Egypt’s World Cup qualifying group: Ethiopia held by Sierra Leone

Ahram Online , Thursday 16 Nov 2023

In the inaugural match of Group A's 2026 World Cup qualifier, Ethiopia faced a tough challenge, drawing against Sierra Leone in Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

Ethiopia were held at home by Sierra Leone. Photo: Ethiopia Football Association facebook page


The game was marred by intermittent interruptions due to foggy weather, significantly hampering visibility. Despite the conditions, match officials persisted, allowing the game to reach its conclusion.

Both teams, now joint leaders with a single point, eagerly await the upcoming fixtures. Egypt takes on Djibouti at Cairo Stadium on Thursday, while Burkina Faso clashes with Guinea-Bissau on Friday.

Sierra Leone is gearing up to host Egypt on November 19, while Ethiopia will welcome Burkina Faso just two days later.

The winners from each of the nine groups securing direct qualification while the best runner-up across all groups will earn a chance through a playoff round.

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