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KingFut covers all the action as Egypt host Tunisia in a friendly encounter at the Borg El Arab stadium, as both sides finalise their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations preparations.

With less than a week to go before the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Gabon, Egypt and Tunisia face off in a friendly North African encounter, as they look to put the finishing touches on their pre-tournament preparations.

READ: Four players excluded as Cúper names Egypt’s 23-man AFCON squad

Both managers are expected to field familiar lineups, while only making minor tweaks to their formations and/or strategies.

READ: Tunisia announce 23-man squad for Africa Cup of Nations

Kick-off is scheduled at 18:00 CLT, at the Cairo stadium.

Live Commentary

You can check out the match officials here.

Egypt XI: Ekramy; Hafez, Samir, Gabr, Fathi; Elneny, Hamed, Warda, Trezeguet, Ramadan; Koka.

Tunisia XI: Mathlouthi; Nagguez, Ben Youssef, Yakoubi, Maaloul; Sliti, Lahmar, Sassi, Msakni; Akaichi


3′: Tunisia starting with dangerous passes but away from Egypt’s goal.


10′: Wahbi Khazri seems to be seriously injured and is taken out of the pitch for recovery.


11′: Elneny misses Egypt’s first chance after he was facing Mathlouthi and failed to hit the net.


15′: Khazri won’t be able to continue the match and was replaced by Lary Elazouny.


22′: Warda receives the ball outside of the box, sends a perfect cross to Koka who was not able to translate it well with a header.


23′: Ramadan and Trezeguet start a planned set along with Koka to reach the box but the defence was ready to clear the ball before any shots were made.


26′: Hafez receives the first yellow card in the game.


30′: Tunisia makes its first dangerous attempt after a smart chip translated into a cross to Akaichi, but the striker was not up to it.

45′: Egypt 0-0 Tunisia.

HT: Egypt 0-0 Tunisia. Goalless first-half as both sides struggle to create any clear-cut chances.

46′: Treble substitution for Egypt: Ekramy, Koka and Elneny off, El-Shennawy, Mohsen and Ibrahim Salah on.

50′: The visitors are applying the pressure in the first five minutes of the second-half. Egypt 0-0 Tunisia.

55′: Substitution for Tunisia: Goalkeeper Mathlouthi off, CS Sfaxien’s Rami Jridi on.

59′: Substitution for Tunisia: Chamseddine Dhaouadi off, Mohamed Ali Yacoubi on.

60′: Substitution for Egypt: Ahmed Fathi off, Hull City’s Ahmed Elmohamady on.

62′: CLOSE!! Elmohamady whips in a brilliant cross to Mohsen, who just couldn’t connect his head onto it.

68′: Substitution for Egypt: Ramadan Sobhi off, Mohamed Salah on.

70′: Dangerous chance for Tunisia, but Ali Gabr clears.

72′: Substitution for Egypt: Amr Warda off, Kahraba on.

72′: Substitution for Tunisia: Ahmed Akaïchi off, Saber Khalifa on.

80′: The Pharaohs 0-0 Eagles of Carthage.

81′: Youssef Msakni nearly opened the scoreline, but his shot was blocked by Saad Samir.

85′: Yellow card for Tunisia’s Hamdi Nagguez.

86′: A long range shot from Tarek Hamed, but it’s straight at Jridi.

90′: Three minutes added on. Egypt 0-0 Tunisia.


FT: Egypt 1-0 Tunisia. Mohsen’s late goal gives the Pharaohs a really tough win.

In addition to being a hardcore football fan, Abdelrahman is a communications enthusiast who works in marketing, advertising, content creation and PR.

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