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Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Wednesday's clash between Tunisia and Egypt in the last round of the 2015 African Cup of Nations qualifiers

Ahram Online , Wednesday 19 Nov 2014
Egypt  VS Tunisia
Egypt's Ahmed Fathy, left, and Tunisia's Ali Maaloul compete for the ball during their Africa Cup of Nations group G qualifying soccer match in Cairo, Egypt, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 (Photo: AP)
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ٍFull time: Tunisia 2-1 Egypt

90+4 The referee blows the final whistle, it's the end of the game as record African Cup of Nations holders Egypt miss out for the third time running for the first time in their history. 

90' The referee announces four minutes of stoppage time.

90' Egypt desperately trying to press forward in the latter stages of the game, albeit without posing threat on goal.

88' Chermiti cautioned after a cynical foul on Naguib.

84' Yahia comes on for Tunisia instead of Syam Ben Youssef.

81' Khazri scores a magnificent free kick that beat keeper El-Hadary and give his side the lead!! It's now almost over for Egypt.

81' GOAL!! WHAT A GOAL! Khazri

78' Meteb is wheeled on as Kamar makes way, meanwhile Amine Chermiti also comes in for the hosts.

72' Kamar hits a low shot from inside the box which seems to have touched the keeper's hands before going out, but the referee says goalkick!

68'A two-minute spell of dominance for the Tunisians, laying siege to Egypt inside their own box..

66' Hamoudi comes in for another cautioned player in Soliman

64' Moemen Zakareya comes in for Ghaly...

60' WHAT A CHANCE! An unmarked Fakhreddine meets Khazry's diagonal cross from the left to hit  wide!!  

58' Hadary makes a fine save to deny Khazry 's strike from the outside...the Tunisians look to have redeemed themselves in the second half.

53' A blunder from Ghaly who gave away possession cheaply ended up with a goal for Chikhaoui to make Egypt's mission more difficult!

53' GOAL! Tunisia equalize through Chikhaoui! 

51' Keeper Hadary calls for the medical staff after apparently suffering a problem.

49' Khaled Kamar gets into the referee's book after harshly challenging for the ball with a Tunisian defender.

46' Tunisia made a substitution with Stephane Houcine Nater introduced instead of Ragued.

The second half begins.

45+2 Khazri moves forward towards the Egypt box, but eventually blasts a shot wide, as the referee blows the whistle to end the first half. 

44' Ali Gabr gets a booking following a lunge on Chikhaoui who looks set to leave the pitch on a stretcher.

43' Fpul against Ghaly, who's playing well tonight, on the out-of-form Chickaoui. 

39' Walid Soliman cautioned after committing a foul on Ben Youssef.

36' Free kick for the Tunisians, which end up with Abdennour heading wide,

32' Fakhreddine sends a fierce drive from distance but flies wide...

29' After struggling ferociously for the ball, both Walid Soliman and Mathlouthi are down injured. 

24' Elneny fires from outside the box after a short spell of dominance, but his strike misses the target in what seemed to be a close chance!

22' Khazri hits a venomless strike wide of the post...

20' Ferjani sees a strike saved by El-Hadari, who has just blocked a good effort from Fahreddine.

18' Egypt are in complete control now, with the Tunisians looking out of sorts.

15' The Chelsea man latched onto a great lofted through ball to go one on one with the keeper and slot the ball past him for Egypt's much-needed first of the night. 

15' GOOOOAAALLLL!!!! SALAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!

13' The Pharaohs are relatively the better side during those minutes, and now they won their third corner of the night.

10' Fathi receives a yellow card after a rash challenge against an opponent! So harsh from the midfielder!

8' Egypt looked determined from the outset, as they now win a corner after right-sided forward Salah hit the ball into the hosts' defender win a corner 

6' Forward Hamza Younes wins a foul near the halfway line after being fouled by Naguib

5' El-Hadary tips a dangerous cross from Maaloul...but the referee gives a goalkick!

3' WHAT A CHANCE!!! Elneny plays an incisive through ball to Salah who beats the defender to the ball and goes clear but hits the sidenetting!! How frustrating from the Chelsea man!!

2' Egypt are pushing forward from early on, the Pharaohs had a shot saved by the keeper

The first half gets underway

20:55 Back to the Egypt match, the national anthems are currently being played.

20: 50 Nigeria have drawn 2-2 with South Africa, missing out on the African Cup of Nations and leaving Egypt with the mission to win by a two-goal margin against Tunisia.

