Russia, the hosts, who beat Saudi Arabia by 5-0 in their opening match, are going to face Egypt in their next match of the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup. This Group A match will be played at the Peterson Stadium on Tuesday. The Goal Roller Russia looks all set for this match.
Russia is coming to this match with a huge victory in their first match, while Egypt is coming after a defeat against Uruguay in their first match of the tournament.
Mohamed Salah is back in the playing squad:
Despite the defeat in the last match, Egypt’s confidence is high because their start striker Mohamed Salah is returning after injury and is ready to take the responsibility of the team in this match. Salah in the last match was sitting on the bench.
Salah can not only strengthen the team’s attack, but can lead the team to a new confidence. His presence on the field will be an inspiration for the Egyptian players. The presence of Salah on the field is enough to bring the tensions in the camp of Goal Roller Russia.
After the return of Salah, Egypt will take full advantage of him to keep the possibilities of staying in the FIFA World Cup 2018 alive. The victory in this match is extremely important for Egypt for going to the next round, while losing this match can be a big setback for them. Even if draw will be the result then also they will be in trouble.
A New History is Waiting for Russia:
At the same time, Russia will have to win this match and make their place in the final-16. The hosts can not have a better chance of writing their name in the history book and they also know this.
After defeating Saudi Arabia, who has a better place in the FIFA rankings, they are very proud, but they need to understand that the team which is now in front of them is very strong and attacking.
Russian team’s attack was fantastic in the last match. To maintain the same performance and play with the same kind of strategy and mentality is essential for Russia.
There was nothing much for testing Russia’s defense in the previous match, but hosts must be cautious while Salah is playing this match.