Group A World Cup Russia 2018 Most Important players18/05/2018 01:43
Most Important players in Group A World Cup Russia 2018
On the 14th of June in the Luzhniki Stadium, hosts Russia are the opening team against Saudi Arabia in FIFA World Cup Russia 2018. They are playing the role of the curtain-raiser teams on this year’s cup. Saudi Arabia is considered as the underdogs in this group, but they have the strong attack by Mohammed Al-Sahlawi, scoring a record of 16 goals during qualifications. In the Group A World Cup Russia 2018, Uruguay and Egypt are the other two teams. Uruguay has attacking talents like Suarez and Cavani and they have to rely on them. Egypt took to Russia with them Mohamed Salah.
#1 Mohamed Salah – Egypt
Winning both the FWA and PFA football player of the year in a single season he officially joins the elite class of players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Suarez. He is also the first African winning the FWA award.
After the phenomenal season for Liverpool, in which he will finish as the top scorer in the league. The expectations are high for this Cup and his performance. Mohamed Salah ’s goal-scoring and trickery will be very important for Egypt to have a successful campaign in Russia.
Scoring the two goals against Congo he was crucial for Egypt’s qualification, which led to Egypt going for the first time on World Cup in 28 years.
#2 Igor Akinfeev – Russia
Even though Dzagoev has been the most important to the Russians, he had an injury-plagued year, inconsistency walked into his game so he wasn’t the best option.
The best pick due to the importance of Russian’s team would be Akinfeev. His quality and experience are producing moments of magic but his capability will have to shine through for the hosts to last in the tournament.
#3 Mohammed Al-Sahlawi – Saudi Arabia
Mohammed Al-Sahlawi had an impressive record of 16 scored goals in the World Cup qualifying campaign, a feat matched only by Robert Lewandowski.
Saudi Arabia always had a problem with their players and their lack of European experience. After sending a majority of their players to Spain on loan for trying to resolve the issue.
#4 Edinson Cavani – Uruguay
Cavani is a very consistent player and with a very consistent delivery of goalscoring record. He delivers what he can promise, and he promises goals. Cavani alongside Suarez will be a duo that is capable of unlocking any defense in Russia.