RELIVE: Egypt U23 vs Brazil U23 (Tokyo Olympic Games)

Ahram Online , Saturday 31 Jul 2021

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Saturday's match between Egypt and Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Tokyo Olympic Games

Egypt v Brazil

Full time: Egypt 0-1 Brazil
Scorer: Matheus Cunha 37


The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt are out of the Olympics after a 1-0 loss to Brazil in the quarter-final. Thanks for following our live updates!

90' The referee adds three minutes of stoppage time. 

90' A neat Brazil move, involving two one-twos, is finally intercepted by Osama Galal. 

87' A Salah Mohsen shot on the turn is collected by Brazil keeper Santos.  

86' An Egypt free kick is floated into the area but Osama Galal's flick is cleared by the Brazilian defence. 

84' Egypt make a double substitution. Playmaker Nasser Maher replaces the ineffective Taher Mohamed and striker Nasser Mansi replaces midfielder Ammar Hamdi. 

82' Richarlison is denied by another timely defensive interception in the area. 

78' Egypt look helpless in the latter stages as Brazil totally dominate proceedings. 

74' El-Shennawi handles a low shot from Brazil. 

74' Time is running out for Egypt! They need to up their attacking game in the last quarter of an hour. 

70' Salah Mohsen fires an angled shot into the hands of the keeper but the linesman raises his flag for offside. 

67' El-Shennawi is Egypt's hero! He thwarts Paulinho in a one-on-one after a defensive lapse. 

65' Brazil also make a double substitution. Malcom replaces Antony and Reinier replaces Claudinho. 

64' Salah Mohsen heads wide from a Ramadan Sobhi corner in a rare Egypt effort. 

62' Egypt make a double substitution. Forward Salah Mohsen replaces striker Ahmed Rayan and midfielder Emam Ashour replaces right-back Karim El-Eraki.

60' Egypt defender El-Wensh makes a last-ditch tackle to clear the ball away just before it reaches Richarlison inside the six-yard box. 

59' Luiz tries his luck from distance and his curler just goes wide! 

58' A cross from Douglas Luiz goes begging. 

57' Egypt coach Gharib needs to introduce some fresh legs, especilly Pyramids winger Ibrahim Adel. 

56' El-Shennawi again charges out to foil Guilherme Arana after a diagonal low cross from Paulinho evades Ahmed Hegazy.

54' Brazil make their first substitution. Cunha, the goal-scorer, makes way for Paulinho after apparently picking up an injury. 

51' Egypt remain on the back foot, failing to find a response so far. 

47' Brazil waste a golden chance to go 2-0 up! Cunha almost scores his second of the night as he races clear but his chip is blocked by El-Shennawi's face.

46' Claudinho misses the target from a good scoring position after a low cross from the right. 

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+3' Claudinho finds space on the edge of the area but his shot goes high over.

45+1' Douglas Luiz's curling free kick narrowly misses the target! 

45' Brazil are awarded a dangerous free kick on the edge of the area. 

42' Egypt midfielder Akram Tawfik is booked for a foul on Richarlison. He will miss the semi-final if Egypt go through. 

41' Egypt need to improve their atacking game if they are to trouble Brazil. 

37' Cunha is given too much space just inside the area, controlling a cut-back from Richarlison before firing a low shot into the near post past El-Shennawi.

37' Goal for Brazil!

34' A shot from Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz is blocked by the Egypt defence after some good work from the lively Richarlison. 

34' A poor low shot from Aboul-Fotouh goes wide of the post. 

33' Brazil winger Antony receives a yellow card for a stamp on the foot of Egypt left-back Aboul-Fotouh.  

32' Ramadan Sobhi muscles his way into the area from the left flank but his low cross is intercepted. 

28' A chance for Brazil! El-Shennawi smothers a half-volley from Richarlison after a flowing Brazilian move. 

27' An Egypt counter attacks sees left-back Aboul-Fotouh whips in a cross that Brazil keeper Aderbar Santos handles. 

25' A poor cross by Egypt full-back Karim El-Eraki goes straight into the hands of the keeper. 

22' The towering keeper is back in action, thankfully! 

21' El-Shennawi receives treatment. He looks in pain. 

20' El-Shennawi makes a timely leap to push away a dangerous cross. 

19' Brazil have the better possession now as Egypt stand firm at the back. 

16' Antony goes close at the other end with a shot that goes just over the crossbar! 

13' Egypt go close! A left-wing cross causes mayhem in the Brazilian area and Akram Tawfik heads just wide from a half-hearted clearance by Douglas Luiz.

10' Hegazy clears away a dangerous low cross from Richarlison. 

6' Goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawi pushes away a Brazilian cross. 

3' Egypt look bold in the first few minutes, pressing Brazil high up the pitch. 
 

The match is underway 

Starting line-ups:

Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawi, Ahmed Hegazy, Mahmoud El-Wensh, Karim El-Eraki, Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh, Akram Tawfik, Ammar Hamdi, Ramadan Sobhi, Taher Mohamed Taher, Ahmed Rayan 

Brazil: Aderbar Santos, Guilherme Arana, Diego Carlos, Nino, Dani Alves, Douglas Luiz, Bruno Guimaraes, Antony, Matheus Cunha, Claudinho, Richarlison


11:00 Egypt coach Gharib starts with Ammar Hamdi, a diminutive midfielder who made a great impact off the bench against Australia. He will partner the rock-solid Akram Tawfik in the heart of midfield. 

10:30 They also boast an embarrassment of riches in their squad, not least Everton forward Richarlison, the tournament's top scorer with five goals. But is there is reason for optimism and if recent history is anything to go by, Egypt must believe they have a chance.

10:15 Egypt's task is gigantic, however. Brazil are unbeaten in their last nine Olympic games and have won seven out of eight quarter-final appearances.

10:00 They went through at the expense of Argentina due to a better goal difference, joining Group C leaders Spain in the last eight, and will be looking to claim the scalp of South American powerhouses Brazil.

09:15 The Pharaohs beat the odds by advancing to the last eight after finishing as runners-up of a tough group that also included heavyweights Spain and Argentina.

09:00 Egypt's U23 football team will need to cause a huge upset and overcome 2016 gold medalists Brazil on Saturday if they are to qualify for their first Olympic Games semi-final in 57 years.

 

Egypt take on 2016 gold medalists Brazil in the quarter-final of the Tokyo Games on Saturday.

Referee: Chris Beath (Australia)

Venue: Saitama Stadium 

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