Full time: Egypt 1-0 Botswana
Scorers: Hamdy Fathi 74
90+4 Hossam Hassan awarded a free-kick, but Trezeguet misses the chance to score for Egypt
90' A chance for Botswana, but keeper Awaad cleverly saves the ball
90' The referee adds five minutes of stoppage time.
86' Egypt dominate the game in the dying minutes, look close to earn their first win under new coach El-Badry
83' The sixth substitution for Egypt as Omar El-Saied replaces Hussien El-Shahat.
80' The Fifth substitution for Egypt.. Omar Gaber replaces Tarek Hamed. Both coaches changed their minds over the number of substitutions
81' The game is now more exciting. Egypt put more pressure to double the score, while Botswana players are trying to restore some balance
74' After receiving a perfect pass from teammate Mahmoud Alaa, substitute Hamdy Fathi scores his first international goal in his first ever appearance with the national team
74' GOAAAL for Egypt
69' Striker Hossam Hassan replaces Kouka
67' Another missed chance by Kouka.. What a bad day for the Braga striker !!
64' Substitute Afsha sends a strong shot but the keeper is on target again
63' second substitution for Botswana
60' Third substitution for Egypt .. Goalkeeper Mohamed Awaad introduced
60' A superb effort by right-winger Ahmed Fathi who breaks clear, but Kouka misses the chance to score
59' Second substitution for Egypt as playmaker Mohamed Magdy Afsha replaces Abdalla El-Saied
57' First substitution for Botswana
57' Egypt are completely in control of the ball against toothless Botswana
53' Egypt makes their first substitution, defensive midfielder Hamdy Ftahi is introduced, replacing Mohamed Elneny
52' Early pressure from Egypt.. Kouka wastes an easy chance to score
46' Both teams agreed on making four substitutions for each during the match
The second half is underway
The referee blows his halftime whistle
45' The referee adds two minutes of stoppage time.
41' Egypt players intensify their attacks. while their opponents are still deploying a defensive strategy
37' A yellow card for Botswana coach
36' Botswana keeper superbly saves his net from a certain goal after denying a strong shot by Abdalla El-Saied
32' A yellow card for Botswana player Maano Ditshupo
31' Egypt's El-Saied delivers a perfect pass again for Hussien El-Shahat who sends the ball away; missing a golden chanced to score
27' Movements of Egypt's active duo Abdalla Gomaa and Abdalla El-Saied imposes a real threat, but the team needs to be more organized to reach the goal
23' Egypt players reach the goal in different occasions , but the visitors keep a tightened defense
19' Egypt gets full control of the game.. After a nice pass from teamatae Abdalla El-Saied, playmaker Mahmoud Trezeguet misses a chance to score the opener as Botswana keeper denied the ball perfectly
17' Kouka misses a new chance after sending a close header over the bar
14' A chance for Egypt.. Kouka sends a long and strong ball, but the keeper was on target
11' Egypt players dominate the ball, striker Kouka asks for a penalty but in vain
8' Egypt team misses the usual support of their fans as only 10,000 supporters are attending the match at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab stadium. The limited number is for security reasons.
3' A strong start for the match as both teams search for netting the opener early
1' Match is underway
18:50 Egypt's playing style could be a different one starting from the Botswana match.
"I am thinking about changing the playing style according to the available players, and we will do that if we have enough time," El-Badry said in an interview with Al-Ahram Al-Riyadi magazine published earlier this month.
"It is necessary to have more than one playing style to face the different challenges in the matches.
18:40 Ahly's veteran right-back and Egypt's skipper Ahmed Fathi returns to national duty for the first time today as he was away since being excluded by former coach Javier Aguirre from the African Cup of Nations that was held at home last summer.
18:30 The former Ahly coach, who helped Ahly win four Premier League titles and a Champions League trophy in 2012, is hoping to realise similar success with the Egyptian national team.
18:00 "The coming period needs a lot of work as we are looking for success. All Egyptians have been frustrated with the Pharaohs' previous results in the Nations Cup, but our target is to make the Egyptians proud of their national team," he added.
17:50 "The Botswana friendly is important as we are keen to test the players before the start of the Nations Cup qualifiers," Hossam El-Badry told reporters.
17:25 Starting line ups:
Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawi; Ahmed Fathi, Mahmoud Alaa, Ahmed Hegazi, Abdalla Gomaa, Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed, Hussien El-Shahat, Abdalla El-Saied, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Ahmed Hassan Kouka
17:15 The four players are Mahmoud 'Trezeguet' Hassan (Aston Villa), Ahmed 'Kouka' Hassan (SC Braga), Mohamed Elneny (Besiktas) and Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich).
17:00 Hossam El-Badry, who took over last month following the sacking of Mexican Javier Aguirre, has called up 23 players for this friendly, including four foreign-based players.
16:00 Egypt will start their campaign in the Nations Cup qualifiers on 14 November when they host Kenya before facing Comoros in an away game four days later.
15:00 Some 10,000 Egyptian fans will be allowed to attend Egypt’s friendly against Botswana at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab stadium, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced.
14:00 Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah has been excluded from Egypt national team squad, as newly appointed coach Hossam El-Badry aims to give the winger a chance to take a rest.
13:00 Egypt's probable lineup:Mohamed El-Shennawi; Ahmed Fathi, Mahmoud Alaa, Ahmed Hegazi, Abdalla Gomaa, Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed, Hussien El-Shahat, Abdalla El-Saied, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Ahmed Hassan, Ahmed Kouka
12:30 Egypt's newly appointed coach Hossam El-Badry will be keen to make a good impression with the Pharaohs when they face Botswana on Monday.
Venue: Borg El-Arab Stadium
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