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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
Quiz! Can you name the last 21 footballers to have played in FOUR or more World Cups?

Quiz! Can you name the last 21 footballers to have played in FOUR or more World Cups?

After a Mexican stalwart played in his fifth World Cup, can you name the men who've featured in a World Cup this century and played at four or more tournaments overall? 18 Jun 2018
Egypt draw could be enough for Russia, says ex-coach

Egypt draw could be enough for Russia, says ex-coach

A draw with Egypt could be enough for Russia to reach the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup, former Russia head coach Boris Ignatyev thinks. 18 Jun 2018
Most Russians watched opening World Cup match - Poll

Most Russians watched opening World Cup match - Poll

At least 55 percent of Russians watched the opening match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup with participation of the Russian national team, a survey conducted by Russia's Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) ahead of Russia Day showed on Monday. 18 Jun 2018
Egypt arrive in St. Petersburg ahead of Russia match

Egypt arrive in St. Petersburg ahead of Russia match

Egypt arrived in St. Petersburg on Sunday for their upcoming World Cup group A game with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said. 18 Jun 2018
Miranchuk says Egypt are like Saudi Arabia but more organized

Miranchuk says Egypt are like Saudi Arabia but more organized

Egypt are like Saudi Arabia, but are more organized and disciplined, Russia midfielder Anton Miranchuk said on Sunday. 18 Jun 2018
Cheryshev says Salah is a great player but not world class

Cheryshev says Salah is a great player but not world class

Former Russia forward Dmitri Cheryshev said on Sunday that although Egypt forward Mohamed Salah was an exceptional player, he was not in the same class as the likes of Neymar, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. 17 Jun 2018
Caceres to officiate Russia v Egypt

Caceres to officiate Russia v Egypt

Paraguayan Referee Enrique Caceres will officiate the World Cup Group A match between hosts Russia and Egypt, FIFA's press service said on Sunday. 17 Jun 2018
Russia players 'understand their responsibility' - Deputy PM

Russia players 'understand their responsibility' - Deputy PM

NOVOGORSK, June 17 (Sputnik) - The Russian national team understands the responsibility it has at their "home" FIFA World Cup, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Sunday. 17 Jun 2018