RELIVE: Egypt v Croatia (FIFA Series 2024)

Ahram Online , Wednesday 27 Mar 2024

Ahram Online provided a live coverage for Tuesday’s friendly match between Egypt and Croatia in the Capital Cup final

Egypt v Croatia
Egypt v Croatia

Fulltime: Egypt 2-4 Croatia

Scorers: Ramy Rabia 6', Mohamed Abdel-Moneim 90+4'/ Nikola Vlasic 22', Bruno Petkovic 57', Andrej Kramaric 77', Lovro Majer 87'

Yellow cards:
Ramy Rabia (Egypt)


Egypt: Mohamed Abo Gabal - Mohamed Hany, Ramy Rabia, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Mohamed Hamdi - Akram Tawfik (Ahmed "Nabil" Koka ) 46, Marwan Attia (Ahmed Atef 85), Mohamed “Aisha” Magdi (Mostafa Fathi 68)- Omar Marmoush (Mohamed Sherif 80), Mahmoud Trezeguet (Mohamed El-Shami 80), Mostafa Mohamed (Mostafa Shalaby 80)

Croatia: Nediljko Labrovic (Dominik Kotarski 46)- Josip Stansic, Marin Pngracic, Josko Gvardiol (Josip Juranovic 60), Lovro Majer - Luka Modric (Marco Pasalic 60), Marcelo Brozovic (Mateo Kovacic 46), Nikola Vlasic (Mario Pasalic 67)- Bruno Petkovic (Andrej Kramaric 68), Marko Pjaca, Domagoj Vida.

The Ref blows the final whistle.

Defender Mohamed Abdel-Moneim converts a corner kick with a powerful header into the goal.


90+3’ Foul for Croatia in their half of the field.

90+1’ Kramaric  shoots the ball with his left foot from outside the box but Abo Gabal blocks it 

90' Ref shows 4 minutes of injury time.

Lovro Majer receives a cross from Andrej Kramaric and shoots the ball with his left foot from close range to the top right corner.

87’ GOAAAAAL FOR Croatia

85’ Ahmed Atef replaces midfielder Attia.

84’ Mostafa Fathi crosses the ball from the right side but it goes wide.

79' Triple substitution for Egypt.

78’ Omar Marmoush shoots the ball with his right foot from outside the box but it is blocked

Andrej Kramaric heads the ball from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

77' GOAAAAL FOR Croatia

73' Juranovic moves forward with the ball from Croatia’s half shoots a cross to Pasalic but his left-footed shot is high and wide to the right

68' Mostafa Fathi replaces Afsha.

66’ Egypt players start pressing forward in search of the equalizer.

64’ Foul for Mostafa Mohamed.

63’ Trezeguet receives the ball on the left side, cuts inside and shoots the ball but it goes wide.

60' Double substitution for Croatia.

Bruno Petkovic heads the ball into the goal from a corner kick.

57' GOAAAAL for Croatia

53’ A long ball from Afsha but Mohamed Hani fails to follow it.

50’ A cross from Marmoush from the right side, but it goes wide.

Second half is underway

46’ Ahmed “Koka” Nabil replaces Akram Tawfik 

46’ Double substitution for Croatia

45+7 Half time

45+5' Corner to Egypt. Croatia's defence clears the danger.

45+2' Incredible ! An unmarked Petkovic in front of goal blasts the ball over the bar. He should have scored.

45' Ref shows 7 minutes of injury time.

40' Gvardiol powers a header from inside the box but it bounces off Hany into the corner.

37' Free kick to Croatia. Majer crosses in the box but the ball goes begging in front of the goal.

34' Majer has another attempt on target but Abdel-Moneim deflects it into the corner.

32' Vlasic has an attempt on goal but it goes next to the post.

30' Croatia have a better ball possession now but can't create any danger.

27' Yellow card for Rabia.

26' Marmoush latches onto a long ball from Attia but his tight-angled shot is blocked by the keeper.

22' Vlasic cuts inside and fires into the roof of the net to grab the equalizer.

22' Goal for Croatia. 

19' Pjaca has an attempt on target but it goes next to the post.

17' WHAT A CHANCE FOR EGYPT! Mohamed breaks clear but his shot hits the post.

16' Free kick to Croatia. Vida meets Modric's cross but Abo Gabal makes a great save to deny him

12' Afsha unleashes Marmoush on the right flank but he can't dribble past his marker.

9' The goal has been confirmed after VAR check.

6' Hamdi collects the rebound and sends a low cross to Rabia who scores from close range.


4' Free kick to Egypt. Trezeguet shoots but the keeper punches it clear.

0' Match is underway

21:10 Hossam Hassan made only one change to his lineup as he fielded Akram Tawfik in midfield instead of Emam Ashour.

20:40 The closing ceremony is underway way

20:00 This will be the second encounter between Egypt and Croatia, following their previous meeting during the 1999 Korea Cup, a friendly tournament held in South Korea. The match ended in a 2-2 draw, with Hossam Hassan, the current manager of the Pharaohs, scoring the opening goal.

18:00 On the other hand coach Zlatko Dalic has also vowed to win the title and said his team will improve from their previous game.

16:30 The gates of the stadium are open since 4pm and the closing ceremony will start at 8:30pm according to a statement by the organizing company Sports United.

15:00 Hossam Hassan is expected to field his best team and said he won't make any major changes because he wants to win the Cup.

13:30 Egypt's defender Ahmed Hegazi is ready for the game after rejoining the Pharaohs' training camp early on Tuesday. Hegazi, 33, left the camp and traveled to Saudi Arabia on Sunday due to sudden family matters after agreeing with coach Hossam Hassan to return before the final.

12:30 The Pharaohs secured their place in the final after defeating New Zealand 1-0 in the opening match on Friday.

11:30 Egypt's new coach Hossam Hassan will be eying his first ever title with the Pharaohs as a coach, when the team hosts Croatia in the Capital Cup final on Tuesday.

Stay tuned as match is due to start at 22:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)


Venue: Egypt Stadium (New Administrative Capital)


Check the match preview HERE

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