<![CDATA[rss-Sports]]> All Rights Reserved for The Cairo post <![CDATA[Sports]]>]]> 100 29 <![CDATA[Salah nominated for UCL Goal of the Week award ]]>
Salah’s scored Liverpool's second goal at the game, one minute after Naby Keita’s opener.

The Egyptian dribbled the opponent’s defender and goalkeeper, running away towards the far corner and flicked the ball with his weak foot to find the target from an impossible angle.

Salah’s goal was nominated alongside Houssem Aouar’s magnificent goal against RB Leipzig, Dinamo Zagreb’s Dani Olmo’s goal against Manchester City and Felipe Augusto’s goal for Atletico Madrid against Lokomotiv Moscow.



16 teams from Europe’s biggest five leagues have secured their spots at the prestigious competition’s knockout stage.

Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are representing England at the knockout stage with the aim to keep the title in England for the second straight year.

The Spanish clubs suffered during the group stage as three Spanish teams, Real Madrid, Valencia and Atletico Madrid, reached the second round as group runners-up.

Barcelona was the only Spanish team to secure the group top despite playing in the group of death alongside Borussia Dortmund, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague.

Germany’s RB Leipzig reached the knock out stages for the first time in the history to represent the German nation alongside the two giants, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund.

Paris Saint Germain and Lyon are carrying the French hopes to win the title for the first time since 1993 when Marseille granted France its first title.

Juventus, Atalanta and Napoli will raise the Italian flag and they hope for bring back the title to Italy for the first time since 2010.

The knockout stage draw will be held on Monday. ]]>
12/12/2019 11:47:57 AM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly’s league winning streak continues ]]>
This victory equaled the club’s best run at the league's history with five victories at the first five weeks.

The two teams had many chances to score at the first half but all attempts were broken by the two defensive lines and the amazing performance from the two goalkeepers.

At the second half, Al-Ahly dominated the game and Ramadan Sobhy granted his team an early lead after he followed Hussein El Shahat’s shot and dribbled two defenders and his shot found the target to make the score 1-0.

El Shahat was the unknown soldier behind the team’s second goal as he provided a wonderful assist to Walid Azarro, giving the Moroccan striker an easy tap-in from close range.

Ahmed El Sheikh scored Al-Ahly’s third goal seconds before the final whistle to secure his team’s comfortable 3-0 victory.

Al-Ahly gained 15 points after five games to secure a temporary lead to the Egyptian League table. ]]>
12/12/2019 10:56:36 AM
<![CDATA[Salah leads Liverpool to the knockout stage by an amazing goal]]>
Liverpool visited Salzburg on Tuesday at the Red Bull Arena in the sixth round of the Champions League for Group E.

The goals of the match were scored by Nabi Keita and Mohamed Salah in the 57th and 58th minutes.

That goal became the 200th goal for the Egyptian and Liverpool winger during his career without counting the non-international goals.

Liverpool raised their score to 13 points to top the group and continue successfully defending their title.

As for Napoli, they raised their score to 12 points, ending in the second place after Liverpool by beating Genk 4-0.

Salzburg came third with seven points to convert to the European League.

In the fourth and last place, the Belgian Genk came with only one point.

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp praised what his striker Mohamed Salah presented to Salzburg in the Champions League, after he led the team to a 2-0 victory on Tuesday.

Klopp told reporters after the meeting: "Salah scored his goal among the most difficult opportunities available to him."]]>
12/11/2019 12:28:48 PM
<![CDATA[Mbappe to leave PSG next summer: Marca]]>
The report said that Paris Saint-Germain is strongly trying to renew the player's contract with them for a long time, but Mbappe wants to leave during the next summer and is not interested in renewing the contract.

The report alluded to the fact that the 2018 World Cup champion with France does not feel happy in Paris Saint-Germain, but rather showed his anger when he was replaced against Montpellier in the French League and even ignored his coach, Thomas Tuchel.

And "Marca" indicated that the player is waiting for a big summer because Real Madrid is preparing to spend a lot of money to include him next summer.

Mbappe joined Paris Saint-Germain from Monaco a year after the loan that cost the first 35 million euros, and then he paid 145 million euros to join him with a contract that runs until the summer of 2022.

Mbappe, who is 20 years old, participated in 15 games in all competitions this season, during which he scored 12 goals and assisted 5 others.]]>
12/11/2019 10:38:00 AM
<![CDATA[Shikabala & Abdelshafy out of Zamalek training after permission]]>
Shikapala missed the team for the second day in a row because of the strong flu suffered by the player.

As for Abd al-Shafi, he obtained permission from the coaching staff due to special circumstances, and he will continue participation with the team on Wednesday.

Zamalek team performed their training, and coach Patrice Carteron held a session with the players.

Carteron asked their players to close the Angolan Premiro de Augusto match and focus on facing FC Pyramids in the league.

The first team players underwent strong physical exercises at the beginning of training, under the direction of Antonio coach, the fitness coach.

The trio Mahmoud Abdel Razek Shikabala, Mahmoud Alaa and Abdullah Gomaa got a break from the group exercises.

The coaching staff preferred to give the players a rest in order to prepare them ideally for the team's preparations to face FC Pyramids scheduled on Thursday.

Omar Al-Saeed, the striker of the team, returned to participate in the training normally after he underwent special training last period.

Ferjani Sassi, Ashraf Bencharki, Mohamed Abdel Ghani, Hazem Imam, Obama, Ahmed Sayed Zizou, Tarek Hamed, and Mostafa Mohamed didn't perform much exercises mainly due to participation in front of Primero de Augusto.

Carteron communicated with the medical device to check on the player’s condition and demanded that everyone be equipped optimally for the coming period.
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12/11/2019 9:35:00 AM
<![CDATA[Saeed Hamza to officiate Al Ahly vs Wadi Degla]]>
Saeed Hamza will be assisted by Tahseen Al-Sadat, Khaled Hussein, and Amr Abdel-Fattah as the fourth referee.

Al-Ahly is preparing to face Wadi Degla in the seventh round of the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday.

Al-Ahly won 3-1 against Beni Suef in the 32nd round of the Egypt Cup, then 2-1 against Al-Hilal Al-Sudan in the second round of the group stage in the African Champions League.

Al-Ahly scored 12 points for winning four league matches.

As for Wadi Degla, it is ranked last with three points after six games.



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12/11/2019 8:29:00 AM
<![CDATA[El Shennawy to be called in Tokyo Olympics with Egypt]]>
The Olympic team has the right to include three players over 23 years at the Tokyo Olympics, in accordance with the rules of the International Football Association (FIFA).

Abdel Karim said in statements to The Match program: "It is possible to include a goalkeeper other than the trio who played the African U-23 Championship, that will be settled with Shawky Gharib, coach."

Speaking of his choice of the goalkeeper over the age, Abdel Karim revealed, "Mohamed El-Shennawy is Egypt's first goalkeeper at the present time because of his participation in the African Championship and the World Cup, and he plays with Al-Ahly continuously."

"El-Shennawy presents great levels recently and he is a brilliant goalkeeper and he has a lot of experience. We will meet to discuss the inclusion of the great trio."

Egypt U-23 national team manager, Shawki Gharib, announces that he would welcome Liverpool Egyptian winger and the nation’s biggest football star, Mohamed Salah, into his team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Gharib led the team to the Olympic Games after clinching 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations title at home after defeating Ivory Coast 2-1 at the final.

“If salah wants to join the squad at the Olympics. I will add him to the team.” Gharib said on Thursday.

2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will see the 12th appearance for the Egyptian football at the competition and the Pharaohs aim to secure a medal at the competition for the first time in the history.

Gharib added “In Rio 2016, Brazil added Neymar Junior to their squad to get the Gold medal. I will include my best players at the Olympics.”

Salah was one of the U-23 team’s players who participated in 2012 Olympic Games in London, where Egypt were eliminated from the quarter finals after 3-0 loss to Japan.]]>
12/10/2019 11:12:00 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek prepares for FC Pyramids clash]]>
Carteron asked their players to close the Angolan Premiro de Augusto match and focus on facing FC Pyramids in the league.

The first team players underwent strong physical exercises at the beginning of training, under the direction of Antonio coach, the fitness coach.

The trio Mahmoud Abdel Razek Shikabala, Mahmoud Alaa and Abdullah Gomaa got a break from the group exercises.

The coaching staff preferred to give the players a rest in order to prepare them ideally for the team's preparations to face FC Pyramids scheduled on Thursday.

Omar Al-Saeed, the striker of the team, returned to participate in the training normally after he underwent special training last period.

Ferjani Sassi, Ashraf Bencharki, Mohamed Abdel Ghani, Hazem Imam, Obama, Ahmed Sayed Zizou, Tarek Hamed, and Mostafa Mohamed didn't perform much exercises mainly due to participation in front of Primero de Augusto.

Carteron communicated with the medical device to check on the player’s condition and demanded that everyone be equipped optimally for the coming period.]]>
12/10/2019 10:03:00 AM
<![CDATA[Saleh Gomaa returns to Al Ahly training sessions]]>
Swiss coach Rene Weiler has stopped Al-Ahly training session, on more than one occasion, to treat the defects that appeared in the performance of some players and the team as a whole during the training, which was conducted by the coaching staff on the sidelines of the team's training on Sunday.


Al-Ahly's coaching staff, led by Rene Weiler, called Hamza Alaa, the youth team goal keeper, born in 2001 to training session, with the first team on Sunday morning.

And Thomas Pinickel prepares the Al-Ahly loads scheme, a special physical program for players to get rid of the state of muscle strain after participating in the matches of Beni Suef in the cup, then the Sudanese, Al Hilal, in the Champions League.

The coaching staff, led by Weiler, seeks to equip all players through the hospital program of the main group that participated against Al Hilal.

Weiler and his players held a technical lecture before the start of the training, and witnessed some technical issues regarding facing Wadi Degla in the league, after the team returned to the training after a day of negative rest.

The injured duo, Ali Lutfi, Ali Maaloul, underwent light physical training in the gym on the sidelines of the team's training.

The duo Lutfi and Maaloul were keen on running training around the field on the sidelines of the training session.

Maaloul suffers from a tension in the connective muscle and the same with Saleh Gomaa, while Lotfi suffers from a strain in the posterior muscle.

Al-Ahly is preparing to face Wadi Degla in the seventh round of the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday.

Al-Ahly won 3-1 against Beni Suef in the 32nd round of the Egypt Cup, then 2-1 against Al-Hilal Al-Sudan in the second round of the group stage in the African Champions League.
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12/10/2019 9:08:00 AM
<![CDATA[Klopp reveals Matip & Fabinho absence till the end of the year]]>
Matip has been absent since last October due to an injury, while Fabinho was out of action in late November for the same reason.

When asked about the case of Matip and Fabinho, Klopp said: "There is nothing new; There is no hurry on my part."

"It is clear that they will not be on the team before the end of the year. Therefore, there is no point in asking them," he added in comments highlighted by his club's website.

About facing Salzburg, he explained, "We had multiple options except for Adam Lallana. Adam did not travel with us but he will return to training on Thursday. Under pressure, we could have benefited from him but we do not want that."

Liverpool need to win any result or draw with their hosts Salzburg in order to cross the round of 16, knowing that the loss with one goal will make them bid farewell to the championship in case Napoli's victory over Genk.

The Champions League holder defeated Salzburg 4-3 at Anfield, and qualifying for direct matches is decided.

Liverpool have 10 points in the lead, one point behind Napoli, while the Austrian team has 7 points in third place, while Genk has one point.]]>
12/10/2019 8:05:00 AM
<![CDATA[We'll fight till the end: Pep Guardiola]]>
City fell at home and among their fans against neighbor Manchester United with 1-2 in round 16 of the Premier League, to expand the difference with leaders Liverpool to 14 points.

"We have to keep on chasing, if we are not able to catch up with Liverpool, we will try next season," Pep said in statements highlighted by his club's website.

"Sometimes you don't win and the other teams are better, you just should not give up."

"If things don't go well, maybe next season we will be better," added the Spanish coach.

On the United match, Guardiola explained, "I love the way my team plays, even though we suffered a little against Manchester United unlike previous years."

"We wasted some opportunities, we lost the balls, but in general we did what needs to be done," he continued.

"We must try to reduce the amount of counter-attacks that we have received, we must press more," he said.

The Red Devils wrote a tough victory for coach Ole Gunnar Solskajer men, while Pep Guardiola's hopes of keeping his nickname from fading away.

United goal scorers Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial, and reduced the difference for City through the defender Nicholas Otamendi.

City remained in third place, taking advantage of the loss of Chelsea, standing at 32 points, 14 points behind leaders Liverpool.

As for United, they became in the fifth place, surpassing Tottenham with 24 points, 5 points behind the Blues who finished fourth.]]>
12/9/2019 11:54:00 AM
<![CDATA[Hazem Emam predicts FC Pyramids to win the confederation cup]]>
Hazem Imam continued in statements to TIME SPORTS, FC Pyramids is a strong team that includes great players such as Abdullah Al-Saeed, Omar Jaber, Ahmed Al-Shinnawi, Ali Gabr, Mohamed Farouk, Eric Traore, Nabil Dunga, and others and nominated them to win the Confederation.

The former Football Association member added that Pyramids and Al Masry are taking good steps in the Confederation tournament, and nominated them to qualify from the group stages.

The group stage draw for the Confederation Cup, which was held at the Confederation of African Football Confederation "CAF", resulted in the presence of Al Masry and FC Pyramids teams in the first group, accompanied by Nigerian Rangers and Nouadhibou of Mauritania.

Al Masry leads their group with 6 points & FC Pyramids is in the second place with 6 points.
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12/9/2019 10:39:00 AM
<![CDATA[Bahrain crown Arabian Gulf Cup champions]]>
The Saudi team wasted the opportunity to advance in the first half, after Salman Al-Faraj missed a penalty kick in the 11th minute that was awarded to the star Salem Al-Dossary and carried out by Al-Faraj outside the goal.

Before the end of the first half, the Saudi team demanded another penalty kick after Hamdan fell inside the penalty area.

In the second half, the Saudi team's attempts remained against Bahrain, but from a counter attack, Bahrain managed to score a surprising goal through Mohamed Saad Al-Rumaihi in the 69th minute through a cross around it directly on the far corner.

The Bahraini team will win the title of the Arabian Gulf Cup for the first time in their history, to write their name in the golden record of the Gulf Cup, and the failure of Saudi Arabia to win the title for the fourth time in its history.

Although Bahrain hosted the Gulf Cup championship events "4 times," Al-Ahmar was unable to take advantage of the land and public workers to win the title.

Kuwait is the most crowned team in the Gulf Cup with 10 titles, followed by Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Qatar with three titles, and the Emirates and Sultanate of Oman with two titles, while Yemen did not taste the crowning title.

The match was to be held at Khalifa Stadium, but the organizing committee decided to transfer it to Al-Duhail, to ensure that the stadium with a capacity of 12,000 spectators is full, especially after the Qatari team did not qualify for the final match, after a 0/1 loss against its Saudi counterpart.

On the other hand, the Bahrain national team qualified for the final match, after defeating their Iraqi counterpart 5-3 on penalties, after the end of the original and extra time of the match in a 2-2 draw.]]>
12/9/2019 9:47:00 AM
<![CDATA[Weiler fixes Al Ahly's mistakes in the training session]]>

Al-Ahly's coaching staff, led by Rene Weiler, called Hamza Alaa, the youth team goal keeper, born in 2001 to training session, with the first team on Sunday morning.

And Thomas Pinickel prepares the Al-Ahly loads scheme, a special physical program for players to get rid of the state of muscle strain after participating in the matches of Beni Suef in the cup, then the Sudanese, Al Hilal, in the Champions League.

The coaching staff, led by Weiler, seeks to equip all players through the hospital program of the main group that participated against Al Hilal.

Weiler and his players held a technical lecture before the start of the training, and witnessed some technical issues regarding facing Wadi Degla in the league, after the team returned to the training after a day of negative rest.

The injured trio, Ali Lutfi, Ali Maaloul, and Saleh Juma, underwent light physical training in the gym on the sidelines of the team's training.

The duo Lutfi and Maaloul were keen on running training around the field on the sidelines of the training session.

Maaloul suffers from a tension in the connective muscle and the same with Saleh Gomaa, while Lotfi suffers from a strain in the posterior muscle.

Al-Ahly is preparing to face Wadi Degla in the seventh round of the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday.

Al-Ahly won 3-1 against Beni Suef in the 32nd round of the Egypt Cup, then 2-1 against Al-Hilal Al-Sudan in the second round of the group stage in the African Champions League.
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12/9/2019 8:42:00 AM
<![CDATA[Maaloul undergoes physical treatment, Al Ahly prepares for Wadi Degla]]>
And Thomas Pinickel prepares the Al-Ahly loads scheme, a special physical program for players to get rid of the state of muscle strain after participating in the matches of Beni Suef in the cup, then the Sudanese, Al Hilal, in the Champions League.

The coaching staff, led by Weiler, seeks to equip all players through the hospital program of the main group that participated against Al Hilal.

Weiler and his players held a technical lecture before the start of the training, and witnessed some technical issues regarding facing Wadi Degla in the league, after the team returned to the training after a day of negative rest.

The injured trio, Ali Lutfi, Ali Maaloul, and Saleh Juma, underwent light physical training in the gym on the sidelines of the team's training.

The duo Lutfi and Maaloul were keen on running training around the field on the sidelines of the training session.

Maaloul suffers from a tension in the connective muscle and the same with Saleh Gomaa, while Lotfi suffers from a strain in the posterior muscle.

Al-Ahly is preparing to face Wadi Degla in the seventh round of the Egyptian Premier League on Wednesday.

Al-Ahly won 3-1 against Beni Suef in the 32nd round of the Egypt Cup, then 2-1 against Al-Hilal Al-Sudan in the second round of the group stage in the African Champions League.
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12/8/2019 2:56:31 PM
<![CDATA[Salah reaches 100 Premier League]]>

Salah’s start in the English Premier League was with Chelsea in the winter of the 2013-2014 season when he moved from FC Basel, before leaving the league in the winter of 2014-2015 and returning from the Liverpool gate in the 2017-2018 season.

Salah’s 100 matches came with 87 games for Liverpool and 13 games for Chelsea with 7816 minutes.

Salah celebrated his 100th participation by scoring with a wonderful goal and creating a goal for his colleague Nabi Keita, with a wonderful artistic touch after “back-heel pass”, making his teammate unique

Salah's goal made him the fourth most scored in 100 games, reaching 63 goals.

Salah is behind Alan Shearer (79 goals), Rod van Nesselroi (68 goals) and Sergio Aguero (64 goals)

61 of Salah's goals were with Liverpool, in addition to two goals with Chelsea, his first goal in the league was companionship with the Blues and against Arsenal in the London derby.]]>
12/8/2019 2:21:24 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Sisi honors Egyptian Squash champions]]>
Al-Sisi awarded the first-class Sports Medal, which is the highest honor that the state awards in sporting achievement.

Tariq Momen secured the world championship title for the first time in his history, and Nour Al-Sherbiny crowned the world champion title for the fourth time in its history.

At the junior level, Mustafa Assal won the youth title, and Hania Al Hamami won the young women's championship.

Sisi also honored Egypt's Olympic football team, along with the karate team crowned the World Youth Championship and the Paralympic team that participated in the World Championships in Australia.

Commenting on his honor, Tariq Moamen said: "It is an honor for any professional athlete to receive the first-class Sports Medal from the President of the Republic."

"The Medal of Sports is the highest honor that the state can award to any sporting achievement," he added.

As for Nour El-Sherbiny, she commented on her honor, saying: "The honor of the Republic is from the first class. Thank you, President,"

And she continued, "I am proud of my honor from the President of the Republic, not the first time, but I hope to continue the achievements and honor again."

Squash men are preparing for the World Team Championship competitions from December 15 to 21 in Washington, DC.

The men’s team is represented by Ali Faraj, Tariq Moamen, Karim Abdel-Gawad and Muhammad Abu Al-Ghar.]]>
12/8/2019 2:12:26 PM
<![CDATA[Salah returns to Liverpool’s starting line-up]]>
Klopp preferred to keep Divock Origi, Sadio Mane and Xerdan Shaqiri on the bench despite their tremendous performance on Wednesday at the Merseyside Derby against Everton which ended with a 5-2 win for the Reds with the three players scoring four goals.

Klopp revealed during the pre-game press conference that he is planning for more rotation to make all the squad fit for the upcoming challenges.

“It's not FIFA or the PlayStation where players don't need a rest. There is no time for rest. Still, we have to try to give them rests here and there. The others have to perform.” Klopp said.

Klopp’s chosen starting line-up consists of: Alisson, Virgil Van Dijk, Dejan Lovren, Joe Gomez, Andy Robertson, James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlaide Chamberlain, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita.

Liverpool hope to keep their winning streak as they are leading the league table with 43 points, 8 points ahead of Leicester City who comes second. ]]>
12/7/2019 4:19:44 PM
<![CDATA[All eyes on Etihad as City host United ]]>
Solskjaer revealed that Manchester United still the bigger team in the city despite City’s dominance over the English football in the recent years.

“At least we play every year now! It took many years before I played a Manchester derby myself. Of course Man City are a better team now than when I was playing.” The Norwegian manager said.

Manchester City want to keep their winning streak with the aim to close the gap with the league leaders, Liverpool.

City will miss their Argentinean striker, Sergio Aguero, for injury and Gabriel Jesus, who showed his class with two goals against Burnley, will start alongside Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne.

The Blues, who clinched back to back league titles, are struggling this season as they are third at the league and 11 points behind the league leaders, Liverpool.

The game starts on 7:30 PM. ]]>
12/7/2019 2:02:48 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt's Ahly beat Sudan's Hilal in CL group stage]]>
Hussein El-Shahat and Ramadan Sobhi scored for the hosts, while Atahir Eltahir narrowed the gap for the the Sudanese guests.

With their first Group B win, the Cairo giants claimed three points in the third place behind Hilal with the same score. ]]>
12/7/2019 11:27:18 AM
<![CDATA[Sisi honors winning athletic teams at African, world tournaments]]>
The honored are Egypt's U23 national football team, the national Karate team, the Squash team, as well as the Paralympic team, according to Presidential Spokesman Ambassador Bassam Rady.]]>
12/7/2019 11:20:39 AM
<![CDATA[Saudi Arabia defeat Qatar to reach Arabian Gulf Cup final ]]>
The Saudi Arabian side defeated AFC Asian Cup winners 1-0 thanks to a goal from Abdulla Al Hamdan at the first half to secure a spot at the final.

Saudi Arabia, led by veteran French manager, Herve Renard, dominated the game from the start showing they are the better side and stopped all Qatari attempts to equalize the score.

Saudi Arabia, who suffered a shocking loss at the opening game against Kuwait, bounced back with three victories over to pave the way towards the final where they will face Bahrain.

Bahrain defeated Iraq at the other semi-final on penalties after the game’s 120 minutes ended with a 2-2 draw.

The two teams met at the group stage and the Saudi side secured a 2-0 victory.

Bahrain aim to secure their first Gulf Cup title while the Saudi players are chasing their fourth title. ]]>
12/6/2019 5:47:32 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly face Sudan’s Al Hilal at Al-Ahly Stadium ]]>
Al-Ahly, led by Swiss manager, Rene Weiler, aim to bounce back after losing the first game of the group 1-0 to Etoile du Sahel in Rades.

On the other hand, the Sudanese giants had a perfect start with a 2-1 victory at home over Platinum FC of South Africa.

The African title is the main target of Al-Ahly players this season after their continuous failure to bring back the title since 2013.

Al-Ahly lost two consecutive titles in 2017 and 2018 to Wydad Casablanca of Morocco and Tunisia’s Esperence respectively before their disastrous run at the competition last season, which saw the Red Devils being knocked out from quarter finals after losing 5-1 on aggregate to Mamelodi Sundowns.

For the first time in the club’s history, Al-Ahly will play a game at African competitions at their own stadium as Al-Ahly moved from their old stadium, Mokhtar El Tetsh in late 60s and started their participation at African competition during mid 70s.]]>
12/6/2019 5:24:34 PM
<![CDATA[Manchester United sign new partnership deal with Alibaba]]>
The deal is the latest move by United to engage with the Chinese market following the launch of a Chinese language app and plans for "experience centres" across the country.

