Full time: Egypt 4-2 Guinea (World Cup qualifiers)

Ahram Online, Tuesday 10 Sep 2013

Egypt maintain their 100% record in the qualifiers with a 4-2 home victory over Guinea in their last Group G game

Africa World Cup qualifiers

The referee blows his final whistle, Egypt 4-2 Guinea

A clever dummy by Amr Zaki allows him to evade his marker and break clear, collecting a neat pass from Abou-Treika. A Guinean defender makes a desperate attempt to clear the danger but ends up looping it into his own net.


Egypt's third and final substitution. Shikabala is replaced with Hull City's right wing-back Ahmed Elmohamady. 

83 In a move he starts, Salah finds Abou-Treika and runs to receive a back-heel return pass. He rounds  the keeper and slots into an empty net with aplomb. 


Egypt ease off a bit in the latter stages. 

78 Egypt's forgotten striker Amr Zaki replaces midfielder Amr El-Sulaya. 

78 Guinea keeper Yattara is receiving treatment after being challenged by Salah.

75 Egypt are unlucky not to restore their advantage after wasting several chances. They are likely to pressure hard for a goal in the remaining 15 minutes. 

73 Guinea make a substitution. Salim Cisse is replaced with Mohammed Diarra. 

71 Egypt are throwing everything forward!

70 Kahraba bamboozles his challenger in the area but his eventual weak shot is collected by the keeper. 

69 A powerful, angled shot by Egypt's right-back Ahmed Fathi is blocked by Yattara. 

66 Shikabala almost restores Egypt's lead! His curling left-foot shot from inside the area is superbly tipped over by the impressive Yattara. 

64 Egypt are laying siege to Guinea's area, relying on Salah's pace down the right. 

61 Salah runs to the byline and sends in a cross that is cleared by Yattara. Egypt pile on pressure following Guinea's equaliser. 

58 Seydouba Soumah takes advantage of some sloppy defending from Adam El-Abd to outpace him, run onto a through ball and calmly slots the ball past Ekramy. 


Shikabala cuts inside from the right and sends a powerful shot that is blocked by Yattara. Egypt look likely to score again. 

53 Mohamed Salah breaks clear but a timely interception from a Guinean defender thwarts his right-foot shot. 

52 Abou-Treika finds the bottom corner with a low spot-kick although keeper Naby Yattara gets a hand to it. 


Guinea's Kamil Zayatte receives a straight red card for handling a goal-bound shot after the keeper missed a cross. 


Egypt make their first substitution. Youngster Mahmoud Kahraba replaces the ineffective Ahmed Eid. 

The second half is underway

The referee blows his half-time whistle, Egypt 1-1 Guinea

Egypt's defensive frailties allow Guinea to launch a late assault before the break. 

42 Guinea's Seydouba Soumah is booked for a challenge on Ghaly. 

38 Skipper Hossam Ghaly equalises for Egypt. He capitalises on a poor back-header from a Guinean defender to flick the ball over his challenger and superbly sends a volley into the bottom corner. 


Abou-Treika tries his luck from the edge of the area but his mis-hit effort is cleared by the defence, thanks to the scarcity of grass on a poor pitch. 

34 A low shot from Guinea's Ibrahima Bangoura is easily saved by Ekramy. 

32 Mohamed Salah times his run to perfection to latch onto a long ball but the referee whistles for offside. Television replays shows the Basel man was actually onside. 

30 Guinea are still holding firm although Egypt had the better possession in the second quarter of an hour. 

27 Shikabala curls a free-kick from the right but Guinea keeper Naby Yattara makes a superb stop to block it at his near post. 

26 Egypt are moving the ball around, trying to pinpoint any gaps in Guinea's backline. 

23 Harmony is nowhere to be seen in Egypt's three-pronged attack that is largely toothless. 

20 Egypt's makeshift defence is repeatedly exposed by Guinea's forwards. 

17 Guinea waste another golden opportunity to double their lead!! Issiaga Sylla latches onto a through pass to beat the offside trap and go clear but Egypt keeper Sherif Ekramy rushes out in a timely manner to block his attempted chip. 

15 Guinea make the most of a dreadful blunder from defender Adam El-Abd to go ahead. Egypt have not created any genuine goal-scoring opportunities in the first quarter of an hour. 

13 Egypt are trying some through balls behind Guinea's defence, but the passes are still inaccurate. 

10 Egypt are struggling to recover from a poor start. 

7 A free-kick by Mohamed Abou-Treika is cleared by the Guinean defence. 

4 England-based defender Adam El-Abd, who makes a rare start, astonishingly puts the ball into his own net while trying to clear a tame pass on a poor pitch in Gouna. 


The visitors make an enthusiastic start. 

2 Guineas' Seydouba Soumah runs unopposed towards the area but his weak shot is easily collected by Egypt keeper Sherif Ekramy.

The match is underway

Egypt coach Bob Bradley opts to field a three-pronged attack that does not include a recognized striker. He will also start with two central midfielders in Amr El-Sulaya and Hossam Ghaly.

15:20 Egypt's starting line-up: Sherif Ekramy, Ahmed Fathi, Adam El-Abd, Mohamed Naguib, Ahmed Shedid, Amr El-Sulaya, Hossam Ghaly, Mahmoud Abdel-Razek 'Shikabala', Mohamed Abou-Treika, Ahmed Eid, Mohamed Salah.

15:00 Egypt won twice, lost twice and drew twice in six meetings with Guinea in competitive and friendly games.

Egypt vs Guinea

Egypt host Guinea on Tuesday in the last round of the group's stage in the World Cup African qualifiers.

Under the leadership of American manager Bob Bradley, the Pharaohs are bidding for their first qualification ticket to the most prestigious football event since 1990.

They guaranteed their play-off spot topping Group G of the qualifiers with 15 points aiming to get the full mark by a victory against Guinea to improve their FIFA ranking.

The match, held behind closed doors in the Red Sea resort of Gouna Stadium for security concerns,  starts at 16:00 Cairo time (GMT +2).

Ahram Online is offering a live update coverage for the event. Read the full preview here

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