Egypt’s second-half implosion was still to come but the look of weary frustration painted across Mohamed Salah’s face at the interval said it all.
Mohamed Salah scored from the spot on his World Cup debut, but Egypt are on the verge of an early exit following a 3-1 defeat to Russia.
Led by the youngest and only black coach at the tournament, Senegal became the first African nation to secure victory at the 2018 World Cup – a feat which should be celebrated, re-told and revered, writes MARSHALL GOUTS.
Russia continued their rich vein of form as they thumped Egypt 3-1 in a 2018 World Cup Group A encounter to reach their first knockout game since the Soviet era.
Russia head coach Stanislav Cherchesov has pledged to leave Mohamed Salah shackled when the World Cup hosts take on Egypt in St Petersburg on Tuesday.
Mohamed Salah has been declared fit to face Russia in Egypt’s second game at the World Cup match by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), who confirmed he could have featured in the 1-0 defeat to Uruguay but was not risked.
Cristiano Ronaldo netted his 51st career hat-trick as Portugal played to a 3-3 draw against Spain a 2018 World Cup Group B clash at the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Friday evening.
After watching the opening ceremony and the goal fest between Russia and Saudia Arabia, the World Cup fever has hit me too, writes WADE PRETORIUS.
Watch as host nation Russia demolish Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their Fifa World Cup opener at the Luzhniki Stadium on Thursday.
Russia star Alan Dzagoev requires a scan on a hamstring injury that could rule him out of the rest of the World Cup.