"We are always looking for new ways to engage with fans there and this partnership with Alibaba enables them to connect with the club directly through one of China’s most popular video streaming platforms," said Manchester United Group Managing Director, Richard Arnold in a statement on Friday.

While existing Premier League broadcast deals restrict United from broadcasting live league matches on Youku, a leading online video service in China, United will have a dedicated club channel on the platform which will show a range of content.

United said the channel, which will be linked to the Youku Sport portal, will feature "academy, women's and first team tour games, plus first team games shown on-demand and global and China-specific content."

The club already produces a large amount of content for its MUTV channel in the United Kingdom. ]]>
12/6/2019 1:17:11 PM
<![CDATA[I voted for Mane at FIFA's Best award, Messi ]]>
"It's a shame to see Mane finish in fourth place, but I think there have been a lot of great players this year. That's why it was difficult to choose a particular player. But I chose Sadio Mane because he's a player that I like.” Messi said.

The Senegalese played a massive role in Barca’s biggest setback last season when Liverpool turned a 3-0 loss at the first leg to a 4-0 victory at the second leg to knock Barcelona out of UEFA Champions League.

Mane is one of the key players at Liverpool, who are leading the Premier League table with 43 points and they only dropped two points after 15 games.

On Monday. Lionel Messi won the most prestigious individual prize, Ballon d'Or, for a record sixth time after beating Virgil Van Dijk who came second while Cristiano Ronaldo came third at the list. ]]>
12/5/2019 6:31:06 PM
<![CDATA[Marcelo, Hazard doubtful for El Clasico ]]>
The Belgian winger, Hazard, picked up an injury during Real Madrid’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint Germain during the UEFA Champions League competition.

On the other hand, Marcelo is suffering from a muscle injury in his calf and he could miss the first Clasico of the season and the club will likely count on their new signing Ferland Mendy to stop the attacking force of the Catalan club.

The game was originally scheduled on 26 October but the governing body of the Spanish football was forced to postpone the game due to the “concurrence of exceptional causes”.

The two clubs share the leadership of the Spanish League with 31 points each from 14 games, one point ahead of the third-placed, Sevilla.

Real Madrid aim to bounce back after their last season’s poor results against Barcelona a the Catalan achieved three wins over Los Blancos while the fourth game ended with a 1-1 draw. ]]>
12/5/2019 3:55:56 PM
<![CDATA[Salah leads Liverpool squad for FIFA Club World Cup]]>
The English giants aim to secure the competition’s title for the first time in the history to complete their historic year.

Liverpool reached the Club World Cup after securing their sixth UEFA Champions League title, having defeated Tottenham Hotspur at the final.

Liverpool are leading the Premier League with 43 points, 8 points ahead of the second placed, Leicester City and they only dropped two points during their campaign to win their first league title in 30 years.

Liverpool’s attacking trio, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Firmino lead the team squad for the tournament while Joel Matip and Fabinho were ruled out for injury.

Klopp’s squad for the tournament consists of:

Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Georginio Wijnaldum, Dejan Lovren, James Milner, Naby Keita, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Joe Gomez, Adrian, Jordan Henderson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Andy Lonergan, Xherdan Shaqiri, Rhian Brewster, Andy Robertson, Divock Origi, Curtis Jones, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Harvey Elliott, Neco Williams.

Liverpool will start the competition from semi-finals on 18 December. ]]>
12/5/2019 1:50:28 PM
<![CDATA[Al Salam Stadium, Al-Ahly new home ]]>CAIRO – 5 December 2019: Al-Ahly club witnessed a historic night on Wednesday as the club President, Mahmoud El Khatib, announced that Al-Ahly agreed on a 25-year lease of Al Salam Stadium.

This decision is a milestone for the biggest club in Africa and millions of passionate fans who always dreamed of having their own stadium.

Al-Ahly will use the stadium for its home games in line with their plans to build a 60,000 seater arena.

Throughout Al-Ahly’s 112 history, the club used to play their home games at Mokhtar El Tetsh Stadium till the late 60s then the club moved to play in bigger stadiums like Cairo International Stadium, Borg El Arab Stadium, Petro Sport Stadium and Al Salam Stadium.

The new decision will help the club reduce its costs of rental of stadia, costs of travelling and training venues outside of the capital.

Al Salam Stadium was built in 2009 for the FIFA U-20 World Cup and also hosted 10 games at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations including the third place play-off.

Al-Ahly will play their first game at their new home on Friday when Al-Ahly face Sudan’s Al Hilal at CAF Champions League Group Stage. ]]>
12/5/2019 1:32:00 PM
<![CDATA[Estadat announces its launch to run sports' projects in Egypt]]>
‘Estadat’ company’s owner, Mohamed Kamel, signed a contract with the Ministry of Youth and Sports in the framework of the company's plan to develop all stadiums and to make the most commercial use of them and develop their environment to suit the Egyptian fans.

The stadiums acquired by ‘Estadat’ Company are Ismailia, Portsaid, Shebin El Koum, Sharkia, Damanhour, Mansoura, Banha, Kafr El Sheikh, Minya, Aswan, Damietta, Fayoum, Sohag, Alexandria and Suez.

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Estadat Holding Company announced its official launch, to start managing many projects, bodies, and stadiums during the next phase in addition to the organization of the most important and major sporting events.

The company confirmed that it will announce many huge surprises during the next phase and will be unveiled successively, hoping to win the satisfaction of the Egyptian people in their work and effort to develop the sports system in Egypt.

The company, where Mohamed Kamel is the CEO and Managing Director, announced the official launch through its official pages on social media sites, in a statement:

"We are proud to be a pure Egyptian national company, the largest company in Egypt and the Middle East with the rights to manage the largest number of stadiums and sports bodies, which drives us to work to be the main partner.
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12/4/2019 3:13:54 PM
<![CDATA[Ronaldo's fifth Ballon d'Or hurt me: Messi]]>

Messi became the first player in history to win the Ballon D'or six times in his career, beating his rivals and arch-rivals Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

In a statement to France Football magazine, he said: "I loved that I was the only one who achieved five Ballon d'Or, when Cristiano equaled me admitted that this hurt me a little, I am no longer alone on top."

"Once again, team titles are more important, even though individual awards have great value, and of course the highest professional level always wants to win."


It was the longest time for Messi to win the Golden Ball as the last prize he won was in 2015.

Before that, the longest period in which Messi did not win the award was only two years, in 2013 and 2014.

It was the first time that Messi won the Golden Ball under the name "Ballon d'Or" after he was crowned before when the award was mixed with FIFA prize from 2010 to 2015.

The Ballon d'Or Award began in 1956 and in 1991 FIFA introduced the Player of the Year award.

From 1991 to 2010, 12 players have succeeded in combining the two awards out of 19 years.

From 2010 to 2015, the Ballon d'Or merged with the FIFA Player of the Year award and split up in 2016.

Ronaldo combined the two awards in 2008, 2016 and 2017, followed by Real Madrid star Luka Modric in 2018.

Messi brings the two awards in 2019, 10 years after he collected them in 2009 as well.
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12/4/2019 12:09:56 PM
<![CDATA[Carteron heads to Zamalek camp directly]]>
Carteron decided to go to the hotel to stay with Zamalek players, in order to meet them in person. Carteron after then will head for a meeting with Zamalek president Mortada Mansour.

Zamalek will play against Sharkia on Wednesday evening in the round of 32 of the Egyptian Cup.

Zamalek have officially announced the appointment of Patrice Carteron as a coach for the first team.

Zamalek's board of directors, led by MortadaMansour, met with Serbian coach Milutin Seridovic "Micho" before it was agreed to terminate the contract between the two parties.

Zamalek did not wait long to immediately announce his contract with French Carteron to succeed Micho.

Zamalek's board has decided to appoint Carteron and the coach will arrive to Cairo on Tuesday, the club announced on its official website.

Carteron is assisted by duo Sami El Shishini and Amir Abdel Aziz as assistant coach, along with the presence of Greek Antonio as a coach of the team.

The 49-year-old Carteron took over as coach of Al Ahly in June 2018 on a two-year contract.]]>
12/4/2019 11:50:44 AM
<![CDATA[Klopp opens the door to new deals for Liverpool in January]]>
"I'm not here to talk about Manchester City in the winter transfer market. I hear it for the first time and I'm not surprised, but it's not important," he said when asked about comments from Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.

"We are not always talking about it. We are always ready. If we can do something that will help us, we will. If not, we will not," he said when asked about possibility of signing new players.

"I think the summer Mercato is very difficult because of the different timing of its closure in Europe, we will see what may happen in the future," he said.

"Closing the summer transfer market before the rest of Europe, doesn't help the English clubs," he added.

In January, Klopp signed Virgil van Dijk from Southampton for £75m to become the most expensive defender in the world.

Liverpool are eight points clear above Leicester City and 11 points above champions Manchester City after 14 rounds.]]>
12/4/2019 11:47:33 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly defeat Beni Suef 3-1]]>
Al Ahly qualified for the last 16 of the tournament to face the winner from Enppi vs Tersana match.

Al-Ahly played a match against Beni Suef with the aim of preparing to face Al-Hilal of Sudan next Friday in the second round of the African Champions League groups.

Al Ahly scored two goals through Walid Azzaro and one throughAhmed Al Sheikh. Beni Suef scored Ahmed Abdel Razek's goal in the 88th minute.

Al Ahly coach Rene Weiler relied at the start of the match on a variety of changes to give the substitutes a chance to participate and rest the key players before facing Al Hilal of Sudan.

The formation of Al-Ahly was as follows:

Goal: Sharif Ikrami.

Defense: Ammar Hamdi - Yasser Ibrahim - Ayman Ashraf - Mahmoud Waheed.

Midfield: Hossam Ashour - Aleo Dieng - Walid Suleiman.

Attack: Ahmed Sheikh - Walid Azzaro - Hussein al - Shahat.]]>
12/4/2019 11:40:46 AM
<![CDATA[Messi wins Ballon d'Or for the sixth time, first player in history to do so]]>
Messi became the first player in history to win the Ballon D'or six times in his career, beating his rivals and arch-rivals Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

It was the longest time for Messi to win the Golden Ball as the last prize he won was in 2015.

Before that, the longest period in which Messi did not win the award was only two years, in 2013 and 2014.

It was the first time that Messi won the Golden Ball under the name "Ballon d'Or" after he was crowned before when the award was mixed with FIFA prize from 2010 to 2015.

The Ballon d'Or Award began in 1956 and in 1991 FIFA introduced the Player of the Year award.

From 1991 to 2010, 12 players have succeeded in combining the two awards out of 19 years.

From 2010 to 2015, the Ballon d'Or merged with the FIFA Player of the Year award and split up in 2016.

Ronaldo combined the two awards in 2008, 2016 and 2017, followed by Real Madrid star Luka Modric in 2018.

Messi brings the two awards in 2019, 10 years after he collected them in 2009 as well.]]>
12/3/2019 9:10:11 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly faces Benisuef in Egypt's Cup]]>
Al-Ahly will play against Beni Suef in the round of 32 of the Egyptian Cup on Tuesday evening at Cairo Stadium.

Al-Ahly defender Saad Samir is back in the squad after months of injury. Also left-back Hussein al-Sayed appeared for the first time in the list of Ahli this season.

Egypt's Olympic team champion, Ammar Hamdi, has also appeared Al Ahly.

While a group of key players will be absent for a rest before facing Sudan's Al Hilal in the African Champions League on Friday, they are junior Ajayi, Amr Al-Suleia, Ramadan Sobhi, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, Rami Rabia, Mohamed El Shenawi and Mohamed Hani.

Al Ahly's full list was as follows:

Goal: Sherif Ekrami - Ali Lotfi.

Defense: Ahmed Fathi - Ayman Ashraf - Saad Samir - Hussein El Sayed - Mahmoud Wahid - Yasser Ibrahim.

Midfielder: Hossam Ashour - Walid Suleiman - Ahmed Sheikh - Aleo Dieng - Ammar Hamdi - Geraldo da Costa - Hussein Al-Shahat.

Attack: Walid Azzaro - Salah Mohsen - Marwan Mohsen.
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12/3/2019 9:05:30 AM
<![CDATA[Salah comes fifth in the Ballon D'or race]]>
Salah came in fifth place in the Golden Ball Award, which is awarded by the French magazine "France Football".

Salah outperformed players such as Robert Lewandowski, Killian Mbappe, Riad Mehrez, Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Rahim Sterling.

Salah became the first Egyptian and Arab player to appear on the final list of the Golden Ball for two consecutive years.

Salah wrote history and won the Champions League title with Liverpool after beating Tottenham, achieving the sixth title in the history of the Reds.

After the Champions League, Salah lifted the European Super Title after beating Chelsea.

Prior to that, Salah won the Premier League's top scorer award last year equal with Sadio Mane and Aubameyang.

Salah's contribution made Liverpool compete to the end with Manchester City for the league title, but in the end the title was for Pep Guardiola's side.

Last season Salah played 52 games in all competitions and scored 27 goals and 13 assists.

This season, Salah has scored 9 goals and made 5 appearances in 19 appearances.

At the national team level, Egypt bid farewell to the African Cup of Nations round of 16 after losing to South Africa with the participation of Salah.]]>
12/3/2019 9:02:04 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek sack Micho, appoint Patrice Carteron ]]>
Zamalek's board of directors, led by MortadaMansour, met with Serbian coach Milutin Seridovic "Micho" before it was agreed to terminate the contract between the two parties.

Zamalek did not wait long to immediately announce his contract with French Carteron to succeed Micho.

Zamalek's board has decided to appoint Carteron and the coach will arrive to Cairo on Tuesday, the club announced on its official website.

Carteron is assisted by duo Sami El Shishini and Amir Abdel Aziz as assistant coach, along with the presence of Greek Antonio as a coach of the team.

The 49-year-old Carteron took over as coach of Al Ahly in June 2018 on a two-year contract.

He led them to the 2018 Champions League final but lost to Esperance 4-3 on aggregate and then bid farewell to the Arab Championship on November 23 of the same year.

The Frenchman then took charge of Morocco's Raja on January 31, 2019 and was crowned two months later by the African Super Cup title over of Esperance, the second time the Moroccan team has won that title in its history.

Zamalek are preparing to face Al Sharkia on Wednesday in the round of 32 of the Egyptian Cup.]]>
12/3/2019 8:54:20 AM
<![CDATA[Raneem Al Welily & Ali Farag remain top on Squash World list]]>
Nour El-Sherbini returned to the women's world rankings after falling to fourth place last month and crowning the world championship against the pyramids.

Hania Al-Hamami entered the list of the top 10 players by reaching the semi-finals of the World Championship, to include the list of 5 players from Egypt, including the first four players.

At the men's level, the duo Ali Farag and Mohammed Al-Shorbagi remained in first and second place despite the absence of Farag from the last World Championship for family circumstances.

Karim Abdel-Gawad climbed to third place with good results last month, while Tarek Mo'men dropped to fourth despite winning the World Championship.

The top 10 players in the world included six Egyptian players.

The Egyptian players were classified as follows:

1 - Ali Faraj

2 - Mohammed Shorbaji

3 - Karim Abdel Gawad

4 - Tariq Momen

8 - Mohamed Abou El Ghar

9 - Marwan Shorbaji

Players:

1- Raneem Alwaily

2 - Nour Sherbini

3 - Nuran Johar

4 - Noor Tayeb

10- Hania Al-Hamami
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12/2/2019 11:32:00 AM
<![CDATA[Only Messi can get you three points: Valverde]]>
Valverde said after the game: "In this kind of big games, there must be someone to resolve these confrontations."

"This person is Messi who is able to score at any time."

"Atletico played well in the first 20 minutes of the game and in the first half they had two chances but Ter Stegen saved the his net.

"As time went on we managed to get back in control and Atletico showed solidity against us."

"Atletico are a very difficult opponent and we tried to make changes in the middle of the pitch to avoid the difficulty of getting the ball out of defense to attack so I pushed Vidal instead of Arthur and Rakitic changed his position after that change and also changed our team's performance."

Messi led Barcelona to victory over Atletico Madrid in the 15th round of La Liga.

Messi is competing for the Ballon d'Or title at the ceremony.]]>
12/2/2019 11:11:14 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly prepares for Beni Suef clash]]>
Al-Ahly resumed training on Sunday morning after a negative rest for a day.
Etoile du Sahel defeated Al Ahly 1-0 in the first round of Group B of the African Champions League group stage


Al Ahly coach Rene Weiler held a special session with his players before the start of the morning training on Sunday, and focused the Swiss coach during the lecture on the demands of his players to close the African file, especially since he is on the way to an important match against Beni Suef.

Weiler stressed to his players that Egypt's Cup is a special tournament in Egypt as there is no chance of compensation, as well as surprises in the first round.

He also stressed the need not to pay any attention for any issues related to the African file or the match Al Hilal of Sudan in the tournament, and focus only on Beni Suef.

Al Ahli's board of directors, headed by Mahmoud Al Khatib, has decided to file an urgent complaint to the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after ES Sportive match.

The match witnessed a Red card for Ayman Ashraf in the 13th minute, along with wholesale objections from Al Ahly players and the coaching staff.
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12/2/2019 10:28:00 AM
<![CDATA[Mortada will announce Micho's situation on Monday]]>
Zamalek lost to Mazembe 3-0 in the first round of the African Champions League group stage.

"We certainly feel very sad after the loss against Enppi and Mazembe," said Mortada Mansour.

"There are mistakes from the coaching staff and the players."

"The Zamalek board met and made its decisions. We unanimously decided the fate of Micho, but I will not announce the decisions today. The announcement will be after my meeting with Micho on Monday," he said.

Zamalek face Al Sharkia on Wednesday in the Egyptian Cup and then face Primero de Augusto on Saturday in the second round of the group stage.

Micho led Zamalek in 13 matches in all competitions. The White Knight won 8 times, tied once and lost 4 times.

Micho lifted the Egypt Cup with Zamalek after a 3-0 victory over Pyramids, while losing the Super Cup to Al Ahly.
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12/2/2019 9:16:00 AM
<![CDATA[Liverpool stay on the top, increase gap to 11 points ahead of Manchester City]]>
Liverpool beat Brighton 2-1 in the 14th round of the Premier League.

Virgil van Dijk scored Liverpool's goal, while Dunk scored Brighton's only goal.

Ox Chamberlain replaced Fabinho's absence with Jurgen Klopp, while Salah started alongside Mane and Firmino.

Liverpool's victory raised their tally to 40 points at the top of the English Premier League, 11 points behind second-placed Leicester City, ahead of Leicester's game against Everton on Sunday. Brighton, on the other hand, is in15th place.

It's worth to mention that Manchester City stumbled again against Newcastle United by a 2-2 draw. ]]>
12/1/2019 11:31:54 AM
<![CDATA[ Al Ahly issue complaint to CAF after referee's mistakes in ES Sportive match]]>
Etoile du Sahel defeated Al Ahly 1-0 in the first round of Group B of the African Champions League group stage

The match witnessed a Red card for Ayman Ashraf in the 13th minute, along with wholesale objections from Al Ahly players and the coaching staff.

Al-Ahly issued an official statement announcing the board's decision to "make an urgent complaint to the African Union because of the referee injustice suffered by the team in the Champions League in recent years."

Al-Ahly pointed out, "The referee made many mistakes that blew up all the rules of justice and affected the outcome of the game directly," according to the statement.

Al-Ahly president Mahmoud Al-Khatib instructed the concerned departments to prepare all documents that reveal "clear and unacceptable referee's errors in the last game."

Al-Ahly fell to the trap of defeat for the first time to become the last place in their group after the victory of Al-Hilal of Sudan against Platinum Zimbabwe.

Al Ahly will play the second round at home and on Friday against Sudan's Al Hilal.

While Etoile du Sahel leaves to face Platinum.]]>
12/1/2019 11:27:30 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek players support their coach, Micho]]>
Zamalek lost to Mazembe 3-0 in the first round of the African Champions League group stage.

Sassi posted a photo of him with Michoand tweeted: "All the players support Micho."

"We are all behind our coach."




Zamalek players then pursued the same sentence through their Instagram accounts.

Immediately after the loss, Zamalek announced that the board of directors held an emergency meeting on Sunday noon, a meeting that will see more than one scenario.

Zamalek face Al Sharkia on Wednesday in the Egyptian Cup and then face Primero de Augusto on Saturday in the second round of the group stage.

Micho led Zamalek in 13 matches in all competitions. The White Knight won 8 times, tied once and lost 4 times.

Micho lifted the Egypt Cup with Zamalek after a 3-0 victory over Pyramids, while losing the Super Cup to Al Ahly.


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12/1/2019 11:21:20 AM
<![CDATA[Know EURO 2020 Draw results]]>
The 16th European Championship is hosted by Italy, the Netherlands, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Denmark, Russia, Scotland, Ireland, England, Germany, Romania and Spain.

The draw for the last four teams, which have been linked to the UEFA Europa League, took place a few days ago.

The top 16 teams who did not qualify through the qualifiers were divided into four tracks, the champions of each track qualifying for the finals.

The games will be played in March.

Group stage matches are held in two countries.

Group A (Rome - Baku): Turkey - Italy - Wales - Switzerland.

Group B (St. Petersburg - Copenhagen): Denmark - Finland - Belgium - Russia.

Group C (Amsterdam - Bucharest): Netherlands - Ukraine - Austria - Winner of Appendix D (Georgia vs Belarus - Northern Macedonia vs Kosovo)

Group D (London - Glasgow): England - Croatia - Winner of Appendix C (Scotland vs Israel - Norway vs Serbia) - Czech Republic.

Group E (Bilbao - Dublin): Spain - Sweden - Poland - Winner of Appendix B (Bosnia-Herzegovina vs Northern Ireland - Slovakia vs Republic of Ireland)

Group F (Munich - Budapest): Winner of Appendix A (Iceland vs Romania - Bulgaria vs Hungary) - Portugal - France - Germany.

The opening match will be played on June 12 at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, bringing together Italy and Turkey.

The semi-finals and the final will be held at Wembley Stadium in the English capital London on July 12.

The winner receives a prize of 10 million euros, runners-up 7 million euros, and the losers in the semi-finals of 5 million euros.]]>
12/1/2019 11:17:09 AM
<![CDATA[Michu picks an attacking team for Mazembe clash ]]>
The Serbian manager will count on players with attacking nature to attack the Congolese players and put pressure on them in front of their passionate fans.

Michu’s starting line-up for the game consists of: Mohamed Awwad, Mahmoud Alaa, Abdullah Gomaa, Mahmoud Hamdy, Hamdi Niguez, Ferjani Sassi, Hazem Imam, Ahmed Sayed Zizou, Mohamed Ounajem, Achraf Bencharki and Mostafa Mohamed.

Michu picked Hazem Imam to replace the team’s midfielder, Tarek Hamed, who misses the game for injury.

“We are a big team and we will fight for the title this year and we are capable of achieving a good result against Mazembe.” Zamalek striker, Mostafa Mohamed, said before the game.

CAF Campions League draw put Zamalek in Group A alongside Angola’s Primeiro de Agosto, ZESCO United from Zambia and Congolese giants, Mazembe.

Zamalek secured 2019 CAF Confederation Cup title last season and they will fight to clinch their 6th title at the competition and their first title since 2002.
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11/30/2019 2:05:09 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt's Ahly lose to Tunisia's Etoile Sportive du Sahel in CL group stage opener]]>
Yassine Chikhaoui scored the goal, leading his team to top Group B with three points, on level with Sudanese Al Hilal that beat Zimbabwe's FC Platinum 2-1 in the other group match.

Al Ahly came fourth with zero points.]]>
11/30/2019 11:03:41 AM
<![CDATA[Liverpool lose Fabinho for six weeks ]]>
“Liverpool can confirm Fabinho suffered ankle ligament damage during the Champions League encounter with Napoli in midweek.” The club statement said on Friday.

Fabinho was forced to leave the pitch after only 18 minutes to be replaced by Georginio Wijnaldum in the game which ended with a 1-1 draw.

Liverpool statement added “The Brazilian will begin a rehabilitation programme with the Reds’ medical team at Melwood as he works his way back to full fitness.”

