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Egypt achieve the awaited dream, qualify for Tokyo Olympics for the 12th time

Wed, Nov. 20, 2019
By the arrival of the 24th of July and the start of football competitions in the Olympics, the sun of Egypt will illuminate the skies of the Japanese capital Tokyo.

Egypt thrashed South Africa 3-0 on Tuesday night at the Cairo in the U-23 AFCON semi-final.

Egypt qualified for the tournament Final for the first time in the history in its third edition after 2011 and 2015.

Egypt secured qualification for the Olympics for the 12th time in its history, a historical figure that has never reached any team in Africa as the nearest team to the Pharaohs is Ghana, who qualified only six times.

This will be the first qualification for the Pharaohs since the 2012 London Olympics.

The best position Egypt has achieved in the history of its participation in the Olympics is the fourth in the Tokyo Olympics as well as held in 1964.

The same achievement was achieved at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics.

Ramadan Sobhi scored from the penalty spot in the 59th minute and Abdel Rahman Magdy in the 85th and 89th minutes.
 
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