Russia v Egypt, 19 June 2018

Score3-1 to Russia
RefereeEnrique Cáceres
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group A
VenueSaint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg
Attendance64,468
Kick-off: 9.00pm local Russia v Egypt was Match 17 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) Assistant Referee 1: Eduardo Cardozo (Paraguay) Assistant Referee 2: Juan Zorrilla (Paraguay) Fourth Official: Cüneyt Çakir (Turkey) Reserve AR: Bahattin Duran (Turkey) VAR: Massimilliano Irrati (Italy) This was the first meeting between Russia and Egypt. Russia failed to reach the knock-out stages of the World Cup finals in their three previous appearances (1994, 2002, 2014). After two wins from two games, there were now also certain to qualify for this tournament's round of 16 despite being the lowest FIFA ranked team (70th). Russia had now equalled Italy's record from 1934 for the most goals scored by the host nation in their first two games of a World Cup finals (eight). Egypt had now failed to win in their six games at the World Cup finals. Only Honduras had played in more games in the competition's finals without a win (nine). Mohamed Salah became the third player to score for Egypt at the World Cup finals after Abdelrahman Fawzi in 1934 and Magdy Abed El Ghani in 1990. Ten penalties had now been awarded at this World Cup finals; as many as those awarded at the entire group stage of Brazil 2014.

3  Russia

Manager: Stanislav Cherchesov

1  Egypt

Manager: Hector Cuper

Goals:

Ahmed Fathy own goal 47 OG
Denis Cheryshev 59 G
Artem Dzyuba 62 G

Goals:

Mohamed Salah penalty 73 P

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev (captain)
Defender Mário Fernandes
Defender Ilja Kutepov
Defender Andrei Semenov
Defender/Midfielder Yuri Zhirkov
Midfielder Denis Cheryshev
Midfielder Yuri Gazinskiy
Midfielder Aleksandr Golovin
Midfielder Roman Zobnin
Forward Artem Dzyuba

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy
Defender Ali Gabr
Defender Ahmed Hegazi
Defender/Midfielder Ahmed Fathy (captain)
Midfielder Abdulla El Said
Midfielder Mohamed Elneny
Midfielder Tarek Hamed
Midfielder Trézéguet
Midfielder/Forward Mohamed Salah
Forward Marwan Mohsen

Substitutions:

Daler Kuzyayev for Denis Cheryshev 74
Fedor Smolov for Artem Dzyuba 79
Fedor Kudryashov for Yuri Zhirkov 86

Substitutions:

Amr Warda for Mohamed Elneny 64
Ramadan Sobhi for Trézéguet 68
Kahraba for Marwan Mohsen 82

Cards:

Fedor Smolov 84 Y

Cards:

Trézéguet 57 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Vladimir Gabulov
Goalkeeper Andrey Lunev
Defender Vladimir Granat
Defender Fedor Kudryashov
Defender Andrei Semenov
Defender/Midfielder Igor Smolnikov
Midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin
Midfielder Daler Kuzyayev
Midfielder/Forward Aleksei Miranchuk
Midfielder/Forward Anton Miranchuk
Forward Fedor Smolov

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy
Goalkeeper Essam El Hadary
Defender Ayman Ashraf
Defender Mahmoud Hamdy
Defender Saad Samir
Defender/Midfielder Ahmed Elmohamady
Defender/Midfielder Omar Gaber
Midfielder Sam Morsy
Midfielder Shikabala
Midfielder Ramadan Sobhi
Midfielder Amr Warda
Midfielder/Forward Kahraba