Fabinho established himself as one of the key players at the premier league leaders and he had a massive contribution in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Manchester City at the biggest game of the season which gave Liverpool a comfortable lead at the title race.

Liverpool will face Brighton on Saturday afternoon and they aim to keep their winning streaks alive.

The Reds are leading the table with 37 points, eight points ahead of the second placed, Leicester City. ]]>
11/29/2019 3:42:59 PM
<![CDATA[Arsenal sack Unai Emery ]]>
"Our most sincere thanks go to Unai and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expect and demand.” Arsenal director Josh Kroenke said on Friday.

Arsenal lost 2-1 to German side, Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night at Europa League in a half-empty stadium.

The fans lost patience on their Spanish manager and they were seen holding 'Emery Out' posters during the game.

Kroenke added “We wish Unai and his team nothing but future success."

Emery assistant and former Arsenal player, Freddie Ljungberg, will take charge of the team until the club reach an agreement with a permanent manager.

Reports linked Arsenal with former Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, to be the club new manager.

Arsenal face Norwich City on Sunday at the Premier League and Ljungberg hopes to lead the team to their first victory at the league since their 1-0 victory over Bournemouth on 6 October.

Arsenal are 8th at the league with 18 points, 19 points behind the league leaders, Liverpool. ]]>
11/29/2019 2:01:55 PM
<![CDATA[We are capable of achieving a good result, Mostafa ]]>
Zamalek opens the group stage games on Saturday afternoon in Congo against one of the title contenders, TP Mazembe.

“We are a big team and we will fight for the title this year and we are capable of achieving a good result against Mazembe.” Zamalek striker, Mostafa Mohamed, said.

Zamalek manager, Milutin Sredojević known as Micho, will count on Mostafa Mohamed’s incredible form to have a good start at the group stage.

Mohamed led the U-23 national team towards African title as he scored four goals through the tournament to secure the tournament’s top goal scorer award.

Micho praised the Congolese club, saying “Mazembe is a big team and they have many talented players but my players will fight for a good result despite the difficult circumstances.”

Zamalek secured 2019 CAF Confederation Cup title last season and they will fight to clinch their 6th title at the competition and their first title since 2002. ]]>
11/29/2019 1:30:22 PM
<![CDATA[Weiler starts Champions League mission in Rades ]]>
Al-Ahly have achieved a strong start since the club appointed Swiss manager, Rene Weiler, as the club new manager.

Despite Weiler’s success at the domestic league, Al-Ahly fans are awaiting the team performance against a tough opponent like Etoile.

Al-Ahly have great memories in Rades where the club won 2006 and 2012 CAF Champions League titles. However, Al-Ahly’s last presence in Rades Stadium was catastrophic for the Egyptian giants as they lost the title against Esperence who bounced back from a 3-1 loss at the first leg in Alexandria and achieved a 3-0 victory at the second leg.

“We are looking forward to victory and achieve the first three points at the group stage. It will be a tough game against one of the best teams in the continent.” Weiler said during the pre-game press conference.

Al-Ahly are expecting a familiar face on the pitch as the team former manager, Juan Carlos Garrido, is leading the Tunisian club.

Garrido guided Al-Ahly in 2014 to achieve the first Confederation Cup title in the club history. ]]>
11/29/2019 12:43:04 PM
<![CDATA[Valverde praises Messi-Griezmann partnership ]]>
Barcelona defeated German giants, Borussia Dortmund, 3-1 thanks to the amazing display of Barcelona’s trio, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and the French newcomer, Antoine Griezmann.

“Messi is an extraordinary passer, he knows when to time the ball and with Griezmann they can understand well because he makes very good runs and they complement each other.” Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, said after the game.

Barcelona reached the round of 16 round after gaining 11 points from three victories and two draws and they will be clear-minded when they play the last group stage game against Inter Milan in Italy.

Valverde praised the partnership between Messi and Griezmann during the game, saying ““Messi is an extraordinary passer, he knows when to time the ball and with Griezmann they can understand well because he makes very good runs and they complement each other.”

The French winger started the game on the bench but he replaced the injured Ousamne Dembele after 30 minutes to show an amazing display alongside Messi and Suarez. ]]>
11/28/2019 4:02:54 PM
<![CDATA[Gharib leaves door open for Salah participation at the Olympics ]]>
Gharib led the team to the Olympic Games after clinching 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations title at home after defeating Ivory Coast 2-1 at the final.

“If salah wants to join the squad at the Olympics. I will add him to the team.” Gharib said on Thursday.

2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo will see the 12th appearance for the Egyptian football at the competition and the Pharaohs aim to secure a medal at the competition for the first time in the history.

Gharib added “In Rio 2016, Brazil added Neymar Junior to their squad to get the Gold medal. I will include my best players at the Olympics.”

Salah was one of the U-23 team’s players who participated in 2012 Olympic Games in London, where Egypt were eliminated from the quarter finals after 3-0 loss to Japan. ]]>
11/28/2019 11:37:39 AM
<![CDATA[LaLiga organised “The competitiveness of LaLiga in pictures” exhibition ]]>
The photo exhibition unveiled the 20 finest pictures that represented the competitiveness of the 2019/20 LaLiga Santander season.

In almost a third of the way into the campaign, shaping up to be the tightest in a generation, LaLiga confirms its status as the most competitive of Europe’s top five leagues.

The cultural counsellor of the Spanish Embassy to Egypt, and delegate of LaLiga to Egypt, Juan Fuentes, among other football officials and media representatives attended the inauguration of the photo exhibition.

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The 2019/2020 LaLiga Santander season has been a very competitive one. Thirteen games into the season, five teams – FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Atletico de Madrid, Sevilla FC and Real Sociedad – are separated at the top by just two points. Three different teams led the LaLiga Santander table at different moments over the most recent matchday. And the five points which separate the teams in a European qualification place – from Barcelona in first to Getafe seventh – after thirteen games is the lowest in a quarter of a century.

The previous record of six points was set back in 1998/99, a season in which a Barcelona side captained by a certain Pep Guardiola ran out eventual winners.
The captions throughout the different photos proves that LaLiga´s teams are highly competitive with this season being full of surprises.

Granada CF, newly promoted from LaLiga SmartBank, and Levante UD have already beaten the likes of reigning champions Barcelona this season, with Granada even leading the standings for a time.

Another recently promoted side, CA Osasuna, are banging on the door of the European spots and boast an incredible unbeaten home record which stretches almost 18 months and 31 games back.

Real Sociedad have put together a young squad featuring the likes of homegrown Spain international Mikel Oyarzabal, Norwegian wonderkid Martin Ødegaard and promising Alexander Isak, putting them in a position to challenge the top sides while RCD Mallorca, the third of this season’s newly-promoted sides, have already deservedly beaten the likes of Real Madrid and Villarreal.

The factors behind this almost historic degree of competitivity in LaLiga are many. But two medium-to-long-term factors have been essential. Firstly, LaLiga’s financial control regulations put in place from 2013 onwards have put clubs in a position to experience solid, sustainable growth.

The ‘boom and bust’ cycles which saw clubs fluctuate dramatically in performance in line with their financial situation are a remnant of the past, allowing teams from the top to bottom of LaLiga to attract international stars like never before.

Secondly, the centralized sale of TV broadcast rights which began in 2015 have transformed the financial realities of almost all LaLiga clubs, ensuring that the league’s rapidly growing broadcast income – which is up from €600 million in 2015 to €1.865 billion today – is more evenly spread across its clubs.

Clubs like Athletic Club, for example, have seen their broadcast incomes rocket from €17 million to €71 million in just a few years, while others such as Real Betis have seen their relative power in the market increase to the point to which they could beat a host of top European sides to the acquisition of French World Cup winner Nabil Fekir from Lyon this past summer.

As Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos remarked earlier this month, following a string of upsets across the league, “you can’t afford to be complacent about a single game regardless of who you’re up against… that’s what makes our league the best in the world.”

The photo exhibition will be open Thusrday the 28th from 11AM to 5 pm and from Monday the 2nd and Tuesday the 3rd of December at ESLSCA Dokki, 17 Al Sad Al Aali, Dokki and is free for the public. With the support of the Embassy of Spain, the exhibition will tour other locations and organizations in Egypt during 2020. ]]>
11/28/2019 10:33:24 AM
<![CDATA[Egypt's Al Masry team arrives in Maurtania to participate in African tournament]]>
Al Masry will face Maurtania's Nouadhibou on Sunday.

Egyptian Consul to Mauritania Amr Karim welcomed the team upon arrival alongside a number of the Egyptian embassy's members.]]>
11/28/2019 10:28:02 AM
<![CDATA[Real Madrid on the right track: Benzema]]>
Real missed the lead with Benzema's goals, to receive a late draw from their French guests.

"It was a special night against a very strong opponent," Benzema said after the match.

"I think the team did everything they could, despite receiving two goals before the end of the game."

"It was a great game and we are on the right track."

Real Madrid increased their score to 8 points, while Paris Saint-Germain increased their score to 13 points, officially securing the top of the group before a round on the end]]>
11/27/2019 10:34:28 AM
<![CDATA[Etoile du Sahel honor Al Ahly Ramadan Sobhy]]>
Etoile du Sahel explained that he intends to honor Ramadan by giving him a shield before the start of training Al Ahly on Thursday at the Tunisian Stadium.

Al-Ahly football director Sayed Abdel-Hafiz welcomed the request of Etoile du Sahel, stressing that this shows the strength of the relationship between the two clubs.

It is noteworthy that Ramadan Sobhi was also awarded the Player of the tournament award at the last U-23 AFCON held in Egypt.

Al Ahly will face Etoile du Sahel on Friday in the first round of the African Champions League for Group B.]]>
11/27/2019 10:29:38 AM
<![CDATA[Salah fought to particiapte in Crystal Palace match: Robertson]]>
Salah had just returned from a renewed ankle injury and sat on the bench, and almost took part in the 13th round of the Premier League before Jurgen Klopp reversed his decision after scoring the winner in the final minutes.

Robertson said in remarks highlighted his club website: "I receive my salary for participating in games and training, so I do not want to miss any game or training session, and this is the case of all players."

"I wanted to play against Genk at Anfield, but the coach had decided to take me in that game or just Aston Villa, and eventually he settled on the league game."

"The whole thing depends on how we deal with it, and the same thing happened with Salah at the end of the week. He fought to be in the Crystal Palace match, but the coach preferred to rest him and not risk him being involved."

"For Salah, it would have been better to have an extra two-day break," he said.

"We all want to play games constantly, but we always have to respect the coach's decision."

Salah suffered an ankle injury during last month's Leicester City clash after a fierce intervention from foxy midfielder Hamza Chowdhury.

Liverpool will face Napoli in their fifth group stage of the Champions League on Wednesday at Anfield.]]>
11/27/2019 10:21:20 AM
<![CDATA[Micho announces Zamalek's squad to face Mazembe]]>
Zamalek will face hosts Mazembe on Saturday in the opening of the group stage of the African Champions League.

The trio missed Zamalek's recent loss from Enppi in the league because of injury.

But Zamalek president Mortada Mansour accused Tarek Hamed and Abdullah Gomaa of rebelling and claiming injury for the team.

The Zamalek administration sent a letter to Tarek Hamid asking him to travel with the team's mission to the DRC in preparation for confronting Mazembe.

Zamalek said in his speech that the Egyptian international should be present at Cairo airport at 12 and a half Wednesday morning, in preparation for traveling with the team's mission.

The list was as follows:

Goalkeepers: Mohamed Awad - Mohamed Abu Jabal - Mohamed Sobhi

Defender: Mahmoud Alaa - Mohamed Abdel Ghani - Mahmoud Hamdi Al-Wensh - Hamdi Al-Naqaz - Hazem Emam - Mohamed Abdel Shafi - Abdullah Juma

Midfielders: Tarek Hamed - Ferjani Sassi - Ahmed Sayed "Zizou" - Mohamed Hassan - Youssef Obama - Mahmoud Abdel Razek "Shikabala" - Mustafa Fathi - Karim Bambo - Ashraf Bensharki - Mohamed Onagem

Attack line: Mustafa Mohammed - Omar Said in the line of attack.]]>
11/27/2019 10:17:32 AM
<![CDATA[I dream of organizing the World Cup: Montasser Al Nabrawy]]>
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"There are 400 young people who participated in the organization of the U-23 African Nations Cup under and made a good effort during the event," he said.


Montaser al-Nabrawi said he had confidence in the Olympic team's achievement of the African Under-23 Nations Cup, especially after the enthusiasm shown by the players before the start of the tournament.

 
Egypt hosted the U-23 African Cup of Nations Championship from November 8 to November 22. The tournament included the strongest teams of the continent.

Egypt managed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics with Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa as well as the success of the Pharaohs in achieving title after beating Cote d'Ivoire in the final.
 
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During the U-23 AFCON, Egypt re-recalled its unparalleled success in the opening of the African Nations Championship for adults, which was hosted by Egypt this year.

Tazkati which is headed by Al-Nabrawy exerted a lot of effort in organizing U-23 AFCON using the latest worldwide techniques.

Tazkarti made an amazing organization for U-23 AFCON opening ceremony that dazzled all the attendees.



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11/26/2019 10:37:55 AM
<![CDATA[Enppi defeat Zamalek 2-1 in the Egyptian league]]>
Enppi defeated Zamalek 2-1 in the sixth round of the Egyptian league.

Victory is the first for the petroleum team since the start of the season, the loss is the first for the Serbian coach, Micho, in the league this season.

Mohamed Sharif, Al Ahly player on loan to Enppi celebrated the signal "Eagle" after his deadly goal against Mohamed Awad.

The petroleum team took the lead in 22nd by Mohamed Bassiouni after a cross from the bar, before Zamalek equalized in the 41st minute from the penalty spot through Mahmoud Alaa.



When the meeting came close to the last moments, Mohamed Sherif set off and fired into Mohamed Awad's net and wrote the first victory for Enppi coach, Helmi Toulan.

Zamalek scored the tenth point in fourth place, while Enppi reached the 15th place after reaching the fourth point.]]>
11/26/2019 10:31:57 AM
<![CDATA[Weiler equalizes Jose's record]]>
Jose's debut with Al Ahly in his second term in 2004 was the best for the Red recently with seven consecutive victories in various tournaments.

Since Weiler took over as head of Al-Ahly, he has played 7 games for the team, 4 in the league, 2 in the African Champions League and the Egyptian Super Cup and won all the matches.

Al-Ahly and Weiler scored 23 goals in seven games, 3.3 goals per game, while the net conceded only 3 goals with five clean sheets.

With Jose, seven games were in the league and Al Ahli scored 15 goals and conceded one goal.

Al-Ahly's eagle continued flying and the Red team returned to their victories in the league after beating El Gouna 4-0 in the returning of the Egyptian League which stopped for nearly two months.

Al-Ahly have not played a league match since October 5 when they defeated Aswan 5-1 in the third round of the competition.

Despite the absence of Al-Ahly from playing any official game in 50 days, the team continued to provide the outstanding level that started the season with Swiss coach Rene Weiler.

Veteran superstar Walid Soliman starred in the match and scored a hat-trick to write his first hat-trick with the Reds. Hussein Al-Shahat scored Al Ahly's fourth goal in this match.



The win raised Al-Ahly tally to 12 points, achieving the full mark so far after four games and the team tops the league standings.

El Gouna balance stopped at 4 points in 13th place.


The 4-0 win over El Gouna is the second for Al Ahli this season after it repeated the same result over Al Intag Al Harby.

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11/26/2019 10:04:26 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly thrash El Gouna 4-0, top the Egyptian league]]>
Al-Ahly have not played a league match since October 5 when they defeated Aswan 5-1 in the third round of the competition.

Despite the absence of Al-Ahly from playing any official game in 50 days, the team continued to provide the outstanding level that started the season with Swiss coach Rene Weiler.

Veteran superstar Walid Soliman starred in the match and scored a hat-trick to write his first hat-trick with the Reds. Hussein Al-Shahat scored Al Ahly's fourth goal in this match.



The win raised Al-Ahly tally to 12 points, achieving the full mark so far after four games and the team tops the league standings.

El Gouna balance stopped at 4 points in 13th place.


The 4-0 win over El Gouna is the second for Al Ahli this season after it repeated the same result over Al Intag Al Harby.

]]>
11/26/2019 10:00:56 AM
<![CDATA[Al Hilal defeats Urawa Red Devils, qualifies to Club World Cup]]>
Al Hilal defeated Urawa Red 2-0 at Saitama Stadium in Japan in the second leg of the AFC Champions League final.

Salim Al Dosari scored the first goal in the 75th minute with a touch of goal after Giovinco's cross, while Gomes added the second goal in injury time.

Razvan Lucescu started the meeting with the presence of Pavitembe Gomes in the attack of Al Hilal, and behind him Sebastian Giovinci.

Al Hilal, taking on clear loopholes, won 2-0 at home to win the AFC Champions League after losing the final two in 2014 to Sydney and the second in 2016 against Urawa itself.

Al Ahly presented an excellent match and beat Urawa back and forth, the first defeat of any Japanese team in the Asian Championship final and qualifying for the Club World Cup.
]]>
11/25/2019 2:42:43 PM
<![CDATA[Hazard thinks Ballon D'or should be given to one of Liverpool players]]>
"I think this year's Golden Ball should be given to a Liverpool player, Mane, Salah or Van Dijk, they deserve," Hazard told French newspaper Le Parisien.

Hazard touched on the crisis of his teammate Karim Benzema with his country France and not called up for four years.

"It's a problem for France," Hazard said. "It's not normal for Benzema to not be called. I don't say that because he's my team-mate."

"Benzema is the best striker in the world now."

Hazard made no secret of his desire to join PSG striker Killian Mbappe.

"If I can help Mbappe join Real Madrid tomorrow, I will," Hazard said.

"He is a great talent. In a few years he will be the best player in the world."

"If he finishes like this, he will be one of the best players in history."

Hazard is playing his first season with Real Madrid since his summer move from Chelsea, scoring a solemn official goal to the moment.]]>
11/25/2019 1:35:33 PM
<![CDATA[Micho settles on Zamalek starting line-up against Enppi]]>
Tarek Hamed and Mahmoud Abdel Aziz are out for injury, and Ferjani Sassi is suspended, so Micho is expected to turn to Ahmed Sayed Zizou in midfield.

Micho prefers the logical solution: Mohamed Hassan, who has played for Zamalek only three times since joining him last season, and calling Hazem Imam, the right-back to participate in the midfield next to Zizo.

Thus, the formation of Zamalek is expected ..

Goalkeepers: Mohamed Awad

Defense: Hamdi Nagguez - Mahmoud Alaa - Mahmoud Hamdi "Al Wench" - Mohammed Abdel Shafi

Center: Ahmed Sayed "Zizo" - Mohamed Hassan (Hazem Imam) - Karim Bambu - Imam Ashour - Mohamed Onagem

Attack: Omar Said

Zamalek is in the second place with 10 points from four matches, while Enppi are bottom of the table with one point from five games.]]>
11/25/2019 1:30:01 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly faces El Gouna in the return of the Egyptian league]]>
Al Ahly will face El Gouna on Monday afternoon, before leaving for Tunisia to face Etoile du Sahel in the first round of the CAF Champions League group stage.

Weiler may start with the closest formation that ended the league before stopping and achieved 3 consecutive victories as follows:

Goalkeepers: Mohamed El Shennawy

Defense: Ahmed Fathi - Rami Rabia - Ayman Ashraf - Ali Maaloul

Center: Hossam Ashour - Amr El Suleya - Ramadan Sobhi - Hussein Al-Shahat - Mohamed Magdy "Afsha"

Attack: Junior Ajayi

The second scenario

Weiler may have to push Ahmed Fathi in the center instead of Hossam Ashour with midfielder Mohamed Hani in the right-back, the changes caused by the injury of midfielder Hamdi Fathi.

The third scenario

Aliou Dieng may be key to Al Ahly after announcing his readiness, and Feiler may consider his experience next to Souliya before traveling to Tunisia.

Al-Ahli scored 9 points from 3 games in the league with fourth place, while El Gouna scored 4 points from 4 games and is 13th in the league.]]>
11/25/2019 1:18:40 PM
<![CDATA[Shikabala & Sassi return to Zamalek training]]>
Shikabala took part in the full Zamalek training and was confirmed to be ready for the upcoming matches with the white team.

Zamalek midfielder Mohamed Hassan has also returned to participate in group training after the end of his qualifying program.

Egypt's goalkeeper Mohamed Sobhi appeared in training after the end of the African Under-23 Nations Championship, and the goalkeeper coach Dragan held a session and praised his level after winning the championship and qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Mohamed Sobhi did not take part in the practice because of the stress after the tournament.

Imam Ashour, the Olympic team's team player, joined in the team training as soon as he returned to the white team.

Meanwhile, midfielder Ferjani Sassi has undergone qualifying training at the Gymnasium to recover from the injury he suffered during his participation with Tunisia a few days ago.

Olympic team duo Moustafa Mohamed and Mohamed Abdel Salam were given a break from group training with the permission of the coaching staff to recover from stress.

The duo Tarek Hamed and Ashraf Bencharki performed rehabilitative training at the Gymnasium on the sidelines of the training in order to prepare him to participate in the games normally.

And only Ibrahim Ibrahim, "Obama" rehabilitative training in the gym because of a cold.

Finally, left-back Abdullah Juma was given a break from training with the permission of Meizhou's coaching staff.

Zamalek play on Monday against Enppi in the Egyptian league, then fly to Congo to face Mazembe in the opening of the African Champions League groups.]]>
11/24/2019 11:11:24 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly give rest to Salah Mohsen & Ammar Hamdy]]>
The coach decided to rest Mohsen and Hamdi for three days after the end of the evening training on Saturday.

The duo participated in the winning of Egypt's Olympic team in the African Under-23 Cup over Cote d'Ivoire on Friday evening.

Therefore, the two players will miss El Gouna in the Egyptian league next Monday.

Salah Mohsen had participated in the practice normally, while Ramadan Sobhi and Ammar Hamdi underwent qualifying training.

Al Ahly will conclude their preparations to face El Gouna on Sunday before flying to the Red Sea province in the afternoon

Al Ahly will conclude their preparations to face El Gouna on Sunday before flying to the Red Sea province in the afternoon

Al Ahly are fourth in the Egyptian league with 9 points.]]>
11/24/2019 10:45:06 AM
<![CDATA[Klopp justifies Salah's absence against Crystal Palace]]>
Liverpool snatched a hard victory over Crystal Palace 2-1, a match that saw Salah stay on the bench.

"Salah is fine," Klopp said after the match.

He added during his press conference: "But he could not train for nine days, first joined the camp of Egypt, and then went to his home and trained by 60% to 70% the day before yesterday."

"Yesterday was his first 100% full training, and then we had to decide whether to start it or not."

"We decided to keep him on the bench, and we wanted to get him in the final minutes as I noticed, but then we scored a goal."

"We were able to comfort him today and this is good. He will be back in Wednesday's game."

Liverpool will face Napoli on Wednesday in the fifth round of the Champions League group stage.

Salah missed Egypt's qualifiers in the 2021 African Nations Cup qualifiers against Kenya and the Comoros with a last international pause.

Salah has suffered from ankle pain in the last period, and his recent participation with Liverpool is due to face Manchester City just before the international stop.]]>
11/24/2019 10:41:17 AM
<![CDATA[Shawki Gharib denies rumors of coaching the first national team]]>
Gharib led Egypt to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics by winning the U-23 African Cup of Nations, and he was clear regarding his coaching to the First national team.

Egypt's Olympic coach was a guest on Al Hikaya program on MBC Egypt, he was asked if he could coach the first team in case he was offered the chance to do so.

"Then I will say I want to stay at the Olympics. I want to achieve something for Egypt with those players," he said.

"My answer is No; These players are more important than anything, and I have to be responsible."

He continued: "Hossam El-Badri needs more time, the period was short after taking over the first team."

Gharib raised expectations for his team's ability to go far at the Tokyo Olympics.
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11/24/2019 10:27:17 AM
<![CDATA[Slovakia's Vlhova leads after first slalom run at Levi]]>
The 24-year-old, who came second overall in last season’s world cup, finished the first run in 58.65 seconds. She began her descent slower than favourite Shiffrin, but gained time over the second half of the run to knock 0.13 seconds off the American’s pace.

