International Champions Cup

After only 2 matches, Egypt eliminated from World Cup

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Egypt arrived in Russia with Mohamed Salah and some high expectations.

The team, playing at the World Cup for the first time since 1990, was sure it had the ability to grind out results, even with Salah still recovering from a shoulder injury. But after two matches, the Egyptians were eliminated.

"I always say that behind a player there must be a team," Egypt coach Hector Cuper said after Tuesday's 3-1 loss to Russia. "I feel proud we had a team, but perhaps we weren't decisive enough."