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Egyptians dominated the game from the beginning and they ended the first half 19_13.

Egyptian youngsters continued their dominance and stopped all German attempts to equal the score.

Egypt has had an amazing journey at the tournament, having topped their group stage after defeating Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Canada and Hungary. Egypt’s only loss at the competition came against France at the second round of the group stage.

Egypt faced Slovenia on Wednesday at the round of 16 and won the game 30-27 to reach the quarter finals, during which they destroyed Iceland 35-31 to earn a spot at the semi-final where they defeated Portugal.


Egypt’s squad consists of: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed.
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8/18/2019 8:05:27 PM
<![CDATA[Handball: Egyptian team vs Germany in U-20 World Cup Final]]>
The match will be held at 06:00 pm on Sunday, where it will be broadcast live on the Time Sport channel, which has obtained the rights to transfer the Egyptian matches in the tournament since its launch.

Egypt has had an amazing journey at the tournament, having topped their group stage after defeating Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Canada and Hungary. Egypt’s only loss at the competition came against France at the second round of the group stage.

Egypt faced Slovenia on Wednesday at the round of 16 and won the game 30-27 to reach the quarter finals, during which they destroyed Iceland 35-31 to earn a spot at the semi-final.

Egypt’s best achievement at the competition came in 2007 and 2011 when the national team finished 5th.


Egypt’s squad consists of: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed.
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8/18/2019 6:23:50 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly sack Martin Lasarte ]]>
The decision comes after Al-Ahly were knocked out of the Egyptian Cup competition as they lost 1-0 to Pyrmaids.

For the second time in the club’s history, Al-Ahly lost three times to one club in a season as Pyramids defeated Al-Ahly twice at the league before defeating them on Saturday night at the cup thanks to a goal from Erik Traore.

Lasarte was appointed as Al-Ahly manager on January, to follow the sacked manager, Patrice Carteron, and since then he led the club in 31 games.

Under Lasarte’s command, Al-Ahly won the Egyptian league title after a fierce competition with their arch rivals, Zamalek but the club was knocked out of the CAF Champions League competition from the quarter finals, having lost 5-1 on aggregate to Mamelodi Sundowns.

The club did not announce who will succeed Lasarte as the club manager.]]>
8/18/2019 5:37:17 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahmar supports Egypt U 19 team ahead of World Cup Final ]]>
“Everyone in Egypt is supporting you and god willing you will win the final and bring gold home.” Al Ahmar said in a video posted by the International Handball Federation Twitter account.

The Egyptian team will appear at the competition’s final for the first time in the history and they hope to continue their amazing run in the competition which was concluded on Saturday, having defeated Portugal 41-36.

Al Ahmar added “All handball lovers in Egypt follow the team’s games, they represent something beautiful.”

Egypt has had an amazing journey at the tournament, having topped their group stage after defeating Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Canada and Hungary. Egypt’s only loss at the competition came against France at the second round of the group stage.

Egypt faced Slovenia on Wednesday at the round of 16 and won the game 30-27 to reach the quarter finals, during which they destroyed Iceland 35-31 to earn a spot at the semi-final where they defeated Portugal.

Egypt’s best achievement at the competition came in 2007 and 2011 when the national team finished 5th.

Egypt’s squad consists of: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed. ]]>
8/18/2019 4:53:26 PM
<![CDATA[We are just one step away from glory ]]>
The Egyptian team will appear at the competition’s final for the first time in the history and they hope to continue their amazing run in the competition which was concluded on Saturday, having defeated Portugal 41-36.

“We came here to win the title, that is our only target.” Egyptian player, Yasser Mohamed, told press on Saturday.

Egypt has had an amazing journey at the tournament, having topped their group stage after defeating Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Canada and Hungary. Egypt’s only loss at the competition came against France at the second round of the group stage.

Egypt faced Slovenia on Wednesday at the round of 16 and won the game 30-27 to reach the quarter finals, during which they destroyed Iceland 35-31 to earn a spot at the semi-final where they defeated Portugal.

Egypt’s best achievement at the competition came in 2007 and 2011 when the national team finished 5th.

Egypt’s squad consists of: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed. ]]>
8/18/2019 2:48:07 PM
<![CDATA[Olympic football team plays two friendly games in September]]>
Shawki Ghareeb told "Youm 7" that the camp of the young pharaohs will start on September 2 and will be accompanied by two friendly games which will be decided in the next few days.

The friendly matches will be against two teams from Asia & Europe as most of the African teams are busy in preparing for the U-23 AFCON.

Egypt's Olympic team is preparing for the African Under-23 Nations, which will be hosted by Egypt and start on November 8 and qualify from the first to third to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics directly.
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8/18/2019 12:52:18 PM
<![CDATA[Tarek Yehya meets Micho to discuss Zamalek’s next period]]>
Yehya’s last game as a coach was against Dekedaha in the CAF Champions League.

Zamalek defeated Somalia’s Dekedaha in the first leg of the preliminary round of CAF Champions League at Borg El-Arab Stadium in Alexandria.

Friday’s game is Dekedaha’s home game as both clubs agreed to play both legs in Egypt.

The game was a great chance for Zamalek fans to watch some of the club’s new signings like Karim Bambo, Achraf Bencharki and Mohamed Awwad as well as the club’s legends Mohamed Abdelshafy and Shikabala who returned to the club this summer.

Zamalek equaled their biggest win at the CAF Champions League history as they achieved the same result over Chad’s Gazelle and CotonTchad in 2013 and 2018 respectively.

The new signings were decisive for Zamalek during the game as Bambo scored a goal and Bencharki scored twice. Omar El Said, Mahmoud Hamdy and Mostafa Mohammed added three goals for Zamalek while Dekedaha’s defender Cano Molly Severin scored an own goal.
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8/18/2019 12:49:57 PM
<![CDATA[Martin Lasarte’s situation is complicated in Al Ahly]]>
Pyramids FC knocked Al Ahly out of Egyptian Cup after defeating the Red Devils 1-0. Al Ahly met Pyramids FC on Saturday at Borg El Arab stadium in the Egyptian Cup 16th round.

Eric Traore was the protagonist in this clash when he scored the only goal in the 55th minute. This victory is considered the third consecutive victory for Pyramids FC over Al Ahly.

The first game ended with a 2-1 victory for Pyramids thanks to two goals from Al-Ahly former players, Mohamed Farouk and Abdallah Elsaid while Walid Azarro scored Al-Aly’s only goal at the game.

Pyramids repeated their victory at the second round with a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from their Brazilian magician, Keno, who left the club this summer.

Pyramids FC is set to face Haras El Hedoud in the Egyptian Cup quarter-finals.
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8/18/2019 12:47:29 PM
<![CDATA[Pyramids FC defeats Al Ahly 1-0 in the Egyptian Cup]]>
Al Ahly met Pyramids FC on Saturday at Borg El Arab stadium in the Egyptian Cup 16th round.

Eric Traore was the protagonist in this clash when he scored the only goal in the 55th minute. This victory is considered the third consecutive victory for Pyramids FC over Al Ahly.

The first game ended with a 2-1 victory for Pyramids thanks to two goals from Al-Ahly former players, Mohamed Farouk and Abdallah Elsaid while Walid Azarro scored Al-Aly’s only goal at the game.

Pyramids repeated their victory at the second round with a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from their Brazilian magician, Keno, who left the club this summer.

Pyramids FC is set to face Haras El Hedoud in the Egyptian Cup quarter-finals.
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8/18/2019 12:44:30 PM
<![CDATA[A strong start for Zamalek at CAF Champions League ]]>
Friday’s game is Dekedaha’s home game as both clubs agreed to play both legs in Egypt.

The game was a great chance for Zamalek fans to watch some of the club’s new signings like Karim Bambo, Achraf Bencharki and Mohamed Awwad as well as the club’s legends Mohamed Abdelshafy and Shikabala who returned to the club this summer.

Zamalek equaled their biggest win at the CAF Champions League history as they achieved the same result over Chad’s Gazelle and CotonTchad in 2013 and 2018 respectively.

The new signings were decisive for Zamalek during the game as Bambo scored a goal and Bencharki scored twice. Omar El Said, Mahmoud Hamdy and Mostafa Mohammed added three goals for Zamalek while Dekedaha’s defender Cano Molly Severin scored an own goal.

This game is expected to be Tarek Yehia’s last game as Zamalek caretaker manager as the club announced that they have reached an agreement with Milutin Sredojević known as Micho to be the club new manager. ]]>
8/17/2019 12:44:24 PM
<![CDATA[Domestic competitions return as Al-Ahly face Pyramids at the Cup ]]>
Al-Ahly players seek a revenge against Pyramids as the reds suffered two defeats against the blues at the Egyptian league last season.

The first game ended with a 2-1 victory for Pyramids thanks to two goals from Al-Ahly former players, Mohamed Farouk and Abdallah Elsaid while Walid Azarro scored Al-Aly’s only goal at the game.

Pyramids repeated their victory at the second round with a 1-0 win thanks to a goal from their Brazilian magician, Keno, who left the club this summer.

Al-Ahly players hope to avoid the tragedy of 1972-1973 season when they lost to Al-Ittihad Alexandria three games in one season; two games at the league as well as the Cup final.

Al-Ahly’s expected line-up for the game consists of: Mohamed El Shennawy, Ali Maaloul, Mohamed Hany, Yasser Ibrahim, Ramy Rabia, Amr El Solia, Hamdy Fathy, Saleh Gomaa, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat and Walid Azarro.

Pyramids’ expected line-up for the game consists of: Ahmed El Shennawy, Mohamed Hamdi, Ahmed Mansour, Ali Jabr, Ragab Bakkar, Islam Issa, Nabil Emad, Abdullah Al-Saeed, Eric Traore, Ibrahim Hassan and Ahmed Ali.

The game starts at 8:00 pm. ]]>
8/17/2019 12:04:10 PM
<![CDATA[All eyes on Skopje as Egypt face Portugal at World Cup semis ]]>
Both teams appear at the tournament semis for the first time in the history and they will battle for a place at the final at Boris Trajkovski Sports Center in Skopje.

Egypt has had an amazing journey at the tournament, having topped their group stage after defeating Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Canada and Hungary. Egypt’s only loss at the competition came against France at the second round of the group stage.

Egypt faced Slovenia on Wednesday at the round of 16 and won the game 30-27 to reach the quarter finals, during which they destroyed Iceland 35-31 to earn a spot at the semi-final.

Egypt’s best achievement at the competition came in 2007 and 2011 when the national team finished 5th.

Egypt’s squad consists of: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed. ]]>
8/17/2019 11:42:53 AM
<![CDATA[Neville expects Salah to leave Liverpool ]]>
“Salah is going to leave in the next 12 months, I can see it already.” Neville said on Thursday.

Salah joined Liverpool during 2017 summer and since then he has been sensational for Liverpool.

The Egyptian winger won two Premier League Golden Boot Awards and he led Liverpool to win 2019 UEFA Champions League title after defeating Tottenham Hotspur 2-0, with Salah scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot.

Since then, reports linked Salah with a move to the Spanish giants, Real Madrid and Barcelona but he decided to stay with Liverpool.

Salah and his teammates are focusing on the Premier League title as the team failed to win the title since 1990.

Liverpool are expecting a fierce competition with the league giants, especially Manchester clubs, United and City.

Neville added “Man United will probably win the league before Liverpool, in my opinion. And that’s not being disrespectful, they’ll probably win the league before Liverpool.” ]]>
8/16/2019 12:10:26 PM
<![CDATA[Adrian’s journey from looking for a club to UEFA Super Cup hero ]]>
Adrian joined Liverpool after five years defending West Ham United jersey which came to an end at the conclusion of last season.

“Two weeks ago I really didn’t know who I was going to sign for, whether in Spain or another league. But Liverpool came to me and asked me. It’s the best decision I’ve taken in my life now.” Adrian said.

The Spaniard knew his role at the club as a substitute for the starting goalkeeper, Alisson Becker but what happened during the team’s opening game at the Premier League surprised the club and their new goalkeeper.

Alisson suffered an injury during the first half of the game against Norwich City which meant that Adrian has to be ready to help his team.

He continued ““I knew the moment was going to come but obviously not as quick as it has. I’m really happy to be here and really proud for the players to help me from the beginning. They opened their arms to make me feel like a great friend.”

Alisson suffered a serious injury which meant that the Spanish goalkeeper will be Liverpool’s guard for the next two months including the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea.

Liverpool fans doubted Adrian’s abilities ahead of the game but his performance calmed the team’s players and their fans despite he conceded two goals during the game including one from the penalty spot but he saved his team from Chelsea’s clear chances.

Adrian also saved Chelsea’s last penalty to crown his team UEFA Super Cup champions. ]]>
8/16/2019 12:07:59 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt handball youngsters make history in North Macedonia ]]>
Egyptian players led the national team to the tournament’s semis for the first time in the history.

Egypt will challenge Portugal for a place at the tournament’s final on Saturday.

Portugal defeated the tournament’s favourites, France, 31-26 to reach the semi-finals.

Egypt failed to reach the competition’s semi-finals during seven appearances at the tournament.

Egypt’s best achievement at the competition came in 2007 and 2011 when the national team finished 5th.

Egypt has had an amazing journey at the tournament, having topped their group stage after defeating Sweden, Chinese Taipei, Canada and Hungary. Egypt’s only loss at the competition came against France at the second round of the group stage.

Egypt faced Slovenia on Wednesday at the round of 16 and the Egyptian team won the game 30-27.

Egypt’s squad consists of: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed.
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8/16/2019 12:05:44 PM
<![CDATA[Messi to miss Barcelona’s season opener against Bilbao ]]>
Barcelona manager, Ernesto Valverde, will count on a trio of Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele and the club’s new signing, Antoine Griezmann who joined the club this summer from Atletico Madrid.

“We won't take risks, let alone with Messi," Valverde commented on Messi’s absence.

Messi did not miss an opener since 2009-2010 season when he missed Barcelona’s 3-0 victory over Sporting Gijón.

Barcelona players hope to continue their dominance over the title as Barcelona won 8 out of the last 11 LaLiga titles while Real Madrid won two title and Atletico Madrid won one title in 2014.

Valverde’s chosen squad for the game consists of: Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, Nelson Semedo, Gerard Pique, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Coutinho, Luis Suarez, Ousmane Dembele, Rafinha, Clement Lenglet, Antoine Griezmann, Jordi Alba, Carles Alena, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie de Jong, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo, Inaki Pena and Perez.

The game starts on 9:00 pm. ]]>
8/16/2019 11:56:24 AM
<![CDATA[Liverpool manager praises referee Stephanie Frappart]]>
Frappart, assisted by two female assistant referees, ManuelaNicolosi and Michelle O'Neill, produced a brilliant performance according to Liverpool manager, JugenKlopp, despite she disallowed a penalty for Liverpool and awarded a controversial penalty for Chelsea that allowed them to score their second goal.

“They were good, they were really good. There was pressure on them like hell. It was an historic moment and they stayed themselves, stayed calm and did what they had to do in a very difficult and intense game.” Klopp said.

The French referee is one of the best female referees in the world and she officiated 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands in July.

Klopp continued “I couldn’t have more respect to be honest. It was a really brilliant performance.”