Austria’s Katharina Truppe finished third in 59.64 seconds.

Shiffrin has won the World Cup slalom title in each of the last three seasons and six times in the last seven.

Despite the fog at the top of the course, this year's slope at Levi is in 'optimal' condition according to the FIS, thanks in part to cold weather and heavy snowfall in Lapland.]]>
11/23/2019 3:52:50 PM
<![CDATA[Ramadan's heroic performance secures U-23 AFCON title for Egypt]]>
The national team continued their amazing run at the tournament to win the title after achieving five victories out of five games.

Over 75,000 Egyptian fans packed the stadium to support the young Pharaohs against the tournament's underdogs.

Egypt's first goal came minutes before half time thanks to an accurate shot from the team right wing Karim El Iraqi who received a wonderful cross from the man of the match Ramadan Sobhy.

Ivory Coast shocked Egyptian fans who were ready to celebrate the victory as Ndombia scored a dramatic injury-time equaliser to send the game to extra time.

Sobhy proved he is a world class player and scored Egypt's winning goal seven minutes before the final whistle.

Egypt, Ivory Coast and South Africa will be the three representatives of the black continent at the Men's football tournament during Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games.]]>
11/22/2019 11:38:59 PM
<![CDATA[We will fight for the cup, Ivory Coast coach ]]>
However, the local manager aims to lead his players to achieve their first title in the competition’s history and add more joy to that they already celebrated.

“This is our fifth game in two weeks and this is a massive effort. The absent players won’t affect my team and any 11 who will play will do the job.” The manager said before the game.

Ivory Coast played in Group B alongside Nigeria, South Africa and Zambia and they finished the group top after gaining 6 points from two victories over Nigeria and Zambia while their only loss came against South Africa.

Haidara added “Egypt is a great team and we respect them much, but we will give them a fight for the cup.”

Ivory Coast’s only appearance at the Olympics was in 2008 in Beijing when they reached the quarter finals before losing to Nigeria who clinched the silver medal. ]]>
11/22/2019 5:23:56 PM
<![CDATA[U-23 team players will be the backbone of the senior team, Gharib ]]>
“Those players will be the backbone of the senior team very soon.” Gharib said.

Gharib led the national team to U-23 Africa Cup of Nations Final for the first time in the history after Egypt defeated South Africa at the semi-finals to secure one of the three tickets for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Gharib added “I hope the final is going to be a match for the fans to enjoy. Our target is the title now after we secured our place in the Olympics which was our initial goal.”

Ivory Coast reached the final for the first time in the history after defeating Ghana at the semi-finals and they hope to be the new champion of the competition.

Gharib continued “Cote d’Ivoire is a very good team and I hope we both give a good image for African football.”

The game starts on 8:00 pm. ]]>
11/22/2019 3:55:53 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt eyes U_23 AFCON title ]]>
Both teams secured a ticket to 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo and they aim to complete the successful mission by achieving the title for the first time in the history.

A new champion will be crowned tonight as Gabon and Nigeria, who failed to advance from the group stage in this edition, won the first two titles.

"We are happy with what we have done till now and now we play for the title. It’s true our target was the Olympics ticket but that doesn’t mean we will take things lightly against Cote d’Ivoire." Egypt captain Ramadan Sobhy said on Thursday during the pre-final press conference.

Egyptian fans count on Sobhy to secure the title as the winger played a massive role in Egypt’s achievement as he produced a wonderful performance at the semi-finals against South Africa which ended with a 3-0 victory for the pharaohs with Sobhy opening the score from the penalty spot.]]>
11/22/2019 3:27:27 PM
<![CDATA[A record breaking attendance is expected tonight at Cairo Stadium ]]>
The Egyptian fans are expected to pack the stands to cheer for the Egyptian team who booked a ticket to 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo and they aim to be crowned champions of the U_23 AFCON for the first time in the history.

Egypt national team manager, Shawki Gharib, urged the fans to come to the stadium to support the players, revealing that his team will do everything to make the fans happy.

"I hope the final is going to be a match for the fans to enjoy. Our target is the title now after we secured our place in the Olympics which was our initial goal. I thank our supporters and ask them to come one more time." Gharib said.

Over 75,000 fans will be at the stadium on Friday night which will set a new attendance record for this competition.

The stadium gates are open from 1:00 pm and will close at 6:30 as the closing ceremony will start one hour before the final.

The Organizing committee will allow FAN ID and ticket holders to enter the stadium to watch the final.

On the other hand, the fans will enjoy watching the decisive game between South Africa and Ghana which will start at 4:00 pm to decide the third place winner who will accompany Egypt and Ivory Coast to the Olympics.]]>
11/22/2019 3:00:36 PM
<![CDATA[Salah congratulates the U-23 team for Olympics qualification ]]>
“Salah called me and congratulated the team after defeating South Africa at semi-finals.” Sobhy said during the pre-final press conference.

Egypt face Ivory Coast at the tournament’s final on Friday night at Cairo Stadium and the team players aim to continue their amazing run at the competition and win the title for the first time in the nation’s history.

Sobhy was asked about the possibility of adding Mohamed Salah as one of the three over-aged players who will support the team at the tournament in Tokyo, saying “It is the manager’s choice and he will decide the team’s needs and every player will add a great value to the team.”

Sobhy played a massive role in Egypt’s achievement as he produced a wonderful performance at the semi-finals against South Africa which ended with a 3-0 victory for the pharaohs with Sobhy opening the score from the penalty spot. ]]>
11/21/2019 4:33:30 PM
<![CDATA[U-23 AFCON Organizing Committee announces preparations for the final ]]>
The committee also urged the Egyptian fans to go to Cairo stadium to cheer for the national team at the final against Ivory Coast on Friday night.

Egypt defeated South Africa 3-0 on Tuesday thanks to Ramadan Sobhy penalty and two goals from the team winger, Abdelrahman Magdy.

The team aims to continue their amazing run at the competition and win the title for the first time in the nation’s history.

The stadium gates will be open from 1:00 pm and will close at 6:30 as the closing ceremony will start one hour before the final.

The Organizing committee will allow FAN ID and ticket holders to enter the stadium to watch the final.

On the other hand, the fans will enjoy watching the decisive game between South Africa and Ghana which will start at 4:00 pm to decide the third place winner who will accompany Egypt and Ivory Coast to the Olympics. ]]>
11/21/2019 1:31:57 PM
<![CDATA[Former Arsenal captain wants Pochettino to manage Arsenal ]]>
“Pochettino is now available. My message to the Arsenal board is: sign him!.” Keown said on Thursday.

Tottenham Hotspur announced on Wednesday that the club appointed veteran manager, Jose Mourinho, as the new club manager to replace the sacked Argentinean who managed the team during the last five and half years, taking them to the last season’s UEFA Champions League Final.

Keown added “I just think that the Unai Emery experiment is, at the moment, failing. I think the fans have lost confidence in him. He seems to be out of his depth.”

Arsenal are struggling at the league this season and they sixth at the league table with 17 points and they seem to have no chance to challenge the league leaders, Liverpool, for the title as the Reds have gained 34 points.

Arsenal fans expected Mourinho to be their new manager but the Portuguese manager made a surprise move to the Gunners’ arch rivals, Tottenham. ]]>
11/21/2019 10:31:37 AM
<![CDATA[Salah to miss Liverpool clash against Crystal Palace ]]>
The player suffered an injury during the game against Manchester City and he left the pitch to follow the last minutes of his team’s 3-1 victory over the defending champions from the bench.

Salah’s injury forced him to miss Egypt’s first two games at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers against Kenya and Comoros in which the Egyptians failed to achieve their first victory at the Qualifiers.

Egypt started their campaign in Alexandria with a 1-1 draw while the second game in Comoros ended with a goalless draw.

Belgium striker Divock Origi is expected to replace Salah and share Liverpool’s attacking line with Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Liverpool players aim to continue their amazing run at the league against a tough opponent like Palace in front of their passionate fans.

Liverpool are leading the league table with 34 points, eight points ahead of Leicester City and Chelsea who share the second place. ]]>
11/21/2019 9:00:00 AM
<![CDATA[Tottenham announce the departure of Pochettino]]>
The club said in a statement on its website that the two parties reached an agreement to secede by mutual consent.

Prior to the Pochettino era, Tottenham were in the top four in the Premier League with their new system (22 seasons) only twice, while the Argentine coach managed to lead the team four times in five seasons.

The Telegraph revealed that without a dramatic development between Pochettino and Tottenham's management, it is impossible for the Argentine to continue until the end of the season, because the loss from West Ham would be a disaster at the club.

"Levy preferred not to sack him, not because of the money, but for what he did with the team, but the Argentine coach made it seem like he would rather leave."

The British newspaper pointed out that his departure would cost £ 12.5 million either for him or him if he left an article or to another team.]]>
11/20/2019 9:29:37 AM
<![CDATA[Ramadan Sobhy thanks the fans after their great support]]>
"Our players were real men, as I say after every game, and the audience is more than great. I thank them very much, no matter what I say, I will not give them their right," Ramadan told On Sport channel.

"We have gone up and achieved what is needed, and certainly ambition is doubling, and now we are thinking of winning the trophy."

"The fans do not benefit anything but pay money to attend, so they should be happy.

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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11/20/2019 9:26:40 AM
<![CDATA[Shawki Ghareeb congratulates the Egyptian fans after qualifying to Tokyo]]>
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"Congratulations to Egypt and its people. Three months ago, 80,000 spectators left the Cairo stadium with great sadness after leaving the African Cup of Nations," Gharib said on youth and sports radio.

"To beat South Africa and qualify for the Olympics is an apology to the fans. I had no doubt about qualifying." he added.

"We are not afraid of any team. We played with a different plan in the second half, South Africa is the strongest collective defense team." He concluded.


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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11/20/2019 9:23:03 AM
<![CDATA[Mostafa Mohamed eyes winning the Final of U-23 AFCON]]>
Egypt and Côte d'Ivoire will meet in the final on Friday at the Cairo stadium after their success in qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

"We were men, we were responsible, we carried out our promise to the fans, we did not let them down, and we did what we had to do," Mostafa said after a 3-0 semi-final win over South Africa.

The Zamalek player added: "I don't give much attention for the personal titles or Top scorer of the tournament prize, but my focus in achieving our goal to qualify for the Olympics, and the final of the championship."

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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11/20/2019 9:18:49 AM
<![CDATA[Egypt achieve the awaited dream, qualify for Tokyo Olympics for the 12th time ]]>
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.]]>
11/20/2019 9:15:15 AM
<![CDATA[Know the countries qualified to the 2020 EURO ]]>
On Tuesday, we will see 10 matches in the final round of European qualifiers.

Euro 2020 will be held for the first time in 12 different countries, with the semi-finals and the final in July next year.

The teams that qualified for Euro 2020 are:

Austria

Belgium

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

England

Finland

France

Germany

Italia

Netherlands

Poland

Portugal

Russia

Spain

Sweden

Switzerland

Turkey

Ukraine

Hungary, Wales and Slovakia are battling for second place in Group E.

Eight teams play the play-offs to see the quartet complete the 24 teams.]]>
11/19/2019 10:55:33 AM
<![CDATA[Micho satisfied with Zamalek's last training camp]]>
"This was a very important period for us with more than 59 matches played last season without interruption, so the last period was important for us," said Micho.

"The 6th of October camp was very necessary and we were keen on the technical and physical preparation and raising the physical fitness of the players in addition to bringing the players closer to each other."

"We have increased the fitness rate of Mahmoud Hamdi" Al-Wensh "and Ahmed Sayed" Zizo "and Obama, and the result is their appearance well and Zizo joined the Egyptian team as well because of his performance.

"We played strong friendly matches against the Wadi Degla, the South African Olympic team and Haras El-Hedoud, and we benefited from them all in the best possible way," Micho said.]]>
11/19/2019 10:51:17 AM
<![CDATA[Al Badry stresses on changing everything in the coming period]]>
"I will respond to those who do not speak rationally because they do not know the technical issues in the team and I will reveal their mistakes," Al Badry told On Sport on Monday after a 0-0 draw with Comoros in the second round of the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

"We faced difficult circumstances, represented by the delay in the appointment of the coaching staff, postponing the league for a long time and not going to many friendly matches."

"This is in addition to the injuries that hit some players, and not calling some players who have faced problems with their clubs," Al Badry added.

"I salute all the players and thank them today," he said.

"We have four games ahead and we will qualify for the African Nations," he stressed.
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11/19/2019 10:46:44 AM
<![CDATA[Road to Tokyo: Egypt faces South Africa to achieve the awaited dream]]>
Our Olympic team will play against South Africa in the semi-finals of the African Nations Cup under 23 years qualifying for the Olympics at Cairo Stadium at 8 pm.

Winning this match will return the Pharaohs to the Olympic Football Tournament after the absence of the last edition in Rio de Janeiro.

The loss opens the door for another chance if they win the third-place match against the loser from the second semi-final.

Shawki Ghareeb's men enter the game after three consecutive group victories over Mali, Ghana and Cameroon.

But everyone is worried about what happened four months ago at the Cairo stadium as well.

The Egyptian team won three consecutive victories in the group stage of the African Cup of Nations, before facing South Africa, losing one goal and have been knocked-out of the tournament.

"Since the start of the tournament, the team has been under constant pressure and will only end by ensuring that the Olympics are reached, and the fans are required to support the team and the current group that will form the first team in the next phase." Shawki Ghareeb said in the press conference.

"South Africa are very strong and we have faced twice before. They are a very organized team," he concluded]]>
11/19/2019 10:34:47 AM
<![CDATA[Tennis: Safwat jumps to the 176th position ]]>
Safwat is seeking to return to the best position he has reached in the world rankings, the 166th position in the world.

Safwat's progress in the rankings to 176th position has gone a long way in advancing to the best ranks during his career, where the Egyptian champion has fallen to the No. 216.

Returning to the top 200, he finished top of the Arab rankings after finishing runner-up in Challenger, Finland, where he could not win the playoff group to end the 141-ranked Finn Emil Rusovori, 2-6 7-6 3-6.
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11/18/2019 12:28:20 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt faces Comoros in search for hard three points ]]>
Egypt are preparing to face the Comoros on Monday at 03:00 p.m. in the second round of the African 2021 qualifiers in Cameroon.

The technical meeting was held to face the Comoros and Egypt in the presence of the referees and the observers of the game, the representative of Comoros and Mohamed Barakat, the national team director.

During the meeting, it was agreed on the details of the game where the Egyptian team in traditional costume in the colors of the Egyptian flag, while the Comoros team will show in full green.

The national team striker, Ahmed Gomaa, missed the team journey to Comoros as he suffered an injury on Friday training session.

The Pharaohs aim to bounce back after a poor start at the Qualifiers on Thursday night in Alexandria as Egypt ended the Qualifiers opener with a 1-1 draw with Kenya.

On the other hand, Comoros secured an away victory over Togo thanks to a goal from the nation’s biggest star, Faïz Selemani.

Comoros lead the group with three points, two points ahead of Egypt and Kenya share the second position while Togo stays at the bottom with zero points.]]>
11/18/2019 12:06:35 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly misses Diang in El Gouna league match]]>
The X-rays showed a tear in the connective muscle during his participation with the Mali team in the African Under-23 Nations Championship in Egypt and qualify for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

"Diang's injury is a rupture of the connective muscle at a depth of 1 millimeter," said Ahly's football manager Sayed Abdul Hafeez.

"Diang needs 10 days of treatment."

"This confirms his absence from Al Ahly's match against El Gouna in the league scheduled for November 25th."

"Diang will be 90% ready for the Etoile du Sahel match and the medical team will try to equip him for the match," he said.

Diang missed the group training on Sunday evening after injury, after returning to team training on Saturday after his country's exit from the first round of the championship.

On Saturday, Diang only had training at the gymnasium.

The injury of the Mali player came a few days after Al-Ahly suffered a painful blow with Hamdi Fathi's injury to the knee cartilage in training Egypt.]]>
11/18/2019 11:59:52 AM
<![CDATA[U-23 AFCON Semi-finals to be hold on Cairo stadium]]>
The first semi-final between Egypt and South Africa was scheduled at the Cairo stadium and the second semi-final between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire at the stadium.

The match between Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire was also revised from 5 pm to 4 pm.

Egypt's Olympic team performed their first training session in preparation for Tuesday's match against South Africa.

Egypt clash with South Africa at the Cairo Stadium in the semi-finals of the African Under-23 Nations Cup, and the winner crosses directly to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The training sessions began with warming up, and then tactical trainings, then a match and training on penalties.

South Africa secured a goalless draw against the defending champions, Nigeria, to qualify to the semi-finals as group runner-up.

The Bafana Bafana will challenge the host nation, Egypt, for a spot at the final and a direct ticket to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Egyptian team aims to avoid the agony of the first team who suffered early elimination from 2019 AFCON after losing to South Africa 1-0 at Cairo International Stadium.

Egypt defeated Cameroon 2-1 on Thursday night thanks to two goals from the tournament’s goal scorer Mostafa Mohamed to finish the group stage with 9 points from three straight wins to secure the top of the group.

Egyptian fans are expected to pack the stands of Cairo Stadium to support their players who produced strong performances at the group stage.

On the other hand, Ivory Coast defeated Zambia 1-0 to finish group B on top after gaining six points and they will face Ghana at the semis.]]>
11/18/2019 11:54:36 AM
<![CDATA[Messi thanks Turki Al-Sheikh for hosting in Saudi Arabia]]>
Messi led Argentina to a 1-0 friendly win over Brazil in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday in his first appearance with tango dancers after his international suspension ended.

Messi released a video on Saturday, captured in the moments before entering the stadium while shaking hands with Al-Sheikh, and attached a message of thanks.

"I am happy to be back in Riyadh and I look forward to returning again. Thank you Turki Al-Sheikh and the Riyadh season for the great evening."



Al-Sheikh had received Messi on Thursday evening, and appeared with him in a video posted on his Facebook page

Al-Sheikh then sent a message to Messi: "First of all happy to see you here and to be in Saudi Arabia, and I hope to meet you next year in La Liga between Barcelona and Almeria."

"I hope to sign you to play for Almeria after five years when your price becomes cheaper," he joked.]]>
11/17/2019 12:58:48 PM
<![CDATA[I consider myself lucky to play next to Salah & Firmino: Mane]]>
"I always say that it is very easy to work together, I consider myself lucky to play next to these big players," he told the club magazine.

"Any player will enjoy playing next to them because they are so good and they make everything easy so I enjoy playing for them."

"We are from different countries and we speak different languages, but I think football is the same and it is universal so anyone can speak it, for me, for Firmino and Salah."

Mane scored 7 goals while Mohamed Salah scored 6 goals and 3 for the Brazilian this season in the English Premier League.

"I have no words to explain how great or successful Liverpool coach is," he said. "Everyone can see what he has done for the club and the city, and the quality he has as a manager."

"He always has the right words and the right attitude to manage the team, and I am confident in his impact on the team."

The Senegalese have made 140 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions, scoring 70 goals, assisting 27 and winning the Champions League.]]>
11/17/2019 12:40:17 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt continues training sessions in Comoros]]>
Egypt national team delegation leaves the country for Comoros, where the Egyptian team will face Comoros at 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

The national team striker, Ahmed Gomaa, missed the team journey to Comoros as he suffered an injury on Friday training session.

The Pharaohs aim to bounce back after a poor start at the Qualifiers on Thursday night in Alexandria as Egypt ended the Qualifiers opener with a 1-1 draw with Kenya.

On the other hand, Comoros secured an away victory over Togo thanks to a goal from the nation’s biggest star, Faïz Selemani.

Comoros lead the group with three points, two points ahead of Egypt and Kenya share the second position while Togo stays at the bottom with zero points.

Comoros aim to achieve a victory at home to stay on top of the group and take a major step in their journey to achieve the nation’s dream of appearing at the biggest competition in the continent for the first time in the history.]]>
11/17/2019 11:14:05 AM
<![CDATA[Egyptian Olympic team continues preparations for South Africa]]>
Egypt clash with South Africa at the Cairo Stadium in the semi-finals of the African Under-23 Nations Cup, and the winner crosses directly to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

The training sessions began with warming up, and then tactical trainings, then a match and training on penalties.

South Africa secured a goalless draw against the defending champions, Nigeria, to qualify to the semi-finals as group runner-up.

The Bafana Bafana will challenge the host nation, Egypt, for a spot at the final and a direct ticket to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Egyptian team aims to avoid the agony of the first team who suffered early elimination from 2019 AFCON after losing to South Africa 1-0 at Cairo International Stadium.

Egypt defeated Cameroon 2-1 on Thursday night thanks to two goals from the tournament’s goal scorer Mostafa Mohamed to finish the group stage with 9 points from three straight wins to secure the top of the group.

Egyptian fans are expected to pack the stands of Cairo Stadium to support their players who produced strong performances at the group stage.

On the other hand, Ivory Coast defeated Zambia 1-0 to finish group B on top after gaining six points and they will face Ghana at the semis.
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11/17/2019 11:07:58 AM
<![CDATA[Mane considers himself lucky to play alongside Salah and Firmino ]]>
“I always say it is very easy to work together. Personally, I just think myself very lucky to play alongside these great players. We are all from different countries and speak different first languages but I think football is one language” Mane said.

The prolific front three players formed a successful partnership that made the Reds one of the best teams in Europe with goal scoring tally of 183 goals after Salah and Mane goals against Man City on Sunday at the league.

Mane continued “Every single player who plays alongside them would enjoy it because they are very good players and they make everything easy, so I just enjoy playing alongside them.”

The front three played a massive role in the club’s success last year in which they clinched the club’s sixth Champions League title in Madrid after defeating Tottenham 2-0.

Liverpool are dreaming of aceiving the league title and they are 8 points clear of Leicester City and Chelsea who share the second place. ]]>
11/16/2019 4:48:02 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt to face South Africa at U-23 AFCON semis ]]>
The Bafana Bafana will challenge the host nation, Egypt, for a spot at the final and a direct ticket to the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The Egyptian team aims to avoid the agony of the first team who suffered early elimination from 2019 AFCON after losing to South Africa 1-0 at Cairo International Stadium.

Egypt defeated Cameroon 2-1 on Thursday night thanks to two goals from the tournament’s goal scorer Mostafa Mohamed to finish the group stage with 9 points from three straight wins to secure the top of the group.

Egyptian fans are expected to pack the stands of Cairo Stadium to support their players who produced strong performances at the group stage.

On the other hand, Ivory Coast defeated Zambia 1-0 to finish group B on top after gaining six points and they will face Ghana at the semis. ]]>
11/16/2019 4:33:40 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian football team fly to Comoros for 2nd leg of AFCON qualifiers]]>
On Thursday, the Pharaohs were held to a 1-1 draw against Kenya in their first match in the group.]]>
11/16/2019 4:26:44 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt national team leaves for Comoros ]]>
The national team striker, Ahmed Gomaa, missed the team journey to Comoros as he suffered an injury on Friday training session.

The Pharaohs aim to bounce back after a poor start at the Qualifiers on Thursday night in Alexandria as Egypt ended the Qualifiers opener with a 1-1 draw with Kenya.

On the other hand, Comoros secured an away victory over Togo thanks to a goal from the nation’s biggest star, Faïz Selemani.

Comoros lead the group with three points, two points ahead of Egypt and Kenya share the second position while Togo stays at the bottom with zero points.

Comoros aim to achieve a victory at home to stay on top of the group and take a major step in their journey to achieve the nation’s dream of appearing at the biggest competition in the continent for the first time in the history. ]]>
11/15/2019 4:21:12 PM
<![CDATA[La Liga plans to take game to Miami halted by court decision]]>
The league's organizing body filed a complaint against the RFEF last year over the latter's refusal to authorize playing regular season matches abroad, claiming the RFEF did not have the authority to block the move.

That complaint will be heard next February.

"Madrid's Mercantile Court No. 12 today decided not to grant interim measures to stage an official La Liga match in Miami in a case about the pending authorization from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF)," said a statement from La Liga.

"La Liga respects this decision, which does not prejudge the substance of the matter, which will be permanently settled in February 2020. Staging an official match abroad is part of a long-term La Liga strategy for international growth.

