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LIVE: Egypt vs Guinea – International Friendly
KingFut covers the live action as the Pharaohs take on Guinea on Tuesday, in the first of two friendlies during the international break.
Egypt will sit out the final round of 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers, after playing their final match against Tanzania in June.
Hector Cuper’s men emerged with a 0-2 away win to seal their qualification to the tournament finals in Gabon, after a seven-year absence from the competition.
Ahmed Elmohamady has been called up by the Argentine, after a 15-month absence from the national team.
Moreover, Wigan Athletic’s Sam Morsy finalised his Egyptian documents and will join the squad for the very first time, after drawing attention with his impressive displays in England.
On the local front, Rami Rabia withdrew from the squad due to injury, and was subsequently replaced by Zamalek’s Islam Gamal.
FT: Egypt 1-1 Guinea. Stay tuned for the match report, and our post-match coverage.
92′: Ramadan wins a foul on the left side of the area. Aly Gabr elbows a defender, but it goes unnoticed.
90′: Four minutes of added time.
88′: Trezeguet does well to create space for himself, but Soliman’s pass is overhit. Seconds earlier, Morsy was booked for a late tackle.
86′: Guinea have had a couple of efforts in the past few minutes, as they attempt a smash-and-grab.
79′: Ramadan misses! Poor shot from the youngster.
77′: PENALTY! Walid Soliman is tripped in the box!
75′: Egypt put together a good passing sequence, but a poor cross sees it all go to waste.
67′: Goal! Guinea equalise through Bangoura from an odd angle, after an error from Essam El-Hadary.
SUB: Debutant Hossam Paulo replaces Bassem Morsy.
SUBS: Ramadan Sobhi and Walid Soliman replace Fathi and El-Said on the hour-mark.
59′: Poor from El-Said, who blazes it over.
57′: Needless foul from Yattara on Fathi, and Egypt have a dangerous set-piece.
56′: Ashraf makes a crucial block to keep Guinea from threatening Essam El-Hadary’s goal.
55′: Guinea win two corners in a row, both of which are cleared easily.
51′: Sam Morsy makes a no-nonsense tackle to win the ball, before setting up El-Said, whose effort is poor.
50′: It’ll be interesting to see how Sam Morsy fares on his debut, with Cuper keen to see how he fits in.
46′: The second half kicks off.
SUBS: Sam Morsy and Ahmed Elmohamady are on for the second half, replacing Salah and Fathy respectively.
HT: Egypt 1-0 Guinea.
40′: The hosts are holding on to the ball now, in an attempt to slow down proceedings.
36′: The Anderlecht player poked the ball past Yattara after El-Said released him with a great pass. Egypt 1-0 Guinea.
36′: GOAL! TREZEGUET SCORES!
34′: An overzealous Fathi is penalised for dangerous play.
30′: It’s goalless at the half-hour mark, with Egypt still favoring a counter-attacking style.
25′: Chaos at the back for Egypt almost ends beautifully, after Gabr’s clearance is picked up by Fathi who sprints through and misses the goal by mere inches.
23′: Abdallah El-Said hammers a shot on goal from outside the area, but Yattara saves well.
20′: Mostafa Fathi ruins an Egypt break with a poor cross-field pass.
15′: The set-piece hits the wall.
14′: Dangerous foul on the edge of Egypt’s area…
11′: Chance! Mostafa Fathi volleys towards goal, but it’s straight at the ‘keeper.
10′: Elneny has looked out of sorts in the first ten minutes.
5′: Guinea are passing the ball around, with Egypt looking to hit on the break.
3′: Fathy concedes a foul down the right side.
1′: Early offside call goes against the hosts. Lively start.
0′: Were underway at Borg El Arab!
Cuper looks right at home, belting out the anthem along with the Egypt bench.
Both teams have emerged from the tunnel, with kickoff just minutes away.
Egypt XI: Essam El-Hadary, Ahmed Fathy, Aly Gabr, Islam Gamal, Ayman Ashraf, Ibrahim Salah, Mohamed Elneny, Mostafa Fathi, Abdallah El-Said, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Bassem Morsy
Guinea XI: Naby Yattara, Bangoura Ibrahima Sory, Fodé Camara, Sékou Condé, Alsény Bangoura, Ibrahima Sory Soumah, Ibrahima Sory Sankhon, Sadio Diallo, Alkhaly Bangoura, Lamah Joel, Alsény Camara Agogo