Hosts Russia will be eyeing to sign their berth for a knockout theatre when they face Egypt, who will be bolstered by a lapse of star brazen Mohamed Salah, in their second Group A diversion on Tuesday.
Russia will be high on certainty after hammering Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening diversion in Moscow on Thursday. Egypt on a other hand, suffered a 0-1 detriment to Uruguay in a deficiency of Salah on Friday.
However, Salah has been announced 100 per cent fit by Egypt’s organisation alloy that will be a vital service for a organisation management.
Russia now tip Group A charts on idea disproportion brazen of Uruguay while Egypt are placed third and another better for a North African republic will force them for an early exit from a mega event.
Egypt are strengthened by Salah’s lapse while Russia will be enervated by a deficiency of artistic midfielder Alan Dzagoev, who suffered damage in a opening game.
“Salah participated in training with his teammates for a whole event and he is prepared to play opposite Russia according to technical staff,” Egypt’s organisation manager Ihab Leheta was quoted as observant by FIFA.com.
“Russia’s diversion is fatal and formidable since of a better opposite Uruguay,” he added.
Denis Cheryshev, who was Russia’s favourite opposite Saudi Arabia after scoring twice, however feels even if Salah misses Tuesday’s game, their charge will not be easy.
“If he (Salah) is not there, does that meant a charge becomes easy? Not during all,” Cheryshev was quoted as observant by FIFA.com.
The left winger felt that Salah’s inclusion in Egypt’s personification XI will make a emanate interesting.
“If he plays, it will be tough though some-more interesting. He’s one of a best and we always wish to contest with a best and win,” Cheryshev added.
Apart from Cheryshev, Roman Zobnin, Aleksandr Golovin, Yury Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov will contain a midfield behind Fedor Smolov. The energetic midfield has shown in a prior diversion that it can trigger attacks from any partial of a pitch.
Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov and Sergey Ignashevich will form a defence.
Russia have to put a outcome opposite Saudi Arabia behind them as a diversion opposite Egypt will a totally opposite story.
With or but Salah, a hosts will have to quarrel tough to register another victory.
A win or a pull opposite Russia will keep Egypt’s hopes alive brazen of a final organisation diversion opposite Saudi Arabia on Jun 25.
Overall, all eyes will be on Salah, who roughly single-handedly led Egypt to a World Cup for a initial time in 28 years.
The 26-year-old, who plays as a brazen for English bar Liverpool, netted 5 of a team’s 8 subordinate goals, including an injury-time chastisement opposite Republic of Congo that ensured gift got Egypt.
Salah will share a conflict with Marwan Mohsen and Amr Warda, while a midfield of Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny and Abdalla Said will be tasked with alighting balance.
The backline of Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Fathi and Mohamed Abdel-Shafy had scarcely stopped Uruguay before a late set-piece idea blew them away. The 4 players will have to retard a Russian satirical attacks.
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