"We hope that from February La Liga will be able to organize an official match beyond Spanish borders."

This is the second time the league has been unsuccessful in its bid to play regular season matches abroad, after Barcelona withdrew from plans to play a league game last January against Girona in Miami, citing a lack of support. ]]>
11/15/2019 12:45:16 PM
<![CDATA[Mostafa puts in another Man-of-the-Match display ]]>
The striker showed character during Egypt’s three games at the group stage and led the team to secure a spot at the semi-finals after finishing on top of the group.

On Thursday night, Mohamed scored twice for the hosts to lead them to achieve their third straight victory at the coopetition and take his tournament’s goal tally to four which makes him the main contender for the tournament’s goal scoring award.

The striker’s performance against Cameroon earned him the Man-of-the-Match award for the second time as he earned the award after scoring the winning goal against Mali at the opening game.

“Individual titles mean nothing to me. My focus is the team and what’s important is to reach next year’s Tokyo Olympics.” The striker said after the game.

Mohamed was a very good surprise for the Egyptian fans who put much hopes on his shoulders to take the team to the Olympic Games in Tokyo next summer.

Egypt needs one victory from the two remaining games to secure one of the tickets to the Olympics.

Egypt, Group A leaders, will face the runner-up of Group B on Tuesday at Cairo International Stadium. ]]>
11/15/2019 10:05:16 AM
<![CDATA[We won nothing yet, Gharib ]]>
“We won nothing yet, and the semifinal on Tuesday is the most important game in this generation’s history.” Egypt U-23 team manager, Shawky Gharib, said.

The team defeated Cameroon 2-1 on Thursday night thanks to two goals from the tournament’s goal scorer Mostafa Mohamed to finish the group stage with 9 points from three straight wins to secure the top of the group.

Gharib added “I’m extremely happy with my boys, and proud with the great support we had today.”

The Egyptian team’s performance encouraged the fans to go to the stadium and support the team from the stands after a poor attendance at the opening game against Ghana.

Egypt, Group A leaders, will face the runner-up of Group B on Tuesday at Cairo International Stadium.

On the other hand, Ghana secured a semi-final spot as they defeated Mali 2-0 to equal Cameroon’s four points but Ghana have the tiebreak edge thanks to the superior goal difference.

Ghana will face Group B leaders on Tuesday at El Salam Stadium.
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11/15/2019 9:38:13 AM
<![CDATA[We will challenge Al-Ahly and Zamalek for the title, Desabre ]]>
“We do not have the history of Al-Ahly and Zamalek but we have the ambition to achieve a better position this season and challenge for the title.” Desabre said.

In 2018, Chairman of the Saudi Sports Authority Turki Al Sheikh and he turned the club into one of the Egyptian football giants after huge investments.

The club lost the Cup final to Zamalek and finished the league at the third position behind the biggest two clubs in the country Al-Ahly and Zamalek. One year later, Emirati businessman Salem Al Shamsi acquired the ownership of the club.

Desabre added “We have a new board with a new strategy. Al-Ahly and Zamalek are very strong but we will do our best to produce good football to challenge them for the title.”

The French manager led the team to the CAF Confederation Cup group stage in the club’s first appearance on the continental level.
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11/15/2019 8:50:00 AM
<![CDATA[Milner praises Liverpool legend Gerrard]]>
“As an all-round player, he’s probably the best I’ve seen. He could do everything, both feet, score goals, defend, tackle, get about the field and lead by example. An unbelievable player to play with and horrible to play against.” Milner said.

Liverpool vice-captain, Milner, shared the dressing room with the former Liverpool captain, Gerrard, during the international duty with England but he did not play alongside him at the Reds as Milner joined Liverpool after Gerrard was already retired.

Milner added “Even in a one-touch session, the passes he made, the pace he put on them and you’re expected to deal with them – that was the level he played at.”

Gerrard won all kind of titles during his time at Liverpool but he failed to lead his team to win the Premier League title, which the club failed to achieve since 1990.

Milner continued “I can say it’s disappointing for his career and the amount of time he played for Liverpool and he had an unbelievable career and obviously to win the league would have been a nice touch for him.”

Milner and his teammates aim to lead the club to win the title and they are in a perfect position after 12 fixtures as they are 8 points clear from Chelsea and Leicester City who share the second place.


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11/14/2019 3:23:22 PM
<![CDATA[Song assures his team is ready for Egypt]]>
The Lions needs a draw to secure a spot at the semi-finals and qualify to the second round alongside already qualified Egypt whatever the result of the other game between Ghana and Mali.

“Egypt has the advantage going to this game, and we still have to work hard to reach the next round. I believe every player will be ready to face the hosts.” Cameroon Olympics team manager, Rigobert Song, said.

Egypt secured a semi-final spot as they defeated Mali and Ghana respectively to gain six points after a strong start at the competition.

Cameroon comes second at the group with 4 points after a draw with Ghana and a victory over Mali and The Lions need one point to secure qualification to the second round.

Song added “. We will show the same determination as we did against Ghana and Mali. Impossible is nothing on football.”

Cameroon won the Gold Medal during 2000 Summer Olympic Games in Sydney to be the second African nation to win the prestigious medal after the Nigerian team in 1996.

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11/14/2019 3:21:38 PM
<![CDATA[El Badry trusts players to have strong start at AFCON Qualifiers]]>
Egypt hosts Kenya national team at Borg El Arab Stadium during the opening game of the qualifiers, in which Egypt was drawn alongside Comoros, Togo and Kenya.

“We have a strong squad which includes a wide range of talents and I put my trust in them to defeat Kenya.” El Badry said.

Egypt will miss Liverpool Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, as the player suffered an ankle injury at the last minutes of the game against Manchester City at the League.

The national team will also miss Hamdy Fathy who scored two goals for El Badry’s side during the two friendly games against Botswana and Liberia.

El Badry added “We have four players ready to replace Salah. I also wish a quick recovery to Hamdy Fathy. He is a very good player and he added value to the team.”

El Badry was appointed as Egypt national team new manager to succeed the sacked Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, as Egypt was eliminated from the 2019 AFCON round of 16 at home after losing to South Africa 1-0.

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11/14/2019 3:20:10 PM
<![CDATA[Gharib targets finishing top of the group]]>
Egypt secured a semi-final spot as they defeated Mali and Ghana respectively to gain six points after a strong start at the competition.

“Our main goal is to finish top of the group. I did not decide whether I will rest the starting team or not.” Egypt manager, Shawki Gharib, said ahead of the game.

Cameroon comes second at the group with 4 points after a draw with Ghana and a victory over Mali and The Lions need one point to secure qualification to the second round.

Gharib added “We want to finish top to continue playing our games at Cairo Stadium. I want to thank the fans who supported the team at the first two games and we will do everything to make them happy.”

Egypt football appeared at the Olympic Games 11 times before. Their best achievement was taking the fourth place in 1928 in Amsterdam and 1964 in Tokyo.

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.
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11/14/2019 3:18:35 PM
<![CDATA[Four Egyptian qualify in Squash World Cup quarter-final]]>
The brothers Mohamed and Marwan El Shorbagi will face each other in a match in the quarter-finals scheduled for Wednesday.

Zahid Salim made it through to the quarter-finals after beating Colombian Miguel Rodriguez 3-1.

Marwan Shorbagi also qualified after a 3-0 win over teammate Mohamed Aboul Ghar to face his brother Mohamed El Shorbagi, who surpassed Indian Surap Ghosal with the same result.

The trio qualified alongside Tarek Momen, who overtook Qatar's Abdullah Al Tamimi on Monday.

Wednesday's quarter-final:

Zahid Saleem vs New Zealander Paul Cole (4 pm)

Tarek Momen vs Peruvian Diego Elias (5pm)

Mohamed El Shourbagy vs Marwan El Shourbagy (6pm)

Omar Massaad lost 3-0 to New Zealand's Paul Cole in a 117-minute match that ended 16-16.]]>
11/13/2019 9:04:31 AM
<![CDATA[Salah out of Kenya & the Comoros matches with the national team]]>
The Football Association said, in a statement through the official account on the social networking site "Twitter", that Salah underwent extensive tests confirmed the continuation of the injury suffered recently.

Egyptian coach Hossam Al-Badri held a meeting with the head of the national team Mohamed Barakat and the doctor of the Pharaohs in the presence of Salah, who confirmed his great desire to participate in the two games but can not because of injury.

The statement did not say how long Salah needed to recover from the injury.

Salah joined the Egyptian camp on Monday evening.

Egypt are preparing to meet Kenya and the Comoros on November 14 and 18 in the first two qualifiers for the 2021 African Cup of Nations.

The Qualifiers draw put Egypt in Group G alongside Togo, Kenya and Comoros and the top two teams of the group will secure qualification to the final tournament in Cameroon.

There are 22 players in the camp, including Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Awad (Zamalek), Mohamed Bassam (Talaea Al Gaish), Ahmed Fathy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Hany (Al Ahly), Abdallah Gomaa (Zamalek), Mahmoud Waheed (Al Ahly)), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Rami Rabia (Al Ahly) Baher Al Mohammadi (Ismaili) Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Amr Al Suleia (Al Ahly) Hamdy Fathy (Al Ahly) Mohamed Magdy Afsha (Al Ahly), Hussein Al Shahat (Al Ahly) Ahmed El Sayed Zizo (Zamalek) Hossam Hassan (Smouha), Marwan Hamdy (Wadi Degla), Ahmed Gomaa (Egyptian), Ayman Ashraf "Al Ahly" and Karim Tarek "Talaea Al Gaish", and Mahmoud Abdel Moneim Kahraba (Disportivo Avis).
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11/13/2019 8:58:21 AM
<![CDATA[Shikabala & Moamen Zakaria attend Alaa Ali consolation ]]>
The condolences witnessed the presence of a large number of stars Zamalek, headed by team captain Mahmoud Abdel Razek "Shikabala", Mohamed Abdel Shafi, Youssef Ibrahim Obama, Karim Bambu and other players.

Zamalek club announced condolence for Alaa Ali, former Zamalek player, who left our world on Monday.

Zamalek said through their official account on "Twitter" that the President, Mortada Mansour, decided to establish a consolation for Alaa Ali on Thursday at the mosque Hamdia Shazlya.

He also decided to allocate a monthly pension to the family of the player.

Shocking news came to Egyptian football fans on Monday morning, the death of Alaa Ali, a former Zamalek player at the age of 31 years.

Ahmed Yahya, current Al Intag Al Harby, former Smouha goalkeeper and the closest friend for Alaa Ali, said, according to Filgoal.com: "In recent months, Alaa Ali hid the news of a serious brain tumor from everyone except those close to him."

"Alaa underwent surgery to remove the tumor and then underwent sessions so that the tumor does not return to him again and no one was told the truth of his struggle with the disease waiting to recover from it and return to practice football again."

Petrojet was the last team of Alaa Ali on the football pitches, but he dreamed of a different finish with the white color he used to wear while playing the ball since he was a young child.
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11/13/2019 8:54:15 AM
<![CDATA[EFA vice president praises Ramadan Sobhy's leadership]]>
"What we like is the high morale, cohesion, team spirit and teamwork of the Olympic team."

"I once saw Ramadan Sobhi talking to the players while I was there, and he told his team-mates Egypt, the football association and the coaching staff that they played their part, and now we have to do what we have to do," he said to Al Kahera Wel Nas TV channel.

Ramadan scored the second goal of the Pharaohs against Ghana and assisted the winning goal in the final minutes of the meeting to qualify Pharaohs to the semi-finals after the victory 3-2.

Egypt's Olympic team came close to fulfilling the dream of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics after securing a passage to the semi-finals of the U-23 African Cup of Nations by beating Ghana 3-2.

The Pharaohs scored their second win in the tournament, after snatching three points in the opening match by beating Mali 1-0.

Shawki Gharib's men raised their tally to 6 points at the top of Group A, two points ahead of runners-up Cameroon before their match in the third match.

The Pharaohs scored the first through Mostafa Mohamed in the 17th minute, Ramadan Sobhi in the 82nd minute and Ahmed Yasser Rayyan in the 88th minute.

Ghana's Yao Yabo scored in the sixth minute and Samuel Obeng in the 46th minute.

After the loss, Ghana had one point in the fourth place before facing Mali, who have already lost their hopes of qualifying from this stage.

Ghana need to beat Mali with Egypt's victory over Cameroon, in order to maintain their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals and competing for the Olympic qualification card.

The top three in the tournament qualify for the Olympics]]>
11/13/2019 8:50:39 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek holds consolation for Alaa Ali]]>
Zamalek said through their official account on "Twitter" that the President, Mortada Mansour, decided to establish a consolation for Alaa Ali on Thursday at the mosque Hamdia Shazlya.

He also decided to allocate a monthly pension to the family of the player.

Shocking news came to Egyptian football fans on Monday morning, the death of Alaa Ali, a former Zamalek player at the age of 31 years.

Ahmed Yahya, current Al Intag Al Harby, former Smouha goalkeeper and the closest friend for Alaa Ali, said, according to Filgoal.com: "In recent months, Alaa Ali hid the news of a serious brain tumor from everyone except those close to him."

"Alaa underwent surgery to remove the tumor and then underwent sessions so that the tumor does not return to him again and no one was told the truth of his struggle with the disease waiting to recover from it and return to practice football again."

Petrojet was the last team of Alaa Ali on the football pitches, but he dreamed of a different finish with the white color he used to wear while playing the ball since he was a young child.]]>
11/12/2019 10:51:38 AM
<![CDATA[Hamdi Fathi suffers injury with the Egyptian national team]]>
The player's medical tests and X-rays after the exercises proved a cut in the cartilage of the knee.

The Football Association also confirmed the costs of the player's treatment.

Hamdi Fathi, 25, played for Egypt in two matches against Tanzania and Liberia, scoring both goals for the Pharaohs.

Hamdi Fathi joined Al Ahli in January from Enppi.

The Egyptian team is preparing for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers, in which the team will face Kenya and Comoros respectively on 14 and 18 November.

The Qualifiers draw put Egypt in Group G alongside Togo, Kenya and Comoros and the top two teams of the group will secure qualification to the final tournament in Cameroon.

There are 22 players in the camp, including Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Awad (Zamalek), Mohamed Bassam (Talaea Al Gaish), Ahmed Fathy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Hany (Al Ahly), Abdallah Gomaa (Zamalek), Mahmoud Waheed (Al Ahly)), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Rami Rabia (Al Ahly) Baher Al Mohammadi (Ismaili) Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Amr Al Suleia (Al Ahly) Hamdy Fathy (Al Ahly) Mohamed Magdy Afsha (Al Ahly), Hussein Al Shahat (Al Ahly) Ahmed El Sayed Zizo (Zamalek) Hossam Hassan (Smouha), Marwan Hamdy (Wadi Degla), Ahmed Gomaa (Egyptian), Ayman Ashraf "Al Ahly" and Karim Tarek "Talaea Al Gaish", and Mahmoud Abdel Moneim Kahraba (Disportivo Avis).
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11/12/2019 10:40:38 AM
<![CDATA[Egyptian Olympic team approaches qualifying to TOKYO 2020]]>
The Pharaohs scored their second win in the tournament, after snatching three points in the opening match by beating Mali 1-0.

Shawki Gharib's men raised their tally to 6 points at the top of Group A, two points ahead of runners-up Cameroon before their match in the third match.

The Pharaohs scored the first through Mostafa Mohamed in the 17th minute, Ramadan Sobhi in the 82nd minute and Ahmed Yasser Rayyan in the 88th minute.

Ghana's Yao Yabo scored in the sixth minute and Samuel Obeng in the 46th minute.

After the loss, Ghana had one point in the fourth place before facing Mali, who have already lost their hopes of qualifying from this stage.

Ghana need to beat Mali with Egypt's victory over Cameroon, in order to maintain their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals and competing for the Olympic qualification card.

The top three in the tournament qualify for the Olympics]]>
11/12/2019 10:36:40 AM
<![CDATA[Know Salah's rating against Manchester City]]>
Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 in the big match in the 12th round of the Premier League.


English newspapers have rated each player from Liverpool against City by scores from 1 to 10.

The Egyptian international rating varied between 8 and 9, with an average rating of 8.1 from 10 newspapers and websites.


Jurgen Klopp's side will now be alone in the lead after reaching 34 points, while City's stayed in the fourth place with 25 points.

The closest Liverpool are now are Leicester City and Chelsea with 26 points.

The best player in the game was Fabinho, who scored the first goal with an average score of 8.7 out of ten.
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11/12/2019 10:29:17 AM
<![CDATA[Mohsen Saleh praises Ramadan Sobhy]]>

"Ramadan was selfish and show-minded and only thought about himself, but his thought matured and got rid of individuality, and he realize that the interest of the team is more important than highlighting his skills," Saleh said.

"What helps Ramadan to develop his level, that he is strong and fast and has great confidence in his abilities, and exploits his physical abilities in front of competitors, all of which help him to improve the level he has shown in the last two seasons in the English league."

Mohsen Saleh spoke about former Al Ahly player Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet, who is currently a professional at Aston Villa.

"The feared coach laughs at people by involving players who are offensive in nature so that the media and the public do not blame him for being a defensive coach, but at the same time assigning them tasks that do not fit their abilities."

"Trezeguet improved recently because he began to focus more in the front half, which is commensurate with the nature of his position and abilities," said Mohsen Saleh.

Trezeguet scored his second consecutive goal with Aston Villa on Sunday against Wolves in the Premier League despite a 2-1 defeat.]]>
11/11/2019 11:58:16 AM
<![CDATA[Klopp praises Salah's goal against Manchester City]]>
Liverpool beat Manchester City 3-1 in the big match in the 12th round of the Premier League.

Klopp told reporters about the second goal scored by Salah: "I do not think I saw a goal like this before, it was a really special goal."

Klopp praised the role of the two full-backs in this goal, as the ball came from the far right with the foot of Trent Alexander Arnold to Andy Robertson left-back who made it up to play a fine cross met with Salah header in the net.

"The right-back passed a 60-yard ball to the left-back, who touched it twice before sending a cross from 40 yards that Salah met with a beautiful header, a very special goal."

"It was a good moment to score a goal like this. The third goal was also very good, a beautiful cross from Gordon Henderson to Sadio Mane who was in the right place."

Jurgen Klopp's side will now be alone in the lead after reaching 34 points, while City's stayed in the fourth place with 25 points.

The closest Liverpool are now are Leicester City and Chelsea with 26 points.]]>
11/11/2019 11:04:44 AM
<![CDATA[It doesn't matter who scores the winner: Dybala ]]>
Juventus narrowly defeated AC Milan 1-0 for Paulo Dybala. Dybala entered the game in substitution with Cristiano Ronaldo in the 55th minute before scoring the winner in the 77th minute.

"It doesn't matter who succeeded in scoring," Dybala said.

"We didn't show our best performance, but we managed to win," he said after the match.

"No one expected that I would shoot my right foot in the goal shot. Fortunately, the shot came well and I managed to score."

"Milan have not started well this season but it is certainly Milan. Milan are a great team, they have a good team of players and they would have scored goals but Scezni, Juventus goalkeeper, stopped them," he added

"The road is still long and we will finally see who will be the Champion, Juventus or Inter."

The win lifted Juventus to 32 points at the top of the standings, one point behind second-placed Inter Milan.

Milan have 13 points in the 14th place, four points behind relegation.]]>
11/11/2019 10:59:11 AM
<![CDATA[Cairo stadium to host Al Ahly & Zamalek matches after U-23 AFCON]]>
"We have signed with Al Ahly an agreement and we are in process with Zamalek and the Egyptian Football Association to host their matches," Darwish said to the Egyptian TV.

"The league and the national team matches are supposed to return to the Cairo stadium after the U-23 AFCON."

"Before the start of the league this season, the stadium was under maintenance to host the African championship."

"We were ready to host the meeting between Al Ahly and Zamalek in the league, but it was postponed for security reasons," he said.

The Egyptian Olympic team will face Ghana on Monday at the African Nations Cup under 23 at the Cairo Stadium.

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11/11/2019 10:53:20 AM
<![CDATA[Benzema surpasses Puskas in Real Madrid La Liga top scorers]]>
Real Madrid ended the first half ahead of Eibar with three goals without reply, one of them by captain Sergio Ramos, while Benzema ensured the rest.

Benzema scored in the 17th and 29th minute, raising his total of goals in his La Liga career to 157.

Benzema surpassed Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas, who has scored 156 goals in La Liga with Real Madrid.

Benzema is the sixth-highest scorer in Real Madrid's history in the league competition, behind Cristiano Ronaldo (311), Raul Gonzalez (228), Alfredo Di Stefano (186) and Ojo Sanchez (164).

Benzema has also become the 18th all-time leading scorer in La Liga.

Benzema's fifth goal in his career against Ibar, equaling the number of goals Cristiano Ronaldo against the Basque team.

By scoring the third penalty, Benzema was able to translate all eight of his penalties in his official career with Real Madrid.

Benzema lifted his tally to nine goals in the top scorer of La Liga, surpassing Villarreal's Gerard Moreno who scored eight goals.
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11/10/2019 11:58:37 AM
<![CDATA[I've never been the weakest side: Guardiola]]>
Liverpool were more likely than before the strong confrontation, putting pressure on City as they are six points behind in the Premier League race, but Guardiola does not see his side as the weakest side in the clash.

"I have never played a game with the feeling that I am the weakest and I will not win. I have never felt it," the Spaniard told reporters. "I will not go to the pitch thinking I will lose the game.

"To win games like this you have to be at the best level. You can't be average." he added.

Liverpool lead the standings with a 6-point lead over runners-up City, the latter's win on Sunday necessary to boost their chances of maintaining the league title.

Liverpool, on the other hand, would not want to miss the chance to stay away at the top, so winning and nothing but winning is their slogan on Sunday.

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11/10/2019 11:54:19 AM
<![CDATA[Ahmed Hegazy joins the Egyptian national team squad]]>
The Egyptian team is preparing for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers, in which the team will face Kenya and Comoros respectively on 14 and 18 November.

Egypt international, Mohamed Salah, is expected to participate with the team during the international duty in November after he missed the national team camp in October as El Badry decided to rest him.

The Qualifiers draw put Egypt in Group G alongside Togo, Kenya and Comoros and the top two teams of the group will secure qualification to the final tournament in Cameroon.

There are 22 players in the camp, including Mohamed El Shennawy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Awad (Zamalek), Mohamed Bassam (Talaea Al Gaish), Ahmed Fathy (Al Ahly), Mohamed Hany (Al Ahly), Abdallah Gomaa (Zamalek), Mahmoud Waheed (Al Ahly)), Mahmoud Alaa (Zamalek), Rami Rabia (Al Ahly) Baher Al Mohammadi (Ismaili) Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Amr Al Suleia (Al Ahly) Hamdy Fathy (Al Ahly) Mohamed Magdy Afsha (Al Ahly), Hussein Al Shahat (Al Ahly) Ahmed El Sayed Zizo (Zamalek) Hossam Hassan (Smouha), Marwan Hamdy (Wadi Degla), Ahmed Gomaa (Egyptian), Ayman Ashraf "Al Ahly" and Karim Tarek "Talaea Al Gaish", and Mahmoud Abdel Moneim Kahraba (Disportivo Avis).]]>
11/10/2019 11:49:19 AM
<![CDATA[Nasser Maher excluded from the Olympic team squad due to injury]]>
Egypt defeated Mali 1-0 in the first match of the U-23 AFCON group stage thanks to Mostafa Mohamed goal.

The Egyptian midfielder, Nasser Maher, had an injury against Mali as dislocated shoulder and he was excluded from the team's squad for the rest of the tournament.

Also, the attacking duo Salah Mohsen and Mostafa Mohamed suffered minor injuries during the match.

The coaching staff advised in coordination with the fitness coach, Kamal Abdel Wahed, to make a rehabilitation program for the players.

he international media praised the amazing organisation of Africa U-23 Cup of Nations opening ceremony organised by Presentation Company headed by acclaimed marketing expert Montasser Al Nabarawy.

The famed Egyptian band Sharmoofers, the Egyptian singer Nesma Mahgoub rock out at the first part of the dazzling opening ceremony, while the second part witnessed an amazing fireworks show.

