RELIVE: Egypt v Gabon (2022 World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online , Tuesday 16 Nov 2021

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Friday's match between Egypt and Gabon in the 6th and final round of the 2022 World Cup qualifying Group F


Full time: Egypt 2-1 Gabon

Scorers: Magdi Afsha 4 pen, Johann Obiang 75og/ Jim Allevinah 54

90+3 Full time

90+1 Mahmoud Alaa replaces Afsha

90 Ref shows 3 minutes of injury time

87 Red card for Denis Bouanga on a second bookable offence.

80 Defender Ahmed Yassin makes his international debut as he replaces Ahmed Hegazi

Johann Obiang deflected Afsha's shot into his own nets.


73 Gabon makes a substitution, Mayi replaces Boupenza

72 Afsha has an attempt on goal but it goes over the bar

69 Hegazi heads the ball towards the goal but Gabon defender makes a goal line clearance.

65 Egypt can’t still make a good reaction after the goal.

59 Three subs for Egypt: Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Fathi and Emam Ashour replace Mohamed Sherif, Ahmed Yasser and Amr El Sulaya.

Jim Allevinah scores the equaliser. 

54' Goal for Gabon!! 

The second half is underway

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

43' Afsha is Egypt's liveliest performer in the first half! 

38' An angled, low shot from Afsha goes wide. Egypt are yet to take full advantage of the huge gaps in Gabon's defence. 

34' Egypt's right-back Ahmed Fathi misses a sitter! He fires high over with the goal at his mercy after taking the ball in his stride to elude a challenge from Gabon's last defender. 

31' El-Shennawi smothers a low, angled shot at his near post after a corner causes mayhem. 

31' Aaron Boupendza goes close for Gabon! His shot narrowly misses the target after taking a deflection off Hegazy. 

28' Egypt defender Hegazy is yellow-carded for a challenge on Aaron Boupendza.

27' Another cross from the lively Mohamed Hamdi goes out for a goal kick. 

25' Gabon's Alex Moucketou-Moussounda receives a yellow card.

23' What a chance for Egypt! Mohamed Hamdi's inviting cross picks out striker Marwan Hamdi unmarked but his looping header misses the target. 

20' There are acres of spaces at both ends! 

16' Hamdi Fathi clears an inswinging cross from Gabon. 

14' El-Shennawi blocks a near-post effort from Denis Bouanga for Gabon's first real chance. 

6' Egypt make a great start!

4' Afsha sends the keeper the wrong way from the spot after striker Ahmed Rayan was tripped in the area. 



The match is underway

Starting line-ups:

Mohamed El-Shennawi, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy, Mahmoud Hamdi, Mohamed Hamdi, Amr El-Sulaya, Hamdi Fathi, Magdi Afsha, Mohamed Sherif, Ahmed Yasser Rayan, Marwan Hmadi

Gabon: Jean Noel Amonome, Aaron Salem Boupendza, Denis Bouanga, Louis Autchanga, Levy Madinda, Lloyd Palun, Johann Obiang, Bruno Manga, Anthony Oyono, Alex Moucketou-Moussounda, Jim Allevinah

14:45 Liverpool star winger Mohamed Salah and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny are among Egypt’s substitutes for the Gabon match

14:35 Egypt v Gabon: Head-to-head record

Matches: 4, Won: 3, Drew: 0, Lost: 0, Goals for: 11, Goals against: 1.

28/03/1994: Egypt 4-0 Gabon (African Cup of Nations)

06/01/2000: Egypt 4-0 Gabon (friendly)

29/05/2004: Egypt 2-0 Gabon (friendly)

05/09/2021: Gabon 1-1 Egypt (World Cup qualifiers)

14:15 “I’m happy to shoulder the responsibility of qualifying to the World Cup. It’s the sixth set of qualifiers for me and it would be a personal achievement for me if I qualify to the World Cup for a fifth time," the Egypt coach added.

14:00 “The World Cup is the most important tournament of all. For us, the World Cup is in March, not December,” Egypt’s coach Carlos Queiroz told reporters, referring to the winter timing of the 2022 Qatar finals.

14:00 The 68-year-old coach Queiroz confirmed he will do his best to help Egypt reach the prestigious international tournament as it will be a personal achievement for him.   

13:00 The Portuguese coach also called up Smouha attacking midfielder Mohamed Metwaly to replace injured player Abdalla El-Said, who was injured during the 2-2 draw against Angola.

12:30 Egypt’s coach Carlos Queiroz will continue missing Stuttgart’s on-loan winger Omar Marmoush, who has been key to Queiroz’s offensive strategies in the games against Libya in the qualifiers.

12:00 Egypt reached the World Cup’s qualifying playoffs after leading their group with 11 points, four points over second placed Gabon.
11:30 Already qualified to the World Cup playoffs, Egypt will host Gabon in Group F’s final game of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers at Alexandria’s Borg Al-Arab Stadium on Tuesday.

Egypt v Gabon

Stay tuned as the match is due to start at 15:00 Cairo local time (GMT+2)

Venue: Borg El-Arab

Referee: Georges Gatogato

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