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8/15/2019 1:32:26 PM
<![CDATA[Liverpool defeats Chelsea, wins UEFA Super Cup]]>
Liverpool manager, JurgenKlopp, counted on the team’s new goalkeeper, Adrian, after the team starting goalkeeper, Alisson Becker, suffered an injury during the team’s opening game at the Premier league.

On the blue side, Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, wanted to reconcile the fans following a 4-0 loss to Manchester United at the opening game of the league. Lampard picked Olivier Giroud, Pedro and Pulisic to be the team’s attacking line.

Giroud rewarded his manager as he opened the score after 36 minutes to give his team the lead at the first half.

Liverpool bounced back at the second half through Sadio Mane who equalized the score after a wonderful pass from Roberto Firmino.

Both teams failed to score at the remaining minutes of the game despite their multiple attempts to score and the game went to extra time.

Liverpool players searched for the second goal at the first extra time and they got what they wanted from Mane’s strike.

Chelsea won a penalty as Liverpool goalkeeper tackled Tammy Abraham and Jorginhoconverted it to send the game to penalties.

Liverpool players, including Salah were so accurate and they did not miss the target, but Chelsea’s Abraham missed his team’s last penalty to crown Liverpool champions.

Liverpool won their fourth UEFA Super Cup title. ]]>
8/15/2019 12:38:19 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly prepare Walid Soliman for Pyramids clash in Egypt’s Cup ]]>
Al Ahly began on Tuesday to prepare for the match against Pyramids FC, scheduled for Saturday evening, in the 16th round of the Egyptian Cup.

The coaching staff Al Ahly club, led by Martin Lasarte, decided to give players rest from training on Monday.

Al Ahly thrashed Atlabara 4-0 in the CAF Champions League start when they met at Borg El Arab stadium on Sunday night.

Al Ahly’s goals came through Ali Maaloul, two goals for Walid Azzarou and Ahmed El Sheikh in the 16, 33, 47 and 93 minutes respectively.



Martin Lasarte’s starting line-up was:
Goalkeepers: Ayman Ashraf
Defense line: Ayman Ashraf, Rami Rabia, Ali Maaloul, Mohamed Hani
Midfielders: Amr El-Soleya, Hamdy Fathy, Hussein El-Shahat, Ramadan Sobhy, Saleh Gomaa`
Attackers: Walid Azzaro

Al Ahly hasn’t tasted the taste of winning the title since 2013; the Reds reached CAF Champions League Final twice but lost in both games against Wydada Casabalanca & Tunis Esperance Sportive.

The second leg will be held in Egypt as the Reds reached an agreement with Sudanese club to play both games in Egypt. The second leg will be on August 23rd.

Al-Ahly achieved their 41st league title after a fierce competition with arch rivals, Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.
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8/14/2019 11:40:43 AM
<![CDATA[Mortada reveals Zamalek’s coach candidates in a press conference]]>
It’s expected that Mortada will announce the candidates for the coach position who will lead the White team in the next period.

Argentinean coach Ramon Diaz, the former coachof Pyramids FC, and Portuguese coach, Jesualdo Ferreira, the former coach of Zamalek, are now out of the race for candidates to coach the Zamalek team in the coming period.

Zamalek negotiations with both managers stopped due to different reasons. Ramon Diaz refused to rule the white club after not reaching to an agreement due to financial terms. While, Ferreira preferred to continue his rest from coaching as he led the Qatari club, Al Sadd, for three years.

Zamalek club president Mortada Mansour said he is inviting all the old football stars of the White Club to be present with the club's board in a meeting next Wednesday to choose the new foreign manager.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.


Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.

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8/14/2019 11:38:42 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek enter private camp for Dekadaha clash]]>Zamalek SC board of directors decided to start selling tickets on Wednesday for the first leg match between the White team and Dekadaha from Somalia in the 64th round of the African Champions League on Sunday (August 16th) at 9 pm at Borg el Arab Stadium.

Zamalek took the approval of the club Dekadaha from Somalia to play the first leg of the African Champions League in Cairo instead of Djibouti.

The second leg is scheduled for 23, 24 or 25 of August in Egypt after Zamalek reached an agreement with Dekadaha to play both games in Cairo.

Zamalek, 2019 CAF Confederation Cup winners, aim to have a good start at the competition and continue their journey towards winning the title they last achieved in 2002.

Zamalek and Al-Ahly will use Cairo International stadium for their domestic and continental matches this season.

Timings for the matches will be decided after the summer as the Stadium is going through refurbishment

The Stadium hosted ten games during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations including the tournament’s final between Algeria and Senegal.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.

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8/14/2019 11:36:55 AM
<![CDATA[Egyptian team vs Slovenia in U-20 World Cup]]>
The match will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, where it will be broadcast live on the Time Sport channel, which has obtained the rights to transfer the Egyptian matches in the tournament since its launch.

Egypt is placed in the second group, which includes France, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and Taiwan.

The Egyptian national team lost only against France but they succeeded to beat Sweden, Taiwan and Canada before defeating Hungary to lead their group in the World Cup.

The Squad include: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed.

The young handball team is looking for a strong achievement like the U-23 Egyptian national team who recently won the bronze medal by beating Portugal 37/27 in the tournament held from July 16 to 28 in Spain.
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8/14/2019 11:35:15 AM
<![CDATA[Know the five Egyptian candidates to lead Egyptian national team]]>
Egypt was eliminated from the 16th round of AFCON as South Africa won the game 1-0 thanks to a late goal from their winger, ThembinkosiLorch. Following the game, Egyptian Football Association President Hany Abo Rida sacked the Egyptian national team coaching staff on the early hours of Sunday. Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position.

Football Federation officials continued that the final names are EhabGalal, Hossam Al-Badri, TalatYousef, Hassan Shehata and Tarek el Ashry.

1 - Hassan Shehata
Former coach of the Egyptian team
- Previously won with the team in the African Nations Cup in 2006 -2008 - 2010
- Won the African Youth Championship in 2003

2 HossamBadri
- Former coach of Al-Ahly Club
- He won 3 league titles, one African Champions League title and one Sudanese league title with Al-Mareekh.

3 EhabGalal
- Current coach of Al Masry club
- Previously coached Zamalek, Enppi and Misr Al Makassah.Heachieved outstanding results with Misr Al Makassah and led to participate in the African Champions League for the first time in its history.

4 Tariq Ashry
- Coach of Haras El Hedoud
- he achieved tournaments with Haras El Hedoud, including winning the Egyptian Cup and the Egyptian Super, as well as third place with his team in the league season 2007 and participation in the Confederation, and took charge of Enppi and Ahli Bani Ghazi Libyan.

5 Talaat Youssef
- Coach of Ittihad Alexandria

EFA settled on choosing the new coach after Eid Al Adha vacation. Egypt will play the 2021 AFCON qualifiers & 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

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8/13/2019 1:44:11 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek sell tickets for Dekadaha clash]]>
Zamalek took the approval of the club Dekadaha from Somalia to play the first leg of the African Champions League in Cairo instead of Djibouti.

The second leg is scheduled for 23, 24 or 25 of August in Egypt after Zamalek reached an agreement with Dekadaha to play both games in Cairo.

Zamalek, 2019 CAF Confederation Cup winners, aim to have a good start at the competition and continue their journey towards winning the title they last achieved in 2002.

Zamalek and Al-Ahly will use Cairo International stadium for their domestic and continental matches this season.

Timings for the matches will be decided after the summer as the Stadium is going through refurbishment

The Stadium hosted ten games during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations including the tournament’s final between Algeria and Senegal.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.

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8/13/2019 1:43:00 PM
<![CDATA[Ferreria& Diaz are out of Zamalek’s coaching race]]>
Zamalek negotiations with both managers stopped due to different reasons. Ramon Diaz refused to rule the white club after not reaching to an agreement due to financial terms. While, Ferreira preferred to continue his rest from coaching as he led the Qatari club, Al Sadd, for three years.

Zamalek club president Mortada Mansour said he is inviting all the old football stars of the White Club to be present with the club's board in a meeting next Wednesday to choose the new foreign manager.

Mortada Mansour continued in a video published by the official website of the Zamalek club, that the CVs of Six coaches will be displayed to choose the best among them and invite all the old stars of Zamalek, headed by Hassan Shehata, Hazem Imam, Ayman Younis, Reda Abdel Aal and Gamal Hamza.

Mortada Mansour said that he will announce at 12 noon next Tuesday, the name of the coach of the team and 48 hours later he will be brought to Cairo in preparation for starting his task.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.

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8/13/2019 1:41:35 PM
<![CDATA[Handball U-20 team faces Slovenia in 16th round of World Cup]]>
The match will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, where it will be broadcast live on the Time Sport channel, which has obtained the rights to transfer the Egyptian matches in the tournament since its launch.

Egypt is placed in the second group, which includes France, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and Taiwan.

The Egyptian national team lost only against France but they succeeded to beat Sweden, Taiwan and Canada before defeating Hungary to lead their group in the World Cup.

The Squad include: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed.

The young handball team is looking for a strong achievement like the U-23 Egyptian national team who recently won the bronze medal by beating Portugal 37/27 in the tournament held from July 16 to 28 in Spain.
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8/13/2019 1:40:11 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly prepare for Pyramids clash in Egypt’s Cup ]]>
The coaching staff Al Ahly club, led by Martin Lasarte, decided to give players rest from training on Monday.

Al Ahly thrashed Atlabara 4-0 in the CAF Champions League start when they met at Borg El Arab stadium on Sunday night.

Al Ahly’s goals came through Ali Maaloul, two goals for WalidAzzarou and Ahmed El Sheikh in the 16, 33, 47 and 93 minutes respectively.



Martin Lasarte’s starting line-up was:
Goalkeepers: Ayman Ashraf
Defense line: Ayman Ashraf, Rami Rabia, Ali Maaloul, Mohamed Hani
Midfielders: Amr El-Soleya, HamdyFathy, Hussein El-Shahat, Ramadan Sobhy, Saleh Gomaa`
Attackers: WalidAzzaro

Al Ahly hasn’t tasted the taste of winning the title since 2013; the Reds reached CAF Champions League Final twice but lost in both games against WydadaCasabalanca& Tunis Esperance Sportive.

The second leg will be held in Egypt as the Reds reached an agreement with Sudanese club to play both games in Egypt. The second leg will be on August 23rd.

Al-Ahly achieved their 41st league title after a fierce competition with arch rivals, Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.
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8/13/2019 1:35:48 PM
<![CDATA[PSG start their Ligue 1 season by thumping Nîmes 3-0]]>
The 27-year-old Neymar was left out of the squad the day after PSG sporting director Leonardo said talks about a possible sale of the Brazilian were "more advanced than before".

On Sunday, coach Thomas Tuchel told Canal+ he had "no news" on Neymar's future and that he would have to "find solutions without" him.

Edinson Cavani's controversial VAR penalty in the 24th minute set PSG on their way at the Parc des Princes, after supporters had made their negative feelings towards the absent Neymar clear.

A fine second-half display from Kylian Mbappe -- with a goal and an assist for Angel Di Maria -- showed Tuchel the obvious solution to Neymar's impending exit, and gave the capital club a perfect start to their bid for a third straight French title and ninth in total.

PSG sit level with Lyon, who beat Monaco 3-0 on Friday, at the top of the fledgling table, and will be hoping to occupy that position for the rest of the season.

Former Barcelona forward Neymar's two years in the French capital since PSG made him the world's most expensive player have been plagued by injuries and controversies.

Home fans unfurled a banner before kick-off translating to "Neymar. Get out".

Other banners slammed his recent comment that his fondest memory in football was inspiring Barcelona's stunning 2017 Champions League comeback against PSG, while one called Neymar "heartless".

Neymar has been linked with a return to Barca or a move to their arch rivals Real Madrid.

Tuchel handed Ligue 1 debuts to centre-back Abdou Diallo, signed from Borussia Dortmund in the close-season, and midfielder Pablo Sarabia, who joined from Sevilla.

The champions monopolised the ball from the off, with Mbappe shooting straight at visiting goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni after jinking through the massed Nimes defence.

VAR controversy

They were awarded a penalty by VAR midway through the first half, as a corner struck Nimes defender Pablo Martinez on the arm after Diallo ducked under the ball while standing right in front of him.

Cavani slammed the spot-kick into the net, before Nimes coach Bernard Blaquart was booked for his protestations.

A pedestrian affair, with Nimes happy to almost exclusively keep all 11 men behind the ball, had to wait until the 57th minute for a second goal when Mbappe slotted in to open his league account for the campaign.

Di Maria came off the bench and drilled into the bottom corner after an excellent pass from Mbappe with 20 minutes remaining, and PSG played out the most comfortable of wins -- finishing with 74 percent of possession as goalkeeper Alphonse Areola did not face a shot on target.

Earlier on Sunday, new signing Victor Osimhen marked his Ligue 1 debut with two goals as last year's runners-up Lille kicked off their new campaign with a 2-1 victory over Nantes.

Christophe Galtier's hosts, who finished 16 points behind PSG last term, were indebted to Nigerian Osimhen, who scored a fabulous 80th-minute winner at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.

"When I have opportunities, I don't want to miss them," said the 20-year-old. "I'm not yet 100 percent but I'm training hard and I know that with time I'll be in top shape physically."]]>
8/13/2019 1:03:21 PM
<![CDATA[Handball U-20 team beat Hungary, lead group in World Cup]]>
Egypt is placed in the second group, which includes France, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and Taiwan.

The Egyptian national team lost only against France but they succeeded to beat Sweden, Taiwan and Canada before defeating Hungary to lead their group in the World Cup.

The Squad include: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, MazenReda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed.

The young handball team is looking for a strong achievement like the U-23 Egyptian national team who recently won the bronze medal by beating Portugal 37/27 in the tournament held from July 16 to 28 in Spain.
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8/12/2019 2:36:36 PM
<![CDATA[It’s a great result but we must be cautious: Desabre]]>
“We’ll work on correcting mistakes, but I am very happy with the level and performance and the camp of Alexandria and the level of players and their listening to my instructions,” Desabre said after the game.

“The game should have ended with a bigger score for us but the Congolese team’s performance in the second half was better,” He added.

“The result is great but nothing in football is reassuring. We received one goal due to a very naive error,” he said.

Pyramids FC is set to face Al Ahly on Wednesday in the 16th round of Egypt’s Cup.

On the meeting with Al Ahly, Desabre said he would try to benefit from some players who did not play in the CAF Confederation Cup, such as AbdoLomala and Atwa, and he has some time to resolve his decision on the changes and whether to maintain the starting line or make some adjustments.

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8/12/2019 12:39:43 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly thrashesAtlabara in CAF Champions League start]]>
Al Ahly’s goals came through Ali Maaloul, two goals for WalidAzzarou and Ahmed El Sheikh in the 16, 33, 47 and 93 minutes respectively.



Martin Lasarte’s starting line-up was:
Goalkeepers: Ayman Ashraf
Defense line: Ayman Ashraf, Rami Rabia, Ali Maaloul, Mohamed Hani
Midfielders: Amr El-Soleya, HamdyFathy, Hussein El-Shahat, Ramadan Sobhy, Saleh Gomaa`
Attackers: WalidAzzaro

Al Ahly hasn’t tasted the taste of winning the title since 2013; the Reds reached CAF Champions League Final twice but lost in both games against WydadaCasabalanca& Tunis Esperance Sportive.