The Africa U-23 Cup of Nations is taking place in Egypt between 8 and 22 November. The tournament, qualifying for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Egypt national team was drawn in Group A alongside Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A.
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11/10/2019 11:43:16 AM
<![CDATA[CAF terminates billion-dollar contract with Lagardere Sports]]>
The controversial deal was signed by former CAF President, Issa Hayatou, but since Ahmad Ahmad deposed Hayatou as CAF president in March 2017 he announced that the deal will be reviewed.

“Termination of the Agreement is the legal consequence of the decision of ECA, the judgments of Egyptian courts and the recommendations and imminent decision of the CCC.” CAF statement said.

Egyptian Competition Authority (ECA) and the Competition Commission of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (CCC) investigated the deal, which was worth $1bn from 2017 to 2028.

CAF statement added “Given the above developments, CAF had no choice but to terminate the Agreement.CAF has repeatedly made it clear to Lagardère, including at a meeting this week, that its termination of the Agreement was not an "unilateral decision" as was wrongly presented in Lagardère's recent press release.” ]]>
11/9/2019 8:36:12 AM
<![CDATA[CAF officials praise Egyptian government for the wonderful U-23 AFCON opening ceremony]]>
The governing body of the African football thanked Presentation company because of the amazing organization to the opening ceremony which showed the beautiful image of the continent.

In the presence of CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, the opening ceremony, organized by Presentation, started one hour prior to the opening match and it was just amazing.

Famed Egyptian band Sharmoofers and Nesma Mahgoub rock out while the fire works spread joy and happiness between fans at the stadium.

After this facinating opening ceremony Egypt affirmed its position as a regional hub when it comes to organizing the biggest tournaments.

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations kicked off on Friday, November 8 at Cairo Stadium. Egypt secured first victory at the tournament with a 1_0 win over Mali.

Egypt plays in Group A alongside Mali, Ghana and Cameroon while the second group comprises of Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria and Ivory coast.

The top three teams will represent the continent at 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

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11/8/2019 10:22:09 PM
<![CDATA[In pics: Egypt organizes a fascinating opening ceremony to the U-23 AFCON ]]>
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The opening ceremony which was attended by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad and organized by Presentation company, started one hour prior to the opening game was just amazing.




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Famed Egyptian band Sharmoofers and Nesma Mahgoub rock out while the fire works spread joy and happiness between fans at the stadium.



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Through this opening ceremony, Egypt affirmed its position as a regional hub when it comes to organizing the biggest tournaments.

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Egypt plays in Group A alongside Mali, Ghana and Cameroon while the second group comprises of Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria and Ivory coast.

The top three teams will represent the continent at 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.




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11/8/2019 9:49:36 PM
<![CDATA[Presentation dazzles the whole world with the opening of Africa U-23 Cup of Nations]]>
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The famed Egyptian band Sharmoofers, the Egyptian singer Nesma Mahgoub rock out at the first part of the dazzling opening ceremony, while the second part witnessed an amazing fireworks show.

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The fascinating opening ceremony was strongly admired by FIFA and CAF officials.

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The Africa U-23 Cup of Nations is taking place in Egypt between 8 and 22 November. The tournament, qualifying for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.



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Egypt national team was drawn in Group A alongside Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A.

Egypt football appeared at the Olympic Games 11 times before. Their best achievement was taking the fourth place in 1928 in Amsterdam and 1964 in Tokyo.

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.

It is worth mentioning that Tazakarti company was established to supervise all the marketing and organizing of the Africa Cup tournament, shortly after the FAN ID system was introduced to all the fans whether they are Egyptians, Arabs or Africans who want to support their team during the tournament.





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11/8/2019 8:42:10 PM
<![CDATA[Morsi, Al Nabarawy follow up latest preparations for U-23 AFCON]]>
The tournament, qualifying for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, kicks off on Friday night when the host nation, Egypt, faces Mali at Cairo Stadium.

Morsi and Al Nabarawy discussed the arrangements for the opening ceremony, the final rehearsal and everything related to the first day of the tournament in the presence of Egyptian Football Association Board representative Mohamed Fadl and Chairman of Promo Vision Co. Mohamed Yehia, who cooperates with Presentation in organizing the opening ceremony.

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CEO of the Egyptian Media Group Tamer Morsi and Chairman of Tazkarti and Presentation company Montasser Al Nabarawy pose for a picture- press photo


Famed Egyptian band Sharmoofers and Nesma Mahgoub are set to perform in U-23 AFCON opening ceremony
which will include other stunning shows for the audience at the stadium.

Egypt national team was drawn in Group A alongside Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A.

Egypt football appeared at the Olympic Games 11 times before. Their best achievement was taking the fourth place in 1928 in Amsterdam and 1964 in Tokyo.

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.

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11/8/2019 3:41:10 PM
<![CDATA[Mali coach expects a tough opener against Egypt]]>
The team manager, Fanyéri Diarra, believes his team will face a tough test but they will do their best to deliver and please the Malian fans.

“It’s going to be a tough game against the hosts. We always play to please our viewers and we want to give a good image for Malian football.” Diarra said.

Mali plays in Group A alongside Cameroon, Ghana and the host nation, Egypt and the Malian manager aims to have a strong start at the competition to secure one of the qualifying tickets to the Olympic Games.

Diarra added “All the teams here deserve to be here. At this level there are no easy games and every team has their chance. Playing against the hosts come with pressure but we are up to it.”

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations gets underway on Friday night at Cairo Stadium when Egypt kicks off the tournament against tournament favorites, Mali.
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11/8/2019 1:32:07 PM
<![CDATA[We are ready to deliver, Gharib]]>
“Our squad depends on domestic based players but this is not a problem for us because they have high qualities. I can assure our fans we are ready to deliver.” Gharib said.

The Egyptian team aims to secure one of the three tickets qualifying for 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Gharib was appointed as U-23 national team manager in January 2018 and since then he and his coaching staff started their preparations to take the team back to the Olympic Games after missing 2016 tournament in Rio.

Gharib added “We started preparing for this tournament a long time ago. We played a number of friendly games that were very useful for us.”

Egypt football appeared at the Olympic games 11 times before and their best achievement was achieving the fourth place in 1928 in Amsterdam and 1964 in Tokyo.

Africa U-23 Cup of Nations gets underway on Friday night at Cairo Stadium when Egypt kicks off the tournament against tournament favorites, Mali.
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11/8/2019 1:14:51 PM
<![CDATA[We are one unit, Sobhy]]>
The Egyptian team winger, Ramadan Sobhy, is one of the key players at Shawky Gharib’s squad and the Egyptian fans count on him and his teammates to take Egypt football back to the Olympic Games.

“Our dream is a place in the 2020 Olympics and we need to give our fans something to cheer about. We are ready and focused. Our team has no superstars; we are one unit.” Sobhy told press on Thursday.

Egypt national team was drawn in Group A alongside Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A.

Egypt football appeared at the Olympic games 11 times before and their best achievement was achieving the fourth place in 1928 in Amsterdam and 1964 in Tokyo.

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.

Sobhy added “We’ve been preparing for more than a year and a half. Now we have to bear the fruits of this hard work.”


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11/8/2019 12:50:56 PM
<![CDATA[We aim to pick one ticket to Tokyo, Tanko]]>
“The expectations of Ghanaians are high, but that doesn’t put any pressure on the technical team nor the players.” Tanko told CAF Official Website on Thursday.

Ghana plays in Group A alongside Mali, Cameroon and the host nation, Egypt and the Ghanaian manager believes that the team was drawn in the tougher group.

Tanko added “We are in a tougher group (Group A) compared to the other group (Group B). We have the men to face any team. It’s a tournament and we will take one match at a time.”

Ghana opens their participation at the competition against Cameroon on Friday at Cairo Stadium before facing the host nation, Egypt, at the second round of the group and they will end the group stage against Mali.

Tanko continued “We have a target, and that is to pick one of three tickets to Tokyo. This is a competition and the trophy is the aim of all eight qualified teams. We are aiming for the ultimate.”

The top three teams will represent the continent at 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.



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11/7/2019 6:11:31 PM
<![CDATA[Salah Mohsen eyes AFCON U-23 title ]]>
“We are very focused and we hope to be lucky at the competition.” Mohsen told press one day prior to the start of the tournament.

Egypt national team was drawn in Group A alongside Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A and they will face Mali on Friday 8 November at the opening game of the tournament.

Mohsen added “We will start the competition with no fear and we aim to win the title for the first time in the history.”

Egyptian fans are expected to pack the stands of the biggest stadium in the capital to support their players who are dreaming of securing one of the three tickets to 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Egypt football appeared at the Olympic games 11 times before and their best achievement was achieving the fourth place in 1928 in Amsterdam and 1964 in Tokyo.

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.

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11/7/2019 6:07:41 PM
<![CDATA[Salah paves the way for Liverpool to lead their CL group]]>
Liverpool beat Genk 2-1 on Tuesday at Anfield in their fourth Champions League round for Group E.

Winaldum opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Mbwana Samata equalized for Genk in the 41st minute with a powerful header.

In the 53rd minute Salah sent a cross to Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, who fired in the net to snatch all three points for Liverpool.

Liverpool took advantage of Napoli, who were held to a 1-1 draw at the San Paolo stadium with Red Bull Salzburg, to lead the group with nine points.

Napoli are second with eight points, followed by Austrian Salzburg third with four points. Genk is fourth on one point.

Liverpool are preaparing for playing the FIFA Club World Cup this month.]]>
11/6/2019 10:56:16 AM
<![CDATA[Tazkarti starts selling U-23 AFCON tickets]]>
The company, which has the rights to distribute tickets, has issued promotional promotions on how to get match tickets, calling on the public to expedite the reservation of tournament tickets and return again to encourage the stands.

Egypt will host the African Under-23 Nations Cup from November 8 to 22.



Tazkarti officials confirmed that each fan is entitled to get 6 tickets, provided that they are linked to their Fan ID, and there are 15 branches to sell tickets to the tournament.

The ticket system will be booked through the application of the company, which is chaired by Montaser Al-Nabarawi. African Union held in Egypt this year.

After succeeding in organizing the African Cup of Nations in Egypt this year, Tazkarti will the system at the U-23 African Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Egypt from November 8 to 22.

Tickets for the tournament will be booked through Tazkarti company headed by Mr. Montasser Al Nabarawy.

Al Nabarawy and his team accepted the challenge and vowed to organize a tournament not less than the Russian World Cup.


The tournament matches will be played at the Cairo and El Salam stadiums.

The Group of Egypt includes Ghana, Cameroon and Mali, while the second group includes Zambia, South Africa, Mali and Côte d'Ivoire.

The top three will qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The national team did not qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics, as it was Egypt's last appearance at the 2012 London Olympics.]]>
11/6/2019 10:51:59 AM
<![CDATA[Mohsen Salah takes over head of Al Ahly's football planning committee position]]>
The official website of Al-Ahly said in a brief statement that the club's president Mahmoud Al-Khatib will hold a meeting in the coming days with Mohsen Saleh to coordinate all matters related to the first team and junior, academy and the technical committee to discover talent.

Saleh will take over after Taha Ismail, who left the position several weeks ago.

Mohsen Saleh took over the leadership of Al-Ahly youth in 1979. Saleh also led the Egyptian national team and Ismaili SC and crowned with Al Darawesh the Egyptian league title in 2002.

He led Egypt from 2002 to 2004 and appeared at the African Nations Cup.

Mohsen Saleh's last training experience with Smouha was in 2010.]]>
11/6/2019 10:43:21 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek faces South Africa Olympic team]]>
The match will be played at Abdel Latif Abu Rgaila Stadium in Zamalek headquarter.

It is noteworthy that Zamalek in a closed camp in the 6th of October to take advantage of the period of suspension of the league.

On Tuesday, Five of Zamalek team team joined the Egyptian national team camp, Tarek Hamed, Mohamed Awad, Ahmed Sayed "Zizo", Abdullah Gomaa and Mahmoud Alaa.

This comes in the preparations of Egypt to meet Kenya and Comoros on the 14 and 18 of the month of November in the first two rounds of the qualifiers for the African Cup of Nations 2021.

Micho had given the players a six-day break after beating Senegalese Football, Generation Foot, 1-0 in the second leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.

The team secured a qualification to the competition’s Group Stage. However, the team fans were furious as the team produced a poor performance and the Senegalese side had many clear chances to score.

Zamalek’s savior this season, Mostafa Mohamed, scored the only goal at the game to secure his team qualification as the first leg in Senegal ended with a 2-1 victory for the home team.
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11/6/2019 10:43:00 AM
<![CDATA[English FA cancels Son's red card against Everton]]>
A spokesman for the FA said: "Son will be available for the next three games of Tottenham after making sure that the red card was not a correct decision."

The decision to cancel the red card came after Tottenham asked FA to reconsider the case for not being correct.

Andre Gomes suffered a double fracture in the leg, which led to his urgent surgery and was discharged from hospital on Tuesday.

Tottenham have appealed against the referee's decision to expel the South Korean, leading to a three-match ban.

The match ended in a goalless draw at Goodison Park, home to Everton, in the 11th round of the Premier League.
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11/6/2019 9:35:01 AM
<![CDATA[FAN ID to be implemented during U-23 AFCON: Al Ganaini]]>
Al-Ganaini said in a statement that the launch of the tickets will be within 48 hours from, so that fans can book online as was the African Nations Cup.

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The organizing committee of the African Nations Under-23 Championship announced the prices of tickets for the tournament games hosted by Egypt during the period from 8 to 22 November.

For the opening matches on 8 November, the committee set Egypt with Mali and Cameroon with Ghana, 350 pounds ($ 22) for the VIP, First Class Excellent 200 pounds ($ 13), First Class 150 pounds ($ 9.5), and First Class Upper 75 pounds ($ 5). The second tier is 30 pounds ($ 2) and the third tier is 20 pounds ($ 1.5).

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Ghana's matches with Egypt, Mali with Cameroon on November 11, Egypt with Cameroon on November 14, and my second-round matches on November 19 came as follows: 250 pounds ($ 16) for the VIP, First Class Excellent 150 pounds ($ 9.5), and First Class 100 pounds (6.5 dollars), first class 50 pounds (3 dollars), second class 30 pounds (2 dollars), third class 20 pounds (1.5 dollars).

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Nigeria, Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa and Zambia were all set to play on Saturday, November 9, Côte d'Ivoire with South Africa, Zambia with Nigeria on Tuesday, November 12, Mali with Ghana on Thursday, November 14, Nigeria with South Africa and Côte d'Ivoire with Zambia on Friday. November, as follows: 200 pounds ($ 13) VIP, first class 100 pounds (6.5 dollars), second class 30 pounds (2 dollars), third class 20 pounds (1.5 dollars).
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Tazkarti officials confirmed that each fan is entitled to get 6 tickets, provided that they are linked to their Fan ID, and there are 15 branches to sell tickets to the tournament.

The ticket system will be booked through the application of the company, which is chaired by Montaser Al-Nabarawi. African Union held in Egypt this year.

After succeeding in organizing the African Cup of Nations in Egypt this year, Tazkarti will the system at the U-23 African Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Egypt from November 8 to 22.

Tickets for the tournament will be booked through Tazkarti company headed by Mr. Montasser Al Nabarawy.

Al Nabarawy and his team accepted the challenge and vowed to organize a tournament not less than the Russian World Cup.


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11/5/2019 11:18:13 AM
<![CDATA[EFA reaches an agreement to apply VAR in the Egyptian league]]>
Al-Ganaini said in a statement that the coming days will witness the announcement of the application of the latest Video Assistant Referee technology in the world in the Egyptian league games, where a Final agreement has been reached with one of the international companies.

The president of the Football Association said that it is only the training of Egyptian referees on video technology, which makes us postpone the application of the experiment until the beginning of the second stage of the league, pointing out that there are strong attempts to attend the matches of the league starting from January or February next.

It is noteworthy that more than one club in the Premier League called the Football Association to apply video technology in the Egyptian league.
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11/5/2019 11:05:14 AM
<![CDATA[Hossam El Badry refused to give Al Ahly players rest]]>
Hossam El Badry, Egyptian national team coach, refused to give them rest because of the team to play a friendly next Thursday, against Liberia at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

The coaching staff settled on the friendly of most of the players present in the camp and opened the door for changes, for fear of exhaustion of players in the light of the Egyptian and Pyramids play games in the Confederation, and the return of Al-Ahly from an external camp in the UAE.

This game will be Egypt’s second friendly game under the new manager, Hossam El Badry, who succeeded Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, who was sacked after early exit from 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The first game against Botswana was played at October International duty and ended with a 1-0 victory for the pharaohs thanks to a goal from Al-Ahly’s Hamdy Fathy.

The Egyptian team is preparing for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers, in which the team will face Kenya and Comoros respectively on 14 and 18 November.

Egypt international, Mohamed Salah, is expected to participate with the team during the international duty in November after he missed the national team camp in October as El Badry decided to rest him.

The Qualifiers draw put Egypt in Group G alongside Togo, Kenya and Comoros and the top two teams of the group will secure qualification to the final tournament in Cameroon.]]>
11/5/2019 10:32:07 AM
<![CDATA[Turki Al-Sheikh visits Al-Khatib in his home]]>
Al-Sheikh published pictures with Mahmoud Al-Khatib on his official page on Facebook and wrote: "In the visit to my big brother Mahmoud Al-Khatib and thank God that he is fine."



"I had the honor of his generous family and ate the sweetest food in the world."

For his part, Mahmoud al-Khatib received Turki Al-Sheikh, with all welcome and appreciation, and the meeting prevailed the spirit of love and great care.



He expressed his gratitude and appreciation for the visit of Turki Al-Sheikh and his interest in reassuring his health, whether through the official delegation that attended a few days ago, or through his presence himself.

He pointed out, "All of this is appreciated and valued because he wishes sincerely to express his intimate feelings towards Al Ahly's its leaders and fans.

He arranged for the meeting after Khatib returned from his medical trip abroad.]]>
11/5/2019 10:04:06 AM
<![CDATA[Sharmoofers & Nesma Mahgoub to perform in U-23 AFCON opening ceremony]]>
The leading sports marketing company, whose board of directors is headed by Mr. Montaser Al-Nabarawi, agreed with the famous Sharmofers and Nessma Mahgoub to celebrate the opening ceremony, which will also witness many other suprises.
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After succeeding in organizing the African Cup of Nations in Egypt this year, Tazkarti will the system at the U-23 African Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Egypt from November 8 to 22.

Tickets for the tournament will be booked through Tazkarti company headed by Mr. Montasser Al Nabarawy.

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Al Nabarawy and his team accepted the challenge and vowed to organize a tournament not less than the Russian World Cup.

The U-23 African Cup of Nations in the current version includes the strongest teams of the continent divided into two groups, where our national team is located in Group A, and starts against Mali on November 8, then Ghana on 11 and Cameroon on 14 and Cairo Stadium will host the group matches, while El Salam Stadium will host Group B matches which includes Nigeria, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa.



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11/4/2019 2:09:58 PM
<![CDATA[Bayern Munich sack Niko Kovac]]>
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the club's chief executive, said: "Bayern have seemed inexperienced in the past weeks and the results have shown us the need to make a decision on the technical staff."

"We therefore announce to you after the meeting with club president Uli Hoeness and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic that Nico Kovac is no longer coach of Bayern."

"I would like to thank Nico Kovac on behalf of Bayern for his work with us, especially as he led the team to win the league and cup double last season."

"Assistant coach Hans Flick will temporarily take over the first team during the two Champions League games against Olympiakos and Borussia Dortmund," Rummenigge said.

"I expect a positive development from our players in the coming period and a stronger appearance to achieve the goals of the club this season," said sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

"I think this is the right decision for Bayern right now, the results of the team and the way we played in the last game made me convinced of that decision," said Nico Kovac after his dismissal from Bayern.

"I thank Bayern for the time I spent with them and I wish the new club and technical staff all the best," he said.
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11/4/2019 11:33:00 AM
<![CDATA[Al-Badri allows media to attend first team training session]]>
The training will be at 5 pm Tuesday at the main pitch of Borg El Arab stadium on the first day of the team's camp.

The national squad will kick off on Tuesday with a friendly on November 7 against Liberia ahead of Kenya and Comoros games scheduled for December 14 and 18 in the 2021 African Cup qualifiers in Cameroon.

The Football Association sent an official letter to the security authorities requesting the presence of 80 thousand fans in the matches played by the national team led by Hossam Al-Badri at the stadium of Borg El Arab against Liberia and Kenya.

The letter of the Football Federation for Security that it is required to attend the full mass capacity of the Borg Al Arab Stadium in the two games, and the Football Federation is awaiting the security decision to approve this number of 80 thousand fans capacity of the stadium, or specify a certain number according to the security vision.]]>
11/4/2019 10:27:00 AM
<![CDATA[Ittihad Alexandria defeats Al Muharraq 2-0]]>
Ahmed Rifaat put the first goal from a penalty in the first minute of stoppage time ofthe first half, after being blocked against Ugandan Emmanuel Okoy inside the penalty area, and Khaled Amar added the second goal in the 65th minute of the match.

Al Ittihad of Alexandria started the match with the following:

Goalkeepers: Emad El Sayed

The line of defense: Mr. Salem - Mahmoud Rizk - Mohamed Anwar - Osama Azab

Midfield: Nour El Sayed - Ahmed Nabil Manga

In front of them the trio: Emmanuel Okoy - Ahmed Refaat - Ayman Ghobashi

While the formation of Muharraq Bahrain included: Mohammed Jaafar, Walid Al-Hayam, Amin Bnadi, Abdul Wahab Al Safi, Thiago Avosto, Ismail Abdul Latif, Wesley Correa, Mohammed Al Banna, Mohammed Hardan, Matthew Bessi, Tiavo de.

It's worth to mention that the Basketball team Al Ittihad of Alexandria achieved the title of the Arab Basketball Championship after defeating Beirut in the final game with a score of 90/86.
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11/4/2019 9:24:00 AM
<![CDATA[Turki Al-Sheikh meets Guti in Cairo]]>
Turki Al-Sheikh commented: "With the legend of Real Madrid and Spain team Guti in Cairo and a surprise."

The visit of Turki Al-Sheikh to Egypt came a few days after his reconciliation with the board of directors of Al-Ahly club headed by Mahmoud Al-Khatib, where he confirmed that he intends to visit the President of the Red Castle in the coming days.

Turki Al-Sheikh advised Al Ahly fans to keep away some untrue tweets as well as "hashtags", which aims to corrupt the relationship between peoples and countries.

Al-Sheikh said, through his official page on Facebook: "Egypt has a great place in my heart, as well as its people, its leadership, so I decided to withdraw all the cases brought to those who abused me in social media, and God forgive all the people,"
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11/4/2019 8:19:00 AM
<![CDATA[Olympic team to train at Cairo Stadium Sunday after end of Ain Sokhna camp]]>
Egypt U-23 national team continues their preparation for Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, taking place in Egypt between 8 and 23 November 2019.

The team manager, Shawki Gharib, praised the players’ commitment and desire to win the competition and secure a spot at 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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The manager asked the Egyptian fans to pack the stadiums and support the players during the tournament games, which will be played in Cairo at Cairo International Stadium and El Salam Stadium.

The top three teams will represent the continent at 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.


Gharib announced the team squad for the tournament, which included many top players like, Mostafa Mohamed, Taher Mohamed and Ramdan Sobhy.

Egypt squad consists of:

Goalkeepers
Omar Radwan, Omar Salah, Mohamed Sobhy

Defenders
Osama Galal, Mahmoud Marei, Ahmed Ramadan, Mahmoud El-Gazzar, Mohamed Abdelsalam, Ahmed AboulFetouh, Karim El-Eraki

Midfielders
Akram Tawfik, Amar Hamdy, Nasser Maher, Ghanam Mohamed, Ramadan Sobhi, Emam Ashour, Abdelrahman Magdy

Forwards
Mostafa Mohamed, Salah Mohsen, Ahmed Yasser Rayan, Taher Mohamed Taher

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Egypt U-23 team was drawn alongside Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A and they will face Mali on Friday 8 November at the opening game of the tournament.

Egypt football appeared at the Olympic games 11 times before and their best achievement was the fourth place in 1928 in Amsterdam and 1964 in Tokyo.

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.


