RELIVE: Egypt v Burkina Faso (African 2026 World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online , Thursday 6 Jun 2024

Ahram Online is providing a live coverage for Thursday’s match between Egypt and Burkina Faso on 3rd matchday of the African 2026 World Cup qualifiers - Group A.

File Photo: Egypt have five wins and two draws in seven previous encounters between these sides. AFP


Egypt 2-1 Burkina Faso
Scorers: Trezeguet 3, 8 / Lassina Traore 56



Egypt: Mohamed El-Shennawy - Ramy Rabia, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Hamdi Fathi -  Mohamed Hany, Mahmoud Trezeguet (Ibrahim Adel 90+2), Emam Ashour (Akram Tawfik 58), Marwan Attia, Ahmed "Zizo" Sayed (Omar Kamal 71), Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed (Ahmed Amin 90+2)

Burkina Faso: Kilian Nikiema - Edmond Tapsoba, Nasser Djiga, Steve Yago, Mohamed Ouedraogo - Ousseni Bouda (Hassan Bande 46), Sacha Bande, Blati Toure (Saido Simporte 46), Gustavo Sangare (Cedric Bdolo 46) - Dango Ouattara, Lassina Traore (Mohamed Konate 83).


90+4 Full time

90+2 Yellow card for Trezeguet.

90' Ref shows 4 minutes of injury time.

88' The Pharaohs are back on defence to protect their slim lead in these final minutes.

84' El Shennawy deflects a header into the corner.

82' Great save by El Shennawy who denies Bande from close range. 

77' A chance for Egypt ! Hany sends a low cross to Mohamed but his shot goes next to the post.

75' Long pass from Ouattara in the box but it goes into a goal kick.

71' Sub for Egypt as Omar Kamal replaces Zizo.

68' Game is suspended as El Shennawy is receiving treatment.

65' The keeper goes out of his area but he misses the ball. Mohamed tries to collects it but the keeper redeems himself and clears the ball wide.

60' Burkina have improved after the break and are pushing forward to get the equalizer.

56' Lassina Traore collects a rebound and scores from close range.

56' Goal for Burkina Faso!

53' Yellow card for Abdel-Moneim

49' Long pass to Trezeguet in the area but his cross is blocked.

46' Burkina Faso makes three subs.

46' Second half is underway

45+2 Half time

45' Ouedraogo sends a powerful but it goes wide.

41' Ouattara dribbles past Fathi in the box but his shot goes wide.

40' Powerful shot by Ashour but it goes next to the post.

39' Trezeguet is brought down in the area by the keeper. Players claim the penalty but the referee says play on.

37' Salah has an attempt on goal but his shot is blocked.

35' Sangare sends a powerful shot but he misses the target.

33' Powerful shot by Salah but it goes into the hands of the keeper.

31' Yellow card for Ouedraogo. He prevented Salah from breaking clear into the box.

29' Free kick to Burkina, Yago's cross is cleared by Abdel-Moneim.

27' Ashour has an attempt on goal but it goes easily into the hands of the keeper.

25' Hany sends a low cross in the box but the ball is deflected into the corner.

20' Zizo sends a cross in the box but Tapsoba heads the danger clear.

18' Zizo tries to connect with Mohamed but the ball is intercepted.

14' The visitors are trying to regain their composure but the Egyptians are controlling the tempo.

11' Free kick to Burkina Faso, but the cross goes wide.

10' The crowd is euphoric.

8' It's Trezeguet again, he brilliantly dribbles past his marker to send a powerful left-foot shot at the far post. 


5' Another chance ! Ashour intercepts the ball in the box dribbles pas his marker but the ball goes next to the post.

3' Trezeguet sends a powerful header into the roof of the net after meeting Salah's cross at the far post.


0' Match is underway

21:55 National anthems are being played.

21:40 Players are back into their dressing rooms ahead of kick off.

21:15 Egypt players are warming up now.

21:00 Hossam Hassan has made a surprising tactical change as he use a 3-5-2 formation. Salah and Mostafa Mohamed will partner upfront.

20:15 Teams arrived in the stadium and will start warming up soon.

19:00 Despite the heatwave in Egypt, fans are already in the stadium three hours before kick off. According to Tazkarti all the tickets have been sold and so we are expecting a packed Cairo Stadium with over 70 000 supporters.

17:30 Eintracht forward forward Omar Marmoush is the only notable absence from this game as he underwent a hand surgery. Keeper Mohamed El Shennawy has recovered from his shoulder injury and is with the team. However, he hasn’t played any competitive games so far at Ahly. It is a decision for Hassan.

16:00 The Pharaohs have been handed a significant boost as skipper Mohamed Salah will be available for the game, having previously opted out of the national team's March camp to prioritize his duties with Liverpool. Reports of a rift between Salah and coach Hossam Hassan surfaced at the time, but the manager has denied these claims.

15:00 The two sides have crossed paths seven times in all competitions thus far, with Egypt dominating with five wins and two games ending in draws. Their last encounter was in the 2017 AFCON semifinal, which the Pharaohs won 4-3 on penalties after the scores ended 1-1 in regulation time.

14:00 Egypt national team coach Hossam Hassan heads into his first competitive fixture after taking charge of the Pharaohs during the Egypt Capital Cup friendly tournament in March, where his men defeated New Zealand 1-0 before falling 4-2 to Croatia a few days later.

13:00 Egypt lead Group A with six points following a dominant 6-0 win over Djibouti and a 2-0 away victory over Sierra Leone, while Burkina Faso trail in second place, two points behind

12:00 Egypt are gearing up to face Burkina Faso in a highly anticipated clash on Thursday as part of the African 2026 World Cup qualifiers, with both sides chasing victory to secure the top spot in Group A.


Referee: Peter Waweru Kamaku (Kenya)

Venue: Cairo International Stadium

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