The second leg will be held in Egypt as the Reds reached an agreement with Sudanese club to play both games in Egypt. The second leg will be on August 23rd.

Al-Ahly achieved their 41st league title after a fierce competition with arch rivals, Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.
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8/12/2019 12:38:25 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly resume training session on Tuesday]]>
Al Ahly thrashed Atlabara 4-0 in the CAF Champions League start when they met at Borg El Arab stadium on Sunday night.

Al Ahly’s goals came through Ali Maaloul, two goals for WalidAzzarou and Ahmed El Sheikh in the 16, 33, 47 and 93 minutes respectively.



Martin Lasarte’s starting line-up was:
Goalkeepers: Ayman Ashraf
Defense line: Ayman Ashraf, Rami Rabia, Ali Maaloul, Mohamed Hani
Midfielders: Amr El-Soleya, HamdyFathy, Hussein El-Shahat, Ramadan Sobhy, Saleh Gomaa`
Attackers: WalidAzzaro

Al Ahly hasn’t tasted the taste of winning the title since 2013; the Reds reached CAF Champions League Final twice but lost in both games against WydadaCasabalanca& Tunis Esperance Sportive.

The second leg will be held in Egypt as the Reds reached an agreement with Sudanese club to play both games in Egypt. The second leg will be on August 23rd.

Al-Ahly achieved their 41st league title after a fierce competition with arch rivals, Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.
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8/12/2019 12:37:20 PM
<![CDATA[Ferjani Sassi takes rest from Zamalek training sessions]]>
Sassi had a rest after the Premier League competition and traveled to Tunisia to spend his vacation with his family after his participation with the Carthage Eagles in the African Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt during the period from 21 June to 19 July last in addition to his participation with Zamalek at the end of the league.

Sassi participated with Zamalek in 40 games this season; 23 games in the Egyptian League as he scored seven goals, 11 games in CAF Confederation Cup and he scored two goals, 4 games in Arabian Championship, Egypt’s Cup and Egypt & Saudi Super Cup.

Zamalek club president Mortada Mansour said he is inviting all the old football stars of the White Club to be present with the club's board in a meeting next Tuesday to choose the new foreign manager.
Mortada Mansour continued in a video published by the official website of the Zamalek club, that the CVs of Six coaches will be displayed to choose the best among them and invite all the old stars of Zamalek, headed by Hassan Shehata, Hazem Imam, Ayman Younis, Reda Abdel Aal and Gamal Hamza.

Mortada Mansour said that he will announce at 12 noon next Tuesday, the name of the coach of the team and 48 hours later he will be brought to Cairo in preparation for starting his task.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.

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8/12/2019 11:20:51 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek to choose new coach on Tuesday]]>
Mortada Mansour continued in a video published by the official website of the Zamalek club, that the CVs of Six coaches will be displayed to choose the best among them and invite all the old stars of Zamalek, headed by Hassan Shehata, Hazem Imam, Ayman Younis, Reda Abdel Aal and Gamal Hamza.

Mortada Mansour said that he will announce at 12 noon next Tuesday, the name of the coach of the team and 48 hours later he will be brought to Cairo in preparation for starting his task.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.

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8/12/2019 11:19:15 AM
<![CDATA[Volleyball: Egypt suffer defeat from Brazil at FIVB Olympic qualification]]>
Earlier, the Egyptian team lost their first match against their host, Bulgaria.

Egypt will play against Puerto Rico on Sunday.

Pool A includes Egypt, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and Bulgaria. ]]>
8/11/2019 11:04:10 AM
<![CDATA[Alisson to miss European Super Cup ]]>
The Brazilian was forced to leave the pitch at the first half to be replaced by Liverpool’s new signing, Adrian, who completed the game.

Alisson is expected to miss Liverpool’s clash against Chelsea at the European Super Cup.

“It’s the calf and that’s it. He couldn’t carry on, that’s not a good sign, and we have to see. Wednesday he will not play. With all my experience I can say that already.” Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp said after the game.

Liverpool will count on Adrian who joined the club last week and he is expected to guard Liverpool’s goal during Alisson’s injury.

Klopp commented on Adrian’s performance against Norwich, saying “it’s a situation, but if you are in a situation like this you want to have somebody who played the league, who is experienced. He’s 32, he’s a calm guy, good with his feet. So a lot of good things.”

Liverpool, UEFA Champions League winner, face Europa League winners, Chelsea, on Wednesday at European Super Cup. ]]>
8/10/2019 4:05:12 PM
<![CDATA[West Ham, Man City starting line-ups revealed ]]>
Manchester City won back-to-back Premier League titles and they are expecting a tough competition this season from the big teams in England, especially the 2019 UEFA Champions League winners, Liverpool.

On the other hand, West Ham United, led by Manuel Peeligrini, had a busy summer as they have strengthened their squad by two promising talents, Sebastien Haller and Pablo Fornals.

Man City manager, Pep Guardiola, preferred to keep the club’s all time goal scorer, Sergio Aguero, on the bench while he decided to start the game with Algerian winger, Ryad Marez, alongside Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus.

Man City’s starting line-up for the game consists of : Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodri, De Bruyne, David Silva; Mahrez, Sterling and Jesus.

West Ham’s starting line-up consists of: Fabianski; Fredericks, Diop, Balbuena, Cresswell; Rice, Wilshere; Anderson, Antonio, Lanzini and Haller.

The game starts on 1;30 pm. ]]>
8/10/2019 1:14:08 PM
<![CDATA[Salah shines at Premier League opening ]]>
Liverpool produced a wonderful performance in front of their fans to send a clear message that they will fight for the Premier League title.

Liverpool opened the score after seven minutes through an own goal from Norwich defender, Grant Hanley, who could not control Origi’s cross.

Salah, the Premier League top goal scorer in the last two seasons, scored his first goal this season and Liverpool’s second goal in the game after a wonderful play with Roberto Firmino.

Salah also provided an assist for Virgil Van Dijk who added the third goal in the first half.

Liverpool’s fourth goal came only minutes before half time from a smart header from Origi who received an amazing pass from Trent Alexander Arnold.

Norwich City’s only goal at the game came at the second half by their veteran Finnish striker, Teemu Pukki at the second half.

Liverpool fans put much hopes on Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, and his players to get the Premier League title back to the club after 30 years of absence. ]]>
8/10/2019 12:47:19 PM
<![CDATA[Messi stunning free kick wins UCL Goal of the season ]]>
Messi won the award for the fourth time as he won the award in 2007, 2015 and 2016.

The last season’s UEFA Champions League semi-final between Barcelona and Liverpool entered the football history after the two magic nights in Barcelona and Liverpool.

The first leg in Barcelona ended with a 3-0 win for the hosts and they travelled to Liverpool to play the second leg with much confidence to reach the final but Liverpool had a different opinion.

Liverpool, who entered the game missing three starting players, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Naby Keita, for injury, surprised Barcelona to win the game 4-0 after heroic performance from Liverpool players who created a historic night at Anfield.

Despite Barcelona’s loss which destroyed the team’s season, Lionel Messi’s free kick will remain one of the magic moments from the Barca’s magician.
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8/9/2019 3:48:09 PM
<![CDATA[Maguire is ready to play against Chelsea ]]>
“Harry is ready to play. I am sure he will put himself up, when I ask him on Sunday morning, if he is available, because he has played many games for Leicester over the pre-season.” Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, said.

Maguire joined Manchester United from Leicester City for a transfer fee of £80 million, which made him the most expensive defender in the history.

Solskjaer added “Harry has impressed me, very much so. He has come in as a presence. He is taller and bigger than I thought. He has come in as a real plus. He will have an impact on the rest of the boys.”

Maguire established himself as one of the best defenders in the League since he joined Leicester from Hull City and he became a starting defender for the national team.

Maguire hopes to help his new teammates to challenge their biggest rivals, Manchester City and Liverpool, for the title. ]]>
8/9/2019 2:13:35 PM
<![CDATA[Lukaku joins Inter Milan ]]>
The striker joined Inter for a club record fee of 80m euros for five years.

"Inter were the only club I wanted, I am here to bring the Nerazzurri back to the top." Lukaku said after he signed his contract.

Lukaku was Inter's main target at the transfer market and they hope that bringing him could allow them to challenge for the Italian league title.

Manchester United lost the only striker at their squad and they could not replace him as they failed to reach a deal with Juventus to sign Croatian striker, Mario Mandzukic.

Manchester United failed to reach theUEFA Champions League last season and they hope for a better season this year at the Premier League.

Manchester United open the new season of the Premier League at home on Sunday against Chelsea. ]]>
8/9/2019 1:38:09 PM
<![CDATA[Liverpool and Norwich open Premier League season at Anfield ]]>
Liverpool players return to their castle to meet their fans for the first time since they celebrated UEFA Champions League title last season in Madrid, having defeated Tottenham 2-0.

On the other hand, the newly promoted, Norwich City, aims to achieve a good start to the new season and prove their abilities to challenge biggest clubs at the top division.

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, did not sign big names this summer and he believes in is squad to continue their successful run at the League after they finished second last season, one point behind league winners, Manchester City.

“We are a good team together in a very difficult league with a lot of competitors desperate to get the position we are in. Nobody knows how it will look exactly but Sunday showed we will be fine and the rest is what we make of it.” Klopp told press ahead of the opening game.

Liverpool lost Community Shield game against Manchester City on penalty shoot-outs but they were the better side during the game.

The game starts on 9:00 pm.]]>
8/9/2019 1:32:36 PM
<![CDATA[Liverpool defender expects a tough clash against Norwich ]]>
“I definitely think they'll be a tough side, the Championship is a very good league, I experienced it when I was younger.” Gomez said on Thursday.

Norwich City returns to the Premier League after three years of absence after achieving the Championship title last season.

Gomez experienced playing at the second tier of the English football in 2014 when he was representing his childhood club, Charlton Athletic.

Gomez added “It will be the first time back since Madrid. It's always special playing at Anfield, I think that's one of massive pluses at being at this club.”

Liverpool won 2019 UEFA Champions League title, having defeated Tottenham 2-0 thanks to two goals from Mohamed Salah and DivockOrigi.

Liverpool fans hope to win the Premier League this season and put an end to 30 years of absence as they last won the title in 1990.

Liverpool are expecting a tough competition, especially with the defending champions, Manchester City. ]]>
8/8/2019 3:06:08 PM
<![CDATA[Merseyside Police investigates racial tweets against Salah ]]>
A Twitter user, supporting Liverpool rivals, Everton, posted a number of posts including racist pictures against the Egyptian winger.

Everton issued a statement condemning the fan’s behavior, saying” Everton condemns in the strongest terms any kind of racism. We have shared the material with the appropriate authorities and are looking into the matter further to understand if the Twitter user in question is known to the Club in any way."

Everton shared the posts with the authorities who opened investigations in the incident.

Everton fan group County Road Bobblers also condemned the fan’s racial tweets against Salah, saying “Supporting a team in this city makes us understand diversity.”

Salah and his teammates are preparing for the new season of the Premier League on Friday night against Norwich City at Anfiled.

Salah led his team to win UEFA Champions League title last season, having defeated Tottenham 2-0 with Salah opening the score from the penalty spot.


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8/8/2019 2:32:18 PM
<![CDATA[CAF postpone African Super Cup]]>
This announcement came after the CAF Disciplinary Board meeting which focused on this season’s CAF Champions League final between Esperence and Wydad Athletic Club from Morocco.

“The Wydad Athletic Club: is considered to have lost the game in the Final 2nd leg,” CAF statement said on Wednesday to crown the Tunisian club African champions for the second straight season.

Esperance won the 2019 African Champions League in an unfinished Final on the first of June. The match was suspended in the 60th minute as Wydad players refused to complete the match when the referee canceled a goal for the Moroccans and he was not able to revise it through VAR as it wasn't working.

Wydad players protested to the Gambian referee, demanding VAR be used, and CAF president Ahmad Ahmad spent almost 30 minutes in discussions with officials in a bid to get the game restarted.


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8/8/2019 2:17:27 PM
<![CDATA[New Egypt coach to be chosen after one week: EFA]]>
Egypt was eliminated from the 16th round of AFCON as South Africa won the game 1-0 thanks to a late goal from their winger, ThembinkosiLorch. Following the game, Egyptian Football Association President Hany Abo Rida sacked the Egyptian national team coaching staff on the early hours of Sunday. Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position.

Football Federation officials continued that the final names are EhabGalal, Hossam Al-Badri, TalatYousef, Hassan Shehata and Hussam Hassan.

EFA settled on choosing the new coach after Eid Al Adha vacation. Egypt will play the 2021 AFCON qualifiers & 2022 World Cup qualifiers.
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8/7/2019 2:49:18 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt's Olympic team starts camp on September 2]]>
ShawkiGhareeb told "Youm 7" that the camp of the young pharaohs will start on September 2 and will be accompanied by two friendly games which will be decided in the next few days.

Egypt's Olympic team is preparing for the African Under-23 Nations, which will be hosted by Egypt and start on November 8 and qualify from the first to third to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics directly.
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8/7/2019 2:48:06 PM
<![CDATA[ON Sport broadcasts CAF Champions league preliminary rounds]]>
Al Ahly will meet Atlabara from South Sudan, while Zamalek will face Somali club, Dekadaha. The two matches are scheduled to be held on Sunday, August 11 at the stadiums of Borg El Arab and Petrosport respectively, as part of the preliminary round matches of the African Champions League.

The match between Al-Ahly and Atlabara will be held at 7 pm, while the match between Zamalek and Dekadaha Somali will be held at 10 pm.

It is noteworthy that the officials of the African Football Federation give each club the right to market its matches in the preliminary rounds but after then, starting from the 16th round; CAF will market the tournament.

Al Ahly were eliminated from the quarter-finals in the last Champions League after losing 1-5 on aggregate against Sundowns while Zamalek achieved the Confederation cUP title after winning the final match against the Moroccan Nahdet Berkane.
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8/7/2019 12:58:21 PM
<![CDATA[Liverpool's Salah donates $3 million to National Cancer Institute restoration]]>
The institute’s building was damaged by an explosion that killed 20 and injured 47. None of the patients or medical staff members was harmed. However, the patients have been moved to other hospitals.

The explosion occurred after a car containing explosives drove wrong-way to crash into three other cars in front of the building. The car was on its way to launch a terror attack elsewhere.

The Ministry of Interior held Hasm terror group responsible for the incident. Hasm, Arabic for decisiveness, is affiliated with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood. The statement did not reveal further details regarding the terrorist attack Hasm was planning to do.
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8/7/2019 11:43:49 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly prepare for the CAF Champions League start]]>
Both the first & second legs will be held in Egypt as the Reds reached an agreement with Sudanese club to play both games in Egypt.

Al Ahly started preparation on Friday to host the Sudanese club on Sunday, August 11th . The second leg will be on one of the three days, 23,24,25 August.

Al-Ahly achieved their 41st league title after a fierce competition with arch rivals, Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.
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8/6/2019 1:00:55 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek prepare for Dekadaha in CAF Champions League]]>
Zamalek took the approval of the club Dekadaha from Somalia to play the first leg of the African Champions League in Cairo instead of Djibouti.

The second leg is scheduled for 23, 24 or 25 of August in Egypt after Zamalek reached an agreement with Dekadaha to play both games in Cairo.

