The game ended with a score of 3: 1 – scored again Dzuba and Cheryshev.
The Russian national team held the second match of the group stage of the home World Cup – at the stadium in St. Petersburg the team won against Egypt with a score of 3: 1. Goals scored Denis Cheryshev and Artem Dzyuba, another goal was an own goal, from Mohammed Salah scored. Thanks to this victory, for the first time in history, Russia almost withdrew from the group at the World Championships. To prevent this from happening, Saudi Arabia should beat Uruguay and Egypt with a large score, and Russia will lose a lot to Uruguay .
In the first half, the Russian team attacked a lot: the most dangerous moments were Denis Cheryshev, who had broken from a distance, and Artem Dzyuba, who was hung by partners. By the end of 45 minutes, Egyptian footballers took the initiative – a clear chance to score was at Mohammed Salah, who hit with a turn above the gate.
In the second half, the situation changed: at 47 minutes Ahmed Fathi, after filing in the penalty of Egypt, cut the ball into his own net.
At 59 minute Denis Cheryshev scored the second goal – he was repulsed by the former Brazilian player Mario Fernandez.
A large score was made by Artem Dzyuba, who scored the third goal in the 62nd minute.
At the 73 rd minute Russia still missed the goal – Mohammed Salah scored from the penalty spot.
In addition to Egypt, in group A with Russia play Uruguay and Saudi Arabia. If on June 20, the Uruguayans beat the Saudis, they will equal the Russians on points – six each team. June 25 in the third match, Russia and Uruguay decide who will leave the first place, and who from the second. It depends on who they go to the playoffs – the winner or the silver medalist of Group B, where Portugal, Spain, Iran and Morocco play.
Uruguay and Russia can be prevented by Saudi Arabia if it overcomes Uruguay and Egypt with a large score, and Russia will lose a lot to Uruguay – the outcome will be decided by the difference between the goals scored and the goals conceded. The biggest difference – 7 goals – for Russia, followed by Uruguay (1) and Egypt (-3, that is, the team missed more than scored), the last one – Saudi Arabia (-5). If Saudi Arabia twice defeats and corrects the difference between goals scored and missed, Russia will not go to the 1/8 finals.