Argentina player celebrate the late draw with the fans - Photo courtesy of FIFA.com
CAIRO – 8 October 2018: Egypt Futsal Youth Team opened their participation at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics on Monday, Oct. 8, with a 2-2 draw against the host nation, Argentina in Buenos Aires.
Egyptian players dominated the first half of the game and opened the score after 12 minutes by Mohamed Morsy.
The Egyptian team doubled the score 5 minutes later by Belal el-Sayed who made the score 2-0.
The Egyptian team was about to achieve their first victory but the hosts returned in the game by scoring two goals in the last 3 minutes of the game by Alan De Candia and Joaquin Hernandez to end the game with a 2-2 draw.
The draw put Egypt in Group A alongside Iraq, Panama, Slovakia and Argentina.
Egypt is set to face Panama on Tuesday, Oct. 9 before facing their Arab rivals, Iraq, on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
The Egyptian team will end their group stage games on Friday, Oct. 12 against Slovakia.
The Egyptian team, led by Saleh Hashem, consists of: Abdelrahman al-Garwany, Ragab Ramadan, Ahmed Karam, Mohamed Morsy, Mohamed Ahmed known as Hammo, Mohamed Talaat, Belal el-Sayed, Mohamed Ali, Moustafa Abdel Magid and Youssif Mohsen.