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Michael Conforto hits a slow grounder to third, where Nolan Arenado charges for a terrific barehanded play to nab Conforto at first
Arenado's slick barehanded stop
Michael Conforto hits a slow grounder to third, where Nolan Arenado charges for a terrific barehanded play to nab Conforto at first
Michael Conforto hits a slow grounder to third, where Nolan Arenado charges for a terrific barehanded play to nab Conforto at first
Arenado's slick barehanded stop
Michael Conforto hits a slow grounder to third, where Nolan Arenado charges for a terrific barehanded play to nab Conforto at first
Michael Conforto hits a slow grounder to third, where Nolan Arenado charges for a terrific barehanded play to nab Conforto at first
Arenado's slick barehanded stop
Michael Conforto hits a slow grounder to third, where Nolan Arenado charges for a terrific barehanded play to nab Conforto at first
6/18/18: Choo, Beltre power Rangers to a 6-3 win
Recap: TEX 6, KC 3
6/18/18: Choo, Beltre power Rangers to a 6-3 win
6/18/18: Choo, Beltre power Rangers to a 6-3 win
Recap: TEX 6, KC 3
6/18/18: Choo, Beltre power Rangers to a 6-3 win
6/18/18: Choo, Beltre power Rangers to a 6-3 win
Recap: TEX 6, KC 3
6/18/18: Choo, Beltre power Rangers to a 6-3 win
Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz hits a solo home run on a pitch from Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, mending Dodgers
Seattle Mariners' Nelson Cruz hits a solo home run on a pitch from Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, June 17, 2018, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)
As part of a Father's Day celebration, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) and relief pitcher Tom Koehler walk onto the field with their children before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, mending Dodgers
As part of a Father's Day celebration, Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) and relief pitcher Tom Koehler walk onto the field with their children before a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants in Los Angeles, Sunday, June 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, mending Dodgers
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, June 14, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his two-run home run with Anthony Rendon (6) during the sixth inning of the continuation of a suspended baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. This game is a continuation of a suspended game from May 15. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
LEADING OFF: Verlander backs rolling Astros, mending Dodgers
Washington Nationals' Juan Soto (22) celebrates his two-run home run with Anthony Rendon (6) during the sixth inning of the continuation of a suspended baseball game against the New York Yankees, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Washington. This game is a continuation of a suspended game from May 15. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
The free screenings are welcome as watching in a local cafe proved too expensive for many camp residents (AFP Photo/Delil SOULEIMAN)
The free screenings are welcome as watching in a local cafe proved too expensive for many camp residents
The free screenings are welcome as watching in a local cafe proved too expensive for many camp residents (AFP Photo/Delil SOULEIMAN)
World Cup matches are screened inside tents during the day and outside in the evening (AFP Photo/Delil SOULEIMAN)
World Cup matches are screened inside tents during the day and outside in the evening
World Cup matches are screened inside tents during the day and outside in the evening (AFP Photo/Delil SOULEIMAN)
A local charity is screening all World Cup matches for free at the Ain Issa camp (AFP Photo/Delil SOULEIMAN)
A local charity is screening all World Cup matches for free at the Ain Issa camp
A local charity is screening all World Cup matches for free at the Ain Issa camp (AFP Photo/Delil SOULEIMAN)
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Dodgers LHP Kershaw eyes return after throwing sim game
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw throws to a Philadelphia Phillies batter during the third inning of a baseball game Thursday, May 31, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, front, doubles over as he is checked on by manager Joe Maddon after being hit by a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 17, 2018, in St. Louis. Baez left the game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Cubs INF Baez feeling better after hit by pitch
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez, front, doubles over as he is checked on by manager Joe Maddon after being hit by a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 17, 2018, in St. Louis. Baez left the game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) is checked on by manager Joe Maddon after being hit by a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 17, 2018, in St. Louis. Baez left the game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Cubs INF Baez feeling better after hit by pitch
Chicago Cubs' Javier Baez (9) is checked on by manager Joe Maddon after being hit by a pitch during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 17, 2018, in St. Louis. Baez left the game. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, tags out Chicago White Sox's Yoan Moncada after Moncada tried to steal second base in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, tags out Chicago White Sox's Yoan Moncada after Moncada tried to steal second base in the first inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox Jose Abreu in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Abreu was out on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor fields a ball hit by Chicago White Sox Jose Abreu in the sixth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Abreu was out on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, celebrates with Rajai Davis after the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-2 in a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, left, celebrates with Rajai Davis after the Indians defeated the Chicago White Sox 6-2 in a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians' Rajai Davis steals to second base as Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson waits for the ball in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Second base umpire Will Little watches. Davis was safe on the steal. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Cleveland Indians' Rajai Davis steals to second base as Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson waits for the ball in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Second base umpire Will Little watches. Davis was safe on the steal. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis watches his ball after hitting a solo home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis watches his ball after hitting a solo home run off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Chicago White Sox's Yolmer Sanchez hits an RBI-single off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Evan Marshall in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Adam Engel scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Chicago White Sox's Yolmer Sanchez hits an RBI-single off Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Evan Marshall in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Adam Engel scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson strikes out swinging in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Chicago White Sox's Tim Anderson strikes out swinging in the second inning of a baseball game against the Cleveland Indians, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis hits an RBI-single off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Rajai Davis scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis hits an RBI-single off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Rajai Davis scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez hits a ground rule double off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey in the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Lonnie Chisenhall and Rajai Davis scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Cleveland Indians' Roberto Perez hits a ground rule double off Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey in the second inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. Lonnie Chisenhall and Rajai Davis scored on the play. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey, right, waits for Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis, left, to run the bases after Kipnis hit a solo home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Bauer, Indians beat skidding White Sox 6-2
Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Dylan Covey, right, waits for Cleveland Indians' Jason Kipnis, left, to run the bases after Kipnis hit a solo home run in the fifth inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch (14) hugs Alex Bregman (2) after Bregman hit a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win
Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch (14) hugs Alex Bregman (2) after Bregman hit a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Tampa Bay Rays' Wilson Ramos celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win
Tampa Bay Rays' Wilson Ramos celebrates after hitting a two-run home run against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' Tony Kemp, left, beats Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jonny Venters to first base for a hit during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win
Houston Astros' Tony Kemp, left, beats Tampa Bay Rays relief pitcher Jonny Venters to first base for a hit during the third inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Tampa Bay Rays' Wilson Ramos, left, celebrates with Jake Bauers after both scored on Ramos' home run against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win
Tampa Bay Rays' Wilson Ramos, left, celebrates with Jake Bauers after both scored on Ramos' home run against the Houston Astros during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman points to dugout after hitting a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman points to dugout after hitting a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win
Houston Astros starting pitcher Gerrit Cole throws against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hits a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman hits a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Bregman's game-ending 2B lifts Astros to 12th straight win
Houston Astros' Alex Bregman, center, celebrates with teammates after hitting a game-winning double to score two runs against the Tampa Bay Rays during the ninth inning of a baseball game Monday, June 18, 2018, in Houston. The Astros won 5-4. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Despite scoring nine goals this season, his team Ozone FC missed out on qualification to the I-League and the striker discusses why...
CS Sabeeth: Best Indian striker in 2nd Division I-League sets sights on the ISL
Despite scoring nine goals this season, his team Ozone FC missed out on qualification to the I-League and the striker discusses why...
Despite scoring nine goals this season, his team Ozone FC missed out on qualification to the I-League and the striker discusses why...
CS Sabeeth: Best Indian striker in 2nd Division I-League sets sights on the ISL
Despite scoring nine goals this season, his team Ozone FC missed out on qualification to the I-League and the striker discusses why...
Despite scoring nine goals this season, his team Ozone FC missed out on qualification to the I-League and the striker discusses why...
CS Sabeeth: Best Indian striker in 2nd Division I-League sets sights on the ISL
Despite scoring nine goals this season, his team Ozone FC missed out on qualification to the I-League and the striker discusses why...
New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo watches the flight of a home run ball hit off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Harrison Musgrave during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Nimmo, Mets finally support deGrom in 12-2 win over Rockies
New York Mets' Brandon Nimmo watches the flight of a home run ball hit off Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Harrison Musgrave during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts after winning his first round match against Great Britain's Andy Murray Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Australia's Nick Kyrgios reacts after winning his first round match against Great Britain's Andy Murray Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Great Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his first round match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Great Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his first round match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
 8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Russia vs Egypt, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
 8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Russia vs Egypt, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
 8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Russia vs Egypt, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
 8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Russia vs Egypt, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
 8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Russia vs Egypt, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
 8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Russia vs Egypt, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
 8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Russia vs Egypt, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
 8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Russia vs Egypt, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
