Hector Cuper

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Egypt’s Mohamed Salah warms up before the Group A match against Russia in St Petersburg. Photograph: Michael Dalder/Reuters

Egypt’s talismanic striker Mohamed Salah was named in their starting line-up for their second World Cup Group A match against Russia in St Petersburg (...)

Egypt’s Mohamed Salah during training on the eve of the Group A match against Russia in St Petersburg. Photograph: AP Photo

Russia got their World Cup campaign off to a dream start with a 5-0 thumping of Saudi Arabia but face an entirely different beast in the form of Egypt(...)

Jose Gimenez of Uruguay heads home the winning goal during the Group A game at the Ekaterinburg Arena. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Egypt 0 Uruguay 1 Slowly, slowly, it had been coming. After 80 minutes in which almost nothing had happened, other than the non-appearance of Mohamed(...)

Mido of Middlesbrough celebrates after scoring the first goal during the FA Cup fifth round win against Sheffield United in 2008. Photo: Professional Sport/Popperfoto/Getty Images

Mido has been talking with refreshing candour for an hour, explaining why he predicted Mohamed Salah would be 10 times as good as Raheem Sterling, acc(...)

 Republic of Ireland’s Jonathan Walters  after Georgia midfielder Valeri Qazaishvili scores their first goal. Photograph: David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

When Héctor Cúper managed Georgia, the story goes, the Argentine started to bring the locally-based players in for weekly squad sessions before conclu(...)

Ireland’s Aiden McGeady celebrates scoring a late winner against Georgia during Euro 2016 qualifying. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

If Martin O’Neill is surprised that Georgia don’t get better results in competitive matches, imagine how Vladimir Weiss, his players and their long su(...)