The hosts will gear up for their second match in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Group stage when they take on Egypt at the Stadion Krestovskyi on 19th June 2018. Group A will be having a tough competition as three of the four sides will be vying for the two available spots to the round of 16. Egypt will be fancying their chances against the hosts given the miraculous run of form for their key man, Mohammed Salah.
Uruguay will be taking on Saudi Arabia in the other game of Group A the next day which will most likely decide the one team is qualifying for the round of 16. For the hosts, it will be one of those do or die games where they will have to give in their everything to stay in it. Whatever is the outcome but the match will surely go down to the wires.
Russia Vs Egypt is going to be match number 17 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 and by the time this match starts, every other team would have wrapped up its campaign opener. This being the second match of the tournament for both the teams makes it very interesting as it will be the survival match for whichever team lost its opening match and a defeat here would send them packing home (well Russia are anyway playing at home but still) This late match will be played at St. Petersburg from 9 PM local time. Let’s have a look at the prospects of the two competing teams.
The fans can’t expect for anything more than this intensified encounter to kick off the second round of group stage encounters. A round of 16 spots along with the seamless glory will be up for grabs for both the sides. Hopes of millions of fans will be at stake. It will be a must watch for every football fan across the globe. To ensure none of you miss out on any action from this one, we’ve got a complete guide ready to keep you all set.
Russia 3 Egypt 1
The live stream of Russia vs Egypt will easily be available for fans from both the nations. While the Russian fans can head to their official broadcaster’s website for the live stream channel, Egyptian fans will have the extensive coverage of beIN Sports available for them. FOX Sports will start the live stream 10 minutes prior to the kick off on its live stream channel entirely dedicated to the 2018 FIFA World Cup. beIN Sports will take this as an important game as most of the Middle Eastern countries will be out supporting the Egyptian contingent.
How to watch Russia vs Egypt match Online
Asian Subcontinent fans will also be eagerly willing to watch this one and Sony LIV will be their option for live streaming. Fans from the UK can choose a live stream from either BBC or ITV. The Caribbean fans will have to log in to DirecTV’s to get their live stream channel. Fans from countries where no official live stream will be available need not worry as VPN Gateways can solve their problem with ease. Also, fans looking for options to watch without cable can choose any of the top Sticky Bundles available. fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and DirecTV all being as good an option as the other.
The all-important Group A game between hosts Russia and Egypt will be played on 19th June 2018 at the Stadion Krestovskyi with a scheduled kick-off at 21:00 local time. The venue, Stadion Krestovskyi, is amongst the world’s largest covered stadiums with a seating capacity of about 66,287. It is one the most extraordinary venues to be used for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It is currently serving as the home ground to Russian Premier League side, Zenit Saint Petersburg.
Matches to follow
- Don’t miss out Russia vs Saudi Arabia opening match on 14th June 2018
- One of the biggest group stage match – Portugal vs Spain will be surely thrilling.
Teams and Lineups
The lineups, if no injury is reported, will likely have the strongest possible XIs as both sides will be desperate for a point or three from this one. While Egypt will be relying entirely on Mo Salah, Russia will be having quite a few names who’ll equally be responsible for how their side fairs in the big game. Here is how the two sides may look like against each other.
El Hadary (GK); Ahmed Fathy, El Mohamady, Ahmed Hegazi, Omar Gaber; Elneny, Abdallah Said, Shikabala, Morsy; Salah, Kouka
Akinfeev (GK); Zhirkov, Kombarov, Smolnikov, Kudryashov; Cheyshev, Glushakov, Samedov; Kokorin, Poloz, Smolov
Official TV Broadcasters
The all-important Group A game between Russia and Egypt will be an important one for all the official broadcasters as well. The official broadcast of the game will begin with a preview show that will start soon after the game between Poland and Senegal comes to an end. While the Russian fans will have to tune into Perviy Kanal to catch all the action, the fans from Egypt will have beIN Sports as their official broadcasters.
Egypt will surely have support from all the Asian countries which make Sony and beIN Sports as the important broadcasters for the match. FOX Sports will be up with its coverage of the game for the American fans. The fans from UK can choose from either BBC or ITV. The official broadcast in Africa will come via Kwese Sports, Canal+, and SuperSport. The Caribbean fans can enjoy the game on DirecTV.
Given Egypt’s reliance on Mo Salah, a lot will depend on how Russia manage to deal with him. Egypt’s defence has been rock solid as well but has been left exposed many times. Russia, on the other hand, has been rusty with only one win from their last 7 games. However, the importance of three points from this game will make them give in their best on the field. Keeping the intensity in mind, our final scoreline prediction is Egypt 3-2 Russia.