FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia Vs Egypt Pre Match
The governing body for football in Russia is called the Russia National Football Team. Russia has participated in ten World Cups till yet and is hosting the FIFA World Cup 2018. Russia won their first match of the competition, by defeating Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Nigeria by a clean 5-0. The Confederation of Russia is UEFA ( Europe. )
The head coach of the team is Stanislav Cherchesov and the Captain is Igor Akinfeev who is a capable captain and a strong leader. Their FIFA code is RUS.
Russia failed to qualify for 1998, 2006, 2010 FIFA World Cup respectively. The best players of the team are : Igor Akinfeev, Sergei Ignashevich, Alan Dzagoev, Aleksandr Golovin ( the new shining star of Russia) and Yuri Zhirkov.
Aleksandr Golovin shone in the Opening match of Russia. Being 22 years only, he performed the best in the match. Being an attacking midfielder, he was touted as a potential star at the 2018 FIFA World Cup long before the start of the tournament. Therefore he can definitely be called as the Man of the Match.
Now talking about Egypt, The Egypt national football team known as The Pharaohs, represents Egypt in men’s International association football and is governed by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA). The team was founded in 1921, the governing body for football in Egypt. The team’s historical stadium is Cairo International Stadium but since 2012 the team has played most home games at Borg El Arab Stadium of Alexandria. The current team manager is Hector Cuper. The Confederation of Egypt is CAF (Africa). The caption of the team is Essam El Hadary. The top scorer of the team is Hossam Hassan with 70 total goals. Egypt is the most successful national team in Africa, having won the Africa Cup of Nations a record seven times in total. The best players of the team are Sherif Ekramy, Essam El Hadary, Ahmed Elmohamady, Ahmed Fathy and Mohamed Abdel Shafy.
Talking about the matches, in 1940, 1950 and 1970, the team did not enter the FIFA World Cup. In 1938 and 1962 they withdrew from the match. In 1954, 1974, 1978 , 1982, 1986 , 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014 they did not qualify the match.
The chances for Russia to win the match are much more than team Egypt. This can be observed from the capacity of both the teams and their performances in past tournaments. Rest is in the hands of the new strategies and players who can change the shape of the game at any time.