Egypt vs Russia Probable Lineups: Mohamed Salah Set To Start After Injury Boost, Kasimpasa Star Could Be Benched

Egypt take on Russia in their second 2018 World Cup clash in Group A.

The Pharoahs lost their opening game in a tightly contested 1-0 defeat against Uruguay.

The big question as far as Egypt are concerned is whether Mohamed Salah will return after missing the opening game.

Salah has made a recovery and is likely to get the nod.

Kasimpasa star Trezeguet could be relegated to the bench on the right-flank as a result, unless head coach Hector Cuper player Salah upfront.

Salah has featured predominantly on the right wing for Egpyt, the same position Trezeguet players.

The Liverpool forward could also be deployed upfront.

Trezeguet had a brilliant season in the Super Lig scoring 16 times and providing eight assists in all competitions.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny is likely to keep his place in the side alongside Tarek Hamed to form a defensive shield ahead of the center-backs.

The defence is likely to be comprised of Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazi, Ahmed Fathy and Mohamed Abdel Shafy.

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Russia got their campaign off to a great start after beating Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening game.

Denis Cheryshev will be almost certain to start after being brought on early last time out to replace the injured Alan Dzagoev.

The manager faces a tough task over whether to start with Samedov or Dyzuba up front.

The defensive setup and keeper is expected to remain the same.

Egypt vs Russia Probable Lineups

Egypt Probable Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Elshanawy; Fathy, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel Shafy; Elneny, Hamed; Trezeguet, Abdalla, Warda; Salah

Russia Probable Starting Lineup (4-2-3-1): Akinfeev; Zhirkov, Ignashevich, Kutepov, Fernandes, Gazinski, Zobnin, Cheryshev, Golovin, Samedov, Dyzuba