Zamalek, 2019 CAF Confederation Cup winners, aim to have a good start at the competition and continue their journey towards winning the title they last achieved in 2002.

Zamalek and Al-Ahly will use Cairo International stadium for their domestic and continental matches this season.

Timings for the matches will be decided after the summer as the Stadium is going through refurbishment

The Stadium hosted ten games during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations including the tournament’s final between Algeria and Senegal.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.
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8/6/2019 12:58:26 PM
<![CDATA[Handball U-20 team start World Cup matches against Sweden]]>
The young handball team is looking for a strong achievement like the U-23 Egyptian national team who recently won the bronze medal by beating Portugal 37/27 in the tournament held from July 16 to 28 in Spain.

Egypt is placed in the second group, which includes France, Sweden, Hungary, Canada and Taiwan.

The Egyptian national team will meet France at the same time on Wednesday, before meeting Taiwan on August 9, then Canada 10 and finally Hungary on August 12.

The Squad include: Yasser Mohamed Saif El Din, Omar Ahmed Lotfy, Abdel Fattah Ali Youssef Ahmed, Youssef Alaa El Din, Mazen Reda, Mohamed Samir, Mohamed Hossam El Din, Ziad Ahmed, Ibrahim El Sayed, Hassan Walid, Saif Hany, Abdel Rahman Mohamed, Mohab Said and Omar Ahmed.

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8/6/2019 12:56:54 PM
<![CDATA[FIFA arrives in Cairo to discuss EFA issues]]>
The entire EFA, including Megahed, resigned after Egypt’s loss following public backlash; however, he said he will run for a seat in the board whether the election would be held in three months or in 2020, the year in which the original term of the board ends.

Megahed, head of obscure Mega Sporting Club in Dakahlia governorate, said he is coordinating with the General Assembly of the EFA to be included in their list of nominees. He was a member of the EFA in 2012-1026 and again in 2016-2020.
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8/6/2019 12:53:23 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly vs Zamalek in Egyptian Super Cup on September 18]]>
The Egyptian Super Cup will be on 18 September on Cairo International stadium.
EFA officials said that the Super Cup may be held outside Egypt but the final decision will be taken this month.
In Zamalek's statement on their official website, it was confirmed by the Cairo Giants that Cairo International Stadium officials sent them a letter of approval to use the stadium for the upcoming 2019-2020 season.

Ali Darawesh, the executive manager of the Cairo International stadium, stated in the approval letter that timings and scheduling for the matches will be decided after the summer as the stadium will be going through refurbishment.

Cairo International Stadium was previously used during the African Cup of Nations, mostly for the Egyptian National team. It also hosted the AFCON final between Algeria and Senegal.

Zamalek had a disappointing end to the season, losing the Egyptian League title to fierce rivals, Al-Ahly ; however, they did achieve the African Confederation Cup.

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8/6/2019 11:37:41 AM
<![CDATA[Squash: Youth Women Egyptian team defeats Singapore 3-0]]>
The national squash team is in a group of three teams: Switzerland, France and Singapore.

Egypt women's squash team includes: Heliopolis’ player, Hania Al Hamami, the world champion of singles competitions, Wadi Degla’s Janna Shiha and world champion, Farida Mohammed, World Championship Bronze medal winner, and Sana Ibrahim.

On the Men competitions, Mostafa Assal achieved the World Championship title for the second time in a row after defeating Mostafa El Sarty.

“I faced a lot of challenges during the tournament; it wasn’t easy to achieve the title two times a row,” Mostafa Assal said to Youm7 website.

Al Ahly’s player thanked his club which helped him a lot in achieving the titles.
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8/5/2019 1:58:39 PM
<![CDATA[Salah sends condolences to National Cancer Institute victims’ relatives]]>
Salah said in his blog on Twitter: "My full support and condolences to the families of victims and victims of the explosion of the Oncology Institute."



The Attorney General ordered a team of prosecutors to head to the crash site that took place near the Cairo University-affiliated National Cancer Institute in Kasr al-Ainy area in Giza, and to carry out required examination to stand on the causes of the accident.

The Health Ministry and Cairo University issued statements that the accident happened after a wrong-driving car crashed into three other vehicles, causing a loud explosion, and leaving behind many deaths and injuries from the pedestrians.

The blast was said to have taken place near the administrative building of the cancer hospital, away from the patients’ department. Several bodies have re-assured that the patients and the workers inside the Cancer Institute were not affected by the accident.

A total of 42 ambulance vehicles were deployed to the crash site immediately to transfer injuries to receive needed treatment, and that there was a bag of human remains, according to Health Ministry Spokesperson Khaled Megahed.

“There are around four seriously injured cases that were registered into the intensive care unit, while other injuries varied between mild to moderate bone break. There are different levels of burns, and cuts and bruises across the injuries’ bodies,” Megahed explained.
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8/5/2019 1:39:08 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt’s Cup dates revealed]]>
Al Ahly vs Pyramids FC – 16TH round – 17 August 2019 – Borg El Arab stadium
Zamalek vs Misr Al Makassah – 16th round – 28 August 2019 – Al Salam stadium

Al Ahly continue their daily training in preparation for the matches against Atlabara, South Sudan club, in the 64th round of the African Champions League.

Both the first & second legs will be held in Egypt as the Reds reached an agreement with Sudanese club to play both games in Egypt.

Al Ahly started preparation on Friday to host the Sudanese club on Sunday, August 11th . The second leg will be on one of the three days, 23,24,25 August.

Al-Ahly achieved their 41st league title after a fierce competition with arch rivals, Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.
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8/5/2019 11:40:04 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek sign Emam Ashour from Ghazl Al Mahala]]>
This is considered the 11th deal for Zamalek in this summer transfer window. Zamalek signed: Onajm, Ashraf Bensharki, Mohamed Sobhy, Mohamed Awaad, Mohamed Abougabal, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Islam Gaber, Karim Bambo and Shikabala.

Zamalek SC board of directors plans to hire the new coach before the end of this week to be with the team in the next period.

Zamalek SC board of directors has received a notification from the African Football Confederation (CAF) for the first leg match between the White team and Dekadaha from Somalia in the 64th round of the African Champions League on Sunday (August 11th) at 10 pm at Petrosport Stadium.

Zamalek took the approval of the club Dekadaha from Somalia to play the first leg of the African Champions League in Cairo instead of Djibouti.

The second leg is scheduled for 23, 24 or 25 of August in Egypt after Zamalek reached an agreement with Dekadaha to play both games in Cairo.

Zamalek, 2019 CAF Confederation Cup winners, aim to have a good start at the competition and continue their journey towards winning the title they last achieved in 2002.

Zamalek and Al-Ahly will use Cairo International stadium for their domestic and continental matches this season.

Timings for the matches will be decided after the summer as the Stadium is going through refurbishment

The Stadium hosted ten games during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations including the tournament’s final between Algeria and Senegal.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.
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8/5/2019 10:40:25 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek to hire new coach before the end of the week]]>
Zamalek SC board of directors has received a notification from the African Football Confederation (CAF) for the first leg match between the White team and Dekadaha from Somalia in the 64th round of the African Champions League on Sunday (August 11th) at 10 pm at Petrosport Stadium.

Zamalek took the approval of the club Dekadaha from Somalia to play the first leg of the African Champions League in Cairo instead of Djibouti.

The second leg is scheduled for 23, 24 or 25 of August in Egypt after Zamalek reached an agreement with Dekadaha to play both games in Cairo.

Zamalek, 2019 CAF Confederation Cup winners, aim to have a good start at the competition and continue their journey towards winning the title they last achieved in 2002.

Zamalek and Al-Ahly will use Cairo International stadium for their domestic and continental matches this season.

Timings for the matches will be decided after the summer as the Stadium is going through refurbishment

The Stadium hosted ten games during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations including the tournament’s final between Algeria and Senegal.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.
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8/5/2019 10:38:08 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek to play Egyptian league, African league games at Cairo stadium ]]>
Ali Darawesh, the executive manager of the Cairo International stadium, stated in the approval letter that timings and scheduling for the matches will be decided after the summer as the stadium will be going through refurbishment.

Cairo International Stadium was previously used during the African Cup of Nations, mostly for the Egyptian National team. It also hosted the AFCON final between Algeria and Senegal.

Zamalek had a disappointing end to the season, losing the Egyptian League title to fierce rivals, Al-Ahly ; however, they did achieve the African Confederation Cup.
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8/4/2019 5:17:16 PM
<![CDATA[Barcelona deny rumors of Coutinho leave to Arsenal]]>
The reports that linked Arsenal to the signing of Philippe Coutinho were "rumored" and there was no desire within the Blaugranaboard to loan the Brazilian star, the MundoDeportivo newspaper said.

Reports have recently confirmed that in the absence of offers to Philippe Coutinho and Barcelona's need to sell him to make way for Neymar, the Catalan team is considering giving him a year on loan for between 20 and 25 million euros, including the option to buy at the end of the season.

Arsenal have been linked to signing with the Brazilian player as the most interested, which was denied by the player's agents and FC Barcelona.

The Barcelona board also insists that Coutinho will be able to show his quality and value within Barcelona, and if he has to leave, if necessary, he will move permanently rather than loan.
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8/4/2019 1:39:52 PM
<![CDATA[Liverpool faces Manchester City at Community Shield]]>
Liverpool and Manchester City have established themselves as the best two teams in England at the last two seasons and they had a fierce race to win the Premier League title last season.

City won the title last season, having gained 98 points, with one point ahead of the second placed, Liverpool.

The premier league new season starts on Friday when Liverpool hosts the newly promoted, Norwich City.

Both club managers will not make major changes in their starting line-ups.

Possible Liverpool starting XI: Alisson, Trent, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Origi, Salah, Firmino.

Possible Man City starting XI: Bravo; Walker, Stones, Garcia, Zinchenko; De Bruyne, Rodri, Silva; Bernardo, Sterling, Sane

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8/4/2019 1:38:44 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly continue preparations for CAF Champions League]]>
Both the first & second legs will be held in Egypt as the Reds reached an agreement with Sudanese club to play both games in Egypt.
Al Ahly started preparation on Friday to host the Sudanese club on Sunday, August 11th . The second leg will be on one of the three days, 23,24,25 August.

Al-Ahly achieved their 41st league title after a fierce competition with arch rivals, Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.

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8/4/2019 1:35:37 PM
<![CDATA[Maaloul receives offers from UAE clubs]]>
Al Ahly’s board of directors refused to negotiate about the player as he is considered one of the most important player with the Reds during the last season.

Despite he’s a defender, Maaloul succeeded to score 8 goals last season and he was one of the key players with Al Ahly.

It’s worth to mention that Maaloul received many offers last season from Saudi Arabia. The player prefers to remain with the Reds till retirement.

Al-Ahly achieved their 41st league title after a fierce competition with arch rivals, Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.

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8/4/2019 1:34:22 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek faces Dekadaha on August 11thin CAF Champions League]]>
Zamalek took the approval of the club Dekadaha from Somalia to play the first leg of the African Champions League in Cairo instead of Djibouti.

The second leg is scheduled for 23, 24 or 25 of August in Egypt after Zamalek reached an agreement with Dekadaha to play both games in Cairo.

Zamalek, 2019 CAF Confederation Cup winners, aim to have a good start at the competition and continue their journey towards winning the title they last achieved in 2002.

Zamalek and Al-Ahly will use Cairo International stadium for their domestic and continental matches this season.

Timings for the matches will be decided after the summer as the Stadium is going through refurbishment

The Stadium hosted ten games during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations including the tournament’s final between Algeria and Senegal.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.
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8/4/2019 12:36:40 PM
<![CDATA[It is not possible, Halilhodžić on coaching Zamalek ]]>
“It is not possible at this time, I have many offers from other teams and I am discussing it.” Halilhodžić told Filgoal.

Halilhodžić has been linked with coaching Morocco and Egypt after both teams sacked their managers following an early exit from 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The Bosnian has a great experience in Africa and he led Algeria to 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where they were knocked out from the round of 16 to Germany who won the title.

Zamalek are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly. ]]>
8/3/2019 3:06:21 PM
<![CDATA[Petro Sport to host Zamalek opening game at CAF Champions League ]]>
Zamalek will face Somalia’s Dekedaha on 11 August at the Preliminary round of the competition.

Zamalek, 2019 CAF Confederation Cup winners, aim to have a good start at the competition and continue their journey towards winning the title they last achieved in 2002.

Zamalek and Al-Ahly will use Cairo International stadium for their domestic and continental matches this season.

Timings for the matches will be decided after the summer as the Stadium is going through refurbishment

The Stadium hosted ten games during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations including the tournament’s final between Algeria and Senegal.

Zamalek appointed their former player, Tarek Yehia, as a caretaker manager and they are searching for a new manager to lead the team at the new season after the board sacked Khaled Galal following the Egyptian league title loss to Al-Ahly.

Galal, who succeeded Swiss manager, Cristian Gross, led the team during the last stage of the season in which the team lost the title to their arch rivals, Al-Ahly.



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8/3/2019 2:59:58 PM
<![CDATA[City are the favorites, Klopp ]]>
“The champions are the favorite. They are still pretty consistent in the squad as well, a good age group as well, experienced. They are the clear favorite.” Klopp said on Saturday.

Liverpool and Manchester City have established themselves as the best two teams in England at the last two seasons and they had a fierce race to win the Premier League title last season.

City won the title last season, having gained 98 points, with one point ahead of the second placed, Liverpool.

Klopp continued "We have to make sure we get a good start in the season and that's our main thing to think about. If we get a good start then we build on it. If we don't have a good start then we have to change and build on that."

The premier league new season starts on Friday when Liverpool hosts the newly promoted, Norwich City.
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8/3/2019 1:55:36 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian girls reach Under-17 Women's Basketball World Cup]]>
Egyptian girls overpowered Angola and produced a wonderful performance in a one sided clash against the experienced Angolan players.

Egypt will face the best team in the continent, Mali, who destroyed Mozambique 102-25 at the other semi-final.

Egyptian girls have had a successful campaign at the tournament, having won three out of four games and their only loss came against Mali at the group stage.

Egyptian girls aim to be the first to defeat Mali in a final at this category as Mali is the only team to win the competition since its inauguration in 2009.

Egypt faced Mali three times at the final but they failed to stop the dominating Malian players at the three finals.

The game is scheduled at 6:30 on Saturday at Amahoro National Indoor Stadium in Kigali.
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8/3/2019 1:54:02 PM
<![CDATA[Another Super Clasico is expected at Copa Libertadores]]>
River Plate, the defending champions, will face Paraguay’s Cerro Porteño while Boca Juniors is expecting a tough clash against LDU Quito from Ecuador.

The continental competition could witness another Super Clasico if both Argentinean clubs made it to the semis.

River Plate and Boca Juniors met at the competition’s Final last year and River Plate managed to win the title.

The first leg in La Boca ended with a 2-2 draw while the second leg in River Plate’s stadium was canceled after conflicts erupted between both teams’ fans.

South American Federation decided to play the second leg in Madrid where River won the title with a 3-1 victory.

On the other hand, Brazil secured a spot at the final as four Brazilian clubs reached the quarter finals and the football fans in Brazil expect two big games when Flamengo face Internacional at the first game while Palmeiras will play against Gremio.


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8/2/2019 3:35:48 PM
<![CDATA[Stéphanie Frappart to officiate European Super Cup]]>
The Frenchwoman will be the first female referee in the history to officiate a major men’s game.

