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Russia on brink of knockout stage after win over Egypt

June 19, 2018 8:10 PM
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Russia on brink of knockout stage after win over Egypt

ST PETERSBURG (Reuters) - World Cup hosts Russia virtually booked their place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday that moved them to top of Group A with six points from two games.

Three goals in the space of 15 minutes early in the second half put the Russians firmly in command before Egypt’s Mohamed Salah, who had a subdued game on his return from injury, struck from a penalty, awarded after a video review.

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