8:25PM 66 mins Fed by Salah with a nice ball, Trezeguet has a shot wide, and that will be his last contribution. He's getting the hook, and here comes Sobhi. 8:22PM 65 mins Warda on, Elneny off. Egypt have a freekick, Gabr tries to make amends for his defensive spinelessness with a header. No. 8:20PM GOAL! Russia 3 Egypt 0 (Dzyuba 62) Another one! Oh dear, this is turning into a horrible night for the Pharoahs. Route one, big Dzyuba chests the ball down and it's men against boys as Gabr and Hegazi crumble and let him through. Hammers it home and that, my friends, is the night boat to Cairo. Artem Dzyuba of Russia scores Credit: Getty 8:16PM GOAL! Russia 2 Egypt 0 (Cheryshev 59) Ooh, that is going to be the killer blow, surely. Nice work from Figueira Fernandes, heart and energy down the right to join the attack. Pulls the ball back, and there is the deadly Denis Cheryshev to slot the ball home. That's his third of the tournament by the way, and it looks likely that it is going to send Russia through... and send poor Egypt home. 8:14PM No OG no fun There were no own-goals at all at the 1958 and 1962 World Cups. What miserable times they must have been.— Nick Miller (@NickMiller79) June 19, 2018 8:13PM 55 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 That was the moment? Maybe? The ball is played into the Russian box, knockdown, Salah has it at his feet eight yards out.... but he cannot get it out from under him and the desperate Russians can clear. Fully fit, he jinks and smashes that. But he is not confident in his body. 8:10PM 52 mins: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Russians enjoying a couple of corners. At this rate (5 own goals in 17 matches), this World Cup will have 19 own goals. The record most in a single World Cup is 6, set in 1998. #WorldCup#RUS#EGY— Gracenote Live (@GracenoteLive) June 19, 2018 8:04PM OWN GOAL! by Fathy: Russia 1 Egypt 0 Aw, that is rotten luck for Egypt, although their keeper must carry his fair share of blame. Golovin crosses it in, the keeper comes out with a flappy, silly punch. Shoulda caught that. Instead, he punches, the Russian 11 Zobnin drills it back in and a panicking Fathy stabs it into his own net. (Fathy OG 47 mins) Dreadful shot by Zobnin by the way, would have practically gone out for a corner had Fathy not intervened. Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy (R) watches as the ball ends up in his net after a deflection by Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) Credit: AFP/Getty 8:03PM 46 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Always a shame to see a brilliant player not at his best due to injury. But hopefully Mo Salah can weave a bit of magic. 8:00PM This shows Salah's position (10) Average touch positions (half time) He's basically playing as a narrow advanced forward. Alan Shearer sums it up well on BBC: "Mo Salah, you can tell, is only 70-75% fit and they know that - they're protecting him, he's not running back and they're just trying to get the ball up to him." 7:57PM Pretty fair Russia vs Egypt shots on goal 7:46PM Half time: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That'll do it for the half, not many chances, but plenty of energy. 7:44PM 42 mins Fun, B- quality, end-to-end stuff, here are the Russians with a corner. Gabr involved in a good old fashioned grappling contest with Dzyuba. Risky business in these VAR times... 7:42PM 40 mins There's our boy! Class from Salah, Mohsen dummies, Salah gets it and spins away from his man. Peach of a curling effort but not quite. 7:40PM 37 mins Lovely counter by Egypt, but it starts in bizarre fashion when the ball hits the ref, wrong-footing everyone! Elneny with a great ball in and Mohsen should have done a lot better. 7:35PM 34 mins Nice ball in! Mohsen just misses out to Figueira Fernandes of Russia. More even now. 7:34PM 33 mins Better spell from Egypt. Passing it, higher up the pitch. Looking slicker, ball into the area from Shafy is flicked on. Salah nearly there at the back stick! Corner. Delivery is poor. 7:33PM 30 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Enjoyable game so far. Russia unsophisticated but useful, got some pace, got some who can deliver the ball, attack in numbers. Egypt are unbalanced. They need to just get a bit of the ball, play themselves into this. 7:28PM 27 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Decent from Salah as he holds it up to tee up Trézéguet , whose shot is charged down. But it is a momentary respite: here come the Russians again. 7:27PM 25 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 This Egypt defence are making some blunders and I think they are going to be sorry. A ball is played in by Cheryshev. Keeper El-Shenawy comes, and is barged off it by Hegazi. Don't panic! 7:25PM 22 mins Salah is not doing a lot. And as I say, he is not offering anything defensively, just standing out on the right wing. Here come the Russians down the left. Gazinskii crosses and the big lad Dzyuba gets up well but glances his header too fine. 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah... he's in! Credit: AFP/Getty 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. 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Fifa are fond of telling us that football is a family. If so, Mark Lawrenson is the grumpy uncle whom one was compelled to invite to the gathering. But rather than simply sticking him in a secluded armchair and keeping him quiet with a gob full of Quality Street and cooking brandy, the BBC has let him loose on World Cup television viewers. Lawro has so far done two matches for BBC TV; reaction has been mixed. Which is to say, some people have hated it, and other people have really hated it. Or that has been the online response, anyway, with social media commentators vying to one-up each other with their spite and rage at his contributions to the France vs Australia and Belgium vs Panama matches. The charges against him are that he moans, makes bad jokes, offers little in the way of tactical insight and does not display appropriate gratitude for his privileged part-time job. “But I’ve got my bad points as well,” one can imagine the former Liverpool man quipping. In an age where some people want granular analysis of football formations, Lawro is a relic. For him, a Continental will always be looking to go down easily, a Latin is a master of the dark arts, the Germans a well-oiled machine. “Dislocated shoelace,” was his tart assessment of an exaggerated injury in the France match. Young men who spend 35 hours a week playing football video games simply will not stand for a co-commentator who cannot tell you the reserve right back’s inside-leg measurement. A generation raised on football as hype juggernaut does not wish to be told that a match is rotten, and especially not by a baby boomer well paid to sit there carping in the plush seats. These are all fair complaints, albeit that they are often expressed with unnecessary vitriol. But rather than rage, would it not be better to enjoy Lawro for what he is: a unique and peculiar visitor from another footballing time. England vs Tunisia Player ratings Much of Lawro’s comic and conversational sensibility is rooted in the 1970s or 1980s, a time when a man dressing up as a lady was the funniest thing of which the human mind could conceive. This is punditry as panto, a great big hairy bloke in a tutu. There is a camp quality to Lawro’s eye-rolling, withering asides. He belongs to a tradition, surely unique to these isles, and arguably specifically to the North of England, of a peculiar sort of masculinity: a mixture of machismo and fruitiness in a minor key. Perhaps it is not all meant to be taken so seriously. He has provided football commentary with some of its most memorable phrases, second in his inventiveness only to that other big beast of the airwaves, the fur-coated lexicographer, the signet ring wrong ’un, the Great Smell of Brut’s own Ron Atkinson. World Cup whatsapp promo In the world of Lawro, a wrong-footed tackler has been “careening around like a dog on lino”. To emphasise the bulk of a centre half “ooh, I bet ’e takes some feeding”. And, pityingly, about an unfortunate goalkeeper who had flapped fatally at a cross “the keeper’s come out, waving at his mother”. His on-air falling-out with Guy Mowbray was a glorious miniature drama of passive-aggressive seething of the sort that enlivens any workplace, only played out for the delectation of millions. At the last World Cup, he presented a documentary segment about the Spion Kop, where so many boys from Lancashire died, senselessly, pointlessly, due to the blunders and arrogance of their superiors. It was beautiful, and brilliant. Sometimes, football is boring, or cynical, or boring and cynical, and it is OK to have somebody express this feeling from time to time. There are still a lot more football matches that do not have Mark Lawrenson on them than do: why don’t we allow just a little dash of bitters in the World Cup cocktail? WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Be patient - Mark Lawrenson's panto punditry might grow on you
Fifa are fond of telling us that football is a family. If so, Mark Lawrenson is the grumpy uncle whom one was compelled to invite to the gathering. But rather than simply sticking him in a secluded armchair and keeping him quiet with a gob full of Quality Street and cooking brandy, the BBC has let him loose on World Cup television viewers. Lawro has so far done two matches for BBC TV; reaction has been mixed. Which is to say, some people have hated it, and other people have really hated it. Or that has been the online response, anyway, with social media commentators vying to one-up each other with their spite and rage at his contributions to the France vs Australia and Belgium vs Panama matches. The charges against him are that he moans, makes bad jokes, offers little in the way of tactical insight and does not display appropriate gratitude for his privileged part-time job. “But I’ve got my bad points as well,” one can imagine the former Liverpool man quipping. In an age where some people want granular analysis of football formations, Lawro is a relic. For him, a Continental will always be looking to go down easily, a Latin is a master of the dark arts, the Germans a well-oiled machine. “Dislocated shoelace,” was his tart assessment of an exaggerated injury in the France match. Young men who spend 35 hours a week playing football video games simply will not stand for a co-commentator who cannot tell you the reserve right back’s inside-leg measurement. A generation raised on football as hype juggernaut does not wish to be told that a match is rotten, and especially not by a baby boomer well paid to sit there carping in the plush seats. These are all fair complaints, albeit that they are often expressed with unnecessary vitriol. But rather than rage, would it not be better to enjoy Lawro for what he is: a unique and peculiar visitor from another footballing time. England vs Tunisia Player ratings Much of Lawro’s comic and conversational sensibility is rooted in the 1970s or 1980s, a time when a man dressing up as a lady was the funniest thing of which the human mind could conceive. This is punditry as panto, a great big hairy bloke in a tutu. There is a camp quality to Lawro’s eye-rolling, withering asides. He belongs to a tradition, surely unique to these isles, and arguably specifically to the North of England, of a peculiar sort of masculinity: a mixture of machismo and fruitiness in a minor key. Perhaps it is not all meant to be taken so seriously. He has provided football commentary with some of its most memorable phrases, second in his inventiveness only to that other big beast of the airwaves, the fur-coated lexicographer, the signet ring wrong ’un, the Great Smell of Brut’s own Ron Atkinson. World Cup whatsapp promo In the world of Lawro, a wrong-footed tackler has been “careening around like a dog on lino”. To emphasise the bulk of a centre half “ooh, I bet ’e takes some feeding”. And, pityingly, about an unfortunate goalkeeper who had flapped fatally at a cross “the keeper’s come out, waving at his mother”. His on-air falling-out with Guy Mowbray was a glorious miniature drama of passive-aggressive seething of the sort that enlivens any workplace, only played out for the delectation of millions. At the last World Cup, he presented a documentary segment about the Spion Kop, where so many boys from Lancashire died, senselessly, pointlessly, due to the blunders and arrogance of their superiors. It was beautiful, and brilliant. Sometimes, football is boring, or cynical, or boring and cynical, and it is OK to have somebody express this feeling from time to time. There are still a lot more football matches that do not have Mark Lawrenson on them than do: why don’t we allow just a little dash of bitters in the World Cup cocktail? WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
2018 Redskins Training Camp Schedule: Dates, times, location, how to attend
<p>Colin McDonald signed an AHL contract with the Phantoms Tuesday afternoon, keeping the experienced pro in the Flyers' system. By Jordan Hall</p>
Colin McDonald staying in Flyers' system, re-signs with Phantoms

Colin McDonald signed an AHL contract with the Phantoms Tuesday afternoon, keeping the experienced pro in the Flyers' system. By Jordan Hall

Neymar was injured in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals when Juan Zuniga kneed him in the back.
Neymar limps out of Brazil training
Neymar was injured in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals when Juan Zuniga kneed him in the back.
Neymar was injured in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals when Juan Zuniga kneed him in the back.
Neymar limps out of Brazil training
Neymar was injured in the 2014 World Cup quarterfinals when Juan Zuniga kneed him in the back.
FILE PHOTO: South Korea's Park Joo-ho lies on the pitch injured in the World Cup Group F match against Sweden on June 18, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: South Korea's Park Joo-ho lies on the pitch injured in the World Cup Group F match against Sweden on June 18, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod
FILE PHOTO: South Korea's Park Joo-ho lies on the pitch injured in the World Cup Group F match against Sweden on June 18, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: South Korea's Park Joo-ho lies on the pitch injured in the World Cup Group F match against Sweden on June 18, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: South Korea's Park Joo-ho lies on the pitch injured in the World Cup Group F match against Sweden on June 18, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod
FILE PHOTO: South Korea's Park Joo-ho lies on the pitch injured in the World Cup Group F match against Sweden on June 18, 2018 in Nizhny Novgorod. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo
The player and team get roasted on Twitter ... a lot.
Will Hoffman, Panthers get the last laugh?
The player and team get roasted on Twitter ... a lot.
The player and team get roasted on Twitter ... a lot.
Will Hoffman, Panthers get the last laugh?
The player and team get roasted on Twitter ... a lot.
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 19, 2018 Senegal's M'Baye Niang scores their second goal past Poland's Wojciech Szczesny REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 19, 2018 Senegal's M'Baye Niang scores their second goal past Poland's Wojciech Szczesny REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 19, 2018 Poland's Thiago Cionek in action with Senegal's Alfred N'Diaye REUTERS/Carl Recine
World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 19, 2018 Poland's Thiago Cionek in action with Senegal's Alfred N'Diaye REUTERS/Carl Recine
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 19, 2018 Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak in action with Senegal's Mame Biram Diouf REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 19, 2018 Poland's Grzegorz Krychowiak in action with Senegal's Mame Biram Diouf REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 19, 2018 Poland coach Adam Nawalka gestures REUTERS/Carl Recine
World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group H - Poland vs Senegal - Spartak Stadium, Moscow, Russia - June 19, 2018 Poland coach Adam Nawalka gestures REUTERS/Carl Recine
Greg Norman isn't shy about posting shirtless images on Instagram. Now he's set to appear in the latest edition of ESPN's 'Body Issue'.
Norman to pose in ESPN's 'Body Issue'
Greg Norman isn't shy about posting shirtless images on Instagram. Now he's set to appear in the latest edition of ESPN's 'Body Issue'.
The Brazilians are said to be eyeing another foreign attacker ahead of the new season as they prepare for what will be a taxing 2018/19 PSL season
Sundowns linked with South American striker Jose Ali Meza
The Brazilians are said to be eyeing another foreign attacker ahead of the new season as they prepare for what will be a taxing 2018/19 PSL season
With extension talks reportedly in limbo, could the Blue Jackets actually shop Panarin?
Somehow, Artemi Panarin is in trade rumors again
With extension talks reportedly in limbo, could the Blue Jackets actually shop Panarin?
With extension talks reportedly in limbo, could the Blue Jackets actually shop Panarin?
Somehow, Artemi Panarin is in trade rumors again
With extension talks reportedly in limbo, could the Blue Jackets actually shop Panarin?
Germany international Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen has become Unai Emery's second signing for Arsenal.
BREAKING NEWS: Arsenal sign goalkeeper Leno from Leverkusen
Germany international Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen has become Unai Emery's second signing for Arsenal.
