Egypt’s World Cup qualifying group: Djibouti claims first point in WC qualifiers after Ethiopia draw

Ahram Online , Sunday 9 Jun 2024

Djibouti earned their first point in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers following a 1-1 draw at home against Ethiopia on Sunday.

(Photo: Ethiopian Football Federation official X account)


The Djibouti national team had previously suffered three consecutive defeats in the group, including a recent loss to Sierra Leone (2-1) on Wednesday.

Striker Gabriel Dadzie gave Djibouti the lead in the 29th minute, but Ethiopia quickly responded two minutes later with a goal from Minyelu Wondimu, leveling the score.

The match ended in a draw, granting Djibouti their first point in the qualifiers.

Djibouti remain at the bottom of the group with a single point from four games, while Ethiopia sit in fifth place with three points from the same number of matches.

Egypt lead the group with a perfect record of nine points from three games.

The upcoming match will see Egypt face Guinea Bissau on Monday, while Burkina Faso hosts Sierra Leone on the same day.

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