"I have said on many occasions that the potential for women's football has no limits and I am delighted that Stéphanie Frappart has been appointed to officiate at this year's UEFA Super Cup.” UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin said.

Stéphanie will be assisted by two female assistant referees, Manuela Nicolosi and Michelle O'Neill.

Čeferin added “I hope the skill and devotion that Stéphanie has shown throughout her career to reach this level will provide inspiration to millions of girls and women around Europe and show them there should be no barriers in order to reach one's dream."

The French referee is one of the best female referees in the world and she officiated 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup final between the United States and the Netherlands in July. ]]>
8/2/2019 2:37:53 PM
<![CDATA[Betis captain praises new signing, Fekir ]]>
“Fekir is a different player, you see it in his touches of the ball. He's technically excellent with important qualities.” Joaquin said.

Joaquin has been the Betis fans’ hero during the last two decades and he hopes to enjoy playing alongside the French playmaker at La Liga next season.

Fekir has been targeted by the biggest European clubs last summer after a stunning season with French side, Lyon, that earned him a spot at the French squad that went to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Fekir was so close to sign for Liverpool but both clubs could not reach a deal so he spent the last season with Lyon. Having failed to produce the same amazing performance and decided to join Betis, searching for a new challenge at La Liga.

Fekir will open the new season with his new club on Monday 19 August against Real Valladolid at Estadio Benito Villamarin. ]]>
8/2/2019 6:02:39 AM
<![CDATA[Amr Gamal loaned out again to CS Sfaxien]]>
The Egyptian striker has spent the last two seasons on loan at Bidvest Wits and HJK Helsinki respectively, only scoring 3 goals in 25 appearances for both clubs.

Despite winning the Finnish league and returning to Al-Ahly this season, he did not make a single appearance for the Cairo giants.

Although his loan is confirmed, Gamal signed a new 3-year deal for Al-Ahly before taking off for Tunisia, confirming hewill stay as their player until June 2022. Amr Gamal has made 68 appearances for Al-Ahly and has scored in 18 of them, assisting 10 in the process.

CS Sfaxien finished third in a highly contested Tunisian league last season only fourpoints from eventual champions, Esperance. This means theywill be playing in the African Confederation Cup next season.
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8/1/2019 6:47:57 PM
<![CDATA[You can't say no to Al-Ahly, Dieng]]>
“Al-Ahly is so popular in Africa and you cannot refuse an offer to join such a big club.” Dieng said during an interview with Al-Ahly TV.

Dieng started his career in local club, Djoliba AC, before being recruited by MC Alger in 2018.

Dieng added “My family is so proud after I joined Al-Ahly despite they know that I want to play in Europe. They always tell me that I am playing at the best club in the continent.”

The Malian midfielder expects a massive competition with the team’s midfielders, Amr El Solia, Hamdy Fathy and Hossam Ashour.

Dieng continued “I am used to the competition and I will do my best to earn my position.”

Dieng joined Al-Ahly in July and watched his teammates celebrating the Egyptian league title.

Al-Ahly achieved their 41st league title after a fierce competition with arch rivals, Zamalek.

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8/1/2019 4:42:20 PM
<![CDATA[Salah is naturally fit, Klopp]]>
Both teams meet at the Community Shield at Wembley.

“Mo is naturally fit and he can sprint all day, which us helps of course, It opens up the pitch, you can play much more football - not always between the lines. If you from time-to-time chip the ball in behind the line, then Mo makes these offers which is very important for us.” Klopp said.

Salah and Firmino just returned to the team from African Cup of Nations and Copa America respectively.

Salah has been nominated for FIFA's “The Best” Award for Men’s player of the year alongside Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie De Jong, Kylian Mbappe, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane.

Salah made the list for the second year in a row after an outstanding season with his club, Liverpool.

The Egyptian winger led his team to win the UEFA Champions League title after defeating Tottenham 2-0 at the final, with the Egyptian scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot.

Salah also won the Premier League Golden Boot Award for the second straight season, having scored 22 goals.

Liverpool failed to win the precious title after finishing the league with one point behind the winners, Manchester City. ]]>
8/1/2019 2:44:54 PM
<![CDATA[Salah among nominees for FIFA's The Best ]]>
FIFA revealed the shortlist of the nominees for the award as long as the nominees for the Women’s player of the year, Men’s coach of the year and Women’s coach of the year.

Salah has been nominated alongside Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie De Jong, Kylian Mbappe, Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard and Harry Kane.

Salah made the list for the second year in a row after an outstanding season with his club, Liverpool.

The Egyptian winger led his team to win the UEFA Champions League title after defeating Tottenham 2-0 at the final, with the Egyptian scoring the opening goal from the penalty spot.

Salah also won the Premier League Golden Boot Award for the second straight season, having scored 22 goals.

Liverpool failed to win the precious title after finishing the league with one point behind the winners, Manchester City.

The winner will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards show in Milan on 23 September.]]>
8/1/2019 2:41:59 PM
<![CDATA[Sfaxien the main attraction in CAF Confederation Cup draw]]>
The club from Mediterranean industrial city Sfax received a bye into the round of 32, where they will face Paradou AC of Algeria or CI Kamsar of Guinea during September.
Paradou are the likelier winners of the preliminary tie next month, but as newcomers to CAF football they may lack the experience to eliminate Sfaxien over two legs.

The only local-based footballer in the Algeria squad that won the Africa Cup of Nations this month was Paradou midfielder HichamBoudaoui, at 19 the youngest in the national squad.

Sfaxien have won the African version of the UEFA Europa League a record three times, beating big-name opponents in each final.
They overcame Al Merrikh of Sudan 5-2 overall in 2007, edged Etoile Sahel of Tunisia on away goals a year later and TP Mazembe of the Democratic Republic of Congo 3-2 in 2013.

Last season, coached by former Dutch star Ruud Krol, Sfaxien seemed set to reach the 2019 final after building a 2-0 semi-final first leg lead over Moroccan visitors Renaissance Berkane.

But, in a rare collapse by a Tunisian club in a CAF competition, they crashed 3-0 away and were eliminated.
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Krol has since departed, leaving Montenegrin NebojsaJovovic with the challenge of bringing the Confederation Cup trophy back to eastern Tunisia.

Sfaxien are the lone entrant among 53 challenging for a $1.25 million (1.12 mn euros) first prize to have won the Confederation Cup, which was introduced in 2004.

The other two CAF title winners are Enugu Rangers of Nigeria and Daring Club MotemaPembe of DR Congo.

Both lifted the now defunct African Cup Winners Cup: Enugu in 1977 and MotemaPembe in 1994.

Kinshasa-based MotemaPembe meet StadeRenardMelong of Cameroon, one of 19 Confederation Cup debutants, in a preliminary tie.

Enugu received a bye to the round of 32 where they await the winners between AS Pelican of Gabon and AS Maniema Union of DR Congo.

Mogadishu City Club will become the first Somali side to play in the Confederation Cup when they meet Malindi of Zanzibar, leaving Cape Verde and Eritrea as the only nations never to enter.

But the chances of Mogadishu winning the tie will be lessened by having to play their home match outside the country for security reasons with Djibouti City the probable venue.


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7/31/2019 2:45:11 PM
<![CDATA[Brazil police recommend no charges for Neymar in rape case]]>
Neymar had denied the accusations and released private chats and lurid photos they had exchanged. That led to a separate police inquiry into whether he had committed a crime by posting intimate pictures online.

Sponsor Nike had to said it was concerned about the accusations and Mastercard called off an advertising campaign featuring the soccer player.

Brazil prosecutors now have 15 days to decide whether they will follow the police recommendations or file rape charges anyway, although they usually defer to police guidance.

An injury in the Copa America last month led Neymar to sit out the tournament, which Brazil won, and to miss pre-season training with his club Paris St Germain.

Neymar stoked speculation of a return to Spain’s Barcelona this month after sharing a video of himself on social media wearing a shirt from his former club.

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7/31/2019 2:38:42 PM
<![CDATA[Scaloni confirmed as Argentina coach for World Cup qualifying]]>
The 41-year-old was initially hired as interim coach last August, just over two weeks after Jorge Sampaoli was sacked following Argentina's last 16 elimination from the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Last November his deal was extended until December of this year. Following a third-place finish at the Copa America in Brazil, which ended earlier this month, Scaloni has been given the chance to try to qualify for the World Cup.

Qualifiers begin in March 2020 and will run until mid November 2021.

He will also be in charge for next year's Copa America hosted jointly by Argentina and Colombia.

Scaloni, who had never held a head coach job before being appointed to lead the national team, had been boosted by support from his players, including five-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, following the Copa America.

Messi, though, will miss the start of World Cup qualifying after he was handed a one-game ban by South American football's governing body CONMEBOL for his red card in the Copa America third-place play-off, in which Argentina beat Chile 2-1.

South American qualifying for the World Cup involves a single round robin with 10 teams playing each other home and away.

The top four sides will qualify directly for Qatar while the fifth placed team will go into an inter-continental play-off.

Argentina play friendlies against Chile and Mexico in the United States in September and then travel to face Germany in October.


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7/31/2019 2:33:53 PM
<![CDATA[Real Madrid's pre-season struggles continue with loss to Tottenham]]>
"Our defeat was well deserved," Real midfielder Tony Kroos told German TV after the match. It's true that we're not quite in good shape."

In the second match of the evening, Bayern Munich thrashed Fenerbahce 6-1.

Champions League runners up Tottenham will play Bayern in Wednesday's final. Real will have a chance to find winning form run against a Turkish side that finished their game against the host in disarray.

For Spurs, Harry Kane scored the only goal of the game with a deft finish after pouncing on a disastrous pass by Marcello, who was trying to prevent a throw in, after 22 minutes.

Humiliated 7-3 last week by Atletico Madrid, Real could thank goalkeeper KeylorNavas, starting in place of injured Thibaut Courtois, for preventing a heavier against an enterprising and more aggressive Spurs team.

Madrid survived some goalmouth scares in the first half. After the break, Dele Alli went close twice and 17-year-old Troy Parrott hit the inside of the post.

Zinedine Zidane's team have conceded 13 goals and lost three of their four warm-up games.

"We started off very badly, the opponent took advantage of our mistakes," said Kroos.

With Gareth Bale, the source of turmoil in recent weeks, left out of the squad for the trip to Munich and James Rodriguez yet to start after returning from Bayern, Real rarely threatened. Star summer recruit Eden Hazard was invisible.

Both teams will be in action again tomorrow. Tottenham play the winner of the Tuesday's second match, between Bayern and Fenerbahce. Real will have the opportunity to make amends tomorrow against the loser.

Zidane's men then travel to Austria to face Salzburg on August 6, then to Italy for a match against AS Rome, the last friendly before the starting the Spanish league away to Celta Vigo on August 17.

In the late game, Bayern scored five in the first half with two goals from Thomas Muller and one each from Renato Sanches, Leon Goretzka and Kingsley Coman.

"We played well from the beginning," said Mueller who completed his hat-trick in the second half. "Fenerbahce made mistakes with our pressing. When you come into the dressing room at half-time five goals ahead, you necessarily feel good."
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7/31/2019 2:31:21 PM
<![CDATA[Shikabala will be in Zamalek squad next season]]>
Shikabala has been one of the most important players in Zamalek in the recent years before leaving the club to Greece for Apollo club.

Al Ahly succeeded to beat Zamalek 1-0 on Sunday night at Borg El Arab stadium thanks to the left-back Ali Maaloul goal in the 59th minute.



The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Al Ahly& Zamalek started the game with the same line-up which faced Al Mokawlon&Ismaily respectively.

Al Ahly: El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, RamyRabeaa, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Amr El Soleya, HamdyFathy, WalidSoliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat, WalidAzzarou.

Zamalek: Emad El Sayed, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Mahmoud Alaa, HamdyNagguezz, Tarek Hamed, FerjaniSassi, Ibrahim Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Omar Al Saeed.

The first half wasn’t in a top level as both teams were closing all the gaps that may be an opportunity for the opponent to score a goal. In the second half, Ali Maaloul took the lead for Al Ahly after he took advantage of Zamalek’s goalkeeper fault who failed to deal with WalidSoliman’s shot.

Despite the match between the two giants would not change anything, but it was an important game for both teams. Zamalek needed to bring joy to their fans after losing the Egyptian League title. While Al Ahlycelebrated with the fans, the Reds didn’t want any surprises that may affect their joy.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.

Most of Zamalek fans believe that the club president, Mortada Mansour, is one of the main reasons in losing the Egyptian league title after he sacked the Swiss coach, Christian Gross. Gross led Zamalek to be on the top of the league for almost 9 months, achieved the Egypt-Saudi Super Cup over Saudi club, Al Hilal. He also won the CAF Confederation Cup last May for the first time in Zamalek’s history.
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7/30/2019 1:27:59 PM
<![CDATA[Saudi Arabia appoint Renard as coach]]>
"Happy to start a new adventure in Saudi Arabia on a new continent," the 50-year-old Frenchman tweeted.

He led Zambia to a surprise African Cup of Nations title in 2012 and has also coached the national teams of Angola, Ivory Coast and Morocco in Africa, as well as clubs in France, England, Algeria and Vietnam.

The Saudi Football Federation confirmed the appointment, with its boss Yasser Almisehal saying "the choice was made on a great name, capable of bringing something extra to Saudi football".
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7/30/2019 1:21:04 PM
<![CDATA[Handball: Egypt celebrate Youth World Cup bronze medal ]]>
Handball Youth Egyptian national team live a state of enthusiasm & joy after winning the Bronze medal in the Handball Youth World Cup.

Egypt defeated Portugal 37/27 to decide the Bronze medal winner in the Handball World Championship held in Spain on Sunday at 02:00 p.m.



The players room witnessed a state of joy as the coaching staff alongside the players celebrated winning the Bronze medal for the first time in the history of Egyptian youth team.

The Egyptian team surprised handball fans after they produced a great performance throughout the competition and reached the semi-final unbeaten.

The World Cup draw put Egypt in the group of death alongside Sweden, France, South Korea, Nigeria and Australia.

Egypt achieved five wins at the group to reach the second round as group leaders. Tha Pharaohs also defeated Serbia & Norway in their way to the semi-finals.

Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: Abdelrahman Taha, Abdelrahman Hameed, Galal Khorshid, Abdelaziz Ehab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, Hazem Mamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.
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7/30/2019 1:19:31 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek search for a foreign coach]]>
Zamalek board of directors headed by, Mortada Mansour, decided to sack Khaled Galal. He also announced that the club will hire a new foreign coach to lead the team in the following competitions.

Al Ahly succeeded to beat Zamalek 1-0 on Sunday night at Borg El Arab stadium thanks to the left-back Ali Maaloul goal in the 59th minute.



Zamalek have to find a coach as soon as possible to lead the team in the next tournaments; Egypt Cup, CAF Confederation Cup.
The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Al Ahly& Zamalek started the game with the same line-up which faced Al Mokawlon&Ismaily respectively.

Al Ahly: El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, RamyRabeaa, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Amr El Soleya, HamdyFathy, WalidSoliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat, WalidAzzarou.

Zamalek: Emad El Sayed, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Mahmoud Alaa, HamdyNagguezz, Tarek Hamed, FerjaniSassi, Ibrahim Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Omar Al Saeed.

