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Russia manager Cherchesov confident of stopping Mohamed Salah

Russia manager Cherchesov confident of stopping Mohamed Salah

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manager  is confident of stopping , adding they studied the Pharaohs well ahead of their encounter.

The hosts are eyeing the three points to earn a place in the second round of the World Cup, while the Pharaohs will search for their first ever win in the tournament.

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Russia currently top the group after their 5-0 win against Saudi Arabia, while sit third behind Uruguay, who managed to snatch a late 1-0 win against the Pharaohs.

Mohamed will start against Russia after missing out on the Uruguay game and Cherchesov believes his players have the ability to keep the Liverpool winger quiet.

“We’re preparing ourselves, we’re training according to a plan. We have done everything we planned to do,” Cherchesov said.

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“We are studying Egypt and we should be able to exploit their weaknesses.

“Every team has players that you need to pay special attention to. Egypt is a balanced team and, of course, Mo Salah is the strongest one in the team, we understand this.

“But we aren’t playing against one player, we have to take into consideration all the players. We understand how to do this and tomorrow you will see this.

“What can I say? I trust in my team. I believe in my players and I will give you a simple answer. We are ready to do this and we will do this,” he concluded.

Mohamed Salah Sergio Ramos

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Mohamed Salah has just recovered from the shoulder injury he picked up following a heavy challenge from Sergio Ramos and Russia defender Ilya Kutepov revealed before that Ramos showed them how to stop Salah.

However, Cherchesov dismissed that he will use any rough tactics to stop the Egyptian, and defended Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

“Is someone going to behave as Ramos behaved? I don’t understand the question,” he replied.

“I saw that he was holding the cup of the Champions League and tomorrow there will be no cup.

“I believe that Ramos did not do this on purpose. This is a contact sport and, as I understand, no one injures people from other teams on purpose,” he added.

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

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