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Tunisia defeat Egypt in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Tunisia captain Youssef Msakni starred in a 1-0 victory over Egypt Monday that completed the first series of qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The Qatar-based midfielder set up the only goal three minutes after half-time at the national stadium in Rades on the outskirts of Tunis.

Tunisia defeat Egypt in Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

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Johannesburg (AFP) – Tunisia captain Youssef Msakni starred in a 1-0 victory over Egypt Monday that completed the first series of qualifiers for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The Qatar-based midfielder set up the only goal three minutes after half-time at the national stadium in Rades on the outskirts of Tunis.

Egypt salutes team ‘dignity’ after agonising Cup of Nations loss

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Cairo (AFP) – The Egyptian president and newspapers applauded the “dignity” of the national football team on Monday, calling them champions despite agonisingly losing the Africa Cup of Nations final 2-1 to Cameroon.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny gave Egypt the lead midway through the first half on Sunday and they looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.

Egypt salutes team ‘dignity’ after agonising Cup of Nations loss

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Cairo (AFP) – The Egyptian president and newspapers applauded the “dignity” of the national football team on Monday, calling them champions despite agonisingly losing the Africa Cup of Nations final 2-1 to Cameroon.

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny gave Egypt the lead midway through the first half on Sunday and they looked to be on course to win an unrivalled eighth Cup of Nations crown in their first appearance at the tournament since 2010.

Cuper sorry for letting Egyptians down in Cup final

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Libreville (AFP) – Egypt coach Hector Cuper was apologetic towards the supporters of his side after the Pharaohs threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Cameroon in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final.

Egypt had taken a first-half lead in Libreville through Mohamed Elneny but Cameroon levelled the scores in the second half when Nicolas Nkoulou headed in and Vincent Aboubakar then scored a dramatic winner with two minutes to go.

Cuper sorry for letting Egyptians down in Cup final

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Libreville (AFP) – Egypt coach Hector Cuper was apologetic towards the supporters of his side after the Pharaohs threw away the lead to lose 2-1 to Cameroon in Sunday’s Africa Cup of Nations final.

Egypt had taken a first-half lead in Libreville through Mohamed Elneny but Cameroon levelled the scores in the second half when Nicolas Nkoulou headed in and Vincent Aboubakar then scored a dramatic winner with two minutes to go.

Cameroon, Egypt go head to head in Africa Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) – Traditional continental giants who had fallen on hard times, Egypt and Cameroon are looking to cap remarkable revivals when they meet in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

The first winners of the trophy 60 years ago, Egypt have been African champions a record seven times but were making their comeback in the competition here after missing the last three editions of the Cup of Nations amid political upheaval in the country.

Cameroon, Egypt go head to head in Africa Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) – Traditional continental giants who had fallen on hard times, Egypt and Cameroon are looking to cap remarkable revivals when they meet in the Africa Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

The first winners of the trophy 60 years ago, Egypt have been African champions a record seven times but were making their comeback in the competition here after missing the last three editions of the Cup of Nations amid political upheaval in the country.

Africa Cup of Nations brings joy back to demoralised Egypt

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Cairo (AFP) The Africa Cup of Nations has proved a welcome relief to the ordinary and football-mad people of Egypt living through tough times of austerity and economic crisis.

"People want some joy in their life again after such a long period of crisis. We really need to win" Sunday's final against Cameroon, said Rabih Hilal, 68, seated in a Cairo coffee shop brimming with anticipation.

Africa Cup of Nations brings joy back to demoralised Egypt

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Cairo (AFP) The Africa Cup of Nations has proved a welcome relief to the ordinary and football-mad people of Egypt living through tough times of austerity and economic crisis.

"People want some joy in their life again after such a long period of crisis. We really need to win" Sunday's final against Cameroon, said Rabih Hilal, 68, seated in a Cairo coffee shop brimming with anticipation.

Rejuvenated Cameroon, Egypt set for Cup final showdown

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon and Egypt are both aiming to cap remarkable revivals by winning the Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in a final that few thought possible in Libreville on Sunday evening.

These are two of the most successful nations in the 60-year history of the competition, with Egypt unrivalled on seven titles and Cameroon, four-time winners, just behind alongside Ghana.

Rejuvenated Cameroon, Egypt set for Cup final showdown

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Libreville (AFP) Cameroon and Egypt are both aiming to cap remarkable revivals by winning the Africa Cup of Nations when they meet in a final that few thought possible in Libreville on Sunday evening.

These are two of the most successful nations in the 60-year history of the competition, with Egypt unrivalled on seven titles and Cameroon, four-time winners, just behind alongside Ghana.

Egypt’s ‘grand old man’ El Hadary targets fifth Cup of Nations

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Libreville (AFP) When Essam El Hadary, the Egypt goalkeeper who will start in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final, made his international debut, his current teammate Ramadan Sobhi had not yet been born.

