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World Cup 2018 : Host Russia defeats Egypt 3-1

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MOSCOW — World Cup host Russia has virtually booked its place in the second round with a 3-1 win over Egypt on Tuesday that moved it to the top of Group A with six points from two games.

Russia, who beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 in their opening game, took the lead thanks to a 47th-minute own goal from Ahmed Fathi, who diverted Roman Zobnin’s shot into his own net.

Denis Cheryshev doubled Russia’s advantage after he finished from Mario Fernandes’ pull-back, before Artem Dzyuba sealed the victory with a fine individual goal.

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With this Russia will qualify for the last 16 and Egypt will be eliminated from the competition if Saudi Arabia fail to beat Uruguay in Rostov-on-Don on Wednesday.

The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system was used during the 2018 FIFA World Cup match involving Russia and Egypt on Tuesday. With the help of VAR, the referee Andres Cunha awarded Egypt a penalty in the 72nd minute, which was later converted by striker Mohamed Salah.

VAR was used for the first time at a FIFA World Cup during the Group C match between France and Australia, which took place in Kazan on June 16.

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Martyrs Memorial ‘A’ Division League Football: Army beats Brigade Boys

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KATHMANDU- The departmental team, Nepal Army, beat the Brigade Boys Club in the first match of the seventh round games played today under the Martyrs Memorial ‘A’ Division League Football Championship.

The match was held at the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) complex in Lalitpur.

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Army edged Brigade Boys, one goal to nil. Tanka Basnet became the star player for the Army as the lone goal he converted Santosh Budhathoki’s pass ball into a goal through a header in the 67th minute which sealed the fate of the match.

Army’s Tek Bahadur Budhathoki was declared the Man of the Match. The Army is in the fourth position in the points table. It has 17 points from seven games. Brigade Boys is in the 11th place with four points from seven games.

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