Roger Federer returns the ball to Milos Raonic in the final of the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Sunday June 17, 2018. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
Federer stretches winning streak on grass to 17 in Halle
Roger Federer returns the ball to Milos Raonic in the final of the ATP Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart, Sunday June 17, 2018. (Marijan Murat/dpa via AP)
Hungary's Marton Fucsovics is attended to during his match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the ATP tournament in Halle, western Germany, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
Federer stretches winning streak on grass to 17 in Halle
Hungary's Marton Fucsovics is attended to during his match against Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber at the ATP tournament in Halle, western Germany, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (Friso Gentsch/dpa via AP)
With the U.S. Open officially in the books, oddsmakers quickly installed Dustin Johnson as a betting favorite for The Open next month.
DJ listed as betting favorite for The Open
With the U.S. Open officially in the books, oddsmakers quickly installed Dustin Johnson as a betting favorite for The Open next month.
Romelu Lukaku, el goleador de Bélgica, pasó su niñez en la miseria. Él escribió su historia en el portal The Player Tribune luego de haber hecho dos goles ante la selección de Panamá.
Romelu Lukaku, una triste historia entre la miseria antes de ser un goleador
Romelu Lukaku, el goleador de Bélgica, pasó su niñez en la miseria. Él escribió su historia en el portal The Player Tribune luego de haber hecho dos goles ante la selección de Panamá.
Romelu Lukaku, el goleador de Bélgica, pasó su niñez en la miseria. Él escribió su historia en el portal The Player Tribune luego de haber hecho dos goles ante la selección de Panamá.
Romelu Lukaku, una triste historia entre la miseria antes de ser un goleador
Romelu Lukaku, el goleador de Bélgica, pasó su niñez en la miseria. Él escribió su historia en el portal The Player Tribune luego de haber hecho dos goles ante la selección de Panamá.
Romelu Lukaku, el goleador de Bélgica, pasó su niñez en la miseria. Él escribió su historia en el portal The Player Tribune luego de haber hecho dos goles ante la selección de Panamá.
Romelu Lukaku, una triste historia entre la miseria antes de ser un goleador
Romelu Lukaku, el goleador de Bélgica, pasó su niñez en la miseria. Él escribió su historia en el portal The Player Tribune luego de haber hecho dos goles ante la selección de Panamá.
Romelu Lukaku, el goleador de Bélgica, pasó su niñez en la miseria. Él escribió su historia en el portal The Player Tribune luego de haber hecho dos goles ante la selección de Panamá.
Romelu Lukaku, una triste historia entre la miseria antes de ser un goleador
Romelu Lukaku, el goleador de Bélgica, pasó su niñez en la miseria. Él escribió su historia en el portal The Player Tribune luego de haber hecho dos goles ante la selección de Panamá.
Lejos de aquella vez que dijo que para él "es difícil" jugar junto a Messi, la Joya aseguró que cree que puede compartir la cancha con el Diez.
¿Dónde podría encajar Dybala en esta Selección argentina?
Lejos de aquella vez que dijo que para él "es difícil" jugar junto a Messi, la Joya aseguró que cree que puede compartir la cancha con el Diez.
Lejos de aquella vez que dijo que para él "es difícil" jugar junto a Messi, la Joya aseguró que cree que puede compartir la cancha con el Diez.
¿Dónde podría encajar Dybala en esta Selección argentina?
Lejos de aquella vez que dijo que para él "es difícil" jugar junto a Messi, la Joya aseguró que cree que puede compartir la cancha con el Diez.
If it goes well he should be starting for the Dodgers sometime next week.
Clayton Kershaw to make a minor league rehab start
If it goes well he should be starting for the Dodgers sometime next week.
If it goes well he should be starting for the Dodgers sometime next week.
Clayton Kershaw to make a minor league rehab start
If it goes well he should be starting for the Dodgers sometime next week.
Egypt's Mohamed Salah practices during Egypt's official training on the eve of the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
The Latest: Salah returns, but Egypt-Russia goalless at half
Egypt's Mohamed Salah practices during Egypt's official training on the eve of the group A match between Russia and Egypt at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the St. Petersburg stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A young Russian boy plays football on the banks of the Volga river during the Russia 2018 World Cup (AFP Photo/MANAN VATSYAYANA)
Morning to evening
A young Russian boy plays football on the banks of the Volga river during the Russia 2018 World Cup (AFP Photo/MANAN VATSYAYANA)
Pepe will hope for an easier time against Morocco after a bruising battle with Spain's Diego Costa (AFP Photo/Fadel SENNA)
Pepe will hope for an easier time against Morocco after a bruising battle with Spain's Diego Costa
Pepe will hope for an easier time against Morocco after a bruising battle with Spain's Diego Costa (AFP Photo/Fadel SENNA)
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss his side’s third Test against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering on Tuesday (AFP Photo/Randy Brooks)
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss his side’s third Test against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering on Tuesday
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal will miss his side’s third Test against the West Indies after being found guilty of ball tampering on Tuesday (AFP Photo/Randy Brooks)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah shoots at goal REUTERS/Michael Dalder
World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah shoots at goal REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Russia's Artem Dzyuba in action with Egypt's Ahmed Hegazi REUTERS/Henry Romero
World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Russia's Artem Dzyuba in action with Egypt's Ahmed Hegazi REUTERS/Henry Romero
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah shoots at goal REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah shoots at goal REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Russia's Artem Dzyuba in action with Egypt's Ahmed Hegazi REUTERS/Michael Dalder
World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Russia's Artem Dzyuba in action with Egypt's Ahmed Hegazi REUTERS/Michael Dalder
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action with Russia's Yuri Zhirkov REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action with Russia's Yuri Zhirkov REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah shoots at goal REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah shoots at goal REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah shoots at goal REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Egypt's Mohamed Salah shoots at goal REUTERS/Dylan Martinez
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Russia's Artem Dzyuba in action with Egypt's Ahmed Fathy REUTERS/Lee Smith
World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt
Soccer Football - World Cup - Group A - Russia vs Egypt - Saint Petersburg Stadium, Saint Petersburg, Russia - June 19, 2018 Russia's Artem Dzyuba in action with Egypt's Ahmed Fathy REUTERS/Lee Smith
You tell me if the jokes are actually funny.
VIDEOS: New footlocker commercials make fun of Trae Young, LiAngelo Ball
You tell me if the jokes are actually funny.
You tell me if the jokes are actually funny.
VIDEOS: New footlocker commercials make fun of Trae Young, LiAngelo Ball
You tell me if the jokes are actually funny.
There is still time left in the MLB All-Star voting, but you can probably assume Houston Astros second baseman José Altuve will be a starter.
Astros 2B José Altuve passes Mookie Betts as lead vote-getter in 2018 All-Star Game
There is still time left in the MLB All-Star voting, but you can probably assume Houston Astros second baseman José Altuve will be a starter.
There is still time left in the MLB All-Star voting, but you can probably assume Houston Astros second baseman José Altuve will be a starter.
Astros 2B José Altuve passes Mookie Betts as lead vote-getter in 2018 All-Star Game
There is still time left in the MLB All-Star voting, but you can probably assume Houston Astros second baseman José Altuve will be a starter.
Mississippi State pitcher Konnor Pilkington (48) delivers against North Carolina in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
This is bananas: Mississippi St. beats Carolina 12-2 at CWS
Mississippi State pitcher Konnor Pilkington (48) delivers against North Carolina in the first inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Mississippi State designated hitter Jordan Westburg, (11) chews bubble gum as he rounds the bases past North Carolina third baseman Kyle Datres (3) after hitting a grand slam in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against North Carolina in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
This is bananas: Mississippi St. beats Carolina 12-2 at CWS
Mississippi State designated hitter Jordan Westburg, (11) chews bubble gum as he rounds the bases past North Carolina third baseman Kyle Datres (3) after hitting a grand slam in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against North Carolina in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Mississippi State designated hitter Jordan Westburg, right, celebrates his grand slam with Jake Mangum (15) and teammates in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against North Carolina in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
This is bananas: Mississippi St. beats Carolina 12-2 at CWS
Mississippi State designated hitter Jordan Westburg, right, celebrates his grand slam with Jake Mangum (15) and teammates in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against North Carolina in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Mississippi State designated hitter Jordan Westburg, founder of the team's banana rally, is handed a banana at the dugout after hitting a grand slam in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against North Carolina in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
This is bananas: Mississippi St. beats Carolina 12-2 at CWS
Mississippi State designated hitter Jordan Westburg, founder of the team's banana rally, is handed a banana at the dugout after hitting a grand slam in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against North Carolina in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Mississippi State designated hitter Jordan Westburg hits a grand slam against North Carolina in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against North Carolina in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
This is bananas: Mississippi St. beats Carolina 12-2 at CWS
Mississippi State designated hitter Jordan Westburg hits a grand slam against North Carolina in the second inning of an NCAA College World Series baseball game against North Carolina in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Press Conference - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during the press conference REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Spain Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Press Conference - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during the press conference REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Training - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during training REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Spain Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Training - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during training REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Press Conference - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during the press conference REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Spain Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Press Conference - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain coach Fernando Hierro during the press conference REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - World Cup - Iran Training - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Iran coach Carlos Queiroz during training REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Iran Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Iran Training - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Iran coach Carlos Queiroz during training REUTERS/John Sibley
In this photo taken on late Monday, June 18, 2018, Saudi Arabian soccer team disembark the plane upon their arriving at the Rostov-on-Don airport, Russia. An engine burst into flames during the landing of a Russian plane carrying the Saudi Arabian soccer team to a World Cup host city, but nobody was hurt, officials said Tuesday. Russia's federal agency for air traffic said in a statement that the Airbus airplane flying from St. Petersburg to the southern city of Rostov-on-Don landed safely Monday evening and no emergency procedures were required. (AP Photo)
Saudi coach says players not rattled by plane incident
In this photo taken on late Monday, June 18, 2018, Saudi Arabian soccer team disembark the plane upon their arriving at the Rostov-on-Don airport, Russia. An engine burst into flames during the landing of a Russian plane carrying the Saudi Arabian soccer team to a World Cup host city, but nobody was hurt, officials said Tuesday. Russia's federal agency for air traffic said in a statement that the Airbus airplane flying from St. Petersburg to the southern city of Rostov-on-Don landed safely Monday evening and no emergency procedures were required. (AP Photo)
Brazil have been given a scare ahead of Friday’s clash with Costa Rica after Neymar missed training for a second successive day. The news came as Philippe Coutinho warned his Brazil team-mates that there would be no margin for error against the Costa Ricans in St Petersburg following their disappointing 1-1 draw in their opening game against Switzerland on Sunday. Neymar, who had sat out training on Monday, was unable to take part in Tuesday's session after complaining of pain to his right ankle. The Paris St-Germain forward, who had managed only a few warm up exercises, was seen kicking a ball away in frustration as he hobbled off in the company of Brazil physiotherapist, Bruno Manek, at the team’s base in Sochi. Rodrigo Lasmar, Brazil’s doctor, said Neymar would receive more treatment on Wednesday morning but was due to return to full training in afternoon, with Brazil confident the player will be fit to play on Friday. Coutinho said Neymar’s fitness was not a worry and the pain he was feeling was “normal”. URGENTE! Em Sochi, Neymar sente e deixa o treino da Seleção mancando nesta terça-feira (19). Confira o momento! #Copa2018pic.twitter.com/ZNRboOu4Hf— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) 19 June 2018 But the situation is still a concern for Brazil, not least as their coach, Tite, had warned before the Switzerland game that Neymar was “not 100 per cent fit” after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot in February and would require careful handling in Russia. The Swiss result has also increased the pressure to deliver against Costa Rica. “We will treat the game like it’s the final game,” said Coutinho, the Barcelona and former Liverpool forward whose stunning strike had put Brazil in front against Switzerland. “We are aware we have no more room for error.” Brazil blamed Neymar’s problem on his treatment by Switzerland when he was fouled 10 times, more than any player at a World Cup since Alan Shearer at France ‘98. However, it was after Neymar slammed his right foot into Stephan Lichtsteiner on the follow through from a shot that hit the side-netting in the second half that he was left limping. Neymar was fouled 10 times in the draw with Switzerland Credit: Reuters Neymar, who is under acute pressure to help Brazil atone their 7-1 humiliation by Germany in the World Cup semi finals on home soil four years ago, finished the game but was seen hobbling out of the Rostov Arena after urging referees to “do their jobs” and provide more protection. “Neymar complained of ankle pains as a result of the number of fouls suffered against Switzerland,” Lasmar said. “He was referred to physical therapy, and he stayed there today and he will be there tomorrow morning, but he will train tomorrow afternoon.” Any issues with Neymar will increase the onus on Coutinho, who said Tite had addressed the need for the five time world champions to improve their finishing against Costa Rica as well as Serbia next Wednesday. “We already discussed this matter [with Tite]. Now the important thing is to be mentally strong and concentrate on what’s up next. Brazil’s strong point is the collective. Obviously in one game a specific player could steal the show but our real strength is the collective.”