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11/3/2019 11:28:33 AM
<![CDATA[Elneny participates in Besiktas victory over Antalya]]>
Besiktas raised their points to 15 in the eighth place in the Turkish league table.

Besiktas took the lead in the 9th minute with a goal from Croatian defender Vida, and Abdullah Diaby added the second in the 11th minute.

Paul Mukario scored Antalya's only goal in the 52nd minute.

Mohammed Elneny played the entire game, his fourth appearance in the Turkish league this season.

The Egyptian midfielder signed his new contract with the Turkish club to join them on a one season loan from Arsenal.

European giants, Girondins de Bordeaux and Galatasaray showed interest in signing the Egyptian midfielder but at the end Elneny decided to make Besiktas his new destination.

Elneny was a key player under Arsenal’s former manager, Arsene Wenger, who signed him from Basel FC in Switzerland in 2016.

Elneny failed to establish himself as a key player at the club since the arrival of Unai Emery who succeeded Wenger at the manager’s position.

Mohamed Elneny is expected to join Egypt's camp against Kenya and the Comoros in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers after being chosen by coach Hossam Badri.]]>
11/3/2019 11:24:37 AM
<![CDATA[Valverde: I am not thinking of resigning]]>
Barcelona suddenly fell to Levante, receiving their third league defeat of the season.

Valverde told the press conference after the game: "Everything turned against us, we did not start the second half well, we did not create danger, and although they did not create danger in turn, but they scored twice in two minutes, and the third goal was a great punishment for us,".

Luis Suarez's injury before the break: "Having to change a player in the first half is a big problem. We hope it is a minor injury. We wanted Suarez to be on the pitch, but it's not time to think about it."

Barcelona finished the first half ahead thanks to Lionel Messi, before the hosts exploded in the second half with three goals in eight minutes through Jose Campagna, Borja Mayoral and Nemanja Radoia.

Barca have 22 points from 11 games and are in danger of losing first place if Real beat Betis today.

Levante moved up to eighth with 17 points, having won their fifth win of the season.]]>
11/3/2019 10:48:45 AM
<![CDATA[Trezeguet speaks after his first Premier League goal]]>
Liverpool beat Aston Villa in the final minutes 2-1 in the 11th round of the Premier League thanks to Sadio Mane.

Aston Villa's only goal came from Trezeguet who wrote his first goal in the Premier League.

"It was a tough game because we are playing against a big team," Trezeguet told beIN Sports. "However, we were close to winning until the last 5 minutes."

"Liverpool are competing for the league, so they used all the mistakes that our team's defense made."

"Every game for me is a big game because I play for Aston Villa, and I was waiting for this goal,"

"I was also close to scoring a second goal, but we did everything we could and will try to make up for the next game."

The win is Liverpool's 10th in the league this season, reaching 31 points at the top of the standings, six points ahead of second-placed Manchester City.

Aston Villa's standings at 11th in the 16th place.]]>
11/3/2019 10:33:12 AM
<![CDATA[Elmohamady and Trezeguet face compatriot Salah at Premier League ]]>
Aston Villa’s Egyptian internationals, Ahmed Elmohamady and Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet, will face their teammate at the national team Mohamed Salah who plays for Liverpool.

Salah faced Elmohamady many times but he will face Trezeguet for the first time as the latter joined the Premier League last summer from the Turkish League.

“We are well prepared for the game, and we hope it will be a great match, and we hope to get something out of the game." Trezeguet told the club official website ahead of the game.

Liverpool are leading the Premier League table with 28 points and they only lost two points at the league this season while newly promoted, ASston Villa, come 15th at the table wit 11 points.

The ome team aims to be the first English side to defeat Liverpool this season while Liverpool aim to achieve another win and continue their amazing run at the League this season.

Liverpool are chasing their first Premier League title and their first league title since 1990. ]]>
11/2/2019 11:20:00 AM
<![CDATA[Dembele ruled out of Barcelona squad for trip to Levante ]]>
The player missed Barca ‘s two victories over Eibar and Real Valladolid for suspension as the player was sent off during Barca’s 4-0 victory over Sevilla.

Valverde’s squad for the game consists of:
Goalkeepers:
Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neto.

Defenders: Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Jean-Clair Todibo, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Junior Firpo.

Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Arturo Vidal.

Forwards: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Carles Perez, Ansu Fati.

“Levante are a team that try to press high and that have many offensive solutions. It is one of those matches in which anything can happen.” Valverde warned his players before the game.

Barcelona returned to the right track at the league after a frustrating start and they are leading the league table with 22 points, only one point ahead of their arch rivals Real Madrid.]]>
11/2/2019 10:20:00 AM
<![CDATA[Nour El Sherbini defeats Raneem El Welily, retains World title ]]>
El Sherbini won the first set 11-4 but the World No.1 returned in the game to win the second set 11-9.

The World No.4 El Sherbini bounced back to win the third and fourth sets 11-5 and 11-6 to win the world title for the fourth time.

El Sherbini became the youngest squash player to win the world title four times as she won the title before in 2015, 2016 and 2018.

During Egyptian Squash Open, World No.4 Karim Abdel Gawad achieved the title after defeating World No.1 Ali Farag on Friday night at an all-Egyptian line-up final.

Abdel Gawad dominated the game from the start and secured the title after winning three straight sets 11-6, 11-8 and 11-8 respectively.

Around 110 players, 64 women and 48 men, from 22 countries participated in the competition. ]]>
11/1/2019 10:07:32 PM
<![CDATA[Karim Abdel Gawad wins Egyptian Squash Open title ]]>
Abdel Gawad dominated the game from the start and secured the title after winning three straight sets 11-6, 11-8 and 11-8 respectively.

“It is a great honour to win the Egyptian Squash Open title twice in front of the Egyptian fans. I am so happy with my performance during the tournament. It is very hard to defeat the World No.1 3-0.” Karim Abdel Gawad said after the game.

This game was a repeat to the competition’s final in 2016 when both players met in front of the Pyramids, with Gawad taking the victory.

Abdel Gawad added “It was a tough game against Ali Farag and I wish him the best for the upcoming events.”

Egypt hosted the tournament on the sidelines of the PSA Women’s World Championship.

Around 110 players, 64 women and 48 men, from 22 countries participated in the competition.
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11/1/2019 9:48:05 PM
<![CDATA[Trezeguet hails Salah ahead of Villa clash against Liverpool ]]>
“He always used to talk to me, and he would tell me that I should come here. We always talk together, when I was about to come to England I had other offers that were more significant, not in terms of the league, but more attractive financially,” Trezeguet said during an interview with Aston Villa official website.

Trezeguet received many offers during the summer after his amazing performance at the Turkish League but he decided to join Premier League side, Aston Villa, last summer and since then he established himself as one of the key players at the team.

Trezeguet added “Aston Villa is a big team in the world, Middle East and everywhere else. It is my big dream to play in the Premier League with Aston Villa,”

Aston Villa host Premier League leaders, Liverpool, on Saturday at the Premier League. ]]>
11/1/2019 6:36:00 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahli paint Jeddah green and white]]>
Al-Ahli, led by former Zamalek manager, Christian Gross, opened the score after 13 minutes by Abdulfattah Asiri and they doubled the score minutes before half time through their veteran Syrian striker, Omar Al Somah.

Ziyad Al-Sahafi’s goal for Al-Ittihad at the second half was not enough for the team to return in the game and the game ended with a 2-1 victory for Al-Ahli.

Al-Ahli, known as The Royal, continued their dominance and they achieved their 8th victory at the derby during the last 15 games while their opponents failed to put an end to their poor record at the derby since 2012 when they achieved their last victory at the derby.

Al-Ittihad historic captain, Mohamed Noor, criticized the players after the game, saying “These players gave nothing to the club and the fans. We do not see any reactions from the players after Al-Ahli scored and they do not have desire to bounce back.”

Al-Ahli reached 17 points and they are second at the league table, three points behind Al Hilal while Al-Ittihad have gained 9 points at the league to stay at the 12th position. ]]>
11/1/2019 10:30:00 AM
<![CDATA[Marcelo recalls his feelings ahead of facing Salah at 2018 UCL Final ]]>
He was also mad at former Real Madrid player, Jorge Valdano, who warned him from Liverpool Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, who was having a wonderful time with his team in his debut season.

“A few days before the final a former Real Madrid player had said something about me on TV that stuck in my head. He said, I think Marcelo should buy a poster of Mohamed Salah, put it up on his wall, and pray to it every night.” Marcelo recalled Valdano’s statement.

Ahead of 2018 Final, Marcelo has been playing a vital role in his team’s dominance over the prestigious competition which they achieved in 2014, 2016 and 2017.

Marcelo added “After 12 years and 3 Champions League trophies, he disrespected me like this on live TV. This comment was meant to sink me. But it gave me so much motivation.”

At the end of the day, Salah suffered a shoulder injury at the first quarter of the game and Marcelo was one of the first players on the pitch to support the Egyptian after the injury.

Marcelo and his teammates won the game 3-1 to win their third consecutive title and their fourth title at the competition since 2014.
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11/1/2019 9:10:00 AM
<![CDATA[Gharib urges fans to support the U-23 national team]]>
The team manager, Shawki Gharib, praised the players’ commitment and desire to win the competition and secure a spot at 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

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The manager asked the Egyptian fans to pack the stadiums and support the players during the tournament games, which will be played in Cairo at Cairo International Stadium and El Salam Stadium.

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The top three teams will represent the continent at 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games.

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Gharib announced the team squad for the tournament, which included many top players like, Mostafa Mohamed, Taher Mohamed and Ramdan Sobhy.

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Egypt squad consists of:

Goalkeepers
Omar Radwan, Omar Salah, Mohamed Sobhy

Defenders
Osama Galal, Mahmoud Marei, Ahmed Ramadan, Mahmoud El-Gazzar, Mohamed Abdelsalam, Ahmed AboulFetouh, Karim El-Eraki

Midfielders
Akram Tawfik, Amar Hamdy, Nasser Maher, Ghanam Mohamed, Ramadan Sobhi, Emam Ashour, Abdelrahman Magdy

Forwards
Mostafa Mohamed, Salah Mohsen, Ahmed Yasser Rayan, Taher Mohamed Taher

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Egypt U-23 team was drawn alongside Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A and they will face Mali on Friday 8 November at the opening game of the tournament.

Egypt football appeared at the Olympic games 11 times before and their best achievement was the fourth place in 1928 in Amsterdam and 1964 in Tokyo.

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.

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10/31/2019 11:40:00 AM
<![CDATA[Hossamedin Bedier appointed as sports director of Libya’s AlHilal ]]>
“AlHilal is one of the oldest clubs in Libya with a huge history but the club suffered difficult circumstances during the last decade as the whole football industry in the country.” Bedier told Egypt Today.

Bedier, a FIFA/CIES Official Certified Sports Manager, has been one of the talented young Egyptians who played a massive role in the impressive organization of 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt. Bedier’s successful work and passion for sports took him west where he will work inside one of the biggest clubs in the city of Benghazi.

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AlHilal, established in 1952, has a huge fan base in the East of Libya and the local fans believe that their club is more than a sports club as AlHilal has a vital role in the revival of Benghazi.

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AlHilal football team is participating at the Libyan Top Division and they have reached the Cup Final twice in a row in 2017 and 2018.

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However, the club is not only about football as the club is well-known in the country for producing Libyan champions in different sports beside the club’s massive successes in football.

Bedier and his team are working on a new identity for the club, including the club official store, kits, website and a mascot to be the landmark of AlHilal.

Bedier, who studied Urban Planning and Sustainable Development at Cairo University, is also keen to inaugurate ‘AlHilal Foundation For Community Service and Sustainable Development’.

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Bedier added “AlHilal is not just about sport. We are focusing on connecting with the people of Benghazi and the development of the city through sports equally with the improving of the club’s teams in different sports.” ]]>
10/31/2019 9:00:00 AM
<![CDATA[Elmohamady leads Aston Villa to Carabao Cup quarter-finals ]]>
Elmohamady, who captained his team during the game, returned to his team starting line-up after he was excluded from Villa’s last games at the Premier League and he dominated the right flank alongside his Egyptian teammate, Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet.

Anwar El Ghazi opened the score for the home team at the first half but Patrick Cutrone equaled the score for the visitors after 10 minutes from the second half.

Elmohamady scored his team winning goal three minutes later as he received a wonderful cross from which he easily found the target.



“We want to finish as high as we can but this is a priority as well. We have a proud history in this cup, we've won it five times, and want to continue to win it more and have days like we had in May at Wembley.” Aston Villa manager, Dean Smith, said after the victory.

On the other hand, Liverpool and Manchester United secured their spot at the quarter finals after defeating Arsenal and Chelsea respectively.

Aston Villa, Liverpool and Manchester United joined the other five qualified teams, Manchester City, Leicester City, Everton, Oxford United and Colchester United. ]]>
10/31/2019 8:00:00 AM
<![CDATA[Egypt to face Liberia in build-up to AFCON Qualifiers ]]>
This game will be Egypt’s second friendly game under the new manager, Hossam El Badry, who succeeded Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, who was sacked after early exit from 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

The first game against Botswana was played at October International duty and ended with a 1-0 victory for the pharaohs thanks to a goal from Al-Ahly’s Hamdy Fathy.

The Egyptian team is preparing for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers, in which the team will face Kenya and Comoros respectively on 14 and 18 November.

Egypt international, Mohamed Salah, is expected to participate with the team during the international duty in November after he missed the national team camp in October as El Badry decided to rest him.

The Qualifiers draw put Egypt in Group G alongside Togo, Kenya and Comoros and the top two teams of the group will secure qualification to the final tournament in Cameroon. ]]>
10/31/2019 7:27:10 AM
<![CDATA[Shawki Ghareeb decides to play only against South Africa]]>
There were negotiations between the EFA and the Zambian team for a friendly match in Cairo before the start of the tournament, but they stumbled due to the arrival of the Zambian team to Cairo, where the delegation will arrive from Spain on November 4, four days before the tournament, so Shawki Gharib refused to play.

Ghareeb decided to play two matches against South Africa.

The Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) announced the stadiums for the African Nations Under-23 Championship matches hosted by Egypt.

Egypt will host the African Nations Under-23 Championship qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from November 8 to 22.

The U-23 African Cup of Nations in the current version includes the strongest teams of the continent divided into two groups, where our national team is located in Group A, and starts against Mali on November 8, then Ghana on 11 and Cameroon on 14 and Cairo Stadium will host the group matches, while El Salam Stadium will host Group B matches which includes Nigeria, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa.

Shawki Ghareeb chose 27 players to be present in the camp:

Goalkeepers: Omar Radwan, Omar Salah, Mohamed Sobhy, Mustafa Shober,

Defenders: Osama Galal, Mahmoud Mareay, Mahmoud Al-Gazzar, Ahmed Ramadan (Beckham), Mohamed Abdelsalam, Mohamed Sadek, Ahmed Aboulfotouh. Ahmed Ayman and Karim Iraqi.

Midfielders: Akram Tawfiq, Ghanam Mohammed, Ammar Hamdi, Nasser Maher, Ahmed Hamdi

Attackers: Ramadan Sobhi, Taher Mohamed Taher, Imam Ashour, Abdul Rahman Magdi, Mostafa Mohamed, Salah Mohsen, Ahmed Yasser Rayan and Nasser Mansi.

Tickets for the tournament will be booked through Tazkarti company headed by Mr. Montasser Al Nabarawy.
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10/30/2019 2:43:35 PM
<![CDATA[Ahmed Fathi satisfied by the ending of captaincy crisis ]]>

Ahmed Fathi said during the statements of Saif Zaher on On Sport: "Praise be to God that the crisis is over before it starts,"

The Egyptian national team coach, Hossam El-Badri, commented on the current issue regarding the captaincy of the Pharaohs in the next phase.

El-Badri said in statements to On Sport channel, that he would prefer the captain of the national team to be present on the pitch continuously and not be present in the starting lineup irregularly, because the role of the captain is great both inside and outside the pitch.

The national team coach continued that there is no change in the principle of selecting the national team captain, which is seniority, stressing that he will apply this principle during his presence in the national team in the coming period, refusing to mention names.

Hossam El-Badri stressed that he is very convinced of the capabilities Kahraba, adding that he was not disturbed by the critics of the fans on his choice of the Pharaohs list in the next camp.

El-Badri said that the selection of Kahraba serves the interest of the national team, pointing out that his choices in the last two camps are not final as he relies on some of the names in the Olympic team.

Egypt national team manager, Hossam El Badry, announced the list of foreign based players who will join the team for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

The list also included Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Kahraba and Ahmed Hassan Koka.

Egypt national team prepares for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers under the command of a the new manager El Badry.

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10/30/2019 2:37:03 PM
<![CDATA[Salah nominated for Globe soccer award]]>
Salah competes with his colleagues Virgil van Dijk, Sadio Mane, Alison Baker, Juventus's top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona legend Lionel Messi and Manchester City's brilliant Bernardo Silva.

The awards will be distributed at the ceremony to be held in Dubai on December 29 in cooperation with the Dubai International Sports Conference 14, organized by the Dubai Sports Council.

Cristiano Ronaldo was crowned the last three years.

Salah won the Arab Player of the Year award in 2016.

Egypt and Liverpool forwarder Mohamed Salah was nominated for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award.

France Football's 30-player shortlist also gathers Salah's teammates Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Georginio Wijnaldum, Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino.

It also gathers Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne, Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe, Juventus's Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezzmann, alongside Real Madrid's Eden Hazard]]>
10/30/2019 2:13:08 PM
<![CDATA[Women's Squash Championship (CIB) quarter-final resumes on Wednesday]]>
The total value of the World Championship awards is $ 430,000, sponsored by Commercial International Bank, as the highest record in the history of the game.

Raneem Al-Weili and Noran Gohar qualified for the semi-final on Tuesday, and there is a chance to achieve a historic achievement for Egypt to be pure Egyptian for the first time.

World champion and world number two Nour El Sherbini plays against New Zealand's Joel King.

The other match will be between world champion Hania Al-Hamami and French champion Camille Serm.

If the Egyptian players succeed in qualifying for the semi-final, Egypt will become the first country to dominate the semi-final since Australia achieved it in 1976.

Egypt won the women's squash championship four times before in the last four editions.

In the last four copies, three Egyptian players have reached the semi-final and Frenchman Camille Serm is the fourth player in the last three of them.

Matches today:

Karim Abdel Gawad vs Marwan El Shorbagy (6:30 pm)


Nour El Sherbini vs New Zealand Joel King (7:30 pm)


French Baptiste Mussotti vs Welsh Joel McCain (8:15 pm)

French Camille Serm vs Hania El Hammami (9:15 pm)]]>
10/30/2019 2:09:11 PM
<![CDATA[Japanese government honors Egyptian judoka Mohamed Rashwan ]]>
Japan’s Ambassador to Egypt Masaki Noke presented the award to the Egyptian judoka in recognition of his active contributions to judo and the great role he plays in fostering relations between the Egyptian and Japanese peoples.

Egyptian Youth and Sports Minister, Ashraf Sobhi, attended the ceremony alongside the chairman of the Egyptian Judo Federation as well as a host of prominent Egyptian judo players.

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Rashwan has been a well-known sports figure for the Japanese community since the Gold-medal match against Japan’s champion, Yamashita, during 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

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Back in 1984, Yamashita, who is now the president of the Japanese Olympic Committee, suffered an injury at his right calf before the game; however, the Egyptian champion did not target Yamashita's injured foot, which as a result cost him the game and the Gold medal.

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Yamashita sent a video during the ceremony to congratulate the Egyptian judoka, saying he is an idol for the world of Judo.

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10/29/2019 5:41:03 PM
<![CDATA[Maximum six tickets for each fan in U-23 AFCON: Tazkarti]]>
Tazkarti officials confirmed that each fan is entitled to get 6 tickets, provided that they are linked to their Fan ID, and there are 15 branches to sell tickets to the tournament.

The ticket system will be booked through the application of the company, which is chaired by Montaser Al-Nabarawi. African Union held in Egypt this year.

After succeeding in organizing the African Cup of Nations in Egypt this year, Tazkarti will the system at the U-23 African Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Egypt from November 8 to 22.

Tickets for the tournament will be booked through Tazkarti company headed by Mr. Montasser Al Nabarawy.

Al Nabarawy and his team accepted the challenge and vowed to organize a tournament not less than the Russian World Cup.

The U-23 African Cup of Nations in the current version includes the strongest teams of the continent divided into two groups, where our national team is located in Group A, and starts against Mali on November 8, then Ghana on 11 and Cameroon on 14 and Cairo Stadium will host the group matches, while El Salam Stadium will host Group B matches which includes Nigeria, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa.]]>
10/29/2019 5:39:19 PM
<![CDATA[Montasser Al Nabarawy meets Mohamed Fadl in preparation for U-23 AFCON]]>
The meeting checked on the preparations for the opening ceremony, which is being organized by Presentation company as Egypt will host the African Nations Under-23 Championship, from 8 to 22 November.

After succeeding in organizing the African Cup of Nations in Egypt this year, Tazkarti will the system at the U-23 African Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Egypt from November 8 to 22.

Tickets for the tournament will be booked through Tazkarti company headed by Mr. Montasser Al Nabarawy.

Al Nabarawy and his team accepted the challenge and vowed to organize a tournament not less than the Russian World Cup.

The U-23 African Cup of Nations in the current version includes the strongest teams of the continent divided into two groups, where our national team is located in Group A, and starts against Mali on November 8, then Ghana on 11 and Cameroon on 14 and Cairo Stadium will host the group matches, while El Salam Stadium will host Group B matches which includes Nigeria, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa.
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10/29/2019 11:00:00 AM
<![CDATA[EFA announces stadiums to host U-23 AFCON]]>
Egypt will host the African Nations Under-23 Championship qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games from November 8 to 22.

The U-23 African Cup of Nations in the current version includes the strongest teams of the continent divided into two groups, where our national team is located in Group A, and starts against Mali on November 8, then Ghana on 11 and Cameroon on 14 and Cairo Stadium will host the group matches, while El Salam Stadium will host Group B matches which includes Nigeria, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa.

Shawki Ghareeb chose 27 players to be present in the camp:

Goalkeepers: Omar Radwan, Omar Salah, Mohamed Sobhy, Mustafa Shober,

Defenders: Osama Galal, Mahmoud Mareay, Mahmoud Al-Gazzar, Ahmed Ramadan (Beckham), Mohamed Abdelsalam, Mohamed Sadek, Ahmed Aboulfotouh. Ahmed Ayman and Karim Iraqi.

Midfielders: Akram Tawfiq, Ghanam Mohammed, Ammar Hamdi, Nasser Maher, Ahmed Hamdi

Attackers: Ramadan Sobhi, Taher Mohamed Taher, Imam Ashour, Abdul Rahman Magdi, Mostafa Mohamed, Salah Mohsen, Ahmed Yasser Rayan and Nasser Mansi.

Tickets for the tournament will be booked through Tazkarti company headed by Mr. Montasser Al Nabarawy.

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10/29/2019 10:00:00 AM
<![CDATA[An Egyptian American coach to rule Kenyan club]]>
According to the website "nairobinews", the Kenyan club decided to appoint an American coach of Egyptian origins.

Melis Medo was replaced by Stanley Ocombe, who was sacked last week because of poor results.

"I'm here to try to win the games we are going to play," Medo said after taking over as coach. "All we need is to play better and get good results."

Melis Medo returned to the Kenyan league for a third time, having previously coached Mount Kenya United, the relegation side, and also coaching the Suvapaka team.

Wazito, who was coached by Melis Medo, is 13th out of 18 teams.]]>
10/29/2019 9:45:00 AM
<![CDATA[Good news: Salah participates in Liverpool training]]>
Salah was substituted in the final minutes of Sunday's match against Tottenham because of an ankle injury, after leading the team to a 2-1 victory.

According to Sky Sports, Salah took part in Liverpool's morning training on Monday, dispelling doubts about his injury.

The injured defender Joel Matip also trained on Monday but individually to continue his knee injury recovery.

In his comments after the match Klopp said: "Mohamed Salah was replaced because of an ankle problem, we think it is not a big problem."

It was reported after the game that Salah's injury was the same as that suffered against Leicester City which made him out for three weeks, and that his participation against Manchester City is in doubt, where he will be out for at least more three weeks.

