay’s Gimenez popped up with the winning header in the final minute of regulation.

Salah’s back now and ready to put Russia and Chelsea transfer target Aleksandr Golovin to the sword.

Here we go.


Russia starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
Akinfeev | Zhirkov, Ignashevich, Kutepov, Fernandes | Zobnin, Gazinskiy | Cheryshev, Golovin, Samedov | Dzyuba

Substitutes from: rest of the squad

Egypt starting lineup (4-2-3-1):
El Shenawy | Shafy, Hegazi, Gabr, Fathy | Hamed, Elneny | Hassan, Bekhit, Salah | Mohsen

Substitutes from: rest of the squad


Date / Time: Tuesday, June 19, 2018, 19:00 BST; 2pm EDT
Venue: Zenit Arena, St. Petersburg
Referee: Enrique Cáceres (Paraguay)
On TV: BBC One (UK); Fox, Telemundo (USA); elsewhere
Streaming online: BBC iPlayer (UK); FOX Sports Go, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo; Sling World Cup (USA)