RELIVE: Egypt v Lebanon (FIFA Arab Cup)

Ahram Online , Wednesday 1 Dec 2021

Ahram Online provided live coverage of Wednesday's match between Egypt and Lebanon in the first round of the FIFA Arab Cup group stage.


Full time: Egypt 1-0 Lebanon

Scorers: Afsha (pen) 71


90+7 Full time

90+4 Another sub for Egypt: Ayman Ashraf replaces Afsha

90’ Both teams share the control of the ball, but no real threat against the goal..

80’ Two subs for Egypt: Omar Kamal and Osama Faisal replace Akram Tawfik and Mohamed Sherif respectively

71’ GOOOOOOAL FOR EGYPT!! Afsha scores the opener for the Pharaohs

70' Ahmed fatouh falls in the area.. A penalty for Egypt

68’ Lebanon team takes some control of the game.. Egypt players still fighting for the opener

66’ Egypt’s coach Queiroz makes third substitution.. Ahmed Sayed Zizo replaces Marwan Hamdy

60' Lebanon team is still deploying a strict defensive strategy. 

53' Keeper Matar superbly saves his net from a certain goal by substitute Refaat.. A strong start from Egypt team

46' Second sub for Egypt: Ahmed Refaat replaces Mostafa Fathi

The second half is underway

The referee blows his halftime whistle

45+3' Egypt’s midfielder Akram Tawfik receives a yellow card

43' Egypt players fight to score the opener in the last minutes before the break.. Ahly duo Afsha and El-Sulya play instrumental role in the attacks..

38’ Egypt’s midfielder Mohanad Lasheen replaces Hamdy Fathy who left the pitch due to injury.

33’ Egypt's Hegazy sends a perfect header but Matar superbly saves his net from a certain goal

28' Intensive attacks from Egypt players, but Lebanon Keeper Mostafa Matar is delivering outstanding performance.

24' Afsha sends a perfect pass, but Sherif misses another certain chance to score.. What a bad luck for Egypt !!

14' Mohamed Sherif wastes a certain chance to score for Egypt..

9' The Pharaohs take early control of the game as they threatened Lebanon in several occasions amid a tightened defence from their opponents.

1' Egypt's Amr El-Sulaya pickes an injury, but the match is resumed after the player was cleared fit.

15:00 Match is underway

14:50 Egypt's last meeting with Lebanon was a friendly game in 2012, which the seven-time African champions won 4-1.

14:40 With the team mainly comprised of locally-based players, Queiroz will have a chance to test some new faces before the African Cup of Nations gets underway in January.

14:30 The Pharaohs will play without some of their prized assets, including Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah, Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, Stuttgart winger Omar Marmoush and Galatasaray striker Mostafa Mohamed.

14:00 Egypt were drawn in Group D of the Arab Cup along with Lebanon, Algeria and Sudan.

14:00 Lebanon's line up: Mostafa Matar, Kassem El Zein, Robert Alexander Melki, Nour Mansour, Abbas Assi,  Maher Sabra, Mouhammed-Ali Dhaini, George Felix Melki , Mohamad Haidar, Rabih Ataya, Hilal El-Helwe

13:50 Egypt's line up: Mohamed El-Shenawi, Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Hamdy, Ahmed Aboul-Fotouh, Hamdy Fathy, Amr El-Sulaya, Mostaf Fathy, Marwan Hamdy, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Mohamed Sherif

13:00 Queiroz said his side would launch a title assault in Qatar but that what matters most is how the team can take full advantage of the tournament to get ready for the two-legged playoff.


12:15 Egypt's last meeting with Lebanon was a friendly game in 2012, which the seven-time African champions won 4-1.

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


Venue: Al Thumama Stadium

Referee: Daniel Siebert (Germany)

Check the match preview here

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