RELIVE: Egypt v Qatar (FIFA Arab Cup)

Ahram Online , Saturday 18 Dec 2021

Ahram Online provided a live coverage of Saturday's match between Egypt and Qatar in the FIFA Arab Cup third-place playoff

Egypt s forward Mohamed Sherif (L) collides with Qatar s midfielder Abdullah al-Ahrak (2nd-L) during the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 football match for third place between Egypt and Qatar at the 974 stadium in the capital city of Doha on December 18, 2021. AFP

Full time: Egypt 0-0 Qatar (4-5 on penalties) 

- Hassan Al-Haydos wastes the first penalty for Qatar
- Magdi Afsha scores the first penalty for Egypt 

- Boualem scores the second penalty for Qatar
- Amr El-Sulaya scores the second penalty for Egypt

- Abdelkarim Hassan scores  third penalty for Qatar
- Ahmed Hegazi wastes the third penalty for Egypt

- Ahmed Alaaeldin scores the fourth penalty for Qatar
- Ahmed Fattouh scores the fourth penalty for Egypt

-Akram Afif scores the fifth penalty for Qatar
-Akram Tawfik scores the fifth penalty for Egypt

-Karim Boudiaf scores the sixth penalty for Qatar
-Mohamed Sherif wastes the sixth penalty for Egypt

The referee blows his final whistle, we are now heading to penalties

120' Egypt waste a chance at the death! Mostafa Fathi darts down the right but sends in a poor low cross that the defence clears. 

113' A header from Egypt's Marwan Hamdi is collected by Barsham. 

109' Egypt look eager to settle the game before it goes to penalties. 

The second half of extra time is underway 

The referee blows his whistle to end the first half of extra time

105' Akram Tawfik blasts a shot just over the bar. Egypt are much better in extra time! 

100' Another chance for Egypt! Barsham makes a double save to deny a shot from Marwan Hamdi and a follow-up effort from Mostafa Fathi. 

98' A volley from Akram Tawfik is palmed away by Barsham as Egypt up their tempo.

97' A chance for Egypt! Mostafa Fathi is found at the far post by an inviting cross but he heads just wide. 

91' Egypt make three substitutions. Akram Tawfik replaces Hamdi Fathi, Mostafa Fathi replaces Ahmed Zizo and Ahmed Hegazi replaces Mahmoud El-Wensh.

The first half of extra time is underway 

The referee blows his whistle, we are now heading to extra time! 

90+2' The referee adds five minutes as stoppage time. 

90+1' Zizo cuts inside and hits a shot with his weak left foot but Barsham once again saves. 

86' Mohamed Sherif wastes Egypt's best chance! He breaks clear following a superb through pass from Hamdi Fathi but his low shot is smothered by keeper Meshaal Barsham. 

84' Egypt make their first substitution. Winger Ahmed Refaat, who sustains an injury, makes way for striker Marwan Hamdi. 

80' Neither side look capable of scoring a crucial winner with 10 minutes remaining. 

75' A tame shot from Zizo goes straight into the hands of the keeper. 

74' Qatar make another substitution. Mohammed Muntari replaces Abdulaziz Hatem. 

70' Both sides take their foot off the gas pedal! 

63' Egypt waste their first clear-cut chance! Qatar keeper Meshaal Barsham pulls off a great save to claw away a glancing header from Hamdi Fathi. 

58' Qatar make a double substitution. Hassan Al-Haydos replaces Abdullah Al-Ahrak and Karim Boudiaf replaces Assim Madibo. 

54' A long-range shot from Hamdi Fathi is parried by the keeper.

51' Qatar look lively in the early stages of the second half.

47' What a chance for Qatar! Almoez Ali volleys over the bar with the goal gaping after a headed cross found him unmarked. 

The second half is underway

The referee blows his halftime whistle

45' A clash of heads between Mohamed Sherif and Qatar's Abdullah Al-Ahrak leaves both needing treatment. 

43' Qatar's keeper palms a corner and Hamdi Fathi tries to pounce on the rebound, only to see his shot strike a defensive wall. 

37' Qatar are sending some innocuous long balls as Egypt's defence remains comfortable. 

34' Both sides are toothless in the first half! 

27' Egypt defender Mohamed Abdoul-Moneim makes a superb sliding tackle to thwart Qatar's Abdulaziz Hatem.

24' Egypt striker Mohamed Sherif is receiving treatment following a challenge in the area. 

19' The first chance for Egypt! Ahmed Refaat wreaks havoc down the left and pulls the ball back to Amr El-Sulaya, whose first-timer misses the target. 

17' A tame, angled shot from Qatar's Akram Afif is easily collected by keeper Mohamed El-Shennawi. 

16' A chance for Qatar! A corner is flicked into the path of the unmarked Homam Ahmed but he fails to pounce. 

14' Hamdi Fathi tries his luck but his shot from the edge of the area goes wide. 

10' Qatar have the better possession but Egypt are launching some swift breakaways. 

6' A header from Egypt midfielder Hamdi Fathi goes wide.

3' Qatar's Mohammad Waad is booked for a reckless challenge on Egypt winger Ahmed Zizo. 

The match is underway 

11:50 Egypt last met Qatar in a friendly game in 2013, which Qatar won 3-1.

11:50 "We are determined to beat Qatar to make it up for our fans," said Egypt skipper and Saudi Arabia-based defender Ahmed Hegazi.

11:45 Qatar also lost to Algeria in the semis following a dramatic affair, in which they conceded a goal from Youcef Belaili 17 minutes into a lengthy stoppage time.

11:30 For Egypt, finishing third would be a scant consolation but Queiroz is aware he can't afford a second straight loss.

"Tomorrow we will face Qatar; the game will be to us like playing a World Cup final because Qatar is the World Cup host and they have been preparing themselves for six years and they participated in Copa America and other big tournaments," the Portuguese told the pre-match news conference on Friday.

"I have known the Qatar national team well for 11 years. I do not only follow them, but I played against them a lot. They are a team that is developing well and they have a distinctive style."

11:15 Coach Carlos Queiroz came under fire for fielding several players in unfamiliar positions even though he admitted before the tournament that he would use it to try out different strategies ahead of the African Nations Cup and the crucial World Cup qualifying playoff.

11:05 The supporters were particularly angry at Egypt's failure to carve out openings following a dour display as they only created a goal-scoring chance 15 minutes from time, which substitute Mostafa Fathi astonishingly missed with the goal at his mercy.

10:50 Egypt’s line up: Mohamed El Shennawi – Omar Kamal, Mohamed Abdul-Moniem, Mahmoud “El Wensh” Hamdi, Ahmed Fatouh - Amr El Sulaya, Hamdi Fathi, Mohanad Lasheen, Ahmed Zizo, Ahmed Refaat- Mohamed Sherif

10:40 A last-gasp own goal from midfielder Amr El-Sulaya condemned Egypt to a painful exit against Tunisia, leaving a bitter taste in the mouth of the team's demanding fans.

10:25 Egypt will be looking to console their fans when they meet hosts Qatar in the FIFA Arab Cup third-place playoff on Saturday, having lost to Tunisia in the semis in a bitter way.

Stay tuned as match is due to start at 12:00 Cairo time (GMT+2)

Venue: Stadium 974


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