Neymar limps out of Brazil training for a second successive day
Brazil have been given a scare ahead of Friday’s clash with Costa Rica after Neymar missed training for a second successive day. The news came as Philippe Coutinho warned his Brazil team-mates that there would be no margin for error against the Costa Ricans in St Petersburg following their disappointing 1-1 draw in their opening game against Switzerland on Sunday. Neymar, who had sat out training on Monday, was unable to take part in Tuesday's session after complaining of pain to his right ankle. The Paris St-Germain forward, who had managed only a few warm up exercises, was seen kicking a ball away in frustration as he hobbled off in the company of Brazil physiotherapist, Bruno Manek, at the team’s base in Sochi. Rodrigo Lasmar, Brazil’s doctor, said Neymar would receive more treatment on Wednesday morning but was due to return to full training in afternoon, with Brazil confident the player will be fit to play on Friday. Coutinho said Neymar’s fitness was not a worry and the pain he was feeling was “normal”. URGENTE! Em Sochi, Neymar sente e deixa o treino da Seleção mancando nesta terça-feira (19). Confira o momento! #Copa2018pic.twitter.com/ZNRboOu4Hf— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) 19 June 2018 But the situation is still a concern for Brazil, not least as their coach, Tite, had warned before the Switzerland game that Neymar was “not 100 per cent fit” after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot in February and would require careful handling in Russia. The Swiss result has also increased the pressure to deliver against Costa Rica. “We will treat the game like it’s the final game,” said Coutinho, the Barcelona and former Liverpool forward whose stunning strike had put Brazil in front against Switzerland. “We are aware we have no more room for error.” Brazil blamed Neymar’s problem on his treatment by Switzerland when he was fouled 10 times, more than any player at a World Cup since Alan Shearer at France ‘98. However, it was after Neymar slammed his right foot into Stephan Lichtsteiner on the follow through from a shot that hit the side-netting in the second half that he was left limping. Neymar was fouled 10 times in the draw with Switzerland Credit: Reuters Neymar, who is under acute pressure to help Brazil atone their 7-1 humiliation by Germany in the World Cup semi finals on home soil four years ago, finished the game but was seen hobbling out of the Rostov Arena after urging referees to “do their jobs” and provide more protection. “Neymar complained of ankle pains as a result of the number of fouls suffered against Switzerland,” Lasmar said. “He was referred to physical therapy, and he stayed there today and he will be there tomorrow morning, but he will train tomorrow afternoon.” Any issues with Neymar will increase the onus on Coutinho, who said Tite had addressed the need for the five time world champions to improve their finishing against Costa Rica as well as Serbia next Wednesday. “We already discussed this matter [with Tite]. Now the important thing is to be mentally strong and concentrate on what’s up next. Brazil’s strong point is the collective. Obviously in one game a specific player could steal the show but our real strength is the collective.”
Brazil have been given a scare ahead of Friday’s clash with Costa Rica after Neymar missed training for a second successive day. The news came as Philippe Coutinho warned his Brazil team-mates that there would be no margin for error against the Costa Ricans in St Petersburg following their disappointing 1-1 draw in their opening game against Switzerland on Sunday. Neymar, who had sat out training on Monday, was unable to take part in Tuesday's session after complaining of pain to his right ankle. The Paris St-Germain forward, who had managed only a few warm up exercises, was seen kicking a ball away in frustration as he hobbled off in the company of Brazil physiotherapist, Bruno Manek, at the team’s base in Sochi. Rodrigo Lasmar, Brazil’s doctor, said Neymar would receive more treatment on Wednesday morning but was due to return to full training in afternoon, with Brazil confident the player will be fit to play on Friday. Coutinho said Neymar’s fitness was not a worry and the pain he was feeling was “normal”. URGENTE! Em Sochi, Neymar sente e deixa o treino da Seleção mancando nesta terça-feira (19). Confira o momento! #Copa2018pic.twitter.com/ZNRboOu4Hf— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) 19 June 2018 But the situation is still a concern for Brazil, not least as their coach, Tite, had warned before the Switzerland game that Neymar was “not 100 per cent fit” after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot in February and would require careful handling in Russia. The Swiss result has also increased the pressure to deliver against Costa Rica. “We will treat the game like it’s the final game,” said Coutinho, the Barcelona and former Liverpool forward whose stunning strike had put Brazil in front against Switzerland. “We are aware we have no more room for error.” Brazil blamed Neymar’s problem on his treatment by Switzerland when he was fouled 10 times, more than any player at a World Cup since Alan Shearer at France ‘98. However, it was after Neymar slammed his right foot into Stephan Lichtsteiner on the follow through from a shot that hit the side-netting in the second half that he was left limping. Neymar was fouled 10 times in the draw with Switzerland Credit: Reuters Neymar, who is under acute pressure to help Brazil atone their 7-1 humiliation by Germany in the World Cup semi finals on home soil four years ago, finished the game but was seen hobbling out of the Rostov Arena after urging referees to “do their jobs” and provide more protection. “Neymar complained of ankle pains as a result of the number of fouls suffered against Switzerland,” Lasmar said. “He was referred to physical therapy, and he stayed there today and he will be there tomorrow morning, but he will train tomorrow afternoon.” Any issues with Neymar will increase the onus on Coutinho, who said Tite had addressed the need for the five time world champions to improve their finishing against Costa Rica as well as Serbia next Wednesday. “We already discussed this matter [with Tite]. Now the important thing is to be mentally strong and concentrate on what’s up next. Brazil’s strong point is the collective. Obviously in one game a specific player could steal the show but our real strength is the collective.”
Neymar limps out of Brazil training for a second successive day
Brazil have been given a scare ahead of Friday’s clash with Costa Rica after Neymar missed training for a second successive day. The news came as Philippe Coutinho warned his Brazil team-mates that there would be no margin for error against the Costa Ricans in St Petersburg following their disappointing 1-1 draw in their opening game against Switzerland on Sunday. Neymar, who had sat out training on Monday, was unable to take part in Tuesday's session after complaining of pain to his right ankle. The Paris St-Germain forward, who had managed only a few warm up exercises, was seen kicking a ball away in frustration as he hobbled off in the company of Brazil physiotherapist, Bruno Manek, at the team’s base in Sochi. Rodrigo Lasmar, Brazil’s doctor, said Neymar would receive more treatment on Wednesday morning but was due to return to full training in afternoon, with Brazil confident the player will be fit to play on Friday. Coutinho said Neymar’s fitness was not a worry and the pain he was feeling was “normal”. URGENTE! Em Sochi, Neymar sente e deixa o treino da Seleção mancando nesta terça-feira (19). Confira o momento! #Copa2018pic.twitter.com/ZNRboOu4Hf— Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) 19 June 2018 But the situation is still a concern for Brazil, not least as their coach, Tite, had warned before the Switzerland game that Neymar was “not 100 per cent fit” after fracturing the fifth metatarsal in his right foot in February and would require careful handling in Russia. The Swiss result has also increased the pressure to deliver against Costa Rica. “We will treat the game like it’s the final game,” said Coutinho, the Barcelona and former Liverpool forward whose stunning strike had put Brazil in front against Switzerland. “We are aware we have no more room for error.” Brazil blamed Neymar’s problem on his treatment by Switzerland when he was fouled 10 times, more than any player at a World Cup since Alan Shearer at France ‘98. However, it was after Neymar slammed his right foot into Stephan Lichtsteiner on the follow through from a shot that hit the side-netting in the second half that he was left limping. Neymar was fouled 10 times in the draw with Switzerland Credit: Reuters Neymar, who is under acute pressure to help Brazil atone their 7-1 humiliation by Germany in the World Cup semi finals on home soil four years ago, finished the game but was seen hobbling out of the Rostov Arena after urging referees to “do their jobs” and provide more protection. “Neymar complained of ankle pains as a result of the number of fouls suffered against Switzerland,” Lasmar said. “He was referred to physical therapy, and he stayed there today and he will be there tomorrow morning, but he will train tomorrow afternoon.” Any issues with Neymar will increase the onus on Coutinho, who said Tite had addressed the need for the five time world champions to improve their finishing against Costa Rica as well as Serbia next Wednesday. “We already discussed this matter [with Tite]. Now the important thing is to be mentally strong and concentrate on what’s up next. Brazil’s strong point is the collective. Obviously in one game a specific player could steal the show but our real strength is the collective.”
The 16-year-old forward has completed a move to Stade Louis II, with the intention now being to further a career which is promising so much
Monaco complete €20m deal for Lyon wonderkid Geubbels
The 16-year-old forward has completed a move to Stade Louis II, with the intention now being to further a career which is promising so much
<p>The Red Sox recalled their left-hander Robby Scott and optioned right-hander Justin Haley to Triple-A.</p>
Red Sox recall Robby Scott, option Justin Haley to Pawtucket

The Red Sox recalled their left-hander Robby Scott and optioned right-hander Justin Haley to Triple-A.

The Germany international will be turning out in the Premier League next season after linking up with Unai Emery's side at Emirates Stadium
Leno completes €22m Arsenal move from Leverkusen as Gunners bolster goalkeeping ranks
The Germany international will be turning out in the Premier League next season after linking up with Unai Emery's side at Emirates Stadium
El capitán de la selección de Irán, Masoud Shojaei (a la izquierda en la imagen), en una rueda de prensa junto a su entrenador, Carlos Queiroz, en Kazán, Rusia, jun 19, 2018. REUTERS/John Sibley
El capitán de la selección de Irán, Masoud Shojaei (a la izquierda en la imagen), en una rueda de prensa junto a su entrenador, Carlos Queiroz, en Kazán, Rusia
El capitán de la selección de Irán, Masoud Shojaei (a la izquierda en la imagen), en una rueda de prensa junto a su entrenador, Carlos Queiroz, en Kazán, Rusia, jun 19, 2018. REUTERS/John Sibley
El mediocampista saudí Taisir Al-Jassim en una rueda de prensa en Rostov-on-Don, Rusia, jun 19, 2018. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
El mediocampista saudí Taisir Al-Jassim en una rueda de prensa en Rostov-on-Don, Rusia
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Senegal's M’Baye Niang scored a very bizarre goal that helped Senegal secure a 2-1 victory over Poland.
Senegal scores bizarre, controversial goal in 2-1 win over Poland
Senegal's M’Baye Niang scored a very bizarre goal that helped Senegal secure a 2-1 victory over Poland.
Senegal's M’Baye Niang scored a very bizarre goal that helped Senegal secure a 2-1 victory over Poland.
