RELIVE: Egypt v Algeria (FIFA Arab Cup)

Ahram Online , Tuesday 7 Dec 2021

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Tuesday's match between Egypt and Algeria in the third round of the FIFA Arab Cup group stage

Algeria s midfielder Zakaria Draoui (L) vies for the ball with Egypt s forward Marwan Hamdy during the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 group D football match between Algeria and Egypt at the Al-Janoub Stadium in the Qatari city of Al-Wakrah on December 7, 2021. AFP

Full time: Egypt 1-1 Algeria

Scorers: Amr El-Sulaya 60 pen/ Mohamed Tougay 19

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt are through to the quarters as Group D leaders virtue of a better fair play record. Thanks for following our live updates! 

90+6' The yellow card to Algeria's youngster Yacine Titraoui is upgraded to red following a VAR review! He is punished for a reckless, studs-up challenge on Mohanad Lashin. 

90+5' Another yellow card for Algeria as Egypt fans cheer! The Pharaohs will advance as leaders virture of a better fair play record. 

90+2' A yellow card for Algeria's Soudani, Egypt are now ahead in the fair play record! 

90' The referee adds five minutes as stoppage time. 

86' Both sides look for a killer blow in the dying minutes. 

82' Egypt make a double substitution. Zamalek midfielder Ahmed Zizo replaces El-Sulaya and winger Omar Kamal replaces stiker Mohamed Sherif. 

80' Egypt midfielder El-Sulaya receives a yellow card. We are back on level terms in the fair play record! 

78' Egypt winger Hussein Faisal cuts inside but his shot is blocked by a defender. 

75' Algeria make a substitution. Forward Zineddine Boutmene, who plays for Tunisia's Etoile Sahel, is introduced. 

73' Mostafa Fathi goes close for Egypt! His bouncing shot from distance narrowly misses the target. 

72' Egypt defender El-Wensh just fails to get on the end of a cross at the far post. 

71' Algeria's Daroui is booked for a foul on Mohmed Sherif! Egypt are now ahead in fair play. 

69' Egypt and Algeria are level on fair play. This means a draw could decide who advance as the group leaders! 

68' Algeria are on the back foot as Egypt push forward en masse. 

64' Egypt are a much improved side in the second half! 

60' GOOOOOOAL FOR EGYPT!!! Amr El-Sulaya's penalty goes in although Rais M’Bolhi gets a hand to it. The penalty was awarded after a goal-bound shot struck the arm of Mohamed Tougay

59' A penalty for Egypt!!! 

57' Algeria Rais M’Bolhi fumbles at a corner but Egypt fail to pounce amid a goal-mouth scramble. 

57' Egypt appeal for a penalty due to a handball but the referee waves play on. 

54' Egypt struggle to recover the ball whenever they lose possession. 

50' Brahimi's curling free-kick also hits the side netting! Algeria are better in the early stages of the second half. 

47' Belaili goes close for Algeria! He skips past two defenders on the left and jinks into the area, only to hit his shot against the side netting.

46' Both sides make a substitution. Egypt midfielder Mohanad Lashin replaces lone striker Marwan Hamdi and Algeria striker Hillal Soudani replaces Baghdad Bounedjah.

The second half is underway 

The referee blows his halftime whistle 

45+4' Hamdi Fathi makes a timely interception to rob Brahimi after El-Shennawi charges out of his goal. 

45' The referee will add five minutes as stoppage time. 

42' Egypt keeper El-Shennawi pushes away a floated ball into the area. 

40' Algeria winger Belaili also receives a yellow card for catching Akram Tawfik in the face with his hand. 

39' Egypt midfielder Hamdi Fathi is booked for a two-footed tackle on Belaili. 

37' Mohamed Sherif's attempt to control a superb chipped pass from Hussein Faisal in the area is unsuccessful. 

35' Egypt's attempts remain shy as Algeria stand firm.

34' Algeria's Mesiani receives treatment after a challenge from Hamdi Fathi. 

30' Egypt make another unscrupted substitution. The injured Hegazi makes way for Ahmed Yassin. 

29' Egypt may lose another player to injury as central defender Hegazi looks in pain. 

