Egypt defender scores calamitous own goal against Russian Federation

Jun 20, 2018, 17:51
Egypt defender scores calamitous own goal against Russian Federation

Russian Federation is coming off an impressive debut after beating Saudi Arabia 5-0.

Russian Federation will look to build on their opening game win at Saint Petersburg Stadium on Tuesday night, when they take on Egypt.

"Salah is fit. In the previous match against Uruguay we thought he was fit also but we always draw up a last physical test", the former Valencia boss explained.

The Liverpool ace eventually had his first chance to break the deadlock for the Egyptians four minutes before halftime after finding space just inside the box, but his bending strike missed just wide.

A terrible own goal from Ahmed Fathi, the fifth in the tournament and third from an African side, opened a goal harvest in second half of a nail-biting encounter after a barren first. Additionally we sit down for a lengthy chat with U.S. Soccer President Carlos Cordeiro, who explains how the 2026 World Cup bid was won by the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Alexander Samedov pushed the ball out wide to Mario Fernandes, the Brazilian born right back who had powered forward from deep to deliver a ideal pull-back into the path of Denis Cheryshev who slotted home his third goal of the tournament.

Artem Dzyuba made it 3-0 for the host nation three minutes later after superbly bringing down a cross with his chest before slotting into the bottom corner.

"We took a step into the next round and now we have to see how we have to prepare for what happens next. I think ultimately, if that's Salah's ambition to play for Madrid, when the time comes, he will go", added Reddy. Thank you to everyone for the support.

"We need to bear in mind that there is not only one player on the pitch. It may not please everyone, but we have our style", he said.

Salah will make his debut in the tournament after missing his side's opening defeat to Uruguay with a shoulder injury picked up in last month's Champions League final.

"We had a good first half then we had 10-15 really bad minutes and that's why we lost", said Cuper, who immediately faced questions over his future.

GW: Yeah, and I'm bummed out that Mohamed Salah is not going to be with us for very long in this tournament.