AFCON: Five Cameroon v Egypt facts

AFP , Saturday 4 Feb 2017,
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Egypt's national soccer team players attend a training session ahead of their African Nations Cup final soccer match against Cameroon, in Libreville, Gabon Febuary 3, 2017, on Sunday. (REUTERS)

Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations final between Cameroon and Egypt at Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville Sunday (1900 GMT):

-- The countries have played each other seven times at the Cup of Nations with Egypt winning three matches and Cameroon two with two drawn.

-- Two of the previous meetings have been in finals with Egypt victorious on both occasions -- 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in 1986 and 1-0 in 2008.

-- The most recent match between the nations was in a 2010 quarter-final with Ahmed Hassan scoring twice as Egypt came from behind to triumph 3-1 after extra time.

-- Egypt have won six of seven finals with the lone loss coming in 1962 when they fell 4-2 after extra time to hosts Ethiopia in Addis Ababa.

-- The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon have won four of six finals with both defeats coming against the Pharaohs of Egypt, in Cairo and Accra.

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