Senegal scores bizarre, controversial goal in 2-1 win over Poland
Senegal's M’Baye Niang scored a very bizarre goal that helped Senegal secure a 2-1 victory over Poland.
Former United States head coach Bruce Arena was surprised by how Mexico approached their World Cup opener against Germany.
Mexico style in Germany win surprised Arena
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Soccer Football - World Cup - Brazil Press Conference - Brazil Training Camp, Sochi, Russia - June 19, 2018 Brazil's Philippe Coutinho during the press conference REUTERS/Hannah McKay
World Cup - Brazil Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Brazil Press Conference - Brazil Training Camp, Sochi, Russia - June 19, 2018 Brazil's Philippe Coutinho during the press conference REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Soccer Football - World Cup - Brazil Press Conference - Brazil Training Camp, Sochi, Russia - June 19, 2018 Brazil's Philippe Coutinho during the press conference REUTERS/Hannah McKay
World Cup - Brazil Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Brazil Press Conference - Brazil Training Camp, Sochi, Russia - June 19, 2018 Brazil's Philippe Coutinho during the press conference REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Soccer Football - World Cup - Brazil Press Conference - Brazil Training Camp, Sochi, Russia - June 19, 2018 Brazil's Philippe Coutinho during the press conference REUTERS/Hannah McKay
World Cup - Brazil Press Conference
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Lyon had been determined to hold on to highly rated Willem Geubbels, but Monaco have signed the teenager.
Monaco complete €20m move for Lyon teenager Geubbels
Lyon had been determined to hold on to highly rated Willem Geubbels, but Monaco have signed the teenager.
FILE PHOTO: Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends an interview in Zurich, Switzerland April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Former FIFA President Blatter attends an interview in Zurich
FILE PHOTO: Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter attends an interview in Zurich, Switzerland April 21, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo
LT Greg Robinson seemed to be out of chances in the NFL as he was unsigned through this offseason, but the Cleveland Browns signed Robinson on Tuesday.
Former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson signs with Browns
LT Greg Robinson seemed to be out of chances in the NFL as he was unsigned through this offseason, but the Cleveland Browns signed Robinson on Tuesday.
LT Greg Robinson seemed to be out of chances in the NFL as he was unsigned through this offseason, but the Cleveland Browns signed Robinson on Tuesday.
Former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson signs with Browns
LT Greg Robinson seemed to be out of chances in the NFL as he was unsigned through this offseason, but the Cleveland Browns signed Robinson on Tuesday.
El delantero cuenta sus impresiones en Onda Cero
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Milwaukee, WI - APRIL 26: Sterling Brown #23 of the Milwaukee Bucks arrives to the arena prior to Game Six of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Boston Celtics on April 26, 2018 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)
Bucks' Sterling Brown sues Milwaukee over stun-gun arrest
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Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz heads over to a Fanatics fan event at the NBA Store in Manhattan to talk with the former Texas Longhorns player about the upcoming NBA draft.
Mo Bamba on why he's the best player in the 2018 NBA draft: 'I will have the most impact from day one'
Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz heads over to a Fanatics fan event at the NBA Store in Manhattan to talk with the former Texas Longhorns player about the upcoming NBA draft.
Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz heads over to a Fanatics fan event at the NBA Store in Manhattan to talk with the former Texas Longhorns player about the upcoming NBA draft.
Mo Bamba on why he's the best player in the 2018 NBA draft: 'I will have the most impact from day one'
Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz heads over to a Fanatics fan event at the NBA Store in Manhattan to talk with the former Texas Longhorns player about the upcoming NBA draft.
Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz heads over to a Fanatics fan event at the NBA Store in Manhattan to talk with the former Texas Longhorns player about the upcoming NBA draft.
Mo Bamba on why he's the best player in the 2018 NBA draft: 'I will have the most impact from day one'
Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz heads over to a Fanatics fan event at the NBA Store in Manhattan to talk with the former Texas Longhorns player about the upcoming NBA draft.
Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz heads over to a Fanatics fan event at the NBA Store in Manhattan to talk with the former Texas Longhorns player about the upcoming NBA draft.
Mo Bamba on why he's the best player in the 2018 NBA draft: 'I will have the most impact from day one'
Yahoo Sports' Jordan Schultz heads over to a Fanatics fan event at the NBA Store in Manhattan to talk with the former Texas Longhorns player about the upcoming NBA draft.
The Portugal boss has been keen to stress the importance of his team's performance against Spain, and not just that of his captain
Ronaldo's Portugal importance reiterated by manager Santos but 'he can't win on his own'
The Portugal boss has been keen to stress the importance of his team's performance against Spain, and not just that of his captain
The Portugal boss has been keen to stress the importance of his team's performance against Spain, and not just that of his captain
Ronaldo's Portugal importance reiterated by manager Santos but 'he can't win on his own'
The Portugal boss has been keen to stress the importance of his team's performance against Spain, and not just that of his captain
Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Mannix and Yahoo Sports College Basketball Insider Pete Thamel discuss which draft prospects could be under the radar superstars and make an immediate impact.
Who is this year’s Donovan Mitchell?
Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Mannix and Yahoo Sports College Basketball Insider Pete Thamel discuss which draft prospects could be under the radar superstars and make an immediate impact.
Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Mannix and Yahoo Sports College Basketball Insider Pete Thamel discuss which draft prospects could be under the radar superstars and make an immediate impact.
Who is this year’s Donovan Mitchell?
Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Mannix and Yahoo Sports College Basketball Insider Pete Thamel discuss which draft prospects could be under the radar superstars and make an immediate impact.
Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Mannix and Yahoo Sports College Basketball Insider Pete Thamel discuss which draft prospects could be under the radar superstars and make an immediate impact.
Who is this year’s Donovan Mitchell?
Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Mannix and Yahoo Sports College Basketball Insider Pete Thamel discuss which draft prospects could be under the radar superstars and make an immediate impact.
Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Mannix and Yahoo Sports College Basketball Insider Pete Thamel discuss which draft prospects could be under the radar superstars and make an immediate impact.
Who is this year’s Donovan Mitchell?
Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Mannix and Yahoo Sports College Basketball Insider Pete Thamel discuss which draft prospects could be under the radar superstars and make an immediate impact.
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley holds the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game trophy after Oklahoma defeated TCU in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma will pay football coach Lincoln Riley $25 million over the next five years, including $4.8 million this season. Oklahoma's Board of Regents approved the new numbers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Oklahoma approves 5-years, $25 million for Lincoln Riley
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley holds the Big 12 Conference championship NCAA college football game trophy after Oklahoma defeated TCU in Arlington, Texas. Oklahoma will pay football coach Lincoln Riley $25 million over the next five years, including $4.8 million this season. Oklahoma's Board of Regents approved the new numbers on Tuesday, June 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Australia's Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round match against Great Britain's Andy Murray Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Australia's Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round match against Great Britain's Andy Murray Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Australia's Nick Kyrgios shakes hands with Great Britain's Andy Murray after winning his first round match Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Australia's Nick Kyrgios shakes hands with Great Britain's Andy Murray after winning his first round match Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Great Britain's Andy Murray in action during his first round match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Great Britain's Andy Murray in action during his first round match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Great Britain's Andy Murray in action during his first round match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Great Britain's Andy Murray in action during his first round match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Great Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his first round match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Great Britain's Andy Murray reacts during his first round match against Australia's Nick Kyrgios Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Australia's Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round match against Great Britain's Andy Murray Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships
Tennis - ATP 500 - Fever-Tree Championships - The Queen's Club, London, Britain - June 19, 2018 Australia's Nick Kyrgios in action during his first round match against Great Britain's Andy Murray Action Images via Reuters/Tony O'Brien
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to break down how players at the World Cup manage pressure and criticism.
2018 World Cup: Mesut Ozil facing backlash after Germany's loss to Mexico
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to break down how players at the World Cup manage pressure and criticism.
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to break down how players at the World Cup manage pressure and criticism.
2018 World Cup: Mesut Ozil facing backlash after Germany's loss to Mexico
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to break down how players at the World Cup manage pressure and criticism.
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to break down how players at the World Cup manage pressure and criticism.
2018 World Cup: Mesut Ozil facing backlash after Germany's loss to Mexico
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to break down how players at the World Cup manage pressure and criticism.
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to break down how players at the World Cup manage pressure and criticism.
2018 World Cup: Mesut Ozil facing backlash after Germany's loss to Mexico
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to break down how players at the World Cup manage pressure and criticism.
The Owena Whales tactician says it will be a herculean task for Nigeria’s senior national team to advance beyond the first round in Russia
Henry Abiodun writes off Nigeria's World Cup second round chances
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On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to discuss Brazil's complaints about the non-use of the VAR system in their match vs. Switzerland that resulted in a draw.
2018 World Cup: Brazil wants answers from FIFA regarding non-use of VAR system
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to discuss Brazil's complaints about the non-use of the VAR system in their match vs. Switzerland that resulted in a draw.
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to discuss Brazil's complaints about the non-use of the VAR system in their match vs. Switzerland that resulted in a draw.
2018 World Cup: Brazil wants answers from FIFA regarding non-use of VAR system
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to discuss Brazil's complaints about the non-use of the VAR system in their match vs. Switzerland that resulted in a draw.
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to discuss Brazil's complaints about the non-use of the VAR system in their match vs. Switzerland that resulted in a draw.
2018 World Cup: Brazil wants answers from FIFA regarding non-use of VAR system
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to discuss Brazil's complaints about the non-use of the VAR system in their match vs. Switzerland that resulted in a draw.
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to discuss Brazil's complaints about the non-use of the VAR system in their match vs. Switzerland that resulted in a draw.
2018 World Cup: Brazil wants answers from FIFA regarding non-use of VAR system
On CBS Sports HQ, Thomas Rongen joins Dalen Cuff to discuss Brazil's complaints about the non-use of the VAR system in their match vs. Switzerland that resulted in a draw.
Joey Bart shares advice from Posey, reveals one and only purchase with record bonus
<p>Bart, the highest Giants pick in 33 years, got a signing bonus of $7.025 million...</p>
Joey Bart meets Buster Posey, reveals one and only purchase with record bonus

Bart, the highest Giants pick in 33 years, got a signing bonus of $7.025 million...

Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Press Conference - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain's Andres Iniesta during the press conference REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Spain Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Press Conference - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain's Andres Iniesta during the press conference REUTERS/John Sibley
Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Press Conference - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain's Andres Iniesta during the press conference REUTERS/John Sibley
World Cup - Spain Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Spain Press Conference - Kazan Arena, Kazan, Russia - June 19, 2018 Spain's Andres Iniesta during the press conference REUTERS/John Sibley
It’ll produce more than 400 horsepower.
New Mercedes-AMG A45 Looks Super Aggressive Even With Camouflage
It’ll produce more than 400 horsepower.
It’ll produce more than 400 horsepower.
New Mercedes-AMG A45 Looks Super Aggressive Even With Camouflage
It’ll produce more than 400 horsepower.
It’ll produce more than 400 horsepower.
New Mercedes-AMG A45 Looks Super Aggressive Even With Camouflage
It’ll produce more than 400 horsepower.
It’ll produce more than 400 horsepower.
New Mercedes-AMG A45 Looks Super Aggressive Even With Camouflage
It’ll produce more than 400 horsepower.