The first half wasn’t in a top level as both teams were closing all the gaps that may be an opportunity for the opponent to score a goal. In the second half, Ali Maaloul took the lead for Al Ahly after he took advantage of Zamalek’s goalkeeper fault who failed to deal with WalidSoliman’s shot.

Despite the match between the two giants would not change anything, but it was an important game for both teams. Zamalek needed to bring joy to their fans after losing the Egyptian League title. While Al Ahlycelebrated with the fans, the Reds didn’t want any surprises that may affect their joy.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.

Most of Zamalek fans believe that the club president, Mortada Mansour, is one of the main reasons in losing the Egyptian league title after he sacked the Swiss coach, Christian Gross. Gross led Zamalek to be on the top of the league for almost 9 months, achieved the Egypt-Saudi Super Cup over Saudi club, Al Hilal. He also won the CAF Confederation Cup last May for the first time in Zamalek’s history.
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7/30/2019 1:18:10 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly signs Mahmoud Metwali from Ismaily]]>
The signing was announced right after Metwali passed the medical tests. Ismaily already received EGP 10 million from Al Ahly.

Metwali played 22 matches with Ismaily this season; he scored six goals. He is considered one of the most important players for Ismaily and he also joined the Egyptian national team.

Al Ahly succeeded to beat Zamalek 1-0 on Sunday night at Borg El Arab stadium thanks to the left-back Ali Maaloul goal in the 59th minute.



The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Al Ahly& Zamalek started the game with the same line-up which faced Al Mokawlon&Ismaily respectively.

Al Ahly: El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, RamyRabeaa, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Amr El Soleya, HamdyFathy, WalidSoliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat, WalidAzzarou.

Zamalek: Emad El Sayed, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Mahmoud Alaa, HamdyNagguezz, Tarek Hamed, FerjaniSassi, Ibrahim Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Omar Al Saeed.

The first half wasn’t in a top level as both teams were closing all the gaps that may be an opportunity for the opponent to score a goal. In the second half, Ali Maaloul took the lead for Al Ahly after he took advantage of Zamalek’s goalkeeper fault who failed to deal with WalidSoliman’s shot.

Despite the match between the two giants would not change anything, but it was an important game for both teams. Zamalek needed to bring joy to their fans after losing the Egyptian League title. While Al Ahlycelebrated with the fans, the Reds didn’t want any surprises that may affect their joy.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.

Most of Zamalek fans believe that the club president, Mortada Mansour, is one of the main reasons in losing the Egyptian league title after he sacked the Swiss coach, Christian Gross. Gross led Zamalek to be on the top of the league for almost 9 months, achieved the Egypt-Saudi Super Cup over Saudi club, Al Hilal. He also won the CAF Confederation Cup last May for the first time in Zamalek’s history.
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7/30/2019 1:16:38 PM
<![CDATA[Salah congratulates the Handball Youth Egyptian team]]>
Egypt faced Portugal to decide the Bronze medal winner in the Handball World Championship held in Spain at 02:00 p.m.



The players room witnessed a state of joy as the coaching staff alongside the players celebrated winning the Bronze medal for the first time in the history of Egyptian youth team.

The Egyptian team surprised handball fans after they produced a great performance throughout the competition and reached the semi-final unbeaten.

The World Cup draw put Egypt in the group of death alongside Sweden, France, South Korea, Nigeria and Australia.

Egypt achieved five wins at the group to reach the second round as group leaders. Tha Pharaohs also defeated Serbia & Norway in their way to the semi-finals.

Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: Abdelrahman Taha, Abdelrahman Hameed, Galal Khorshid, Abdelaziz Ehab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, Hazem Mamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.
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7/29/2019 4:37:27 PM
<![CDATA[Handball: Egypt celebrate Youth World Cup bronze medal ]]>
Egypt faced Portugal to decide the Bronze medal winner in the Handball World Championship held in Spain at 02:00 p.m.



The players room witnessed a state of joy as the coaching staff alongside the players celebrated winning the Bronze medal for the first time in the history of Egyptian youth team.

The Egyptian team surprised handball fans after they produced a great performance throughout the competition and reached the semi-final unbeaten.

The World Cup draw put Egypt in the group of death alongside Sweden, France, South Korea, Nigeria and Australia.


Egypt achieved five wins at the group to reach the second round as group leaders. Tha Pharaohs also defeated Serbia & Norway in their way to the semi-finals.


Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: Abdelrahman Taha, Abdelrahman Hameed, Galal Khorshid, Abdelaziz Ehab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, Hazem Mamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.
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7/29/2019 4:33:29 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek sack Khaled Galal, will hire foreign coach]]>Al Ahly succeeded to beat Zamalek 1-0 on Sunday night at Borg El Arab stadium thanks to the left-back Ali Maaloul goal in the 59th minute.



The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Al Ahly & Zamalek started the game with the same line-up which faced Al Mokawlon & Ismaily respectively.

Al Ahly: El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Ramy Rabeaa, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Amr El Soleya, Hamdy Fathy, Walid Soliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat, Walid Azzarou.

Zamalek: Emad El Sayed, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Mahmoud Alaa, Hamdy Nagguezz, Tarek Hamed, Ferjani Sassi, Ibrahim Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Omar Al Saeed.

The first half wasn’t in a top level as both teams were closing all the gaps that may be an opportunity for the opponent to score a goal. In the second half, Ali Maaloul took the lead for Al Ahly after he took advantage of Zamalek’s goalkeeper fault who failed to deal with Walid Soliman’s shot.

Despite the match between the two giants would not change anything, but it was an important game for both teams. Zamalek needed to bring joy to their fans after losing the Egyptian League title. While Al Ahly celebrated with the fans, the Reds didn’t want any surprises that may affect their joy.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.

Most of Zamalek fans believe that the club president, Mortada Mansour, is one of the main reasons in losing the Egyptian league title after he sacked the Swiss coach, Christian Gross. Gross led Zamalek to be on the top of the league for almost 9 months, achieved the Egypt-Saudi Super Cup over Saudi club, Al Hilal. He also won the CAF Confederation Cup last May for the first time in Zamalek’s history.
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7/29/2019 4:31:11 PM
<![CDATA[Martin Lasarte writes history, first coach to win against Zamalek since Jose]]>
Al Ahly succeeded to beat Zamalek 1-0 on Sunday night at Borg El Arab stadium thanks to the left-back Ali Maaloul goal in the 59th minute.



Al Ahly faced Zamalek several times with a foreign coach but they didn’t achieve any victory over the White Knights since 2012 with Manuel Jose.

Juan Carlos Garrido, Jose Bessiro, Martin Jol and Patrice Carteron failed to win against Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Al Ahly & Zamalek started the game with the same line-up which faced Al Mokawlon & Ismaily respectively.

Al Ahly: El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Ramy Rabeaa, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Amr El Soleya, Hamdy Fathy, Walid Soliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat, Walid Azzarou.

Zamalek: Emad El Sayed, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Mahmoud Alaa, Hamdy Nagguezz, Tarek Hamed, Ferjani Sassi, Ibrahim Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Omar Al Saeed.

The first half wasn’t in a top level as both teams were closing all the gaps that may be an opportunity for the opponent to score a goal. In the second half, Ali Maaloul took the lead for Al Ahly after he took advantage of Zamalek’s goalkeeper fault who failed to deal with Walid Soliman’s shot.
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7/29/2019 4:28:59 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly beat Zamalek, celebrate Egyptian league title]]>


The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Al Ahly & Zamalek started the game with the same line-up which faced Al Mokawlon & Ismaily respectively.

Al Ahly: El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Ramy Rabeaa, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Amr El Soleya, Hamdy Fathy, Walid Soliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat, Walid Azzarou.

Zamalek: Emad El Sayed, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Mahmoud Alaa, Hamdy Nagguezz, Tarek Hamed, Ferjani Sassi, Ibrahim Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Omar Al Saeed.

The first half wasn’t in a top level as both teams were closing all the gaps that may be an opportunity for the opponent to score a goal. In the second half, Ali Maaloul took the lead for Al Ahly after he took advantage of Zamalek’s goalkeeper fault who failed to deal with Walid Soliman’s shot.

Despite the match between the two giants would not change anything, but it was an important game for both teams. Zamalek needed to bring joy to their fans after losing the Egyptian League title. While Al Ahly celebrated with the fans, the Reds didn’t want any surprises that may affect their joy.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.

Most of Zamalek fans believe that the club president, Mortada Mansour, is one of the main reasons in losing the Egyptian league title after he sacked the Swiss coach, Christian Gross. Gross led Zamalek to be on the top of the league for almost 9 months, achieved the Egypt-Saudi Super Cup over Saudi club, Al Hilal. He also won the CAF Confederation Cup last May for the first time in Zamalek’s history.
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7/29/2019 4:26:52 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek sack Khaled Galal, will hire foreign coach]]>
Al Ahly succeeded to beat Zamalek 1-0 on Sunday night at Borg El Arab stadium thanks to the left-back Ali Maaloul goal in the 59th minute.



The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Al Ahly& Zamalek started the game with the same line-up which faced Al Mokawlon&Ismaily respectively.

Al Ahly: El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, RamyRabeaa, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Amr El Soleya, HamdyFathy, WalidSoliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat, WalidAzzarou.

Zamalek: Emad El Sayed, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Mahmoud Alaa, HamdyNagguezz, Tarek Hamed, FerjaniSassi, Ibrahim Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Omar Al Saeed.

The first half wasn’t in a top level as both teams were closing all the gaps that may be an opportunity for the opponent to score a goal. In the second half, Ali Maaloul took the lead for Al Ahly after he took advantage of Zamalek’s goalkeeper fault who failed to deal with WalidSoliman’s shot.

Despite the match between the two giants would not change anything, but it was an important game for both teams. Zamalek needed to bring joy to their fans after losing the Egyptian League title. While Al Ahlycelebrated with the fans, the Reds didn’t want any surprises that may affect their joy.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.

Most of Zamalek fans believe that the club president, Mortada Mansour, is one of the main reasons in losing the Egyptian league title after he sacked the Swiss coach, Christian Gross. Gross led Zamalek to be on the top of the league for almost 9 months, achieved the Egypt-Saudi Super Cup over Saudi club, Al Hilal. He also won the CAF Confederation Cup last May for the first time in Zamalek’s history.]]>
7/29/2019 3:34:48 PM
<![CDATA[Handball: Egypt celebrate Youth World Cup bronze medal ]]>
Egypt faced Portugal to decide the Bronze medal winner in the Handball World Championship held in Spain at 02:00 p.m.



The players room witnessed a state of joy as the coaching staff alongside the players celebrated winning the Bronze medal for the first time in the history of Egyptian youth team.

The Egyptian team surprised handball fans after they produced a great performance throughout the competition and reached the semi-final unbeaten.

The World Cup draw put Egypt in the group of death alongside Sweden, France, South Korea, Nigeria and Australia.


Egypt achieved five wins at the group to reach the second round as group leaders. Tha Pharaohs also defeated Serbia & Norway in their way to the semi-finals.


Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: AbdelrahmanTaha, Abdelrahman Hameed, GalalKhorshid, AbdelazizEhab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, HazemMamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.
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7/29/2019 3:32:54 PM
<![CDATA[Salah congratulates the Handball Youth Egyptian team]]>
Egypt faced Portugal to decide the Bronze medal winner in the Handball World Championship held in Spain at 02:00 p.m.



The players room witnessed a state of joy as the coaching staff alongside the players celebrated winning the Bronze medal for the first time in the history of Egyptian youth team.

The Egyptian team surprised handball fans after they produced a great performance throughout the competition and reached the semi-final unbeaten.

The World Cup draw put Egypt in the group of death alongside Sweden, France, South Korea, Nigeria and Australia.


Egypt achieved five wins at the group to reach the second round as group leaders. Tha Pharaohs also defeated Serbia & Norway in their way to the semi-finals.


Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: AbdelrahmanTaha, Abdelrahman Hameed, GalalKhorshid, AbdelazizEhab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, HazemMamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.


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7/29/2019 3:31:43 PM
<![CDATA[Martin Lasarte writes history, first coach to win against Zamalek since Jose]]>
Al Ahly succeeded to beat Zamalek 1-0 on Sunday night at Borg El Arab stadium thanks to the left-back Ali Maaloul goal in the 59th minute.



Al Ahly faced Zamalek several times with a foreign coach but they didn’t achieve any victory over the White Knights since 2012 with Manuel Jose.

Juan Carlos Garrido, Jose Bessiro, Martin Jol and Patrice Carteron failed to win against Zamalek.

The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Al Ahly& Zamalek started the game with the same line-up which faced Al Mokawlon&Ismaily respectively.

Al Ahly: El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, RamyRabeaa, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Amr El Soleya, HamdyFathy, WalidSoliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat, WalidAzzarou.

Zamalek: Emad El Sayed, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Mahmoud Alaa, HamdyNagguezz, Tarek Hamed, FerjaniSassi, Ibrahim Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Omar Al Saeed.

The first half wasn’t in a top level as both teams were closing all the gaps that may be an opportunity for the opponent to score a goal. In the second half, Ali Maaloul took the lead for Al Ahly after he took advantage of Zamalek’s goalkeeper fault who failed to deal with WalidSoliman’s shot.
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7/29/2019 3:29:47 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly beat Zamalek, celebrate Egyptian league title]]>


The Reds ended the Egyptian league topping the standings with 80 points, 8 points above their rivals, Zamalek.

Al Ahly& Zamalek started the game with the same line-up which faced Al Mokawlon&Ismaily respectively.

Al Ahly: El Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, RamyRabeaa, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Amr El Soleya, HamdyFathy, WalidSoliman, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat, WalidAzzarou.

Zamalek: Emad El Sayed, Abdallah Gomaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Mahmoud Alaa, HamdyNagguezz, Tarek Hamed, FerjaniSassi, Ibrahim Hassan, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Omar Al Saeed.

The first half wasn’t in a top level as both teams were closing all the gaps that may be an opportunity for the opponent to score a goal. In the second half, Ali Maaloul took the lead for Al Ahly after he took advantage of Zamalek’s goalkeeper fault who failed to deal with WalidSoliman’s shot.

Despite the match between the two giants would not change anything, but it was an important game for both teams. Zamalek needed to bring joy to their fans after losing the Egyptian League title. While Al Ahlycelebrated with the fans, the Reds didn’t want any surprises that may affect their joy.

Zamalek have been topping the Egyptian league most of the past year but they wasted a lot of points in the last 10 rounds which affected their leadership.

Most of Zamalek fans believe that the club president, Mortada Mansour, is one of the main reasons in losing the Egyptian league title after he sacked the Swiss coach, Christian Gross. Gross led Zamalek to be on the top of the league for almost 9 months, achieved the Egypt-Saudi Super Cup over Saudi club, Al Hilal. He also won the CAF Confederation Cup last May for the first time in Zamalek’s history.
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7/29/2019 3:28:39 PM
<![CDATA[Saudi offers for Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Alaa: reports]]>
Al Ahly faces Zamalek on Sunday night at Borg El Arab stadium in their last match of the Egyptian League. The Reds achieved their 41st title last Wednesday after defeateing Arab Contractors 3-1.

A source close to both players revealed that they preferred not talk about any possible moves before finishing their matches with Zamalek. The Cairo Derby is very important for all the players in order to bring joy back to Zamalek’s fans after losing the Egyptian League title.

