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Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Thursday's friendly match between Egypt and Liberia amid preparations for the 2021 African Nations Cup finals

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FT: Egypt 1-0 Liberia
Scorer: Hamdi Fathi 85

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94' Full time

89' Ayman Ashraf replaces Amr El Sulaya

86' RED card for Christopher Jackson on a second bookable foul

85' GOAL FOR EGYPT ! Hamdi Fathi scores for Egypt

82' Egypt makes a seventh sub: Hossam Hassan replaces Afsha.

79' What a chance for Liberia ! Jackson cuts behind the defence to connect with a precise low cross but his first touch shot goes next to the post.

76' Tarek powers a header but it goes in the hands in the keeper.

73' Ben Banaiah received a yellow card for a tackle on Zizi.

65' Mahmoud Wahid makes way for Abdallah Gomaa on the left side.

60' The Pharaohs are now struggling to carve spaces at Liberia's defence.

59' Two more subs for Egypt as Mohamed Hani and Baher El-Mohamadi replace Ahmed Fathi and Mahmoud Alaa.

54' Third sub for Egypt as Hamdi Fathi replaces Tarek Hamed

49' El Shennawi makes his first save of the game to deny Jackson's long range shot.

46' Second sub for Egypt as striker Marwan Hamdi replaces Ahmed Gomaa

45+2 Half time

45' Free kick for Egypt. Wahid puts it over the bar.

42' First sub for Egypt as Karim Tarek replaces injured winger Hussein El Shahat.

40' Powerful shot by Zizo but it bounces off a defender.

36' Another yellow card for Liberia's Doe.

33' Yellow card for Christopher Jackson for a rough tackle on Amr El Sulaya.

30' The Pharaohs are controlling the game but can't still capitalize on their domination. 

21' Williams makes another save to deny's El-Shahat's shot from a tight angle.

15' Afsha shoots from the edge of the keeper but it goes easily in the hands of the keeper.

10' Incredible ! Gomaa blasts the ball over the bar from inside the six yards.

4' Egypt are pilling a huge pressure in the opening minutes and are missing easy chances.

1 Zizo misses a great chance for Egypt as he puts the ball wide in front of an open goal !

0' Match is underway

17:45 Now both teams are heading back to the dressing room. Egypt's keeper El Shennawi had a last test to make sure he is fine as he was complaining from a thigh strain.

17:20 Players are warming up

16:45 Egypt's lineup: Mohamed El Shennawi - Mohamed Wahid, Rami Rabia, Mahmoud Alaa, Ahmed Fathi - Tarek Hamed, Amr El-Sulaya, Ahmed "Zizo" El-Sayed, Mohamed "Afsha" Magdi, Hussein El-Shahat - Ahmed Gomaa.

15:30 Egypt were drawn in Group G of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers with Kenya, Comoros and Togo as the top two in the group will qualify for the 2021 Nations Cup in Cameroon.

14:00 Under the helm of coach Hossam El-Badry, Egypt face Liberia with only local-based players as the foreign-based footballers will join up with their teammates next week.

13:00 Egypt kicks off their 2021 Nations Cup qualifying campaign when they host Kenya on 14 November before facing Comoros away from home four days later.

12:00 The Egyptian national football team to play their last friendly against Liberia before kicking off their 2021 Nations Cup qualifying campaign.

Venue: Borg El-Arab Stadium

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