After their much hyped arrival in the Fifa world cup after a long wait of 28 years, egypt are set to become the first team to be knocked out of the fifa world cup 2018 after losing their second match against Russia 3-1.
After qualifying for the tournament after 28 years and with the sudden rise of Mohammad Salah, Egypt were expected to do well in the tournament. However after losing their opening match against Uruguay courtesy of a late goal by Jose Gimenez, egypt had to win their second match against Russia or else be knocked out of the tournament.
Russia defeated Saudi Arabia scoring 5 goals past them looked in a good shape and broke egyptians hearts after they defeated them 3-1. Ahmad Fathi scored the first goal in the 47th minute and Denis Cheryshev continued his impressive form and scored a goal in the 59th minute. Artem Dyzyuba made it 3-0 in the 62nd minute and ended Mohammad Salah and Egypts dreams.
In response Mohammad Salah scored a goal in the 73rd minute via a penalty but that was not enough to inspire his side to a win.
Russia now have booked their seat in the round of 16.