Tarek Hamed & Mahmoud Alaa received many offers to join the Saudi clubs after their performances with the Egyptian national team in the 2019 AFCON.

Zamalek’s board of directors, from their side, wants to finish some deals in case both players, Tarek Hamed & Mahmoud Alaa, insisted to leave the club.

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7/28/2019 4:13:43 PM
<![CDATA[Volleyball: Egypt faces Algeria in African Championship]]>
Egypt lost 1/3 against Tunisia, the host, in the African championship semi-finals.
Egyptian team are in a group which includes Cameroon, Morocco, Burundi and DR Congo.

The Pharaohs’ participation witnessed three victories over Morocco, Burundi and DR Congo.

The Egyptian team includes: Hussam Youssef, Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Salah, Hesham Yousry, Mohamed Adel, Rashad Shabel, Abdel Rahman Saoudi, Mohamed Mohsen, Ahmed Said, Ahmed Youssef, Omar Nagib, Ahmed Diaa, Ahmed Abdel-Al , And Ahmed Abdel-Al Dronka.

The delegation is headed by Ahmed Abdel-Dayem, acting as head of the Association of Egyptian Volleyball.

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7/28/2019 4:11:28 PM
<![CDATA[Handball: Egypt face Portugal in World Cup to decide Bronze medal winner]]>
Egypt face Portugal to decide the Bronze medal winner in the Handball World Championship held in Spain at 02:00 p.m.

The Egyptian team surprised handball fans after they produced a great performance throughout the competition and reached the semi-final unbeaten.

The draw put Egypt against France in the semi-final but the Egyptians lost 35/33 in a very tough game on Saturday.

The Egyptian team appeared at the semi-finals for the sixth time in the history and they hoped to continue their undefeated run at the competition and reach the final for the first time since 1993 when Egypt won the title at home.

The World Cup draw put Egypt in the group of death alongside Sweden, France, South Korea, Nigeria and Australia.

Egypt achieved five wins at the group to reach the second round as group leaders. Tha Pharaohs also defeated Serbia & Norway in their way to the semi-finals.

Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: Abdelrahman Taha, Abdelrahman Hameed, Galal Khorshid, Abdelaziz Ehab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, Hazem Mamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.
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7/28/2019 4:07:21 PM
<![CDATA[Know Al Ahly, Zamalek expected line-ups]]>
Both teams’ managers, Martin Lasarte & Khaled Galal, settled on the starting line-up. Egypt Today presents the expected line-ups for both teams.

Al Ahly

GK: Mohamed El Shenawy
DEF: Ali Maaloul, Ayman Ashraf, Ramy Rabeaa, Ahmed Fathy
Midfielders: Hamdy Fathy, Amr El Soleya, Saleh Gomaa, Ramadan Sobhy,
Attackers: Giraldo, Walid Azzarou

Zamalek

GK: Emad El Sayed
DEF: Hamdy Nagguez, Mahmoud Alaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Abdallah Gomaa
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, Ferjani Sassi, Mohamed Ibrahim, Ahmed Sayed ‘Zizo’, Ibrahim Hassan
Attackers: Omar Al Saeed

Zamalek players hope to reconcile their fans after losing the league title when they face Al-Ahly on Sunday at Cairo Derby.

Despite the match between two giants will not change anything, but it’s still an important game for both teams. Zamalek need to bring joy to their fans after losing the Egyptian League title. While Al Ahly will celebrate with the fans, the Reds don’t want any surprises that may affect their joy.
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7/28/2019 4:05:16 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly vs Zamalek, a classic Derby to watch on Sunday]]>
Al-Ahly defeated Arab Contractors 3-1 on Wednesday night at Borg El Arab Stadium to secure the team’s 41st Egyptian League Title.



At the same time in Cairo, Al-Ahly rivals, Zamalek, defeated Ismaily 3-1 to reach 72 points but Al-Ahly’s victory sent them points to win the title regardless the last round’s result.

Zamalek players hope to reconcile their fans after losing the league title when they face Al-Ahly on Sunday at Cairo Derby.

Despite the match between two giants will not change anything, but it’s still an important game for both teams. Zamalek need to bring joy to their fans after losing the Egyptian League title. While Al Ahly will celebrate with the fans, the Reds don’t want any surprises that may affect their joy.

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7/28/2019 1:22:58 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt's Othman clinches bronze at World Aquatics Championships]]>
Othman had suffered vomiting and severe angina after making her way into the final on Friday.

She came third in the final with a time of 25.47 seconds.]]>
7/27/2019 5:02:13 PM
<![CDATA[All eyes on Vigo for Handball World Cup semis ]]>
The Egyptian team surprised handball fans after they produced a great performance throughout the competition and reached the semi-final unbeaten.

The draw put Egypt alongside France at the group stage and the Egyptians destroyed their opponents with a 37-32 victory.

The Egyptian team appears at the semi-finals for the sixth time in the history and they hope to continue their undefeated run at the competition and reach the final for the first time since 1993 when Egypt won the title at home.

The World Cup draw put Egypt in the group of death alongside Sweden, France, South Korea, Nigeria and Australia.

Egypt achieved five wins at the group to reach the second round as group leaders.
Egypt faced Serbia on Wednesday at the second round and won 30-29 before defeating Norway at the semi-finals.

Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: Abdelrahman Taha, Abdelrahman Hameed, Galal Khorshid, Abdelaziz Ehab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, Hazem Mamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.
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7/27/2019 3:49:11 PM
<![CDATA[Zidane calms Real Madrid fans following 7-3 loss]]>
Real Madrid’s new signings, Eden Hazard and Luka Jovic, started the game but they failed to add any value to Los Blancos who were 5-0 down at half time.

“The first half was difficult. We lacked everything. Above all intensity which is necessary at this level." Zidane said after the game.

Atletico Players dominated the game from the beginning and they were capable of scoring four goals after 27 minutes thanks to their goal scoring machine, Diego Costa.

Costa scored three goals at the first half before adding his fourth goal at the game at the opening minutes of the second half.

Zidane added “It was a bad game. But we will be motivated I have no doubts about that.Our season is going to be good. I am convinced.”

Real Madrid players aim to reconcile their fans after a disappointing season in which they failed to win any title and they were knocked out of the UEFA Champions League at the round of 16 by Dutch giants, Ajax.
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7/27/2019 3:46:20 PM
<![CDATA[Ismaily signs Guinea Bissau winger Piqueti Silva ]]>Piqueti caught the eyes of many clubs especially after his performances in the 2017 African Cup of Nations in Gabon, scoring a wonder goal against eventual champions Cameroon. Since then the talented winger was signed by Portuguese Martimo and loaned out to Academica but was unable to score once in only six appearances.

Despite Al Shaolah signing him in February, Piqueti has not played once for the Saudi outfit. However, after performing well again in the most recent AFCON in Egypt, the Ismaily board has decided to sign him based on his impressive international displays.
Ismaily finished a disappointing sixth in the Egyptian Premier League, the Darawesh will not be playing neither African Champions League or African Confederation Cup football next season.

Ismaily will fly the Egyptian League Flag alongside Al Ittihad Alexandria Club at 2019-20 Arab Club Champions Cup.
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7/26/2019 10:01:07 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian footballers who graced PL for Trezeguet to follow]]>
After Trezeguet’s move to Aston Villa, we take a look at Egyptian players who graced the Premier League and the impact they had.

Mohamed Salah

He needs no introduction; Mohamed Salah is by far the most successful in terms of achievements of any Egyptian who has played in not just England but Europe as a whole. His ridiculously long list of personal accomplishments didn’t just shock Egypt but it sent shockwaves around the world. PFA player of the year, African player of the year (x2) and most goals in a premier league season (32) are just fragment of his accomplishments, especially after his first season with European champions Liverpool. Salah is now known as one of the best players in the world and firmly on his way to becoming a kop legend.

Ahmed Elmohamady

One of the most unappreciated Egyptian players ever, Ahmed Elmohamady has never really got the recognition he deserves ever since moving to Steve Bruce’s Sunderland in 2010. That brings questions, maybe it is due to the fact he never played for two of Egypt’s most popular clubs Al Ahly and Zamalek both of which dominate Egypt’s overall fan base, or maybe it’s due to him not having the most luxurious of positions as a right back. However, he’s entering his 10th year playing in England and has 328 appearances for Sunderland, Hull City and Aston Villa, which makes him a true Egyptian great.

Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’

One of the most well known Egyptian players around the world and most known in England for his time at Tottenham where he made 48 appearances and scored 14 goals. Despite his controversial manner in his previous clubs, Mido was a huge Egyptian figure during his time in Europe but despite his immense talent and eye for goals his time in England wasn’t always rosy, loan spells at West Ham, Wigan Athletic and Barnsley didn’t produce much but overall he goes down as easily one of the Egyptian greats.

Amr Zaki

Amr Zaki earned his dream move to the Premier League playing for Wigan Athletic came after his breakthrough season for Cairo giants Zamalek, scoring 35 goals in 88 appearances which was enough to convince Latics boss Steve Bruce that Zaki was the real deal. The Egyptian striker also nicknamed as “The Bulldozer” was at one stage top scorer of the Premier league that included a stunning brace at Anfield against Liverpool. However, his “unprofessionalism” according to both Wigan manager and Chairman was the reason that Zaki did not get a permenant move. An unsuccessful loan move to Hull City ended the Striker’s English dream.

Mohamed Shawky

Probably the most unheard of all the Egyptian footballers abroad on this list however Mohamed Shawky was one of the most talented midfielders of Egypt’s golden generation. Most popular for his goal against Brazil in the 2009 Confederation Cup, the Egyptian played 18 games for Middlesbrough, some of those games with fellow Egyptian Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’ despite not making as memorable a mark as he would like, Shawky will go down as one of Egypt’s most talented players to play abroad.
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7/26/2019 9:57:12 PM
<![CDATA[I am a champion in three continents, says Lasarte ]]>
“Many fans doubted me at the beginning but I always trusted my team and at the end we won the title.” Lasarte said on Friday.

Al-Ahly defeated Arab Contractors 3-1 at Borg El Arab Stadium to reach 77 points and win the 41st league title in the club’s history.

Al-Ahly opened the scored after 22 minutes by Ali Maaloul who followed Walid Soliman’s free-kick while Hussein El Sahaht added two goals for Al-Ahly at the second half.

Lasarte continued “ I was so lucky to win a competition in South America and Europe and now I am a champion in Africa. I am so happy.”

Lasarte led Uruguay’s Nacional to win the title twice in 2005 and 2006 and he continued his successes in Europe with Spain’s Real Sociedad, leading them to win the Second Division title in Spain.
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7/26/2019 5:22:53 PM
<![CDATA[Unstoppable Egypt reaches World Cup semis ]]>
The Egyptian team achieved a stunning comeback to win the game and reach the semi-finals after they were five goals behind at many moments during the game.

The Egyptian team reached the semi-finals for the sixth time in the history and they hope to continue their undefeated run at the competition and reach the final for the first time since 1993 when Egypt won the title at home.

The World Cup draw put Egypt in the group of death alongside Sweden, France, South Korea, Nigeria and Australia.

Egypt achieved five wins at the group to reach the second round as group leaders.

Egypt faced Serbia on Wednesday at the second round and won 30-29.

Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: Abdelrahman Taha, Abdelrahman Hameed, Galal Khorshid, Abdelaziz Ehab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, Hazem Mamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.
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7/26/2019 5:19:42 PM
<![CDATA[We still have a tough game against Zamalek, Maaloul ]]>CAIRO – 25 July 2019: Al-Ahly Tunisian winger, Ali Maaloul, congratulated Al-Ahly fans after winning the Egyptian League title on Wednesday night.

Al-Ahly defeated Arab Contractors 3-1 at Borg El Arab Stadium to reach 77 points and win the 41st league title in the club’s history.

Al-Ahly opened the scored after 22 minutes by Ali Maaloul who followed Walid Soliman’s free kick while Hussein El Sahaht added two goals for Al-Ahly at the second half.

At the same time in Cairo, Al-Ahly rivals, Zamalek, defeated Ismaily 3-1 to reach 72 points but Al-Ahly’s victory sent them points to win the title regardless the last round’s result.

“I was fully focused on Al Ahly and the league fixtures after my exclusion from Tunisia national team.” Maaloul said.

Maaloul was ruled out of Tunisia final squad that participated in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

Maaloul added “We still have a tough game against Zamalek that we have to win.”

Zamalek players hope to reconcile their fans after losing the league title when they face Al-Ahly on Sunday at Cairo Derby.
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7/25/2019 3:36:38 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt targets glory against Norway ]]>
Egyptian players hope to continue their amazing run at the competition and reach the semi-finals for the first time since 2015 in Brazil.

The World Cup draw put Egypt in the group of death alongside Sweden, France, South Korea, Nigeria and Australia.

Egypt achieved five wins at the group to reach the second round as group leaders.

Egypt faced Serbia on Wednesday at the second round and won 30-29.

The Egyptian team achieved victory thanks to a goal in the last moments of the match. The winning goal was scored in the last five seconds, turning defeat into victory.

Egypt’s best achievement at the competition came in 1993 when Egypt won the title at home.

Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: Abdelrahman Taha, Abdelrahman Hameed, Galal Khorshid, Abdelaziz Ehab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, Hazem Mamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.


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7/25/2019 3:27:13 PM
<![CDATA[El Shahat shows his class at the perfect moment ]]>
Al-Ahly opened the scored after 22 minutes by Ali Maaloul who followed WalidSoliman’s free kick.

At the second half, Al-Ahly’s winger, Hussein El Shahat, showed his class and produced a great performance to help his team to win the game.

El Shahat scored the second goal for his team after a wonderful pass from Saleh Gomaa while he added the third goal after he nutmegged the opponent’s defender and put the ball in the back of the net.

El Shahat joined Al-Ahly last January from UAE’s Al-Ain but he was criticized from Al-Ahly fans as he failed to adapt with his new team but on Wednesday’s night the player showed his value.



Arab Contractors’ Tunisian striker, Seifeddine Jaziri, scored his team’s only goal at the game seconds before the final whistle.

At the same time in Cairo, Al-Ahly rivals, Zamalek, defeated Ismaily 3-1 to reach 72 points but Al-Ahly’s victory sent them points to win the title regardless the last round’s result.

Zamalek players hope to reconcile their fans after losing the league title when they face Al-Ahly on Sunday at Cairo Derby. ]]>
7/25/2019 11:53:41 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly crown Egyptian League title winners for the 41st time in history]]>
Al Ahly crowned Egyptian League title winners for the 41st time in their history after beating Al Mokawlon 3-1.

Ali Maloul took the lead for the Reds against Al Mokawlon in the 25th minute, and Hussein Al Shahat added the second and third goals in the 63rd and 71th minutes.

Al Ahly reached 77 points to win the Egyptian league title despite Zamalek's 3-1 win over Ismaily SC at Petrosport stadium.

A very tough road was taken by Al Ahly to reach this point of the journey; a bad start with the French coach, Patrice Carteron, many points wasted. The gap between Al Ahly & Zamalek reached 20 points due to postponed games.

Many injures hit the team in the middle of the season, the board of directors sacked Carteron& appointed Mohamed Youssef as a caretaker before hiring Martin Lasarte. Al Ahly signed many players like Ramadan Sobhy& Hussein El Shahat who helped the team to achieve the goal.