 7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Russia vs Egypt, World Cup 2018: live score and latest updates as Mo Salah starts
7:19PM 18 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Zhirkov takes a freekick but is wasteful with the delivery. But Russia get a lucky break when it rebounds out to Cheryshev. he has a crack, and it is not far over. 7:16PM 16 mins Lovely run from Trézéguet down the inside-left, he tries to bend it in at the far post and he is not far at all from achieving that end. 7:15PM 14 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 El Said spins away from Kutepov and was fouled. From a corner, Egypt have a headed chance. Attempt Saved: Russia 0 - 0 Egypt (Marwan Mohsen, 15 min) Behind for another corner. Another good ball in, cleared but only as far as the corner flag. Good spell for the visitors, their best of the match so far. 7:13PM 13 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 That's it! Salah gets a long ball on the right, gives it inside and goes into the box. He is stopped by multiple Russians. 7:11PM 11 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Samedov and Figueira Fernandes link up well down the right but the latter cannot quite find the final ball. 7:10PM 10 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Very encouraging start from the hosts. Egypt pinned back. Salah hasn't featured. Also: Salah is not tracking back, which is fine in and of itself but somebody else needs to help out the right back in which case. 7:08PM 8 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 It's all Russia. Egypt cannot get out. 7:08PM 6 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Defensive blunder by Egypt! Sloppy, dawdling play out from the back, Golovin pinches it and races forward. He is disappointed not to have done better with the shot. 7:07PM 5 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Russia have the game's first corner.. Taken short, and it is played in by Samedov, headed by the veteran Ignashevich. Not troubling anyone, that. 7:04PM 3 mins Plenty of atmos, some beefy challenges but neither side able to dominate so far. Russia looking for raking balls to their hefty forward Artem Dzyuba. 7:01PM 1 mins: Russia 0 Egypt 0 Egypt, in white, kick off. 7:01PM And Egypt Egypt side Credit: BBC 6:58PM Here's how Russia should line up Credit: BBC 6:56PM Russian anthem Powerful stuff. 6:55PM Egyptian anthem being belted out around the stadium, they seem to have got a few in. 6:50PM Noice Russia ���� fans gather outside the entrance to Red Square as anticipation mounts ahead of the hosts’ group match against Egypt ���� in St. Petersburg. Mo Salah starts for The Pharaohs #RUSEGY ⁦@FIFAWorldCup⁩ ⁦@RT_com⁩ pic.twitter.com/TEqBth3fTC— Kate Partridge (@KatePartridge33) June 19, 2018 6:49PM Danny Murphy Bit over-dressed, aren't you? Like you just stepped out of a bookies: Danny Murphy Credit: BBC 6:48PM Fans Credit: BBC 6:35PM Who's having a good tournament? 6:34PM Where's your money, then? Here is our betting guide to a tasty fixture. Russia: Akinfeev, Fernandes, Kutepov, Ignashevich, Zhirkov, Zobnin, Gazinsky, Samedov, Golovin, Cheryshev, Dzyuba. Subs: Lunev, Semenov, Kuzyaev, Dzagoev, Smolov, Kudryashov, Granat, Aleksey Miranchuk, Anton Miranchuk, Erokhin, Smolnikov, Gabulov. Egypt: El Shenawy, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Hamed, Elneny, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen. Subs: El Hadary, Elmohamady, Gaber, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, Ekramy. Referee: Enrique Caceres (Paraguay) 6:21PM Salah news! The Premier League's top scorer adds some much-needed bite to an Egyptian attack that struggled to threaten Uruguay in a 1-0 loss Friday. On the other side, Russia winger Denis Cheryshev has promoted to the starting lineup after scoring twice as a substitute in Thursday's tournament-opening 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia. Egypt: Mohamed Elshenawy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazy, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ahmed Fathi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdalla Said, Mohamed Salah, Mahmoud Hassan, Marwan Mohsen. Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Cheryshev, Yuri Gazinsky, Fyodor Smolov, Roman Zobnin, Alexander Golovin, Yuri Zhirkov, Alexander Samedov. 6:20PM Heartwarming news! Suspended former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has arrived in Moscow for a World Cup visit at the invitation of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Blatter posed for photographs with people on his arrival at a five-star hotel downtown. The 82-year-old former FIFA president is banned from official football duty until October 2021 for financial misconduct during this 17-year rule. This is Blatter's first public appearance outside his native Switzerland since July 2015 when the World Cup qualifying draw was conducted in St. Petersburg. Blatter shared the stage that day with Putin and could meet with the Russian president this week. The FIFA ban does not prevent Blatter attending games and he is expected to see Portugal play Morocco on Wednesday at Luzhniki Stadium. 5:49PM And please welcome your hosts.... Russia! Starting Eleven @TeamRussia vs @Pharaohs#Rusia2018#RUSEGYpic.twitter.com/HLD5EZt081— Сборная России (@TeamRussia) June 19, 2018 Playing in their controversial 4-4-4 formation and giving a start to an old geezer who has come in the wrong PE kit. 5:47PM Where is the match? World Cup 2018 stadium: Saint Petersburg Stadium 5:46PM More on Mo Egypt striker Mohamed Salah will make his first appearance at the World Cup after being named in the starting line-up for tonight's match with Russia, the Egyptian Football Association has announced. The Liverpool forward has been sidelined since injuring his shoulder during last month's Champions League final defeat against Real Madrid. Salah, who was an unused substitute in Egypt's Group A opener against Uruguay on Friday, will lead his side as they face hosts Russia at Krestovsky Stadium in an attempt to bounce back from that defeat with a result. 5:45PM Here's all our reaction to the England game Tunisia 1 England 2 | Kane snatches winning World Cup start for Southgate's men 5:44PM Liverpool sending good vibes @MoSalah starts. ������#WorldCuppic.twitter.com/UbZbrhIFPR— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 19, 2018 5:43PM Teams إليكم تشكيل #الفراعنة لمباراة الليلة #worldcup#ThePharaohs#RUSEGY#RUS �� #Egypic.twitter.com/fMV9pNzzYk— Egypt National Football Team (@Pharaohs) June 19, 2018 5:39PM He's in Mo Salah starts! Full team news coming up. Great news: Mo Salah starts for Egypt.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 19, 2018 5:35PM All hail the Egyptian King! Good evening, and welcome to our live blog of the first of the second round of group games. Everyone, with the exception of the Russian football team and fans, is surely hoping that Mo Salah is fit enough to play in this match, and fit enough to give a good account of himself. Ronaldo has already lit up the tournament, Messi was poor, Suarez looked a bit fat and off the pace, De Bruyne had his moments, and now it is the chance for one of the other top, top, top, top players to make his mark, we hope. his Egypt side will play the hosts badly needing a result. Egypt lost by the single goal to Uruguay the other day and cannot afford another slip up. As for the hosts, they got the tournament off to an unexpectedly joyous start in the first game when they walloped Saudi Arabia. Of all the teams I have seen in the competition only the Saudis could be said to be without merit or ability, and I full expect all the other teams in this group to have the full three points off them. But anyone will be doing well to better the goal difference good times that Russia have got for themselves. In all likelihood, Uruguay are going to have six points within the next 24 hours and that means that this game is a very important fixture for Egypt. We will have the team news as soon as it comes in, the match itself starts at 7pm UK time. Meanwhile, why not follow the end of Poland V Senegal here with JJ Bull?
Neymar was forced to leave Brazil's training session in Sochi early on Tuesday with a sore ankle, according to team officials.
Neymar Leaves Practice With Ankle Injury
Neymar was forced to leave Brazil's training session in Sochi early on Tuesday with a sore ankle, according to team officials.
Neymar was forced to leave Brazil's training session in Sochi early on Tuesday with a sore ankle, according to team officials.
Neymar Leaves Practice With Ankle Injury
Neymar was forced to leave Brazil's training session in Sochi early on Tuesday with a sore ankle, according to team officials.
Neymar was forced to leave Brazil's training session in Sochi early on Tuesday with a sore ankle, according to team officials.
Neymar Leaves Practice With Ankle Injury
Neymar was forced to leave Brazil's training session in Sochi early on Tuesday with a sore ankle, according to team officials.
Neymar was forced to leave Brazil's training session in Sochi early on Tuesday with a sore ankle, according to team officials.
Neymar Leaves Practice With Ankle Injury
Neymar was forced to leave Brazil's training session in Sochi early on Tuesday with a sore ankle, according to team officials.
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
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Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
¿Con qué playeras jugarán México y Corea del Sur?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
¿Con qué playeras jugarán México y Corea del Sur?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
¿Con qué playeras jugarán México y Corea del Sur?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
¿Con qué playeras jugarán México y Corea del Sur?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
¿Con qué playeras jugarán México y Corea del Sur?
Se revelaron las equipaciones que usaría el Tricolor en cada partido de la Copa del Mundo. ¿Te gusta la del segundo juego?
For Kiana and Paria, two twentysomething women from Iran, this World Cup has been a liberating experience. For a start, the two of them have been able to do something they never have been able to do in their own country: go to a football match. In fact, earlier this year, when Paria tried to attend a game in her home city she was arrested. The charge was offending public decency. “I love sport, I love football and in Iran women can’t go to watch,” she explains. “One night I try. I go to the game and I went to jail.” It happened in March. A rumour was circulating that the Iranian government had relaxed the strict rules preventing women from showing their enthusiasm for the sport. “We had heard it was OK,” says Paria. “We thought they were allowing us.” So she and her boyfriend headed off to see the Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal. But it was not OK, things had not changed. Along with 29 other women who had mistakenly smelled a whiff of liberalisation in the wind, the moment she tried to go through the turnstiles, Paria was arrested and taken to the police station. Her crime? Being a woman in an all-male environment. “I was only in the prison one night,” she says. “The police were polite to me.” But what annoyed her most was this: she missed the match. Thus when Iran qualified for Russia 2018 last November, the two women, together with Kiana’s boyfriend Pedro, immediately bought tickets for all of their country’s group stage games. The World Cup has given Iran fans Paria (right) and Kiana the opportunity to attend their first football match without the risk of arrest And last week they found themselves in Saint Petersburg for the 1-0 victory over Morocco that put Iran top of Group B, ahead of Spain and Portugal. For this pair it was not just the result that made it a momentous event: this was the first time they had been allowed to attend a game live. “I have been watching football on television at home since I was a kid,” says Kiana. “I have no brother around so my father he makes me watch football. That’s why I became fan.” And never mind that she had to travel 1,900 miles to do so, the experience of attending a match turned out to be everything she had hoped. “From the moment I walked in and see the crowd and the noise and see our players, I feel so proud,” she says. “I was thinking what’s the reason to not let the women into the stadium? What’s the point? We are like you guys, I was supporting the team like a man.” And she breaks into a chant: “Hamle, hamle, Iran hamle [Move, move, Iran move],” putting on a deep, gruff voice. “My voice is as strong as a man,” she laughs. Kiana and Paria are by no means alone. It is one of the ironies of this World Cup that the nation which precludes its women from watching matches has the highest proportion of female fans here in Russia. Kazan is full of female Iran supporters. They have come in their droves, not just from Tehran, but from the expatriate communities in Australia, the United States and Germany. Banners were held up during Iran's first tie denouncing the ban on women attending football matches in Iran Credit: Getty Images “Of 30,000 Iran fans here,” says Paria, “10,000 are women.” And, while they are in Russia, the pair are not just relishing the chance to watch the football. Ahead of Iran’s game with Spain, they are out exploring the old parts of the city of Kazan wearing the sort of attire that would have them locked up again in Tehran. “We are not allowed to wear clothes like this outside, but in our homes, yes, we wear this,” says Kiana of her denim shorts and football shirt. “We do not have to wear hijab yet, but we have to have our hair covered with scarf.” And choice of clothing is at the heart of the new form of protest in Tehran, in which the two regularly engage. “White Wednesday, have you heard of that?” says Kiana. “We support Masih Alinejad [the founder of a social media group My Stealthy Freedom]. On Wednesday we all wear the white, men too who support us against compulsory hijab. Some women take off the headscarf, we haven’t yet. We are not quite brave enough.” Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Their choice of World Cup clothing means that, while in Kazan, the two of them are unable to visit the magnificent old mosque, which is just behind where they are standing, flourishing their Iran flags. A picture on a sign at its entrance stops women from entering in anything other than the most modest of attire. Not that they seem to mind. “Come on,” smiles Kiana. “We have lots of mosques in Iran. We don’t need to go and see another one.” These, then, are football revolutionaries, their attendance at the World Cup an opportunity to expose the restrictions of life back home. “Football is helping a lot to change things,” says Pedro, Kiana’s boyfriend. “But it cannot do it alone. Other things have to happen. Political issues. Right now it is a tense moment in Iran. We are hoping for regime change. We cross our fingers.” That is if they have any fingers left to cross, what with wishing for all the luck they can get ahead of Wednesday's game with Spain. “We hope we are going to make history. We are believers,” says Kiana. “All of the players are my favourite. All of them, even our coach is the best coach ever. We are so proud of them.” And frankly they should be proud of her. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
