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RELIVE: Saudi Arabia vs Egypt – 2018 World Cup

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KingFut covers all the action as Egypt face in their final Group A game at the on Monday.

The Pharaohs, who exited the World Cup after losing to Uruguay and Russia, will face already eliminated Saudi Arabia in a dead rubber at the Volgograd Arena on Monday at 4pm Cairo time. Egypt now have zero points after losing 1-0 to Uruguay and 3-1 to Russia.

Egypt, who made their first World Cup appearance in 28 years, will be looking to earn their first ever World Cup win against Saudi Arabia.

Egypt squad saw the inclusion of veteran keeper Essam El-Hadary in the starting line-up as he’ll become the oldest ever man to play at a World Cup at the age of 45.

Egypt XI: El-Hadary, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazy, Abdelshafy, Elneny, Hamed, El-Said, Trezeguet, Salah, Mohsen.

Saudi Arabia XI: Al-Mosailem; Al-Berik, Hawsawi, Bahebri, Al-Faraj, Al-Shahrani; Otayf, Al-Mogahwi; Moataz Hawsawi, Al-Dawsari; Al-Muwallad.

Live Commentary

FT: Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt


90+4′: Salem El Dosaari scored the winner for Saudi Arabia


90+4′: GOAL FOR SAUDI. The Green Falcons score a last-gasp goal to collect the three points.


89′: Referee signals four minutes of added time


87′: Ahmed Fathi booked for foul against Shahrani


84′: Salah delivers through pass to Kahraba who goes one-on-one with the keeper before the referee signals offside.


81′: Al-Berik’s free-kick hits the wall.


80′: Last sub for Egypt. Kahraba replaces Trezegeut


79′: Muwallad makes way for Shehri


75′: A counter attack for Egypt but defense manages to collect the ball before Ramadan Sobhi


70′: Hadary saves Asiri’s shot from inside the box.


69′: Hadary produces smart save to deny Mogahwi and keep the game levelled at 1-1.


65′: First Sub for Saudi. Bahbri makes way for Muhannad Asiri


64′: Ramadan Sobhi comes on to replace Marwan Mohsen


62′: Dangerous chance for the Saudi side but Ali Gabr clears the ball to corner.


57′: Ahmed Fathi’s cross finds Trezeguet, whose headers goes wide.


54′: Saudi controlling possession in the early phases of the second half


50′: The defense clears Faraj’s corner inside the area.


48′: Hadary saves Bahebri’s low cross


45′: The second half begins.


HT: Saudi Arabia 1-1 Egypt


45+6′: Amr Warda comes on to replace injured Abdallah El-Said


45+6′: GOAAAL! Faraj scores from the spot.


45+5′: After a long VAR review, referee books Ali Gabr and awards Saudi a penalty.


45′: Saudi Arabia awarded a second penalty.


44′: Referee signals three minutes of added time.


42′: El-Hadary is now down and receiving treatment.


40′: Saudi Arabia 0-1 Egypt


40′: PENALTY SAVED! Hadary saves Muwallad shot.


39′: Saudi Arabia awarded penalty kick for handball against Ahmed Fathi.


37′: Chance for Saudi. Ahmed Hegazi clears Faraj shot from inside the box.


33′: CHANCE! Trezeguet misses a chance to make it 2-0. Salah delivers a through pass to Trezeguet inside the penalty area but the latter’s shot goes wide.


31′: Shahrani’s shot from the edge of the box goes above the bar.


30′: Saudi Arabia 0-1 Egypt


25′: CHANCE!! Salah was close to doubling Egypt’s lead after going one-on-one with the Saudi keeper but his shot lacked accuracy as the ball went wide.


22′: GOAAAAL! Salah opens the scoring for Egypt. The Liverpool star scores his second goal in the tournament. Abdallah El-Said delivers a through pass to Salah who lobbed the ball over the Saudi keeper.


21′: El-Hadary easily saves Mogahwi’s corner.


16′: Salah’s pass found El-Said but the Saudi defense clears the cross before it reaches Marwan Mohsen.


12′: Shahrani’s cross cleared by Hegazi.


11′: Abdallah El-Said’s through pass found Trezeguet but the Saudi defense deals with the latter’s pass.


10′: The game remains goalless.


9′: Ahmed Hegazi clears Al-Faraj’s corner kick


6′: Otayf delivers a through pass inside the penalty area but Al-Muwallad fails to control it.


5′: Saudi Arabia 0-0 Egypt


4′: Mohamed Salah’s cross cleared by the Saudi defense


0′: Kickoff.

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  1. Mo

    June 25, 2018 at 6:39 PM

    Kingfut please give us your opinion on the match and on Cuper in general.

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