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RELIVE: Egypt v Uganda (2018 World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Tuesday's match between Egypt and Uganda in their fourth round Group E clash of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Ahram Online , Tuesday 5 Sep 2017
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File Photo: Egypt's defender Ahmed Fathi (L) challenges Uganda's defender Joseph Ochaya during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations group D football match between Egypt and Uganda in Port-Gentil on January 21, 2017 (AFP)
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Full-time: Egypt 1-0 Uganda

90+3 The ref blows the final whistle! Egypt one, Uganda nil!

90+1 Uganda's Juuko booked by the ref.

90' A free kick for Uganda down the left..

89' Saleh Gomaa comes in for Abdallah El-Said, with Melton Kanissa also replacing Nsibambe on the other side.

88' Salah cuts inside before striking towards goal but Onyango denies the Liverpool man!!

85' A dangeous counter-attack from Salah ends up with an initially through-on-goal El-Said blasting high!! 

80' Substitute Serenkuma sees an effort from inside the area miss the target.

77' Amr Gamal makes way for Ahmed Hassan Kouka.

76' Aucho goes into the referee's book for a fierce foul on Tarek Hamed.

74' WHAT A CHANCE!!! Trezeguet fails to find the net following a cross from Salah in what was a certain chance!!!

70' Trezeguet replaces Ramadan. A like-for-like change by Cuper.

68' Serunkuma comes in for Okwi for Uganda's second substitution of the game.

66 Play mainly restricted in the middle of the park, with the Egypt unable to keep hold onto the ball for long periods.

58' Salah strikes with his stronger left foot from outside the area but his effort misses the target.

55' Uganda wins a corner following an attack for the visitors...

50' Egypt dominating early in the half...

47' William Luwaga replaces Joseph Ochaya for Uganda

The second half begins!

45+3 The ref blows the half-time whistle!

42' A promising counter by Ramadan ends up with nothing!

39' With Cuper playing his usual reactive game, Uganda are in possession now but unable to penetrate.

35' A free kick for Uganda towards the touchline in Egypt's half.

30' Striker Amr Gamal receiving treatment on the pitch, with backup Ahmed Hassan Kouka warming up.

27' The Uganda keeper Onyango pulls off a string of superb saves denying El-Said and Ramadan in the process!!

20' Full-back Abdel-Shafi receiving treatment on the pitch following a fierce collision with an opponent.

19' Striker Nsibambe heads high over the bar following Okwi's pin-point cross!

15' Egypt remain in possession...

13' Salah played a diagonal cross with his left foot but Abdallah fails to connect with the ball!

11' Uganda continuing with their approach, defending from the center circle.

7' Salah makes a great run in behind the defense to latch onto an excellent through ball from Abdallah El-Said to find the net after being blocked by the keeper initially!!

7' GOOOOOAAAALLL!!!! SALAH!!

4' Following a three-minute spell of pressure by the visitors, Egypt finally get into their opponents' half.

1' Tarek Hamed fouls striker Nsibambe inside his own half early on!

The match gets underway!

19:50 Both teams are currently in the tunnel as they prepare to step onto the pitch..

19:40 Unlike recent reports, Ahmed Fathi will be continuing as right-back, with Tarek Hamed and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny occupying the middle of the park. 

19:30 Despite all the criticism Abdel-Shafi received after the previous defeat to Uganda, Cuper insists to go on with his preferred left-back. 

19:20 Both teams' players are currently warming up..

19:00 Borg El-Arab Stadium looks packed with the home fans an hour before the game.  

18:50 Manager Cuper decided to start with a targetman upfront in Amr Gamal, with Sobhi playing instead of Trezeguet on the flank.

Egypt's starting XI:

Essam El-Hadary, Ahmed Fathi, Rami Rabia, Ahmed Hegazi, Mohamed Abdel-Shafi, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Elneny, Abdallah El-Said, Ramadan Sobhi, Mohamed Salah, Amr Gamal 

18:00 Reports indicating that Egypt manager Cuper could well start with Stoke City winger Ramadan Sobhi, who usually remained as a substitute for the Argentine coach.

17:45 Faruku Miya leads the Ugandan attack against Egypt, with lively winger Emmanuel Okwi also available.

Uganda starting XI:

Denis Onyango (GK), Nico Wakiro Wadada, Godfrey Walusimbi, Isaac Isinde, Murushid Juuko, Wasswa Hassan Mawanda,Khalid Aucho, Emmanuel Arnold Okwi, Faruku Miya, Derrick Nsibambi,  Joseph Benson Ochaya

17:00 Changes in Egypt's starting lineup are expected to be intoduced this time, with reports indicating that combative right-back Ahmed Fathi is likely to be moved into midfield, with Aston Villa wide man Ahmed Elmohamady deputizing for him on the flank. 

16:15 Bearing in mind their must-win situation on Tuesday, Cuper has to play with an offensive plan, dropping his trade-mark cautious approach.

16:00 "The qualifiers are not over yet, we still have nine points to fight for," Cuper said at the post-match news conference on Thursday.

15:30 Despite the loss in Kampala, Pharaohs coach Hector Cuper voiced his confidence in the team, insisting that they still have a good chance of making it through the qualifiers.

14:30 Egypt are second in group E with six points, just one point behind Uganda who have seven points.

13:15 The Pharaohs, who lost their place at the top of the group, have no choice but to win in Alexandria if they want to regain poll position and to revive their hopes of reaching the next year's World Cup in Russia.

12:30 Five days after their shocking 1-0 loss to Uganda in Kampala, Egypt will continue their World Cup qualifiers campaign at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab stadium on Tuesday with another game against the Cranes.

 

Stay tuned as match is due to start at 20:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

 

Venue: Borg El Arab, Alexandria

Referee: Victor Gomes (South Africa)

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