World Cup 2018 exposing Iranian restrictions on women: 'I was sent to jail for trying to go to a game in Tehran'
For Kiana and Paria, two twentysomething women from Iran, this World Cup has been a liberating experience. For a start, the two of them have been able to do something they never have been able to do in their own country: go to a football match. In fact, earlier this year, when Paria tried to attend a game in her home city she was arrested. The charge was offending public decency. “I love sport, I love football and in Iran women can’t go to watch,” she explains. “One night I try. I go to the game and I went to jail.” It happened in March. A rumour was circulating that the Iranian government had relaxed the strict rules preventing women from showing their enthusiasm for the sport. “We had heard it was OK,” says Paria. “We thought they were allowing us.” So she and her boyfriend headed off to see the Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal. But it was not OK, things had not changed. Along with 29 other women who had mistakenly smelled a whiff of liberalisation in the wind, the moment she tried to go through the turnstiles, Paria was arrested and taken to the police station. Her crime? Being a woman in an all-male environment. “I was only in the prison one night,” she says. “The police were polite to me.” But what annoyed her most was this: she missed the match. Thus when Iran qualified for Russia 2018 last November, the two women, together with Kiana’s boyfriend Pedro, immediately bought tickets for all of their country’s group stage games. The World Cup has given Iran fans Paria (right) and Kiana the opportunity to attend their first football match without the risk of arrest And last week they found themselves in Saint Petersburg for the 1-0 victory over Morocco that put Iran top of Group B, ahead of Spain and Portugal. For this pair it was not just the result that made it a momentous event: this was the first time they had been allowed to attend a game live. “I have been watching football on television at home since I was a kid,” says Kiana. “I have no brother around so my father he makes me watch football. That’s why I became fan.” And never mind that she had to travel 1,900 miles to do so, the experience of attending a match turned out to be everything she had hoped. “From the moment I walked in and see the crowd and the noise and see our players, I feel so proud,” she says. “I was thinking what’s the reason to not let the women into the stadium? What’s the point? We are like you guys, I was supporting the team like a man.” And she breaks into a chant: “Hamle, hamle, Iran hamle [Move, move, Iran move],” putting on a deep, gruff voice. “My voice is as strong as a man,” she laughs. Kiana and Paria are by no means alone. It is one of the ironies of this World Cup that the nation which precludes its women from watching matches has the highest proportion of female fans here in Russia. Kazan is full of female Iran supporters. They have come in their droves, not just from Tehran, but from the expatriate communities in Australia, the United States and Germany. Banners were held up during Iran's first tie denouncing the ban on women attending football matches in Iran Credit: Getty Images “Of 30,000 Iran fans here,” says Paria, “10,000 are women.” And, while they are in Russia, the pair are not just relishing the chance to watch the football. Ahead of Iran’s game with Spain, they are out exploring the old parts of the city of Kazan wearing the sort of attire that would have them locked up again in Tehran. “We are not allowed to wear clothes like this outside, but in our homes, yes, we wear this,” says Kiana of her denim shorts and football shirt. “We do not have to wear hijab yet, but we have to have our hair covered with scarf.” And choice of clothing is at the heart of the new form of protest in Tehran, in which the two regularly engage. “White Wednesday, have you heard of that?” says Kiana. “We support Masih Alinejad [the founder of a social media group My Stealthy Freedom]. On Wednesday we all wear the white, men too who support us against compulsory hijab. Some women take off the headscarf, we haven’t yet. We are not quite brave enough.” Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Their choice of World Cup clothing means that, while in Kazan, the two of them are unable to visit the magnificent old mosque, which is just behind where they are standing, flourishing their Iran flags. A picture on a sign at its entrance stops women from entering in anything other than the most modest of attire. Not that they seem to mind. “Come on,” smiles Kiana. “We have lots of mosques in Iran. We don’t need to go and see another one.” These, then, are football revolutionaries, their attendance at the World Cup an opportunity to expose the restrictions of life back home. “Football is helping a lot to change things,” says Pedro, Kiana’s boyfriend. “But it cannot do it alone. Other things have to happen. Political issues. Right now it is a tense moment in Iran. We are hoping for regime change. We cross our fingers.” That is if they have any fingers left to cross, what with wishing for all the luck they can get ahead of Wednesday's game with Spain. “We hope we are going to make history. We are believers,” says Kiana. “All of the players are my favourite. All of them, even our coach is the best coach ever. We are so proud of them.” And frankly they should be proud of her. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
For Kiana and Paria, two twentysomething women from Iran, this World Cup has been a liberating experience. For a start, the two of them have been able to do something they never have been able to do in their own country: go to a football match. In fact, earlier this year, when Paria tried to attend a game in her home city she was arrested. The charge was offending public decency. “I love sport, I love football and in Iran women can’t go to watch,” she explains. “One night I try. I go to the game and I went to jail.” It happened in March. A rumour was circulating that the Iranian government had relaxed the strict rules preventing women from showing their enthusiasm for the sport. “We had heard it was OK,” says Paria. “We thought they were allowing us.” So she and her boyfriend headed off to see the Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal. But it was not OK, things had not changed. Along with 29 other women who had mistakenly smelled a whiff of liberalisation in the wind, the moment she tried to go through the turnstiles, Paria was arrested and taken to the police station. Her crime? Being a woman in an all-male environment. “I was only in the prison one night,” she says. “The police were polite to me.” But what annoyed her most was this: she missed the match. Thus when Iran qualified for Russia 2018 last November, the two women, together with Kiana’s boyfriend Pedro, immediately bought tickets for all of their country’s group stage games. The World Cup has given Iran fans Paria (right) and Kiana the opportunity to attend their first football match without the risk of arrest And last week they found themselves in Saint Petersburg for the 1-0 victory over Morocco that put Iran top of Group B, ahead of Spain and Portugal. For this pair it was not just the result that made it a momentous event: this was the first time they had been allowed to attend a game live. “I have been watching football on television at home since I was a kid,” says Kiana. “I have no brother around so my father he makes me watch football. That’s why I became fan.” And never mind that she had to travel 1,900 miles to do so, the experience of attending a match turned out to be everything she had hoped. “From the moment I walked in and see the crowd and the noise and see our players, I feel so proud,” she says. “I was thinking what’s the reason to not let the women into the stadium? What’s the point? We are like you guys, I was supporting the team like a man.” And she breaks into a chant: “Hamle, hamle, Iran hamle [Move, move, Iran move],” putting on a deep, gruff voice. “My voice is as strong as a man,” she laughs. Kiana and Paria are by no means alone. It is one of the ironies of this World Cup that the nation which precludes its women from watching matches has the highest proportion of female fans here in Russia. Kazan is full of female Iran supporters. They have come in their droves, not just from Tehran, but from the expatriate communities in Australia, the United States and Germany. Banners were held up during Iran's first tie denouncing the ban on women attending football matches in Iran Credit: Getty Images “Of 30,000 Iran fans here,” says Paria, “10,000 are women.” And, while they are in Russia, the pair are not just relishing the chance to watch the football. Ahead of Iran’s game with Spain, they are out exploring the old parts of the city of Kazan wearing the sort of attire that would have them locked up again in Tehran. “We are not allowed to wear clothes like this outside, but in our homes, yes, we wear this,” says Kiana of her denim shorts and football shirt. “We do not have to wear hijab yet, but we have to have our hair covered with scarf.” And choice of clothing is at the heart of the new form of protest in Tehran, in which the two regularly engage. “White Wednesday, have you heard of that?” says Kiana. “We support Masih Alinejad [the founder of a social media group My Stealthy Freedom]. On Wednesday we all wear the white, men too who support us against compulsory hijab. Some women take off the headscarf, we haven’t yet. We are not quite brave enough.” Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Their choice of World Cup clothing means that, while in Kazan, the two of them are unable to visit the magnificent old mosque, which is just behind where they are standing, flourishing their Iran flags. A picture on a sign at its entrance stops women from entering in anything other than the most modest of attire. Not that they seem to mind. “Come on,” smiles Kiana. “We have lots of mosques in Iran. We don’t need to go and see another one.” These, then, are football revolutionaries, their attendance at the World Cup an opportunity to expose the restrictions of life back home. “Football is helping a lot to change things,” says Pedro, Kiana’s boyfriend. “But it cannot do it alone. Other things have to happen. Political issues. Right now it is a tense moment in Iran. We are hoping for regime change. We cross our fingers.” That is if they have any fingers left to cross, what with wishing for all the luck they can get ahead of Wednesday's game with Spain. “We hope we are going to make history. We are believers,” says Kiana. “All of the players are my favourite. All of them, even our coach is the best coach ever. We are so proud of them.” And frankly they should be proud of her. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
World Cup 2018 exposing Iranian restrictions on women: 'I was sent to jail for trying to go to a game in Tehran'
For Kiana and Paria, two twentysomething women from Iran, this World Cup has been a liberating experience. For a start, the two of them have been able to do something they never have been able to do in their own country: go to a football match. In fact, earlier this year, when Paria tried to attend a game in her home city she was arrested. The charge was offending public decency. “I love sport, I love football and in Iran women can’t go to watch,” she explains. “One night I try. I go to the game and I went to jail.” It happened in March. A rumour was circulating that the Iranian government had relaxed the strict rules preventing women from showing their enthusiasm for the sport. “We had heard it was OK,” says Paria. “We thought they were allowing us.” So she and her boyfriend headed off to see the Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal. But it was not OK, things had not changed. Along with 29 other women who had mistakenly smelled a whiff of liberalisation in the wind, the moment she tried to go through the turnstiles, Paria was arrested and taken to the police station. Her crime? Being a woman in an all-male environment. “I was only in the prison one night,” she says. “The police were polite to me.” But what annoyed her most was this: she missed the match. Thus when Iran qualified for Russia 2018 last November, the two women, together with Kiana’s boyfriend Pedro, immediately bought tickets for all of their country’s group stage games. The World Cup has given Iran fans Paria (right) and Kiana the opportunity to attend their first football match without the risk of arrest And last week they found themselves in Saint Petersburg for the 1-0 victory over Morocco that put Iran top of Group B, ahead of Spain and Portugal. For this pair it was not just the result that made it a momentous event: this was the first time they had been allowed to attend a game live. “I have been watching football on television at home since I was a kid,” says Kiana. “I have no brother around so my father he makes me watch football. That’s why I became fan.” And never mind that she had to travel 1,900 miles to do so, the experience of attending a match turned out to be everything she had hoped. “From the moment I walked in and see the crowd and the noise and see our players, I feel so proud,” she says. “I was thinking what’s the reason to not let the women into the stadium? What’s the point? We are like you guys, I was supporting the team like a man.” And she breaks into a chant: “Hamle, hamle, Iran hamle [Move, move, Iran move],” putting on a deep, gruff voice. “My voice is as strong as a man,” she laughs. Kiana and Paria are by no means alone. It is one of the ironies of this World Cup that the nation which precludes its women from watching matches has the highest proportion of female fans here in Russia. Kazan is full of female Iran supporters. They have come in their droves, not just from Tehran, but from the expatriate communities in Australia, the United States and Germany. Banners were held up during Iran's first tie denouncing the ban on women attending football matches in Iran Credit: Getty Images “Of 30,000 Iran fans here,” says Paria, “10,000 are women.” And, while they are in Russia, the pair are not just relishing the chance to watch the football. Ahead of Iran’s game with Spain, they are out exploring the old parts of the city of Kazan wearing the sort of attire that would have them locked up again in Tehran. “We are not allowed to wear clothes like this outside, but in our homes, yes, we wear this,” says Kiana of her denim shorts and football shirt. “We do not have to wear hijab yet, but we have to have our hair covered with scarf.” And choice of clothing is at the heart of the new form of protest in Tehran, in which the two regularly engage. “White Wednesday, have you heard of that?” says Kiana. “We support Masih Alinejad [the founder of a social media group My Stealthy Freedom]. On Wednesday we all wear the white, men too who support us against compulsory hijab. Some women take off the headscarf, we haven’t yet. We are not quite brave enough.” Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Their choice of World Cup clothing means that, while in Kazan, the two of them are unable to visit the magnificent old mosque, which is just behind where they are standing, flourishing their Iran flags. A picture on a sign at its entrance stops women from entering in anything other than the most modest of attire. Not that they seem to mind. “Come on,” smiles Kiana. “We have lots of mosques in Iran. We don’t need to go and see another one.” These, then, are football revolutionaries, their attendance at the World Cup an opportunity to expose the restrictions of life back home. “Football is helping a lot to change things,” says Pedro, Kiana’s boyfriend. “But it cannot do it alone. Other things have to happen. Political issues. Right now it is a tense moment in Iran. We are hoping for regime change. We cross our fingers.” That is if they have any fingers left to cross, what with wishing for all the luck they can get ahead of Wednesday's game with Spain. “We hope we are going to make history. We are believers,” says Kiana. “All of the players are my favourite. All of them, even our coach is the best coach ever. We are so proud of them.” And frankly they should be proud of her. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
