RELIVE: Egypt v Sudan (FIFA Arab Cup)

Ahram Online , Saturday 4 Dec 2021

Ahram Online provided a live coverage for Saturday’s match between Sudan and Egypt in the second round of the FIFA Arab Cup group stage

File Photo: Egypt s Mohamed Afsha scores his side s opening goal during the group A Arab Cup soccer match between Qatar and Bahrain at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. AP

Full time: Egypt 5-0 Sudan

Scorers: Ahmed Refaat 4, Ahmed Zizo 13 pen, Mahmoud El-Wensh 31, Hussein Faisal 57, Mohamed Sherif 78

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt are through to the quarters with a 5-0 win over Sudan. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90+5' Osama Faisal's close-range header is blocked by the keeper.

90' The referee adds five additional minutes as Egypt bombard Sudan's goal. 

87' Egypt go close again! Faisal flicks a long ball from El-Sulaya to Hussein Faisal, whose volley is smothered by Aboeshren.

84' Osama Faisal heads over the bar with the goal at his mercy! 

79' Sherif makes the most of an ill-timed charge out from keeper Ali Aboeshren to head home a floated ball from Magdi Afsha. Egypt and Algeria are now level on a goal difference of +6. 

78' GOOOAL FOR EGYPT!!! The goal is awarded to Sherif following a VAR review. 

78' Another goal from Mohamed Sherif is ruled out for offside! 

75' Egypt substitute Mostafa Fathi receives a yellow card. 

73' Egypt make three substitutions. Osama Faisal replaces Marwan Hamdi, Mohamed Sherif replaces Ahmed Refaat and Marwan Dawood replaces Ahmed Fattouh. 

72' Marwan Hamdi scores but his goal is correctly ruled out for offside! 

71' Hussein Faisal fires wide when well-positioned to score following a pass from Afsha. 

70' Marwan Hamdi's side-footed effort from a Fattouh cut-back misses the target. 

65' Egypt need to increase the scoreline to equal Algeria's goal difference before both sides meet in the last group-stage game. 

59' Egypt make a double substitution. Ahly playmaker Magdi Afsha replaces defender El-Wensh and Zamalek winger Mostafa Fathi replaces Ahmed Zizo.

57' Faisal marks his debut with a goal, tapping in into an empty net after Sudan keeper Ali Aboeshren poorly parries a header from Marwan Hamdi. 


55' Egypt now have a golden chance to secure a more comprehensive win! 

53' Faris Abdallah is sent off after receiving a second booking, again for a challenge on Zizo! Sudan will now play with nine men.

50' Sudan's Faris Abdallah is booked for a rash challenge on Ahmed Zizo. 

49' A skidding shot from Amr El-Sulaya is collected by the keeper as Egypt continue from where they left off in the first half.

The second half is underway

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45' A red card for Sudan! Yasir Mozamil is sent off for a reckless challenge on Egypt's Ayman Ashraf. 

43' Egypt look likely to score more goals amid little resistance from Sudan. 

36' Egypt defender Hegazy intercepts a rare Sudanese effort. 

31' Zamalek defender Mahmoud El-Wensh adds the third following a brilliant individual effort from winger Hussein Faisal, who dribbles past a couple of challengers near the byline before pulling the ball back to El-Wensh to score with a bouncing first-timer. 


26' Sudan's Yasir Mozamil receives a yellow card for a foul on Ahmed Fattouh. 

25' A chance for Egypt! Hussein Faisal bamboozles his challenger in the area but his low shot is blocked by the keeper.

23' Egypt remain in total control as Sudan struggle to get the ball out of their own half. 

19' Zizo tries his luck from distance but his shot goes high over. 

15' A chance for Egypt! Aboeshren blocks a goal-bound header from striker Marwan Hamdi. 

13' Ahmed Zizo's trademark penalty leaves the keeper with no chance! Ali Aboeshren dives the right way but the Zamalek winger's kick is too powerful to handle. 


12' A penalty for Egypt!! Omar Kamal is tripped as he collects a long ball from Amr El-Sulaya. 

10' A free-kick whipped into the area from the right but Egypt's defence clears.

8' Egypt make a superb start to the game! Refaat opens his international account in style. 

4' Winger Ahmed Refaat opens the scoring with a spectacular volley! His original free-kick strikes the upright and a defensive clearance falls into his path again to send a brilliant left-foot volley into the top corner of the net from the edge of the area. 


The match is underway

Starting lineups:

Egypt: Mohamed El-Shenawi; Omar Kamal, Ahmed Fatouh, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Hamdi, Amr El-Sulaya, Ayman Ashraf, Hussien Faisal, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Ahmed Refaat, Marwan Hamdi

Sudan: Ali Aboeshren - Faris Abdallah, Amir Kamal, Ahmed Ibrahim, Samawal Merghani - Abuaagla Abdalla, Yasir Mozamil, Salaheldin Adil, Algozoli Hussein, Nasreldin Omer, Mohamed Abdelrahman.

17:30 Coach Queiroz made five changes to his lineup as he brought in Omar Kamal, Ayman Ashraf, Hussien Faisal, Ahmed "Zizo" Sayed and Ahmed Refaa instead of Akram Tawfik, Hamdi Fathi, Mohamed "Magdi Afsha", Mosyafa Fathi and Mohamed Sherif.

16:15 Egypt will miss Ahly's defensive midfielder Hamdi Fathi against Sudan after he sustained a facial injury against Lebanon.

15:50 Striker Marwan Hamdi, who has excelled with Smouha in the early stages of the Egyptian Premier League, failed to make any impact against Lebanon while Ahly's forward Mohamed Sherif was disappointing as a left winger after being once again deployed in an unfamiliar position.

15:30 With some of the players Queiroz kept faith in misfiring, it remains to be seen whether the former Real Madrid boss will ring changes.

15:00 They needed a second-half penalty from Magdi Afsha to down their unfancied opponents, but coach Carlos Queiroz deflected the criticism his side received, saying they had controlled the entire game and wasted several goal-scoring chances that could have given them  a "6-0 win".

"Very pleased with the Team performance and fighting attitude. 90m focused on playing good football and win," the Portuguese boss said on Twitter.

"Well done lads! I am sure the fans are proud of you. Now let's continue do grow and work to be better. Thank you!"

14:00 Egypt, who like other teams in the tournament play without most of their European-based footballers, kicked off their campaign with an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Lebanon on Wednesday.

13:00 The Pharaohs are aware they will be up for a tough test against Algeria, making it all the more important to overcome Sudan and go through before meeting their North African rivals.
12:00 Egypt will be looking to get the job done and qualify for the FIFA Arab Cup quarters with one match to spare when they meet Sudan on Saturday, a few days before concluding their Group D campaign against Algeria.

Venue: Stadium 974, Doha

Referee: Matthew Conger (New Zealand)

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