2018 World Cup: Russia 3-1 Egypt

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Russia fans celebrate during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018. (AFP)

World Cup hosts Russia virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday, June 19, that moved them to top of Group A with six points from two games.

Russia's defender Ilja Kutepov makes a bicylcle kick during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018. (AFP)

Three goals in the space of 15 minutes early in the second half put the Russians firmly in command before Egypt's Mohamed Salah, who had a subdued game on his return from injury, struck from a penalty, awarded after a video review.

In the other Group A match, Uruguay will meet Saudi Arabia on Wednesday in Rostov and if the Saudis fail to beat Uruguay, Egypt and the Saudis will be eliminated from the competition.


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