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Russia Beat Egypt In Football World Cup

Web Desk(June 20, 2018): Russia has taken six points from six at the World Cup. After crushing Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opener, they beat Egypt 3-1 on Tuesday to put themselves on the brink of qualifying for the round of 16.

Russia didn’t score until the second half but had three goals in 16 minutes to put the Pharaohs away. Egypt got a late penalty kick goal from Mohamed Salah, but it was over by then.

Russia made it 1-0 in the 47th minute on the tournament’s fifth own goal, one shy of tying the all-time record set in 1998.

Salah did score the first World Cup goal of his career after being taken down in the box.

This is a big result. It means Russia is through if as long as Saudi Arabia doesn’t win against Uruguay on Wednesday. As for Egypt, they have all but secured a ticket out of Russia after the group stage.

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