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Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos

Mohamed Salah did net Egypt's first goal at a World Cup in 28 years from the penalty spot after he had been hauled down 17 minutes from time, but it was too little, too late for the Pharaohs. Russia will be guaranteed a place in the last 16 and Egypt eliminated unless Saudi Arabia beat Uruguay on Wednesday.

Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Mohamed Salah of Egypt scores his team's first goal from the penalty spot past Igor Akinfeev of Russia during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Russia and Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah (L) celebrates with Egypt's defender Mohamed Abdel-Shafy after scoring a penalty during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Mohamed Salah of Egypt in action during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Russia and Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Mohamed Salah of Egypt argues with Referee Enrique Caceres during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Russia and Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (R) deflects the ball into his own net during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Russia's players celebrate after Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi own goal during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Denis Cheryshev of Russia celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Russia and Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Artem Dzyuba of Russia celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Russia and Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
A Egypt's fan holds a poster showing Egypt's forward Mohamed Salah before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
Russia's fans pose before the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Russia and Egypt at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 19, 2018.
Russia World Cup 2018: Host nation on verge of last 16 by easing past Egypt 3-1 - photos
General view inside the stadium as the Russia and Egypt teams line up for the national anthems prior to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group A match between Russia and Egypt at Saint Petersburg Stadium on June 19, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia.