RELIVE: Egypt v Sudan (Africa Cup of Nations)

Ahram Online , Wednesday 19 Jan 2022

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Wednesday's match between Egypt and Sudan in the 3rd round of the African Cup of Nations group stage

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Egypt s Omar Kamal, left, vies for the ball with Sudan s Walieldin Khedr during the African Cup of Nations 2022 group D soccer match between Egypt and Sudan at the Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaounde, Cameroon, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. AP

Full time: Egypt 1-0 Sudan

Scorer: Mohamed Abdel-Moneim 35

 

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt are through to the last 16 with a 1-0 win over Sudan. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90' The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time. 

89' Both sides are making some feeble attempts in the dying minutes. 

85' Egypt make a double substitution. Striker Marwan Hamdi replaces Mostafa Mohamed and defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi replaces Amr El-Sulaya. 

83' Egypt defender Abdel-Moneim receives a yellow card for a challenge on Sharif Makki. 

81' A chance for Sudan! El-Shennawi spills a low free-kick but Sudan's Mustafa Karshom fails to pounce, with his follow-up effort striking the head of El-Shennawi. 

78' Sudan make desperate late attempts to equalise but they are yet to threaten keeper El-Shennawi. 

74' Egypt are still guilty of some poor passes in the final third but Sudan also remain toothless at the other end. 

71' Sudan make a substitution. Sharif Makki replaces Abdelrazig Omer.

70' Zizo rolls a low free kick into the path of Salah but a defender blocks his shot. 

66' Egypt make a substitution. Aston Villa winger Mahmoud Trezeguet replaces Omar Marmoush. 

65' Egypt spurn a clear-cut chance! Salah is found by Marmoush on the right hande side of the area before laying off the ball to the onrushing Amr El-Sulaya, who blasts his half-volley just over the crossbar. 

64' Egypt's players are the victims of some flying Sudanese tackles! 

60' A rare chance for Salah! He skips past a defender and tries a low shot with his weak right foot, but the keeper does well to save it. 

60' Both Salah and Marmoush give away possession far too easily! 

57' Egypt make their first substitution. Winger Ahmed Zizo replaces veteran playmaker Abdallah El-Said. 

56' Omar Marmoush receives treatment after a studs-up challenge from Sudan's Mustafa Karshum. 

54' Egypt's wayward passes are letting them down in the final third! 

52' Egypt go close though! A deflected shot from Amr El-Sulaya goes just wide after wrong-footing the keeper. 

51' Sudan apply early pressure in the second half. 

49' A poor, long-range shot from Sudan's Mohamed Abdelrahman goes high over. 

47' Sudan make two other substitutions at halftime. Yasin Hamed replaces Mohammed Zorga and Gumaa Abas replaces Mohamed El-Rasheed.

46' Sudan make an unscripted substitution. Keeper Mohamed Mustafa makes way for Ali Abdallah Abu-Eshrein after picking up an injury. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45' The referee adds two minutes of stoppage time. 

42' What a chance for Egypt! Sudan's Mohamed Mustafa pulls off a great save to claw away a goal-bound shot from El-Said. 

40' Mostafa Mohamed heads over the bar following a trademark free-kick from Abdallah El-Said. 

39' Egypt are now in control after breaking down Sudan's massed ranks. 

38' Sudan's Elsadig Hassan is booked for a reckless challenge on Omar Marmoush. 

35' Rookie defender Mohamed Abdel-Moneim fires Egypt ahead! He is found unmarked by another inviting corner from El-Said to powerfully head home from six yards out. 

35' GOOOOOOOOAL FOR EGYPT!!!

33' A chance for Egypt! Mostafa Mohamed leaps unmarked to meet a corner from Abdallah El-Said with a fine header that keeper Mohamed Mustafa saves at his near post. 

30' Sudan's Mazin Mohamedein tries his luck from distance but his hopeful shot goes wide. 

28' Salah fails to control a floated ball from Abdallah El-Saied with the goal at his mercy! 

25' Egypt's right-back Omar Kamal dribbles past his challenger on the edge of the area but his subsequent shot is blocked by two defenders. 

22' Egypt ease up after making a strong start to the game. 

20' Salah is repeatedly dispossessed by Sudan's defenders! 

18' Mohamed Salah is found by a threaded pass from Omar Marmoush in the area but his poor pass is intercepted. 

14' Ayman Ashaf darts down the left and skips past his challenger but his low, dangerous cross is pushed by the Sudan keeper, with the sliding Mostafa Mohamed unable to fire home on the rebound. 

12' Egypt's lone striker Mostafa Mohamed receives treatment after an aerial collision with an opponent. 

9' Egypt pile on pressure in search of an early opener. 

5' Mostafa Mohamed goes close! His header from a floated free kick narrowly misses the target. 

3' Sudan create a chance of their own! A counter attack sees Mohammed Zorga cut inside Egypt's rookie defender Mohamed Abdel-Moneim on the right hand side of the area, but he blasts his shot high over. 

1' Mohamed Elneny fires a volley over the bar from the edge of the area after Mostafa Mohamed chests a cross into his path as Egypt create an early chance. 

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Omar Kamal, Ahmed Hegazi, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Elneny, Amr El-Sulaya, Abdallah El-Said, Omar Marmoush, Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed

Sudan: Mohamed Mustafa, Mustafa Elfadni, Elsadig Hassan, Mustafa Karshom, Mazin Mohamedein, Mohamed Al-Rasheed, Walieldin Khidir, Dhiya Mahjoub, Mohamed Hasoon, Abdelrazig Omer, Mohamed Abdelrahman

20:00 Queiroz makes only one change to Egypt's starting line-up, with defender Mohamed Abdel-Moneim replacing the injured Mahmoud El-Wensh in the heart of a four-man backline. 

17:00 Winger Ahmed Zizo, who excelled after making a couple of substitute appearances against Nigeria and Guinea-Bissau, is expected to be given a starting berth tonight. 

16:00 Egypt's last meeting with Sudan saw them crush their neighbours 5-0 in a one-sided FIFA Arab Cup game in December.

15:45 "The only thing that didn't change is criticisms for ourselves (coaches). The coach can't make a magic situation," the Pharaohs coach added.

"We're doing our best and people on TV or in the media criticise. This is part of the show, we need to be ready for this event."

15:00 "We're living in a different world (with Covid-19), a different society, a different football," Queiroz told the pre-match news conference.

14:25 Local reports suggested that coach Carlos Queiroz could face the axe should Egypt continue their stuttering form but the Portuguese downplayed criticism.

13:30 They kicked off their campaign with a 1-0 loss to Nigeria after being outplayed for most of the game before scraping a 1-0 win over minnows Guinea-Bissau.

13:30 The Pharaohs, who are second in the group with three points, three behind already-qualified Nigeria, need only a draw against Sudan to ensure their progress to the knockout phase as they target their first Nations Cup crown since 2010.  But their dull displays are casting doubts over their ability to go all the way.

12:30 Egypt are missing some key players in defence through injury. They will play against Sudan with a makeshift backline after three of the four defenders were ruled out of the game. Right-back Akram Tawfik is out of the tournament after sustaining a serious knee injury while central defender Mahmoud El-Wensh and left-back Ahmed Fattouh are still nursing injuries.

11:30 Although Egypt have been uninspiring so far in the tournament, they are unlikely to find difficulty brushing aside Sudan, who could only collect one point  from their opening two matches.

11:00 Egypt will be overwhelming favourites to join Group D leaders Nigeria in the African Cup of Nations round of 16 when they meet Sudan in Cameroonian capital Yaounde on Wednesday.

 

Venue: Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo

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