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Russia midfielder Miranchuk: Egypt are similar to Saudi Arabia

Russia midfielder Miranchuk: Egypt are similar to Saudi Arabia

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midfielder Anton Miranchuk believes  are like , but the Pharaohs are more organized and disciplined.

The hosts are eyeing the three points to earn a place in the second round of the World Cup, while the Pharaohs must pick up at least a point to keep their qualification hopes alive.

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Anton Miranchuk stayed on the bench the entire game as Russia thrashed Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game.

The Lokomotiv Moscow player thinks Egypt’s style of play is similar to the Asian side, but the Pharaohs are better in the defence area.

“[Egypt’s] match against Uruguay was very difficult… They can play well in defense. They [Egypt] are similar to Saudi Arabia, but are more organized and disciplined,” Miranchuk said.

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“Matches with Salah and without him differ a lot, of course. But there are 11 footballers on the field, not one,” the 22-year-old midfielder added.

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Russia currently top the group, while Egypt sit third behind Uruguay, who managed to snatch a late 1-0 win against the Pharaohs.

The hosts will face Egypt on Tuesday, June 19 at 20:00 CLT, a day before Uruguay’s clash with Saudi Arabia.



  1. Hosam

    June 18, 2018 at 12:50 AM

    Well I just hope the whole Russian team keeps underestimating Egypt and get shocked by a defeat. Their coach isn’t that stupid unfortunately

  2. Reef

    June 18, 2018 at 10:36 AM

    Comparing Egypt with Saudi Arabia is an insult.

  3. Faisal sheikh

    June 19, 2018 at 6:41 AM

    Russia will win this match but match score will be low like.1. 0. Match will finish with one zero

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