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#EgyptRussia: Salah To Make World Cup Debut Against Russia

Mohamed Salah would be making his World Cup debut against the host country, Russia, as he has been passed to play the game.

Salah, who sustained a shoulder injury in UEFA Champions League final, prior to the World Cup, was named alongside Abdallah El-Said, Mohamed Elneny, and Ahmed Hegazi as Egypt seek their first win in the tournament.

Egypt loss to Uruguay in their first match of the tournament and another loss tonight could open their way out of the tournament.

Russia, who won defeated Saudi Arabia 5-0 would be hoping to be the first team to qualify if they defeat Egypt.

The team would be relying on playmaker, Aleksandr Golovin and the likes of Yuri Zhirkov, Denis Cheryshev, and keeper, Igor Akinfeev.

Full Starting XI

Egypt XI: Mohamed El-Shenawy; Ahmed Fathy, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazi, Mohamed Shafy; Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed; Mohamed Salah, Abdallah El Said, Trezeguet; Marwan Mohsen.

Russia XI: Igor Akinfeev; Mario Fernandes, Ilya Kutepov, Sergei Ignashevich, Yuri Zhirkov; Yuri Gazinskiy, Roman Zobnin; Aleksandr Samedov, Aleksandr Golovin, Denis Cheryshev; Artem Dzyuba.

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