The victory raised Liverpool's points to 28 at the top of the English Premier League, six points over runners-up Manchester City, who beat Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday.
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10/29/2019 8:51:00 AM
<![CDATA[Presentation organizes the opening ceremony of U-23 AFCON]]>
Presentation, the leading sports marketing company, is preparing more than a surprise to be unveiled on the opening day of the tournament.

Alexandria hosted the draw ceremony for 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations at the historic historic Haramlek Palace of Montaza Complex in Alexandria to host the ceremony.


After succeeding in organizing the African Cup of Nations in Egypt this year, Tazkarti will the system at the U-23 African Cup of Nations, to be hosted by Egypt from November 8 to 22.

Tickets for the tournament will be booked through Tazkarti company headed by Mr. Montaser Al-Nabarawi.

The U-23 African Cup of Nations in the current version includes the strongest teams of the continent divided into two groups, where our national team is located in Group A, and starts against Mali on November 8, then Ghana on 11 and Cameroon on 14 and Cairo Stadium will host the group matches, while El Salam Stadium will host Group B matches which includes Nigeria, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa.]]>
10/28/2019 11:54:39 AM
<![CDATA[Tazkarti runs ticketing system for U-23 AFCON in Egypt]]>
Tickets for the tournament will be booked through Tazkarti company headed by Mr. Montasser Al Nabarawy.

We did expect a brilliant hosting of a prestigious biennial tournament as Egyptians are usually capable of showing off when met with big challenges. But we did not expect such an ingenuity beyond imagination during a record-breaking time, a success that matches Russian success in hosting the World Cup tournament in 2018.


If the success of the African tournament had owners then on the top of them would be the Chairman and Managing Director of Egyptian for Marketing service which owns Tazkarti Marketing services company, Montasser Al Nabarawy.

"We'll do our best to organize the ticketing system as best as we did in AFCON last summer," Al-Nabrawy said.

Al Nabarawy and his team accepted the challenge and vowed to organize a tournament not less than the Russian World Cup.

The U-23 African Cup of Nations in the current version includes the strongest teams of the continent divided into two groups, where our national team is located in Group A, and starts against Mali on November 8, then Ghana on 11 and Cameroon on 14 and Cairo Stadium will host the group matches, while El Salam Stadium will host Group B matches which includes Nigeria, Zambia, Cote d'Ivoire and South Africa.

Shawki Ghareeb chose 27 players to be present in the camp:



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Goalkeepers: Omar Radwan, Omar Salah, Mohamed Sobhy, Mustafa Shober,

Defenders: Osama Galal, Mahmoud Mareay, Mahmoud Al-Gazzar, Ahmed Ramadan (Beckham), Mohamed Abdelsalam, Mohamed Sadek, Ahmed Aboulfotouh. Ahmed Ayman and Karim Iraqi.

Midfielders: Akram Tawfiq, Ghanam Mohammed, Ammar Hamdi, Nasser Maher, Ahmed Hamdi

Attackers: Ramadan Sobhi, Taher Mohamed Taher, Imam Ashour, Abdul Rahman Magdi, Mostafa Mohamed, Salah Mohsen, Ahmed Yasser Rayan and Nasser Mansi.



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While Al-Ahli player Mohamed Mahmoud excluded for injury to the cruciate ligament.


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10/28/2019 11:47:30 AM
<![CDATA[Seniority is the factor to choose Egypt's captain: Hossam El-Badri]]>
El-Badri said in statements to On Sport channel, that he would prefer the captain of the national team to be present on the pitch continuously and not be present in the starting lineup irregularly, because the role of the captain is great both inside and outside the pitch.

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The national team coach continued that there is no change in the principle of selecting the national team captain, which is seniority, stressing that he will apply this principle during his presence in the national team in the coming period, refusing to mention names.

Hossam El-Badri stressed that he is very convinced of the capabilities Kahraba, adding that he was not disturbed by the critics of the fans on his choice of the Pharaohs list in the next camp.

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El-Badri said that the selection of Kahraba serves the interest of the national team, pointing out that his choices in the last two camps are not final as he relies on some of the names in the Olympic team.

Egypt national team manager, Hossam El Badry, announced the list of foreign based players who will join the team for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

The list also included Mohamed Salah, Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Kahraba and Ahmed Hassan Koka.

Egypt national team prepares for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers under the command of a the new manager El Badry.
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10/28/2019 11:22:01 AM
<![CDATA[Salah leads Liverpool to the 28th point, injured at the final minutes]]>
Tottenham's Harry Kane took the lead for his team in the first minute of the match. After then, Jordan Henderson equalized the score for Liverpool in the 52nd minute.

The Egyptian King Mohamed Salah brought joy to the Reds fans in the 75th minute from the penalty spot.

Salah was substituted before the end of the match due to injury.

In his comments after the match Klopp said: "Mohamed Salah was replaced because of an ankle problem, we think it is not a big problem."

It was reported after the game that Salah's injury was the same as that suffered against Leicester City which made him out for three weeks, and that his participation against Manchester City is in doubt, where he will be out for at least more three weeks.

The victory raised Liverpool's points to 28 at the top of the English Premier League, six points over runners-up Manchester City, who beat Aston Villa 3-0 on Saturday.]]>
10/28/2019 11:10:11 AM
<![CDATA[Nour El-Tayeb qualifies to PSA Women Championship's quarter-final]]>
Nour El Tayeb won the first set13/11, the second 11/5, and won the third 11/4, to win the match that lasted 30 minutes.

Egypt hosts the PSA Women's World Championship, which is organized by CIB, from October 24 to November 1, with matches being held at the Pyramids area at a value of $ 430,000.
Tickets for the Women's World Championship and Egypt International Men's Championship are booked through Tazkarti , which is chaired by President Montaser Al-Nabarawy, President of the Company, who achieved great success at the 2019 African Cup of Nations, organized by Egypt this year.

Mr. Montaser Al-Nabarawy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tazkarti Company signed contracts with Amr Mansi, supervisor of organizing the championship, as he’s known for his great competence in the field of organizing international championships, because of his vision and great marketing vision, which was reflected in his organization of the El Gouna Championship, El Gouna Festival and other regional and global events, which has witnessed everyone's dazzling success.

The Egyptian International Men's Championship will be held on the sidelines of the World Championship.

The tournaments include the best international squash players, both men and women, such as Ali Farag, the world number one for men and Runeem Al-Waily, the first seed for the women of Wadi Degla, in addition to Nour El-Sherbini, world champion and second seed and Mohammed Al-Shorbaji, the second seed for squash men.]]>
10/28/2019 10:56:15 AM
<![CDATA[Desouki qualifies for the quarterfinals of the Egypt International Squash Championship]]>
Desoki triumphed in the first half 11/6, the second 11/5 and won the third 11/5 to win the 42-minute match.

Egypt hosts the Egypt International Squash Championship from October 25 to November 1, where the games will be held at the foot of the pyramids at a value of $ 185,000.

Tickets for the Women's World Championship and Egypt International Men's Championship are booked through Tazkarti , which is chaired by President Montaser Al-Nabarawy, President of the Company, who achieved great success at the 2019 African Cup of Nations, organized by Egypt this year.

Mr. Montaser Al-Nabarawy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tazkarti Company signed contracts with Amr Mansi, supervisor of organizing the championship, as he’s known for his great competence in the field of organizing international championships, because of his vision and great marketing vision, which was reflected in his organization of the El Gouna Championship, El Gouna Festival and other regional and global events, which has witnessed everyone's dazzling success.

The Egyptian International Men's Championship will be held on the sidelines of the World Championship.

The tournaments include the best international squash players, both men and women, such as Ali Farag, the world number one for men and Runeem Al-Waily, the first seed for the women of Wadi Degla, in addition to Nour El-Sherbini, world champion and second seed and Mohammed Al-Shorbaji, the second seed for squash men.
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10/28/2019 10:46:21 AM
<![CDATA[Salah starts for Liverpool against Tottenham ]]>
Salah returns to participate with his team at the League after he missed the 1-1 draw against Manchester United last week as he suffered from an ankle injury.

Liverpool’s starting line-up for the game consists of: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Van Dijk, Matip, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Mane, Firmino and Salah.

Liverpool aim to return to the winning form as they lost the first two points this season in Manchester to put an end to their winning streak during the first eight games of the season.

This game is a repeat of 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, in which Liverpool defeated their opponents in Madrid to lift their sixth Champions League title.

The Reds are leading the league table with 25 points, three points ahead of the second placed and the defending champions, Manchester City.
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10/27/2019 5:51:29 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek to hold private camp in 6th of October city]]>
Zamalek coach Micho agreed with White Castle officials to run a private camp on October 6, after the club decided not to hold a camp outside Egypt due to the joining of a lot of players to the national teams in the next period.

Micho had given the players a six-day break after beating Senegalese Football, Generation Foot, 1-0 last Thursday in the second leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.

The team secured a qualification to the competition’s Group Stage. However, the team fans were furious as the team produced a poor performance and the Senegalese side had many clear chances to score.

Zamalek’s savior this season, Mostafa Mohamed, scored the only goal at the game to secure his team qualification as the first leg in Senegal ended with a 2-1 victory for the home team.
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10/27/2019 2:25:37 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly's doctor checks Mohamed Mahmoud recovering plan in Germany]]>
The German medical team has scheduled next Tuesday for a cruciate ligament surgery for the player, where he undergoes some preliminary medical examinations in the coming hours in Germany in order to prepare him for surgery expected on Tuesday.

It is noteworthy that Mohamed Mahmoud suffered a cut in the cruciate ligament during the training of the team last Wednesday evening.

This is Mohamed Mahmoud's second injury as he just recovered from the same injury in the other foot.

Al Ahly will resume training on Sunday on the Tetch stadium Stadium in preparation for the next phase after the team's rest from training during the past two days as part of the program for the team during the period of the suspension of the Premier League.

It is noteworthy that Ahly is preparing to travel abroad at the end of this month to run a preparation camp.
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10/27/2019 1:24:42 PM
<![CDATA[Sohair El-Attar wins Swimming World Masters silver medal]]>
In the same championship, she won 4th place medal in 400 m freestyle, 50 m backstroke and 100 m backstroke.

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Sohair Al Attar is Professor of Pathology at the Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University. She was a swimming champion with the Egyptian national team. She received many national awards, but stopped swimming for 8 years as she started working and got married.

Her family and friends convinced her at the age of 56 to participate in competitions, which she has been doing so since then and winning many international award.

She practices swimming 5 days a week in addition to jogging and biking.

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Suhair is preparing to participate in another swimming championship in Alexandria, Egypt, next week, after returning from her successful trip in South Korea.
 


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10/27/2019 1:20:39 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Badri prepares Egyptian league players in the next three days]]>

The coaching confirmed that the players selected will join the training starting from Monday in coordination with their clubs for a period of 3 days, and then return to training with their clubs, before going to the closed camp on November 5 next in preparation for the matches against Kenya and the Comoros on the 14 and 18 of the same month In the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.
 
Al-Badri said that he preferred to preparethese players after obtaining long breaks with their clubs in preparation for the two games, pointing out that the closed camp will include 26 players, where the six professional players will arrive on November 11, 72 hours before the match Kenya.

Egypt national team manager, Hossam El Badry, announced the list of foreign based players who will join the team for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers.

Liverpool Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, returned to the team after he missed the national team camp in October as El Badry decided to rest the winger.

The list also included Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Kahraba and Ahmed Hassan Koka.]]>
10/27/2019 1:14:30 PM
<![CDATA[Salah returns to Egypt squad ahead of AFCON Qualifiers ]]>
Liverpool Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, returned to the team after he missed the national team camp in October as El Badry decided to rest the winger.

The list also included Mohamed Elneny, Mahmoud Hassan Trezeguet, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Kahraba and Ahmed Hassan Koka.

Egypt national team prepares for 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers under the command of a the new manager El Badry.

Egypt were drawn alongside Kenya, Togo and Comoros.

El Badry spent his entire career as a footballer inside Al-Ahly and he was one of the team members in the late 70s and early 80s before the injury forced him to retire at 26.

El Badry started his managerial career so early and he joined the first team staff in 2002 to serve as a coach assistant to the club’s historic Portuguese manager Manuel Jose.

El Badry became the club’s first man on Al-Ahly’s bench in 2009 and he is considered the club’s best manager in the last decade as he won four Egyptian League titles, three Egyptian Cup titles, Egyptian Super Cup title and 2012 CAF Champions League title during his three spells at Al-Ahly.

El Badry also managed Libya’s Ahli Tripoli, Sudan’s Al Merrikh and Enppi in Egypt.

On international level, El Badry managed the U23 national team in 2013 but he failed to win qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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10/26/2019 12:42:00 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt bags 3 medals at World Military Games in China]]>
Egyptian wrestler Mohamed Ibrahim el Sayyed won the gold medal in the Greco-Roman men's 67 kg category.

Egyptian taekwondo player Nour Ahmed Hussein snatched the silver medal in the under-46 kg category, while taekwondo player Abdel Rahman Wael Abul Kheir received the bronze in the 68 kg category.]]>
10/26/2019 12:07:04 PM
<![CDATA[Ronaldo is different, Chiellini]]>
"Cristiano Ronaldo is like a hyena on the pitch, you look at him and you realise he's different from the rest, you will never see himself take it easy, he has important daily goals and everything he does is calculated with extreme care.” The Italian defender said.

Ronaldo joined Juventus during 2018 summer from Real Madrid with the aim to lead the Italian club to win the UEFA Champions League title for the third time in the club’s history and the first time since 1996.

Ronaldo and his teammates suffered a shock elimination against the talented Dutch side, Ajax, during 2019 UEFA Champions League quarter finals.

Chiellini commented on his team’s loss to Ajax, saying “ It hurt a lot to fall to Ajax, because I think that had we got through that tie then we'd have reached the final. These recent years we've lacked the ability to know how to handle a final.”

Juventus top their group at this season’s UEFA Champions League and they hope to put an end to their failure at the competition despite their domestic dominance.
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10/25/2019 4:09:03 PM
<![CDATA[We have to respect Tottenham, Klopp ]]>
“They are a top side in the Premier League and they will be a top side the whole season in the Premier League. We have to respect that and play the best football we can play." Klopp said.

Liverpool hosts Tottenham on Sunday at the 10th round of the Premier League in a repeat of 2019 UEFA Champions League Final, in which Liverpool defeated their opponents in Madrid to lift their sixth Champions League title.

Klopp added “We won the Champions League final, we know that. I think we were very respectful in that moment with our celebrations but still we were the ones on the other side that night,"

Liverpool lost the first two points at the League this season after a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. However, the Reds are leading the league table with 25 points, six points ahead of the second placed and the defending champions, Manchester City.
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10/25/2019 4:07:38 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek sporting director calms fans after poor performance ]]>
The team secured a qualification to the competition’s Group Stage. However, the team fans were furious as the team produced a poor performance and the Senegalese side had many clear chances to score.

“We did not have a great game and our performance was not that good but we achieved the most important thing and reached the group stage.” Zamalek sporting director, Amir Mortada, said.

Zamalek’s savior this season, Mostafa Mohamed, scored the only goal at the game to secure his team qualification as the first leg in Senegal ended with a 2-1 victory for the home team.

Amir added “I am sure that we will improve during the competition as we did last season at the CAF Confederation Cup and won the title at the end.”

The draw put Zamalek in Group A alongside Primeiro de Agosto of Angola, Congo’s Mazembe and ZESCO United from Zambia.


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10/25/2019 4:05:45 PM
<![CDATA[Grealish dreams of playing for England national team ]]>
“It was always going to take time, we brought in so many players over the summer, you need time to gel and we are getting there and hopefully we can push on.”

The new promoted club, Aston Villa, had a frustrating start at the league with two losses to Tottenham Hotspur and Bournemouth respectively but they bounced back to gain 11 points at the next seven games.

Aston Villa comes 12th League table ahead of some experienced league sides like Manchester United and Everton.

Grealish continued “Personally I want to get myself into the England team and finish with as many goals and assists as possible."

The attacking midfielder represented the Republic of Ireland at youth international level then he shifted to represent England U-21 team but he did not receive a call from the first team manager, Gareth Southgate.

Grealish and his teammates will have a tough test when they travel to Manchester to face Manchester City at Etihad Stadium.

Grealish added “Everyone in the changing room has already been speaking about the City game this week. They are the games you want to play. Them and Liverpool are arguably the best teams in the league.”
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10/25/2019 4:04:41 PM
<![CDATA[China to host expanded edition of FIFA Club World Cup in 2021 ]]>
The announcement was made following a FIFA Council meeting in Shanghai.

The competition is expected to see the participation of eight European teams, six from South America, three from each of Africa, Asia and North and Central America and one from Oceania.

"It is a historic decision for football. The new [tournament] will be a competition which anyone who loves football is looking forward to. It is the first real and true Club World Cup where the best clubs will compete.” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.

FIFA Club World Cup currently features seven teams, the winner from each confederation's major continental tournament as well as the host nation’s League champion.

FIFA President added "It will allow us to generate significant revenues but I want to underline this, very, very clearly ... FIFA will have zero out of this because we will reinvest this in football." ]]>
10/24/2019 4:16:20 PM
<![CDATA[Salah eyes Gerrard’s European record ]]>
Salah reached his 18th goal with the Reds at the Prestigious European competition and he is just four goals away from being the club’s all-time goal scorer at the competition.

The club’s historic captain, Steven Gerrard, holds the record with 21 goals, including his team’s first goal in the historic comeback against AC Milan in 2005 in Istanbul.

Salah is facing a fierce competition from his two current partners at the team attacking line, Sadio Mane who scored 16 goals and Roberto Firmino who has 14 goals in his pocket.

Salah’s goals helped his team to reach back to back UEFA Champions League Finals in 2018 and 2019 and he scored the opening goal for his team in 2019 Final against Tottenham that paved the way for his team to win the title at the end after Divock Origi added the second goal minutes before the final whistle. ]]>
10/24/2019 4:13:57 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek hosts Génération Foot at El Salam Stadium ]]>
The game was initially scheduled in Cairo on 28 September but Zamalek decided to move the game to Alexandria for security concerns but the Senegalese team refused to play the game.

Following a meeting by the CAF Organizing Committee for Interclub Competitions and Club Licensing System in Cairo on 8 October, the match was rescheduled for Thursday, 24 October.

Zamalek suffered a 2-1 loss at the first leg in Senegal through Mame Gueye’s two goals while Mostafa Mohamed scored Zamalek’s only goal at the game.

“Zamalek refused to face their arch rivals, Al Ahly, just to prepare for our game. Our main goal now is to reach the group stages. We will have to give everything to qualify for the group stages,” Génération Foot’s communications director Tala Fal said.

Zamalek expected line-up for the game consists of: Mohamed Awwad, Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Hamdy, Abdullah Gomaa, Hamdi Naguez, Tarek Hamed, Ferjani Sassi, Ahmed Zizou, Youssef Obama, Acraf Bencherki and Mostafa Mohamed.

The game starts on 8:00 pm. ]]>
10/24/2019 4:11:47 PM
<![CDATA[Unlucky Al Hilal targets AFC Champions League title]]>
“We should be comfortable now after the big pressure and stress that we had in the match. We should start thinking of the final as of tomorrow and we must prepare well because we want to win the title.” Al Hilal manager, Răzvan Lucescu, said after the game.

This final will be a repeat of 2017 AFC Champions League final, when Al Hilal lost to Urawa Red Diamonds following a 1-1 draw in Riyadh and a 1-0 victory for the Japanese team in Saitama.

AL Hilal, nicknamed 'Al Zaeem' or The Boss, reached the competition’s final in six occasions but they only managed to secure the title twice, one of them was against Japan’s Júbilo Iwata in 2000 to become the continent’s champions for the second time.

Al Hilal lost three finals to Japanese teams, Furukawa Electric FC in 1986, Yomiuri FC in 1987 as well as the 2017 Final to Urawa Red Diamonds while their fourth loss came in 2014 against Australia’s Western Sydney Wanderers FC.

The Saudi team will count on the two high profile attacking players, Sebastian Giovinco and Bafétimbi Gomis, as well as the local stars, Yasser Al-Shahrani, Salem Al-Dawsari and Salman Al-Faraj, to secure third title at the competition. ]]>
10/24/2019 12:26:29 PM
<![CDATA[Salah marks his return with an amazing goal ]]>
The Egyptian winger has had an amazing night in Belgium as he led his team to achieve their second win at the group and stays second at the group behind leaders, Napoli.

Liverpool did not need much time to open the score through the team midfielder, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who found the net after two minutes from an amazing shot.

Chamberlain added the second goal for his team at the second half from another shot which the opponent’s goalkeeper failed to deal with and just watched the ball in the back of the net.

Salah played a massive role behind his team’s third goal as he provided an assist to his teammate, Sadio Mane, that put him one against one with the opponent’s goalkeeper and the Senegalese did not find any difficulty to add the third goal.

Salah killed the game when he added the fourth goal after he dribbled two defenders and put the ball in the back of the net to make Genk goalkeeper’s suffering continue.

Genk scored their only goal at the game minutes before the final whistle through Stephen Odey to give the fans seconds of celebrations after a tough night at home.]]>
10/24/2019 12:24:27 PM
<![CDATA[Super Clasico: River Plate qualifies to Copa Libertadores Final, waits for Brazilian opponent ]]>
Under the eyes of Sergio Aguero's son and grandson Diego Armando Maradona, who preferred to encourage Boca Juniors among the crowd, River Plate reached the continental final for the second time in a row.

The win stopped the unbeaten run of River Plate, who have not lost against Boca Junior in the last six continental encounters (won 4 and drawn 2) between 2004 and 2019, but history will not say so.

Marcelo Gallardo continues to affirm his passion for the continental finals, having achieved seven out of 10 continental titles with River Plate, and now on a date with his eighth continental final, and the chance to win the Copa Libertadores for the third time as a 43-year-old coach.





At the dawn on Thursday, the Maracana stadium is set to host the other semi-final between Gremio and Flamengo in a purely Brazilian clash.

River Plate is awaiting to know the identity of their opponent to face on November 23 on the national stadium in the Chilean capital Santiago.]]>
10/23/2019 9:55:10 AM
<![CDATA[Salah is ready for Genk clash in CL]]>
Salah injured his ankle during Leicester City's before the FIFA break, missing his side's game against Manchester United on Sunday, before meeting Genk in the Champions League on Wednesday.

The Egyptian international appeared for the first time in his team's training on Tuesday, after several individual training in the past few days, and joined the list of his team that traveled to Belgium on Tuesday evening.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has made it clear that Salah was not ready to play against Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday but could join Genk in the Champions League on Wednesday.

"Mohamed Salah was not ready," Klopp told Sky Sports on Sunday.

"He could not train with the team. I don't know where everyone came from about United."

"There was no chance of him playing on Sunday, maybe playing on Wednesday. We have to wait and see."

gypt and Liverpool forwarder Mohamed Salah was nominated for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award Monday.

France Football's 30-player shortlist also gathers Salah's teammates Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Alisson Becker, Georginio Wijnaldum, Virgil van Dijk and Roberto Firmino.]]>
10/23/2019 9:47:22 AM
<![CDATA[Mohamed El-Shennawy is the best in Egypt: Ahmed Nagi]]>
"Yes, he is the best in Egypt, because he is the most concentrated in Egypt, and he has developed himself in a magnificent way inside and outside the stadium," he said.

"El-Shennawy has a great personality and has worked a lot to develop his abilities, and he is disciplined on or off the pitch."


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Ahmed Nagi


"There are goalkeepers who have the talent but they lack the focus off the field.

Regarding his accusation of causing injuries to the goalkeepers, Nagi replied: "I worked for the national team for 6 years, the best elements were the goalkeepers.

Ahmed Nagi was the goalkeepers' coach in Al Ahly and the Egyptian national team. He achieved many titles with both teams since 2005. Most notable achievements was training Essam El Hadary to be the best in Africa for more than 10 years with Al Ahly & Egypt.

Nagi qualified to the 2018 World Cup with Egypt, qualified to Club World Cup with Al Ahly, achieved the CAF Champions League with Al Ahly, beside many domestic titles.
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10/23/2019 9:43:35 AM