It was announced on Tuesday 19 June 2018 that the ‘Egyptian King’ Mohamed Salah will be in Egypt’s starting XI for their game against Russia in Saint Petersburg stadium.
This is Egypt’s second game in the 2018 World Cup after a tense match in which it lost 1-0 to Uruguay.
The players who are among the starting XI are the following:
1. Mohamed El Shenawy (goalkeeper)
2. Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Hegazy, Aly Gabr, Mohamed Abdelshafy (defence)
3. Tarek Hamed and Mohamed Elneny (midfield)
4. Mohamed Salah, Abdallah El Said, Mahmoud Treziguet (attack)
5. Marwan Mohsen (striker).
The players who will be substitutes are:
1Essam El Hadary (who would be the oldest player in the history of the World Cup if he features in any match), Sherif Ekramy, Ayman Ashraf, Saed Samir, Mahmoud El Wench, Ahmed El Mohamady, Amr Gabr, Shikabala, Ramadan Sobhy, Sam Morsy, Mahmoud Kahraba.