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Twitter Reacts to Russia’s 3-1 World Cup Victory Over Egypt in St Petersburg

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Despite poor performance by Russia’s national team prior the World Cup, the team has won its second game in a row, this time against Egypt, destroying Cairo’s team 3-1.

The first goal for Russia was scored by the Egyptians against themselves.

The Russia-Egypt World Cup game at St. Petersburg Stadium was intense down to the last second. Unfortunately for Egypt, they scored an auto-goal in their own net. Russia's team scored two goals shortly after in a rapid succession. Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah managed to land a ball with a precise strike during a penalty shot that left the Russian goalkeeper with no chance of saving it. However, other than that, Cairo's team was unable to avenge the Russian goals by the time the final whistle blew.

Some social media reactions have been appropriately emotional.

​Others expressed their opinion that the Russian victory was way too easy and that Moscow should have instead played against leading teams from the start.

​Others gave reserved congratulations for a deserved victory.

​Many delved into calculating the probability of Egypt going to the second round after the Russian victory.


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