Published: Tue, June 19, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Mohamed Salah in starting line-up for Egypt v Russia

Mohamed Salah in starting line-up for Egypt v Russia

Left-back Yuri Zhirkov trained individually on Sunday because of a minor ankle problem but is likely to be passed fit.

Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic speaks about Mohamed Salah's season with Liverpool and how he is looking forward to see him in the World Cup.

Cuper planned on starting Liverpool star Salah against Uruguay because he thought he was fully fit.

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He added: "The team is getting ready for Egypt".

"Let's see what Salah can do against us". And Cheryshev believes it will be tough for the hosts to prepare.

We are well aware of that, but we have no option other than winning, which means we need to keep our calm and focus. "Any chance we might have we should use in that match".

On the same day of Diab's concert, Egyptian singer Mohammed Hamaki is going to have his own concert titled "A2 Green Concert" in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

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Russian Federation got their World Cup campaign off to a dream start with a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia but face an entirely different beast in the form of Egypt, who should be revitalized by the return of their talismanic striker Mohamed Salah.

But Senegal has not been on this stage since its 2002 appearance.

"I saw only that Ramos was holding the cup", Cherchesov said.

Egypt are still waiting for their first win at a World Cup finals (D2, L3).

Another memorable instance is the last African Cup of Nations, where the Pharaohs made a surprising push to the final after being disqualified for three successive tournaments, only to lose the match in the end.

Their last goal was a penalty scored by Magdy Adbelghani in a 1-1 with the Netherlands in 1990.

Third-ranked Belgium waltzed past World Cup newbies Panama 3-0.

The 5-0 triumph ended a 7-game winless streak and also allayed the fears of the fans, many of whom felt it would be an uphill task for the side to make it out of their group.

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