The first goal for Russia was scored by the Egyptians against themselves.
Some social media reactions have been appropriately emotional.
My God! Was that suppose to be a defence??!!!! This is probably the worst defence in the worldcup with KSA. Russia just played by the book but Egypt's defence couldn't even defend by the book!!!What a shame!! What a SHAME! #RUSEGY #WorldCup #EGY #Rus— Crestfire Detro (@crestfire_detro) 19 июня 2018 г.
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.
Is it just me or us this world cup thrashy. I mean Russia has been getting easy teams y can't Russia play against Spain or Germany or Portugal instead there playing against Saudi Arabia and Egypt. This world cup is just thrash. Honestly am pissed off.— Black is the way (@obasi_jennifer2) 19 июня 2018 г.
everyone knew it was rigged once they put egypt and Saudi Arabia both in Russia’s group— M (@harryzvogue) 19 июня 2018 г.
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.
Egypt can still mathematically make it to the second round of the world cup if only Saudi Arabia and Russia beat Uruguay then Egypt beat Saudi Arabia with a 4-5 goal margin— Deco (@TroubleXela) 19 июня 2018 г.
The only way egypt goes through is if Uruguay lose to Russia and Saudi Arabia and Egypt beats Saudi Arabia and goes through on Goal difference— Kroenke Out (@YaqoubEsmaeel) 19 июня 2018 г.
if uruguay wins tmrw that means egypt is bottom 2 but if saudi wins uruguay and egypt r both bottom 2 but egypt has a better chance beating saudi but i fuckign hate saudi I dont want any of them to win im trying to figure out how egypt and russia can make it out of the group pic.twitter.com/mjmsP9o47F— #1 elizabeth jennings stan (@gerlonsosquad) 19 июня 2018 г.