20:30 Nigeria have reduced the arrears, as they are now trailing 2-1, should they overturn the deficit and win the game, Egypt would stand no chance of reaching the African finals.

20:15 South Africa are currently leading by two goals against Nigeria, should the match end 2-0 for the visitors, Egypt's sole chance of reaching the 2015 African finals is beating Tunisia by a two-goal margin

20:00 Full time:  Ethiopia 0-0 Malawi, Mali 2-0 Algeria, Ghana 3-1 Togo, Guinea 2-0 Uganda, Niger 1-1 Mozambique, Zambia 1-0 Cape Verde

19:55 Egypt starting lineup: Essam El-Hadary, Sabry Rahil, Mohamed Naguib, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Elmohamady, Mohamed Elneny, Hossam Ghaly, Ahmed Fathi, Mohamed Salah, Walid Soliman, Khaled Kamar

19: 45 80 minutes elapsed, results are Ethiopia 0-0 Malawi, Mali 2-0 Algeria, Ghana 3-1 Togo, Guinea 2-0 Uganda, Niger 0-1 Mozambique, Zambia 1-0 Cape Verde

19:25 After 60 minutes, Mali are now 2-0 up against Algeria, Ghana 2-1 Togo, Guinea 1-0 Uganda, Niger 0-0 Mozambique, Zambia 0-0 Cape Verde.

18:50 Half time results are: Ethiopia 0-0 Malawi, Mali 1-0 Algeria, Ghana 2-0 Togo, Guinea 1-0 Uganda, Niger 0-0 Mozambique, Zambia 0-0 Cape Verde

18:30 Mali have taken the lead against Algeria from the spot, it's Mali 1-0 Algeria

18:15 Tunisia's line up: Aymen Mathlouthi, Hamza Mathlouthi, Ali Maaloul, Aymen Abdennour, Syam Ben Youssef, Hocine Ragued, Yassine Chikhaoui, Ferjani Sassi, Wqahbi Khazri, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Hamza Younes 

18:07 Group B, E and F final rounds have kicked off seven minutes ago, with all results still 0-0.

18:05 Now the match ended 3-1 in favor of DR Congo, complicating Egypt's mission tonight!

18:00 DR Congo are now 3-1 up in stoppage time! Should the match end in this result, Egypt would need to beat Tunisia 2-0 away from home tonight if they are to retain an outside chance of qualifying as best third-placed team.

17:55 Ivory Coast and Cameroon have drawn 0-0 to qualify as second and first of Group D respectively to next year's African finals.

17:30 DR Congo have taken the lead now, they are 2-1 against Sierra Leone, meaning that they would be in a better position than Egypt should the match end in this result - and the Pharaohs draw with Tunisia.

17:15 The ongoing result of the match between DR Congo and Sierra Leone comes in the favor of Egypt, as a 1-1 draw between the two Group D sides would see Shawky Gharib's men retain their outside chance of qualifying as third-best placed team should they also draw at Tunisia.

16:20 Egypt will also miss defensive midfielder Ibrahim Salah and right winger Hazem Emam, who made a fine impact after coming as a second-half substitute against Senegal, after both were injured

16:00 Forty-one-year-old keeper Essam El-Hadary, who is widely regarded as the best goalie in Egypt's history, is likely to return between the sticks

15:30 Egypt, who had to do without main striker Amr Gamal, regular left-back Mohamed Abdel-Shafi and first-choice goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy against Senegal, will have to cover for more absent key players when they face Tunisia

14:30 To stand a chance of doing so, they need to defeat Tunisia in Monastir and hope results in other groups go their way

13:45 Record seven-time winners Egypt, who have six points, contemplating the highly unlikely target of finishing as the best third-placed side among the seven groups

13:30 Tunisia and Senegal have already sealed passage to the Equatorial Guinea finals with one match to spare

13:00 The ailing Pharaohs are on the verge of an unwanted record of failing to qualify for the biennial tournament three times in row, with a 1-0 home defeat by Senegal on Saturday condemning them to a third-place finish in Group G

 

12:00 His own job is hanging in the balance but coach Shawky Gharib still hopes Egypt can pull off a major surprise and reach next year's Nations Cup when they face North African rivals and already-qualified Tunisia away from home

 

Stay tuned as match is due to start at 21:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

 

Venue: Mustapha Ben Jannet (Monastir)

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