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2018 World Cup qualifying – Egypt vs Chad Live Commentary

Egyptian National Team

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King Fut covers all the action as Egypt take on in the return leg of the second round of 2018 World Cup qualifying.

Three days after Egypt lost 1-0 to Chad in N’Djamena, the Pharaohs will attempt to come back and secure progression to the final round of qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

READ: The shape of the national team under Héctor Cúper

Cúper took responsibility for his side’s loss in the first leg, and his players will be looking to redeem themselves at the Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria. Stay tuned for instant updates…

Live Commentary:

FT! Egypt are through to the final round of African World Cup qualifying after a 4-0 (4-1 on aggregate) win against Chad.

90′: We are into 3 minutes of stoppage time at the Borg El-Arab Stadium. Egypt still lead 4-0.

86′: Amr Warda with some brilliant work down the right leads to a corner which forces an athletic save from the Chad keeper.

84′: Final change for Egypt. Kahraba off for Momen Zakaria.

81′: Ahmed Hassan ‘Koka’ goes off to a standing ovation following his two-goal shift; replaced by Amr Gamal.

78′: Koka almost converts his third goal of the match following some brilliant work down the right from Gaber. Shot goes just over!

75′: Mostafa Fathi with a great bit of skill down the right but can’t seem to get his shot on target. The young winger is then replaced by Amr Warda.

72′: Omar Gaber and Mostafa Fathi combine down the right wing for an incredibly beautiful piece of play. Unfortunately no end product.

68′: Kahraba and Fathi combine once more and the latter attempts a shot from the left side of the box with the outside of his boot but it goes over the bar.

66′: Close! Mostafa Fathi’s chip over the keeper just misses the net after being played in superbly by Kahraba.

65′: Egypt remain in control of the match but have started to slowly sit back with their comfortable lead.

52′: Koka almost gets his hat-trick. He chests down a long ball and sends a volley goal-ward, but it’s well-stopped by the Chad goalkeeper.

48′: The fans are in full voice supporting their Pharaohs, and the players aren’t disappointing.

46′: Kickoff. No changes for Egypt at halftime, rightly so. They’ve looked fantastic.

45′ +1: Halftime. A much better performance for the Pharaohs in front of their home crowd sees them take a 4-0 lead into the locker room.

40′: A fourth! Koka gets his second with another header! Sabri Rahil finds Koka wide open in the box, and his header is perfect. Smooth sailing for the Pharaohs; 4-0.

35′: GOAL for Egypt. Koka makes amends for his earlier chance by heading home an Abdallah El-Said cross following a quick corner to make it 3-0 for the home side.

33′: It really should be 3-0 now. A delightful attack orchestrated by El-Nenny and Ghaly ends up with the ball at Koka’s feet at the edge of box. His shot narrowly misses wide. Still 2-0 Egypt.

31′: A quick counter-attack for Egypt almost earns them a third goal. Kahraba finds Fathi, who cuts inside on his left foot and fires a shot off that is saved by the Chad goalkeeper.

26′: Chad’s first chance is comfortably handled by El-Shennawy.

23′: Goal disallowed for Egypt. Rahil’s shot is saved, and Koka sends the rebound home, but he’s whistled for a foul. Still 2-0 for Egypt, who are comfortably controlling the game.

10′: Another GOAL for Egypt. A Mostafa Fathi cross finds a streaking Abdallah El-Said, and his booming header lands perfectly in the upper corner. 2-0 Egypt.

5′: GOAL for Egypt! Omar Gaber finds El-Nenny with a low cross, and the Basel midfielder sends his one-timer past the Chad goalkeeper. 1-0 Egypt.

2′: First chance for Egypt as Koka finds Kahraba on the edge of the box, who sends his shot tamely to the Chad goalkeeper.

1′: Kickoff. Egypt in their red and white; Chad in their all blue.

0′: Here’s the latest injury news:



0′ The teams are both out on the pitch. Chad were still in their dressing room with 20 minutes to go.

0′: In case you missed it, Egypt supervisor Hany Abou-Rida had some harsh words for the team after the first leg result.

0′: It’s perfect weather for football tonight, with temperatures just around 20 degrees celsius.

0′: Chad have finally arrived at Borg El Arab, with 75 minutes to go.

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