First capped in 1996, El Hadary was the man whose saves in a penalty shoot-out against Burkina Faso on Wednesday took the Pharaohs through to a date with Cameroon in Libreville.

Egypt’s ‘grand old man’ El Hadary targets fifth Cup of Nations

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Libreville (AFP) When Essam El Hadary, the Egypt goalkeeper who will start in Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations final, made his international debut, his current teammate Ramadan Sobhi had not yet been born.

First capped in 1996, El Hadary was the man whose saves in a penalty shoot-out against Burkina Faso on Wednesday took the Pharaohs through to a date with Cameroon in Libreville.

Five Cameroon v Egypt facts

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Libreville (AFP) Five facts for the Africa Cup of Nations final between Cameroon and Egypt at Stade de l'Amitie in Libreville Sunday (1900 GMT):

The countries have played each other seven times at the Cup of Nations with Egypt winning three matches and Cameroon two with two drawn.

Two of the previous meetings have been in finals with Egypt victorious on both occasions 5-4 on penalties after a 0-0 draw in 1986 and 1-0 in 2008.

El Hadary takes Egypt into Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) Veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary's save from Bertrand Traore's spot-kick allowed Egypt to beat Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties on Wednesday as they secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

A tense semi-final in Libreville had ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time, with Mohamed Salah's superb 66th-minute opener for the Egyptians quickly cancelled out by Aristide Bance for Burkina Faso.

El Hadary takes Egypt into Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) Veteran goalkeeper Essam El Hadary's save from Bertrand Traore's spot-kick allowed Egypt to beat Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties on Wednesday as they secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

A tense semi-final in Libreville had ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time, with Mohamed Salah's superb 66th-minute opener for the Egyptians quickly cancelled out by Aristide Bance for Burkina Faso.

Egypt into Africa Cup of Nations final

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Libreville (AFP) Egypt won through to the Africa Cup of Nations final on Wednesday after beating Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties in the semi-final.

The match in Libreville ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time, with Mohamed Salah's 66th-minute opener for Egypt cancelled out by Aristide Bance seven minutes later.

Egypt beat Morocco to end Renard dream, make Cup of Nations semis

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mahmoud Kahraba scrambled in the winner in the 88th minute as Egypt beat Herve Renard's Morocco 1-0 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

A tense last-eight tie in Port-Gentil seemed destined for extra time until Kahraba, on as a substitute, poked the ball over the line after the Moroccan defence had failed to cut out a corner.

Egypt beat Morocco to end Renard dream, make semis

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mahmoud Kahraba scrambled in the winner in the 88th minute as Egypt beat Herve Renard's Morocco 1-0 on Sunday to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

A tense last-eight tie in Port-Gentil seemed destined for extra time until Kahraba, on as a substitute, poked the ball over the line after the Moroccan defence had failed to cut out a corner.

‘Old school’ Cuper looking to restore Egypt to former glories

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Sunday's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final between Egypt and Morocco is set to be a classic battle of managerial minds, bringing together a two-time winner of the trophy in Herve Renard and wily Hector Cuper.

While Frenchman Renard has become a fixture on the African scene, and a successful one at that, the 61-year-old Argentine Cuper is sampling a major international tournament for the first time.

Salah scores as Egypt reach Cup of Nations quarters

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mohamed Salah's thumping early free-kick gave Egypt a 1-0 win against Ghana on Wednesday as they sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The record seven-time winners of the competition came into the game in Port-Gentil only needing a draw to be certain of going through but the victory at a barely half-full stadium allowed them to leapfrog already-qualified Ghana and finish on top of Group D.

Salah scores as Egypt reach Cup of Nations quarters

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mohamed Salah's thumping early free-kick gave Egypt a 1-0 win against Ghana on Wednesday as they sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The record seven-time winners of the competition came into the game in Port-Gentil only needing a draw to be certain of going through but the victory at a barely half-full stadium allowed them to leapfrog already-qualified Ghana and finish on top of Group D.

Salah sinks Ghana as Egypt go through

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mohamed Salah's thumping early free-kick gave Egypt a 1-0 win against Ghana on Wednesday as they sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The record seven-time winners of the competition only needed a draw to be certain of going through but the victory at a barely half-full stadium allowed them to leapfrog already-qualified Ghana and finish on top of Group D.

Salah sinks Ghana as Egypt go through in Cup of Nations

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mohamed Salah's thumping early free-kick gave Egypt a 1-0 win against Ghana on Wednesday as they sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The record seven-time winners of the competition only needed a draw to be certain of going through but the victory at a barely half-full stadium allowed them to leapfrog already-qualified Ghana and finish on top of Group D.

