RELIVE: Chad v Egypt (2018 World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online , Saturday 14 Nov 2015

Ahram Online provided a live update coverage of Saturday's match between Chad and Egypt in the second round of the African World Cup qualifiers

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File photo - Egypt's Hossam Ghali (R) fights for the ball with Ferjani Sassi of Tunisia during their last failed attempt to reach the African Cup, September 10, 2014 (Reuters)

Full time: Chad 1-0 Egypt

90+5 The referee blows the final whistle, it's Chad 1 Egypt nil as the second leg takes place on Tuesday.

90+4 Rahil's free kick is headed by Kouka but the keeper gathers the ball.

90+4 Warda wins a free kick from a golden position near the edge of the box. Will Egypt make it?

90' What a chance!! Rahil plays a pin point cross into the area as Warda properly connect before Kouka strikes into the keeper.

89' Ninga is allowed to strike from the right handside of the area as El-Shennawi blocks his effort.

86' Kahraba is receiving treatment after colliding with the Chad keeper.

84' Warda wins a free kick near the touchline down the left.

82' Bassem is booked by the ref, as Cuper makes his final substitution with Amr Warda coming on for Moemen Zakareya.

80' Omar Gaber makes a foray down the right where he dribbled past three opponents but the ball eventually goes out for corner.

78' The out of sorts Morsi slices his effort from inside the box following a fine team move from the Egyptians.

76' Kahraba is flagged for offside.

74' An unmarked Ndouasel heads home a cross from the left from point blank range, to put his side in front. 

74' GOAL! Chad take the lead.

71' Dwidar is replaced by Saad Samir.

69' Bassem now bursts into the left handside of the area but the ball is cleared away.

68' Rahil's ensuing free kick misses the target.

67' Doumna is handed a yellow card after intentionally handling the ball.

65' Play is restricted to midfield, with Egypt unable to pose any goal threat. 

60' The Chad keeper has been forced off due to injury.

52' Kahraba again brilliantly skips past his opponents down the left but his attack ends up with nothing.

47' A dangerous free kick from Chad finally cleared by Dwidar.

The second half begins

45+2 The referee blows the whistle, it's the end of the first half.

45+1 Djimrangar hits a shot wide, with Chad posing threat now.

45' Ndouasel overcomes Tarek Hamed's challenge before Hegazy clears the danger.

43' Morsi fails to make the most of the space left in behind Chad's right-back...the Zamalek target man seems out of sorts today.

40' Egypt are still struggling to pose threat in the final third, thanks to Chad's packed midfield.

36' Chad are starting to grow into the game now, Labbo sees another strike go wide.

34' Gaber intervenes at the right time to halt a counter attack from the hosts.

32' Chad's Labbo plays a cross-cum-shot that whiffed past the keeper Ahmed El-Shennawi's post.

28' Tarek Hamed wins a foul following a dangerous challenge near the center circle.

25' A fine one-two ended up with Morsi sending a horrific shot wide! The Zamalek man should have made much better than that!

22' Sabri Rahil plays a free kick straight into the hands of the keeper.

18' Kahraba again shot from outside the box, but narrowly misses the target.

16' What a chance!!! Kahraba superbly evades two challengers before passing the ball back to Koka who strikes wide.

15' Foul for Morsi after competing for a long ball with a Chad defender near the halfway line.

10' Zakareya sees a shot from outside the area deflect off a defender...

9' Bassem Morsi almost capitalized on a mix-up between the Chad keeper and a defender as the ball hits the Egypt striker before going out for goal kick.

7' Omar Gaber wins a foul inside his own half after Chad looked to make the most of the space in front of the Egypt defense.

5' The hosts attempt to strike from outside the box, but the shot is weak and goes out for corner.

3' Egypt are in control in the opening minutes...

The match gets underway.

16:25 The national anthems are currently being played.

Chad: Diara, Djimrangar, Cesar ABAYA, Nicaise, Rodrigue NINGA, Doumna, Mbaiam, Ezechiel NDOUASEL, Betorangal, Mondé, Mahamat LABBO

Egypt: Ahmed El-Shennawi, Omar Gaber, Ahmed Hegazy, Ahmed Dweidar, Sabri Rahil, Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed, Moemen Zakareya, Mahmoud Kahraba, Ahmed Kouka, Bassem Morsi 

15:50 Zamalek's Ahmed Dweidar makes his first Egypt appearance in the heart of a four-man backline, partnering Ahly's Ahmed Hegazy. Zamalek midfielder Tarek Hamed also makes a rare start alongside Basel's Mohamed Elneny. 

15:40 Egypt coach Cuper plays with a classic 4-4-2 formation featuring two strikers in Bassem Morsi and Kouka. Kahraba and Ahly's Moemen Zakareya will play as wingers, with the latter replacing the injured Mohamed Salah. 

15:00 Egypt did not lose to to Chad in four meetings, winning three and drawing once. 

14:45 Egypt assistant coach Osama Nabih said: "Chad are not the same team whom we defeated 5-1 last September.  Song's leadership characteristics and enthusiastic personality is likely to make things more difficult for us when we face them this time."

14:15 Apart from the injury absences, the squad flying to Chad has witnessed the return of Ahly skipper Hossam Ghaly - who has been out of the management's plans for quite a long time - as he heads a list of nine Ahly players

14:00 The injury of Salah forced the Egypt management to call up Zamalek wide forward Mostafa Fathi as a replacement, while Smouha full-back Ayman Ashraf was selected to act as a deputy for Sabri Rahil who is set to fill in the left-back slot

13:00 Chad could be a different opponent this time as they recently appointed ex-Cameroon veteran Rigobert Song as new manager

12:50 Chad should not pose a great obstacle to Hector Cuper's men, who managed to thrash their very opponents 5-1 in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers in September

12:30 The Egyptians, who last reached the World Cup in 1990, will now be hoping things will go their way this time around, after agonisingly missing out on the last edition following an aggregate 7-3 playoff defeat to Ghana en route to the Brazil finals

11:45 Ahead of the match, Egypt national team coach Hector Cuper has warned his players of the stadium's poor condition

11:00 The Pharaohs will open their qualifying campaign against Chad away from home on Saturday before hosting the African minnows three days later in the second leg.

 

Stay tuned as match is due to start at 16:30 Cairo time (GMT+2)

 

Venue:Stade Omnisports Idriss Mahamat Ouya (N'Djaména)

 

Referee:Ferdinand Udoh (NGA)

Assistant Referee 1: Peter Edibi (NGA)

Assistant Referee 2: Abel Baba (NGA)

Fourth Official: Henry Ogunyamodi (NGA)

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