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Confirmed Line-Ups: 2018 FIFA World Cup, Russia v Egypt, Group A

Posted: 19 June 2018 Time: 19:00

Egypt will be looking to put a dent in hosts Russia's FIFA World Cup campaign and keep their hopes of progressing from Group A alive at the Krestovsky Stadium tonight - here are the confirmed line-ups of both sides.

Russia enjoyed an emphatic opening 5-0 victory over Saudi Arabia and approach them game filled with confidence in front of their home support.

While Egypt suffered a heartbreaking last-minute defeat to Group A favorites Uruguay, despite an impressive display without their attacking talisman Mohamed Salah.

The Pharaohs know anything but three points could send them packing before the final group fixture - while they are still desperately seeking a first World Cup win in what will be their sixth game at the finals.

Here are the confirmed line-ups:

Russia starting XI: Akinfeev; Fernandes, Ignasevich, Kutepov, Zhirkov; Gazinskiy, Zobnin;  Samedov, Golovin, Cheryschev; Dyzuba.

Egypt starting XI: El Shenawy, Fathy, Gabr, Hegazy, Abdelshafy; Elneny, Hamed; Salah, Elsaid, Trezeguet; Mohsen.

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