Salah sinks Ghana as Egypt go through in Cup of Nations

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Mohamed Salah's thumping early free-kick gave Egypt a 1-0 win against Ghana on Wednesday as they sealed their place in the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

The record seven-time winners of the competition only needed a draw to be certain of going through but the victory at a barely half-full stadium allowed them to leapfrog already-qualified Ghana and finish on top of Group D.

Egypt qualify for Africa Cup quarter-finals

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Oyem (Gabon) (AFP) Egypt qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals Wednesday with a 1-0 victory over Ghana in Port-Gentil.

Roma attacker Mohamed Salah rifled a free-kick into the net on 11 minutes for a win that lifted his team to the top of the final Group D standings, one point ahead of fellow qualifiers Ghana.

Give Egyptians something to celebrate – Elmohamady

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ahmed Elmohamady knows what it takes to win the Africa Cup of Nations and the Hull City man is quietly confident that Egypt can go all the way again on their long-awaited return to the tournament.

Elmohamady is only 29 but the flying wing-back is a comparative veteran in a young Egypt squad taken to Gabon by the wily Hector Cuper.

Give Egyptians something to celebrate – Elmohamady

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Ahmed Elmohamady knows what it takes to win the Africa Cup of Nations and the Hull City man is quietly confident that Egypt can go all the way again on their long-awaited return to the tournament.

Elmohamady is only 29 but the flying wing-back is a comparative veteran in a young Egypt squad taken to Gabon by the wily Hector Cuper.

Egypt look to join Ghana in Cup of Nations quarters

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Seven-time champions Egypt face Ghana in Port-Gentil on Wednesday looking for the result that will see them join their opponents in qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

The Pharaohs need only draw the game, which kicks off at 8pm (1900 GMT), in the Gabonese port city to be certain of progressing to the last eight, although if Mali fail to beat Uganda they will be through anyway.

Egypt strike late to dump out Uganda

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Abdallah El Said scored with a minute left as Egypt snatched a 1-0 win over Uganda on Saturday that leaves them on the verge of the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals and eliminated their opponents.

The substitute lashed in after collecting a Mohamed Salah pass to leave the seven-time champions needing only a point from their last Group D game against Ghana who beat Mali 1-0 earlier in the day to go through.

Egypt strike late to dump out Uganda

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) Abdallah El Said scored with a minute left as Egypt snatched a 1-0 win over Uganda on Saturday that leaves them on the verge of the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals and eliminated their opponents.

The substitute lashed in after collecting a Mohamed Salah pass to leave the seven-time champions needing only a point from their last Group D game against Ghana who beat Mali 1-0 earlier in the day to go through.

Egyptian football star placed on ‘terror’ list

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Cairo (AFP) Egypt has added Mohamed Aboutrika one of the most successful African footballers of his generation to its terror watch list on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer said Tuesday.

The Brotherhood was outlawed in 2013, months after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who hailed from the movement.

Egyptian football star placed on ‘terror’ list

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Cairo (AFP) Egypt has added Mohamed Aboutrika one of the most successful African footballers of his generation to its terror watch list on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim Brotherhood, his lawyer said Tuesday.

The Brotherhood was outlawed in 2013, months after the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, who hailed from the movement.

El Hadary ready to become Cup of Nations’ oldest player

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) If he plays in Egypt's opening Africa Cup of Nations fixture against Mali in Port-Gentil on Tuesday, goalkeeper Essam El Hadary will smash the record for the oldest player ever at the tournament.

El Hadary turned 44 on Sunday, leaving him poised to beat the previous mark set by his fellow Egyptian Hossam Hassan, who was a mere 39 years, five months and 24 days old when he played at the 2006 Cup of Nations.

El Hadary ready to become Cup of Nations’ oldest player

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Port-Gentil (Gabon) (AFP) If he plays in Egypt's opening Africa Cup of Nations fixture against Mali in Port-Gentil on Tuesday, goalkeeper Essam El Hadary will smash the record for the oldest player ever at the tournament.

El Hadary turned 44 on Sunday, leaving him poised to beat the previous mark set by his fellow Egyptian Hossam Hassan, who was a mere 39 years, five months and 24 days old when he played at the 2006 Cup of Nations.

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2017 Africa Cup of Nations: All you need to know

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The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off this Saturday. It is the 31st edition of Africa’s showpiece event, one that has taken place every two years since 1968.

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Gabon is the host nation, having replaced Libya in August 2014 because of the ongoing civil strife in Libya.

AFCON 2017: 10 promising African young talents to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

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13 talented African footballers who could move this summer transfer window

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Egypt Players Belly Dance In Changing Room After Reaching AFCON 2017 Final (Video)

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It took a penalty shoot-out, but Egypt beat Burkina Faso in midweek to reach the final of AFCON 2017.

Veteran 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary was the hero of the hour, saving Bertrand Traore's decisive spot-kick to secure a record ninth final berth forThe Pharaohs, whoare chasing a record eighth title win.