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Live Commentary: Tanzania vs Egypt – 2017 AFCON qualifying
Tanzania will require a big win to keep their qualification hopes alive, ahead of their final match away to Nigeria in September.
Egypt are also gunning for all three points, in order to stay ahead of Tunisia and retain their Pot 1 seeding ahead of the draw for the 2018 World Cup CAF qualifying groups on the 24th of June.
Tanzania XI: Munish; Abdul, Aggrey, Nyoni, Mwinyi; Ulimwengu, Kazimoto, Himid, Farid; Maguri, Samatta
Subs: Manula, Hussein, Kaseke, Mwantika, Kichuya, Bocco, Mkude
Egypt XI: El-Hadary; Fathi, Gabr, Rabia, Abdel-Shafy; Hamed, Elneny, El-Said; Salah, Mohsen, Trezeguet
Subs: A. El-Shennawy, Tolba, El-Sayed, Emam, Momen, Warda, Koka
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76': SUB: Abdallah El-Said OFF, @MoamenZakaria3 ON.
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66′: Salah squares for Koka, but Munish gets to the ball first. Corner kick for Egypt.
64′: Koka replaces Marwan Mohsen.
63′: Abdallah El-Said sends his shot over the bar. He claims a deflection, but the referee awards a goal kick.
59: GOAL! Mohamed Salah gets behind the Tanzania defense, fights off a defender, and slots his shot home. Brace for Salah, 2-0 to the Pharaohs.
55′: Samatta sends his penalty over! Still 1-0 for the Egyptians. Pharaohs dodge a bullet.
54′: Penalty for Tanzania! Warda’s reckless challenge earns him a yellow card and Tanzania a penalty.
51: Warda and Salah combine beautifully, but Tanzania are able to stop Salah before he gets a shot on goal.
45′: Amr Warda replaces Trezeguet.
Salah’s free kick goal: https://twitter.com/kingfut_ar/status/739096820287197184
45′: Halftime. Egypt 1-0 Tanzania.
44′: GOAL! Mohamed Salah converts the free kick delightfully! The Roma winger curls the free kick around the wall into the bottom corner of the goal! 1-0 for the Pharaohs.
43′: Free kick for Egypt just outside the penalty area…
39′: Abdallah El-Said’s volley following a pass from Mohamed Salah doesn’t test Munish.
37′: Late tackle from Trezeguet earns him a yellow card.
35′: Marwan Mohsen is on the ground, but he looks to be okay to continue.
31′: Close. Samatta’s shot is deflected by Ali Gabr, wrong-footing El-Hadary, but the shot trickles just inches wide of the post.
29′: The Tanzanians are really taking the game to Egypt now. El-Hadary pulls off a great save from a Ulimwengu header to keep the score even.
28′: Dangerous chance for Tanzania, but Ulimwengu’s shot is just wide and high of the goal.
26′: Mwinyi tries one from effort, but he sends it high into the stands.
25′: SO CLOSE! Abdallah El-Said finds an open Rami Rabia in the box, but he sends his effort wide of the post!
23′: Ali Samatta poses a serious threat for the Tanzanians. He is the architect of their chances thus far.
21′: Dangerous counter attack for Tanzania is ended when Farid is unable to control a pass.
19: Corner kick for the Tanzanians comes to nothing. Still 0-0.
17′: Mohamed El-Neny’s shot from distance misses the Tanzania goal. Another good chance for the Pharaohs.
16′: Tanzania enjoying the brunt of the possession,but have been unable to seriously challenge El-Hadary.
15′: Still goalless. Tanzania 0-0 Egypt.
11′: Another chance for Tanzania, but El-Hadary watches the effort fly over his post.
10′: Tanzania earn a corner kick, as a header is blocked by Rami Rabia. The ensuing corner comes to nothing.
5′: Munish easily saves a Rami Rabia header following a Mohamed Salah free kick. Still Tanzania 0-0 Egypt.
1′: The match is under way in Dar es Salaam.
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