With the help of VAR, the referee Andres Cunha awarded Egypt a penalty in the 72nd minute, which was later converted by striker Mohamed Salah.

Russia ran out 3-1 winners in St. Petersburg, which all but assures them a place in the knockout stages.

VAR was was used for the first time at a FIFA World Cup during the Group C match between France and Australia, which took place in Kazan on 16 June.