Egypt failed to salvage their reputation as Africa’s football power house, falling 1-3 to hosts Russia, in their second game in Group A on Tuesday.
Despite that star striker Mohamed Salah scored a penalty at the 73rd minute, it was not enough to salvage the Pharaohs, as Russia romped home to victory at Saint Petersburg.
The loss made the Egyptians certain to be the first team to head home from the tournament, with no point so far.
Russia meanwhile are at the brink of qualifying for the knockout stage, having got the maximum six points in their two games.
Uruguay and Saudi Arabia, the other teams in the group will play on Wednesday. Uruguay already have three points off Egypt and would hope to extend their winning streak in the match against Saudi Arabia.