27' Egypt need to step up a gear to get back into the game.

24' A long-range shot from Amr El-Sulaya goes just over the crossbar for Egypt's best effort! 

22' Belaili's low shot is collected by keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi as Algeria intensify their pressure. 

19' Mohamed Tougay opens the scoring! A touched-on free kick on the left sees Belaili shoots across the area, with his stray ball finding Tougay at the far post. His low shot is then deflected off Ahmed Fattouh to wrong-foot the keeper. 

19' Goal for Algeria!

18' Akram Tawfik is booked for a foul on Brahimi. Algeria now have an advantage in fair play if the match ends in a draw.

18' An Algerian free kick is floated into the area, causing mayhem. Egypt's defence clears. 

15' Amr El-Sulaya tries his luck from distance but his shot goes high over. Egypt are pressuring their opponents high up the pitch.

13' Egypt's Hussein Faisal makes a darting run down the right and sends in a low cross that Algeria's defence clears. 

12' Algeria midfielder Yacine Brahimi is dribbling past his Egypt challengers at will! 

9' Egypt make an unscripted substitution. Zamalek winger Mostafa Fathi replaces the injured Ayman Ashraf. 

7' It seems Ayman Ashraf will not be able to carry on. The Ahly man is very unlucky! 

6' The enthusiastic fans of both sides egg on their respective teams with incessant chants. 

5' Egypt midfielder Ayman Ashraf receives treatment after falling unchallenged. 

3' Belaili appeals for a penalty after trying to skip past Akram Tawfik on the left hand side of the area. 

1' Egypt's solid right-back Akram Tawfik steals possession from Algeria winger Youcef Belaili in the first tussle between the two down the flank. 

The match is underway 

Starting lineups:
Egypt: Mohamed El Shennawi - Akram Tawfik, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud “El Wensh” Hamdi, Ahmed Fatouh - Hamdi Fathi, Amr El Sulaya, Ayman Ashraf - Mohamed Sherif, Marwan Hamdi, Hussein Faisal
Algeria: Rais M’Bolhi - Houcine Benyada, Abdel Kader Bedrane, Mohamed Tougay, Elias Cheti - Zakaria Draoui, Sofiane Bendebka, Tayeb Meziani - Yacine Brahimi, Youcef Belaili, Baghdad Bounedjah
18:30 The last time both met, Egypt secured an impressive 4-0 win in the semi-final of the 2010 African Cup of Nations before going on to win the tournament. 
17:30 It's still unclear if Queiroz will stick to a 4-3-3 formation that he deployed to devastating effect against Sudan. With playmaker Magdi Afsha out due to injury, Egypt are unlikely to alter their strategy against Algeria. 

16:00 Egypt’s coach Queiroz had explained that his “target from the FIFA Arab Cup is to allow players to gain more experience while playing against tough opponents.”

15:20 “I am very excited about tomorrow's match and it will be a pleasant game for football fans and our supporters and we are looking forward to it,” Queiroz said during the pre-game press conference.

“We still have small mistakes but we have to work hard and avoid repeating mistakes in such big games.”

14:50 Egypt started their Arab Cup campaign with a narrow 1-0 win over Lebanon before routing nine-man Sudan 5-0, while Algeria defeated Sudan 4-0 and snatched a 2-0 win over Lebanon to share the group’s lead with the Pharaohs with six points.

14:20 “It’s the right of all teams in the tournament to dream of winning the title. We have that dream too. But our focus now is preparing for the Algeria game,” Egypt’s coach Carlos Queiroz said after the 5-0 victory over Sudan in the 2nd round of Group D games on Saturday.

14:00 The two teams already booked their places in the FIFA Arab Cup’s quarterfinals, while Lebanon and Sudan waved goodbye to the tournament in Qatar after failing to bag any points.

13:00 The Pharaohs moved level to six points, tying with North African rivals Algeria after the two teams claimed two victories over Lebanon and Sudan.

12:00 Egypt’s national team is set to face Algeria in the final stage of the Group D games on Tuesday, as the two teams will clash to determine who will advance as the leaders.

Venue: Al Janoub Stadium

Referee: Facundo Tello (Argentina)

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