Mohammed Salah and Sergei Ignashevich Photo: Ramil Sitdikov / RIA Novosti
The former defender of Russian national team Sergey Ignashevich told in Instagram, as the Russians managed to deal with Egypt striker Mohamed Salah in the group stage match of the world Cup.
“Keep Salah allowed confident game “one to one” Yuri Zhirkov and tactical job of the coaching staff, which has limited connection to Jura in the attack,” wrote Ignashevich. He noted that in that game the Russians opposed “superforvarda”.
The Russian team defeated Egypt in the second round of the group stage of the world Cup with the score 3:1. The only goal of the Egyptians was scored by Salah, who converted a penalty in the 73rd minute. The Russian team reached the quarterfinals of the world Cup, and Egypt was not able to get into the playoffs.
After the championship 39-year-old Ignashevich announced the definitive end of his career in the national team. A month before the start of the world championship, the defender decided to resume performances for the national team at the request of head coach Stanislav Cherchesov.
Video, photo All from Russia.