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Tactics: How do Egypt beat Russia?

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Africa showing few signs of World Cup breakthrough

Africa's much-awaited and coveted tilt at World Cup glory looks as far off as ever after a dismal round of opening fixtures for the continent's teams at the tournament in Russia.

Not even a win for Senegal in their first Group H in Moscow on Tuesday could temper an otherwise disaster-filled opening six days of the tournament for African hopes.

Five defeats in the six games featuring African teams offered little hope of new benchmarks being set, with Senegal's 2-1 triumph over Poland the only bright...

Egypt underperform as Russia all but end World Cup hopes

Egypt were beaten 3-1 by Russia in their second World Cup outing as Hector Cuper's side stand on the brink of an early elimination.

The Pharaohs started tentatively, but grew into the game, although they collapsed in the second half and appeared unable to cope with the hosts after falling behind.

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Offensively, there were spells in which Egypt looked more adventurous - and more menacing - going forward than they ever did in their opener against Uruguay.

Mohamed Salah also appeared not to...

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Mohamed Salah's fitness not solely at fault for Egypt's woes - Hector Cuper

Russia are on the brink of qualifying for the last 16 after a dominant second-half display against Egypt, despite the return of Mohamed Salah.
After Russia's big win over Egypt, the FC crew assess what's going right for the hosts and reflect on Egypt's choice to rest Mo Salah vs. Uruguay.
World Cup: Mohamed Salah penalty (73') Russia 3-1 Egypt

Mohamed Salah's absence in the build-up to Egypt's World Cup has played its part in their woes in Russia, but their star's fitness is not the only contributing factor, coach Hector Cuper says.

Egypt's World Cup hopes were left in tatters after a disastrous spell at the start of the second half in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to hosts Russia, though Salah scored a consolation penalty.

Salah was starting his first World Cup game in Group A after recovering from the injury suffered in last month's Champions...