For Kiana and Paria, two twentysomething women from Iran, this World Cup has been a liberating experience. For a start, the two of them have been able to do something they never have been able to do in their own country: go to a football match. In fact, earlier this year, when Paria tried to attend a game in her home city she was arrested. The charge was offending public decency. “I love sport, I love football and in Iran women can’t go to watch,” she explains. “One night I try. I go to the game and I went to jail.” It happened in March. A rumour was circulating that the Iranian government had relaxed the strict rules preventing women from showing their enthusiasm for the sport. “We had heard it was OK,” says Paria. “We thought they were allowing us.” So she and her boyfriend headed off to see the Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal. But it was not OK, things had not changed. Along with 29 other women who had mistakenly smelled a whiff of liberalisation in the wind, the moment she tried to go through the turnstiles, Paria was arrested and taken to the police station. Her crime? Being a woman in an all-male environment. “I was only in the prison one night,” she says. “The police were polite to me.” But what annoyed her most was this: she missed the match. Thus when Iran qualified for Russia 2018 last November, the two women, together with Kiana’s boyfriend Pedro, immediately bought tickets for all of their country’s group stage games. The World Cup has given Iran fans Paria (right) and Kiana the opportunity to attend their first football match without the risk of arrest And last week they found themselves in Saint Petersburg for the 1-0 victory over Morocco that put Iran top of Group B, ahead of Spain and Portugal. For this pair it was not just the result that made it a momentous event: this was the first time they had been allowed to attend a game live. “I have been watching football on television at home since I was a kid,” says Kiana. “I have no brother around so my father he makes me watch football. That’s why I became fan.” And never mind that she had to travel 1,900 miles to do so, the experience of attending a match turned out to be everything she had hoped. “From the moment I walked in and see the crowd and the noise and see our players, I feel so proud,” she says. “I was thinking what’s the reason to not let the women into the stadium? What’s the point? We are like you guys, I was supporting the team like a man.” And she breaks into a chant: “Hamle, hamle, Iran hamle [Move, move, Iran move],” putting on a deep, gruff voice. “My voice is as strong as a man,” she laughs. Kiana and Paria are by no means alone. It is one of the ironies of this World Cup that the nation which precludes its women from watching matches has the highest proportion of female fans here in Russia. Kazan is full of female Iran supporters. They have come in their droves, not just from Tehran, but from the expatriate communities in Australia, the United States and Germany. Banners were held up during Iran's first tie denouncing the ban on women attending football matches in Iran Credit: Getty Images “Of 30,000 Iran fans here,” says Paria, “10,000 are women.” And, while they are in Russia, the pair are not just relishing the chance to watch the football. Ahead of Iran’s game with Spain, they are out exploring the old parts of the city of Kazan wearing the sort of attire that would have them locked up again in Tehran. “We are not allowed to wear clothes like this outside, but in our homes, yes, we wear this,” says Kiana of her denim shorts and football shirt. “We do not have to wear hijab yet, but we have to have our hair covered with scarf.” And choice of clothing is at the heart of the new form of protest in Tehran, in which the two regularly engage. “White Wednesday, have you heard of that?” says Kiana. “We support Masih Alinejad [the founder of a social media group My Stealthy Freedom]. On Wednesday we all wear the white, men too who support us against compulsory hijab. Some women take off the headscarf, we haven’t yet. We are not quite brave enough.” Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Their choice of World Cup clothing means that, while in Kazan, the two of them are unable to visit the magnificent old mosque, which is just behind where they are standing, flourishing their Iran flags. A picture on a sign at its entrance stops women from entering in anything other than the most modest of attire. Not that they seem to mind. “Come on,” smiles Kiana. “We have lots of mosques in Iran. We don’t need to go and see another one.” These, then, are football revolutionaries, their attendance at the World Cup an opportunity to expose the restrictions of life back home. “Football is helping a lot to change things,” says Pedro, Kiana’s boyfriend. “But it cannot do it alone. Other things have to happen. Political issues. Right now it is a tense moment in Iran. We are hoping for regime change. We cross our fingers.” That is if they have any fingers left to cross, what with wishing for all the luck they can get ahead of Wednesday's game with Spain. “We hope we are going to make history. We are believers,” says Kiana. “All of the players are my favourite. All of them, even our coach is the best coach ever. We are so proud of them.” And frankly they should be proud of her. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
World Cup 2018 exposing Iranian restrictions on women: 'I was sent to jail for trying to go to a game in Tehran'
For Kiana and Paria, two twentysomething women from Iran, this World Cup has been a liberating experience. For a start, the two of them have been able to do something they never have been able to do in their own country: go to a football match. In fact, earlier this year, when Paria tried to attend a game in her home city she was arrested. The charge was offending public decency. “I love sport, I love football and in Iran women can’t go to watch,” she explains. “One night I try. I go to the game and I went to jail.” It happened in March. A rumour was circulating that the Iranian government had relaxed the strict rules preventing women from showing their enthusiasm for the sport. “We had heard it was OK,” says Paria. “We thought they were allowing us.” So she and her boyfriend headed off to see the Tehran derby between Persepolis and Esteghlal. But it was not OK, things had not changed. Along with 29 other women who had mistakenly smelled a whiff of liberalisation in the wind, the moment she tried to go through the turnstiles, Paria was arrested and taken to the police station. Her crime? Being a woman in an all-male environment. “I was only in the prison one night,” she says. “The police were polite to me.” But what annoyed her most was this: she missed the match. Thus when Iran qualified for Russia 2018 last November, the two women, together with Kiana’s boyfriend Pedro, immediately bought tickets for all of their country’s group stage games. The World Cup has given Iran fans Paria (right) and Kiana the opportunity to attend their first football match without the risk of arrest And last week they found themselves in Saint Petersburg for the 1-0 victory over Morocco that put Iran top of Group B, ahead of Spain and Portugal. For this pair it was not just the result that made it a momentous event: this was the first time they had been allowed to attend a game live. “I have been watching football on television at home since I was a kid,” says Kiana. “I have no brother around so my father he makes me watch football. That’s why I became fan.” And never mind that she had to travel 1,900 miles to do so, the experience of attending a match turned out to be everything she had hoped. “From the moment I walked in and see the crowd and the noise and see our players, I feel so proud,” she says. “I was thinking what’s the reason to not let the women into the stadium? What’s the point? We are like you guys, I was supporting the team like a man.” And she breaks into a chant: “Hamle, hamle, Iran hamle [Move, move, Iran move],” putting on a deep, gruff voice. “My voice is as strong as a man,” she laughs. Kiana and Paria are by no means alone. It is one of the ironies of this World Cup that the nation which precludes its women from watching matches has the highest proportion of female fans here in Russia. Kazan is full of female Iran supporters. They have come in their droves, not just from Tehran, but from the expatriate communities in Australia, the United States and Germany. Banners were held up during Iran's first tie denouncing the ban on women attending football matches in Iran Credit: Getty Images “Of 30,000 Iran fans here,” says Paria, “10,000 are women.” And, while they are in Russia, the pair are not just relishing the chance to watch the football. Ahead of Iran’s game with Spain, they are out exploring the old parts of the city of Kazan wearing the sort of attire that would have them locked up again in Tehran. “We are not allowed to wear clothes like this outside, but in our homes, yes, we wear this,” says Kiana of her denim shorts and football shirt. “We do not have to wear hijab yet, but we have to have our hair covered with scarf.” And choice of clothing is at the heart of the new form of protest in Tehran, in which the two regularly engage. “White Wednesday, have you heard of that?” says Kiana. “We support Masih Alinejad [the founder of a social media group My Stealthy Freedom]. On Wednesday we all wear the white, men too who support us against compulsory hijab. Some women take off the headscarf, we haven’t yet. We are not quite brave enough.” Russia World Cup in pictures: Best photos of teams, games and players Their choice of World Cup clothing means that, while in Kazan, the two of them are unable to visit the magnificent old mosque, which is just behind where they are standing, flourishing their Iran flags. A picture on a sign at its entrance stops women from entering in anything other than the most modest of attire. Not that they seem to mind. “Come on,” smiles Kiana. “We have lots of mosques in Iran. We don’t need to go and see another one.” These, then, are football revolutionaries, their attendance at the World Cup an opportunity to expose the restrictions of life back home. “Football is helping a lot to change things,” says Pedro, Kiana’s boyfriend. “But it cannot do it alone. Other things have to happen. Political issues. Right now it is a tense moment in Iran. We are hoping for regime change. We cross our fingers.” That is if they have any fingers left to cross, what with wishing for all the luck they can get ahead of Wednesday's game with Spain. “We hope we are going to make history. We are believers,” says Kiana. “All of the players are my favourite. All of them, even our coach is the best coach ever. We are so proud of them.” And frankly they should be proud of her. World Cup 2018 | The best of the Telegraph's coverage WorldCup - newsletter promo - end of article
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Press Conference - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez during the press conference REUTERS/Marko Djurica
World Cup - Uruguay Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Press Conference - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez during the press conference REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Training - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay's Luis Suarez during training REUTERS/Marko Djurica
World Cup - Uruguay Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Training - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay's Luis Suarez during training REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Training - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay's Luis Suarez during training REUTERS/Marko Djurica
World Cup - Uruguay Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Training - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay's Luis Suarez during training REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Press Conference - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez during the press conference REUTERS/Marko Djurica
World Cup - Uruguay Press Conference
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Press Conference - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez during the press conference REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Training - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay's Luis Suarez during training REUTERS/Marko Djurica
World Cup - Uruguay Training
Soccer Football - World Cup - Uruguay Training - Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don, Russia - June 19, 2018 Uruguay's Luis Suarez during training REUTERS/Marko Djurica
Uruguay's Luis Suarez reacts after failing to score during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Suarez eyes return to form in 100th appearance for Uruguay
Uruguay's Luis Suarez reacts after failing to score during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Uruguay's Luis Suarez, left, challenges for the ball with Egypt's Sam Morsy during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Suarez eyes return to form in 100th appearance for Uruguay
Uruguay's Luis Suarez, left, challenges for the ball with Egypt's Sam Morsy during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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