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Cat to predict winner between Russia and Egypt

Cat to predict winner between Russia and Egypt

Achilles the cat, who lives at St. Petersburg's Hermitage Museum and serves as the animal oracle for the World Cup, will predict the winner of the match between Russia and Egypt later on Tuesday. 19 Jun 2018
Sychev says country believes in Russia reaching the knockout stages

Sychev says country believes in Russia reaching the knockout stages

Fomer Russia striker Dmitry Sychev told Latvian media Monday that the whole country believed that Russia would reach the knockout stage at the 2018 World Cup. 19 Jun 2018
Akinfeev is continuing traditions of yashin says Argentina Ambassador

Akinfeev is continuing traditions of yashin says Argentina Ambassador

Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev is continuing the football traditions of legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin, Argentina Ambassador to Russia Ricardo Ernesto Lagorio said on Monday. 19 Jun 2018
Salah trains ahead of Russia match

Salah trains ahead of Russia match

Egypt striker Mohamed Salah, who is recovering from injury, trained with the rest of the squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup match against hosts Russia, which will take place in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. 19 Jun 2018
El-Hadary says win over Russia would help Egypt reach knockout stages

El-Hadary says win over Russia would help Egypt reach knockout stages

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary said on Monday that beating Russia in their second World Cup match would help the team to reach the knockout stage. 19 Jun 2018
Egypt hope for 'god's help' against Russia says El-Hadary

Egypt hope for 'god's help' against Russia says El-Hadary

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary said Monday that his team were relying on "God's help" in their second World Cup match against Russia. 19 Jun 2018
Semin says 2018 World Cup is best he has attended

Semin says 2018 World Cup is best he has attended

Lokomotiv Moscow and former Russia head coach Yuri Semin said on Monday that the 2018 World Cup in Russia was "the best" tournament he had ever attended. 19 Jun 2018
Egypt to take advantage if Russia focus on Salah

Egypt to take advantage if Russia focus on Salah

Egypt head coach Hector Cuper said Monday that Russia would be playing into their hands if Stanislav Cherchesov’s side only focused on forward Mohamed Salah. 19 Jun 2018
Cuper says Salah is Egypt's weapon against Russia

Cuper says Salah is Egypt's weapon against Russia

Egypt head coach Hector Cuper said Monday that striker Mohamed Salah's participation in the 2018 World Cup encounter with Russia would not guarantee success, but he would be Egypt's "weapon". 19 Jun 2018
Almost 10 million Russians watched World Cup opener

Almost 10 million Russians watched World Cup opener

Almost 10 million Russians watched the television broadcast of the World Cup opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia, a survey revealed on Monday. 19 Jun 2018
Over 5.3 million Russians watched World Cup opening ceremony

Over 5.3 million Russians watched World Cup opening ceremony

Over 5.3 million Russians watched the opening ceremony of the 2018 World Cup, broadcast live on Russia’s Channel One, a survey revealed on Monday. 19 Jun 2018
Russia midfielder smuggled away the match ball from the opening match

Russia midfielder smuggled away the match ball from the opening match

Russia midfielder Yuri Gazinsky, who scored the first goal of the 2018 World Cup, says he's kept the match ball as a souvenir. 18 Jun 2018
Cherchesov: Egypt always play the same

Cherchesov: Egypt always play the same

The Egyptian national football team play all their matches in a similar manner, according to Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchersov. 18 Jun 2018
Akinfeev: It's a mistake to single out Salah

Akinfeev: It's a mistake to single out Salah

Russia goalkeeper and captain Igor Akinfeev both say the team should not single out Egypt striker Mohamed Salah and forget about the rest of the Egyptian team ahead of their Group A match, which is set to be held in St. Petersburg on Tuesday. 18 Jun 2018
'We know how to deal with Salah'

'We know how to deal with Salah'

Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov says he knows how to play against Egypt striker Mohamed Salah when the teams meet in their second group game. 18 Jun 2018
Ex-Russia forward Kirichenko: Russia v Egypt is too tight to call

Ex-Russia forward Kirichenko: Russia v Egypt is too tight to call

Former Russia striker Dmitri Kirichenko told Sputnik on Monday that both Egypt and Russia had good chances of wining their second FIFA World Cup match on Tuesday. 18 Jun 2018