The team achieved many victories and collected many points. Meanwhile, Zamalek wasted points, sacked Christian Gross and was unstable in the past period.

Al Ahlyhave one last game against Zamalek scheduled on Sunday in the Egyptian League which will be as a celebration for the Red Devils.
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7/25/2019 11:30:00 AM
<![CDATA[Egypt's handball team beats Serbia, qualifies for quarter-finals]]>
The Egyptian team achieved victory thanks to a goal in the last moments of the match. The winning goal was scored in the last five seconds, turning defeat into victory.



The winner is the quarter-finals of the championship held in Spain to face the winner of the Norway-Brazil game on Wednesday night too.

Egyptian youth players hope to continue their victories to bring joy after the football national team let the fans down.

Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: AbdelrahmanTaha, Abdelrahman Hameed, GalalKhorshid, AbdelazizEhab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, HazemMamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.]]>
7/24/2019 10:31:50 PM
<![CDATA[ It is a dream to play at the Premier League, Trezeguet]]>
“As for joining, I'm happy to be here at one of the biggest clubs around. I hope I can help the team to be successful and I will do my best. I'm looking forward to playing in the Premier League, it's a dream." Trezeguet said.

The Egyptian winger joined Kasımpaşa in summer 2017 on loan from the Belgian club, Anderlecht, and since then he established himself as a key player at the club squad that made Kasımpaşa buy his contract.

Aston Villa manager, Dean Smith, believes that Trezeguet is a good signing for the club, saying “He’s the type of wide player that we have been looking for who is direct, causes problems for the opposition in the final third and scores goals.”

Trezeguet will join the Egyptian national team captain, Ahmed Elmohamady, who has been playing for Aston Villa since 2017.

Trezeguet added “Elmohamady is my captain and always speaks with me about Aston Villa, saying it's an amazing club and that I'd be happy here. I asked him a lot of questions. He will help me and believes I will help the team.”

Aston Villa sealed promotion to the Premier League after spending the last three years at the championship.



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7/24/2019 11:59:38 AM
<![CDATA[Egypt need a foreign coach, not local: Hossam Ghaly]]>
Egyptian Football Association sacked Javier Aguirre after the failure in 2019 AFCON which was hosted by Egypt. Egypt was knocked out in the 16th round against South Africa.

“The best for Egypt is to hire a foreign coach. There are some brilliant players in the Egyptian League & especially young players,” Hossam Ghaly said to ON Sport channel.

Ghaly revealed also that he was asked to apologize to Hector Cuper, when he was Egypt’s coach, and participate in the 2018 World Cup but he refused to do so.

Ghaly said that Cuper wasn’t the right person to coach Egypt, as well as Javier Aguirre.

“If El Gouna wanted to sign Hector Cuper; I would refuse,” Hossam Ghaly said.

Former Al Ahly & Egyptian national team player announced his football retirement after a brilliant journey with football. He played for many clubs like Feynoord, Tottenham and Saudi Al Nasr.
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7/24/2019 11:57:13 AM
<![CDATA[Volleyball: Egypt faces DR Congo in African Championsip]]>
Egyptian team are in a group which includes Cameroon, Morocco, Burundi and DR Congo.

The Pharaohs’ participation witnessed three victories over Morocco, Burundi and Cameroon.

The Egyptian team includes: Hussam Youssef, Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed Salah, Hesham Yousry, Mohamed Adel, Rashad Shabel, Abdel Rahman Saoudi, Mohamed Mohsen, Ahmed Said, Ahmed Youssef, Omar Nagib, Ahmed Diaa, Ahmed Abdel-Al , And Ahmed Abdel-Al Dronka.

The delegation is headed by Ahmed Abdel-Dayem, acting as head of the Association of Egyptian Volleyball.

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7/24/2019 11:56:03 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek face Ismaily, but eyes on Al Ahly’s match]]>
The White Knight clings to the last hope of achieving the league title of the season by beating Ismaily SC.

Zamalek have only one hope to keep their chances in winning the Egyptian league title; the stumble of Al Ahly against Al Mokawlon, after then, the title destiny will be decided in Al Ahly vs Zamalek derby on Sunday July 28th.

Al Ahly need only to win against Al Mokawlon on Wednesday to decide the Egyptian League title.

Khaled Galal settled on the starting line-up that will play the match:
GK: Emad El Sayed
DEF: Abdallah Gomaa, Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Al Wensh, Hamdy Nagguez
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed, Mahmoud Abdelaziz, Ferjani Sassi, Ahmed Sayed Zizo, Mohamed Ibrahim
Attackers: Omar Al Saeed
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7/24/2019 11:54:56 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly to decide the Egyptian league title against Al Mokawlon]]>
Al Ahly prepare for their important clash against Al Mokawlon on Wednesday at Borg El Arab stadium in the game which was postponed from the 33rd round of the Egyptian League.

Al Ahly performed training session on Tuesday afternoon. After then, they travelled to Alexandria to start the private camp there.

After the draw against El Gouna, Zamalek record of points reached 69 in the third place; five points behind Al Ahly.

Al Ahly need only to win against Al Mokawlon on Wednesday to decide the Egyptian League title.


Zamalek have only one hope to keep their chances in winning the Egyptian league title; the stumble of Al Ahly against Al Mokawlon, after then, the title destiny will be decided in Al Ahly vs Zamalek derby on Sunday July 28th.

Lasarte settled on the starting line-up that will play the match:
GK: Mohamed El Shenawy
DEF: Ali Maaloul, Ayman Ashraf, Ramy Rabeaa, Ahmed Fathy
Midfielders: Hamdy Fathy, Amr El Soleya, Saleh Gomaa, Ramadan Sobhy,
Attackers: Giraldo, Walid Azzarou
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7/24/2019 11:53:47 AM
<![CDATA[Trezeguet signs for English Premier League club, Aston Villa]]>
Aston Villa is a club which is owned by the Egyptian businessman, Naseef Sawiras.

Trezeguet, who shined in the Turkish league for the past three years, struggled a lot to make this move which has been late for him due to his brilliant performance in the past years with the clubs & national teams.

Former Al Ahly player signed for Aston Villa after a very tough competition between foreign clubs like Italy’s Sampdoria and Turkey’s Galatasaray.

The 24-years-old started his career with Al Ahly’s youth team, then he moved to Anderlecht on loan. Before settling in Turkey with Kasim Pasa where he scored 9 goals and assisted 11 times in the past season.
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7/24/2019 11:52:38 AM
<![CDATA[Ribery thanks Egyptian people after his visit to Cairo]]>
Ribery visited Cairo to support Algeria, his origin country, in the 2019 AFCON Final. Algeria crowned champions of Africa with a 1-0 win over Senegal in Cairo stadium.The Desert warriorrs won their second title in the history since 1990.

Ribery posted some photos of his trip to Cairo. Also, he wrote a message on Instagram to the Egyptian people.

“Thanks to the people of Egypt for the warm welcome. Had a wonderful time. I really appreciated visiting the Coptic museum of Cairo with my family and having the possibility to visit the first of seven World Wonders, the Pyramid of Cheops. It has been an unforgettable trip. See you very soon.” Ribery said on his Instagram account.

Franck Ribery announced his football retirement at the end of Bayern Munich’s season last May.

Bayern also announced they would organise a "big farewell game" for both Ribery and fellow stalwart Arjen Robben, to be held in 2020.


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7/23/2019 3:30:24 PM
<![CDATA[Handball: Egypt face Serbia in World Championship]]>
Egypt are set to face Serbia in the 16th round of the Handball Youth World Championship on Wednesday noon.

Enthusiasm came to the Egyptian players after their amazing performance throughout the tournament; they achieved victory in all the 5 games.

Egyptian youth players hope to continue their victories to bring joy after the football national team let the fans down.

Handball Egyptian national team succeeded to qualify for the 16th round as a leader from their group after defeating France 37/32.

Egyptian Handball national team squad includes: AbdelrahmanTaha, Abdelrahman Hameed, GalalKhorshid, AbdelazizEhab, Shehab Abdallah, Hassan Walid, Seif El Deraa, Ahmed Hesham, Ahmed Rady, HazemMamdouh, Mohsen Ramadan, Mohamed El Azhary, Omar Khaled, Omar Samy, Khaled Waleed and Yasser Mohamed.

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7/23/2019 3:28:43 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek perform training session at Petrosport stadium]]>
Zamalek prepare for their important clash against Ismaily SC on Wednesday at Petrosport stadium in the game which was postponed from the 27th round of the Egyptian League.

The White Knights are looking to achieve the victory after their surprising 2-2 draw against El Gouna which parted them away from the Egyptian League title.

Zamalek’s victory over Ismaily is important as the White team look to occupy the second place in the Egyptian League standings in order to participate in the next edition of CAF Champions League.

After the draw against El Gouna, Zamalek record of points reached 69 in the third place; five points behind Al Ahly.


Al Ahly need only to win against Al Mokawlon on Wednesday to decide the Egyptian League title.


Zamalek have only one hope to keep their chances in winning the Egyptian league title; the stumble of Al Ahly against Al Mokawlon, after then, the title destiny will be decided in Al Ahly vs Zamalek derby on Sunday July 28th.

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7/23/2019 3:27:10 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly travel to Alexandria after performing training session]]>
Al Ahly prepare for their important clash against Al Mokawlon on Wednesday at Borg El Arab stadium in the game which was postponed from the 33rd round of the Egyptian League.

Al Ahly was set to perform training session on Tuesday morning but it’s delayed to be on Tuesday afternoon. Al Ahly, after then, will travel to Alexandria to start the private camp there.

After the draw against El Gouna, Zamalek record of points reached 69 in the third place; five points behind Al Ahly.


Al Ahly need only to win against Al Mokawlon on Wednesday to decide the Egyptian League title.


Zamalek have only one hope to keep their chances in winning the Egyptian league title; the stumble of Al Ahly against Al Mokawlon, after then, the title destiny will be decided in Al Ahly vs Zamalek derby on Sunday July 28th.

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7/23/2019 2:32:20 PM
<![CDATA[China's Sun blazes to record fourth 400m freestyle world crown]]>
The controversial triple Olympic champion clocked three minutes, 42.44 seconds in Gwangju with fierce Australian rival Mack Horton taking silver in a repeat of the 2017 result.

Sun, facing fresh allegations of violating doping protocols coming into the eight-day meet, slapped the water and roared in delight, savouring his moment as he sat on the lane rope.

As he climbed out of the pool after claiming the first gold medal of the eight-day swimming competition, Sun pumped his fist at the crowd and bellowed in delight.

Greeted by deafening cheers from flag-waving Chinese fans screaming his name, Sun sauntered onto the pool deck in headphones and goggles.

After a conservative first 200m, he pulled away inexorably over the second half to claim his 10th world title.

Horton claimed silver in 3:43.17 and Italian Gabriele Detti bronze in 3:43.23 for a carbon copy of the 2017 podium in Budapest.

Sun and Horton have also clashed outside the pool with the Aussie labelling him a "drug cheat" before pipping him to gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics over a three-month suspension Sun previously served for taking a banned stimulant he claimed was for a heart problem.

The giant Chinese faces claims outlined in a leaked FINA doping panel report that he smashed blood samples with a hammer when testers visited him last year.

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7/23/2019 12:01:00 PM
<![CDATA[Africa Cup champs Algeria return to hero's welcome]]>
"One, two, three, viva Algeria!" tens of thousands of flag-waving fans lining the road from the airport chanted as the players went on a victory parade through the capital in an open-top bus.

An early strike earned a 1-0 victory over Senegal in Friday's final in Cairo, propelling Algeria, known as the Fennec foxes, to a first Cup of Nations title in 29 years.

The players, with winner's medals around their necks and captain Ryad Mahrez hoisting the cup in the air, were given a red carpet welcome at the airport and greeted by Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui.

Their bus was decorated with two stars, marking their second African Cup triumph, and emblazoned with the words "We are proud of you" in Arabic and Amazigh, or Berber, the North African country's two official languages.

The scenes on the packed streets were familiar for Algeria where massive crowds have been taking part for the past several months, especially on Fridays, in anti-regime demonstrations.

"This victory will very certainly breath new life" into the country, said the president of the Algerian football federation, Kheiredine Zetchi. It was inspired by "the extraordinary momentum which is leading Algeria to better days".

Madjid, a 28-year-old fan, said: "I didn't sleep all (Friday) night but I had to be here at (the capital's) May 1 Square", where the players on the bus were met with a sea of supporters.

On Friday night, Baghdad Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in the second minute when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis, and it proved enough for the 1990 champions to lift the trophy on foreign soil for the first time.

Only 12 months ago, Algeria were in turmoil after the departure of former national team star Rabah Madjer, but the appointment of Djamel Belmadi proved a stroke of genius from a federation that had burned through five coaches in two turbulent years.]]>
7/23/2019 9:15:00 AM
<![CDATA[Lucas respects Pochettino despite Champions League final snub]]>
"I need to respect the decision of the coach and respect my team-mates, so no problem with this," said Lucas who was left on the bench for the final in spite of scoring a dramatic hat-trick in Spurs' stunning semi-final comeback at Ajax.

Pochettino preferred to use Harry Kane in attack against Liverpool in Madrid despite a lengthy absence following injury.

Brazil international Lucas eventually came on in the 66th minute, but was unable to prevent Tottenham slipping to a 2-0 defeat.

"Of course it was difficult because every player wants to play. But it was even more to lose the game," Lucas was quoted as saying by several British media outlets.

"For sure he (Pochettino) has a good reason for this (decision) and I am sure that it was difficult for him as well to choose a player. He needs to choose only 11.

"I respect, I am a professional. No problem for this. Now I look forward to the next season."

The 26-year-old, signed from Paris Saint Germain in January 2018, believes Tottenham can use the frustration of losing out to Liverpool as motivation to fuel a trophy-winning season in the forthcoming campaign.

"I really think we could do better, could win this trophy. We had the quality for this," he said.

"I can't wait to start the new season, to do my best and have a great season like the last one. I think we are at another level.

"We reached the Champions League final. We got into the new stadium. People believe in us more now and it is time to confirm this, that we are a big team, a big club, with a great squad. We will see what will happen this season."

Tottenham face Juventus in a pre-season friendly in Singapore on Sunday. Pocchetino's team open their Premier League campaign at home against Aston Villa on August 10.]]>
7/23/2019 7:13:00 AM
<![CDATA[Arsenal Next Gen ready to 'take on the world', says youngster Saka]]>
Arsenal made it three wins from three on their tour of the United States, including two in the International Champions Cup, with victory in humid conditions in Charlotte, where youngsters again came to the fore.

With Arsenal yet to make a major signing in the summer transfer window, coach Unai Emery has instead utilised some of the young talent at his disposal in the U.S., and has been rewarded as all eight of Arsenal’s pre-season goals have been scored by youngsters.

One of those is Saka, who again shone in a wide role against Fiorentina, and now believes that he and his fellow proteges have what it takes to go far.

“The players coming up from the academy are so special,” Saka said. “The next generation of us can be in this Arsenal team and take on the world.

“The boss is doing a good job of managing all of us, helping us to progress every day and to learn.

“I just have to keep pushing. Showing the boss what I can do and when the time comes I am ready to play. When I get the chance then I can take it.”

Saka also hailed the influence of new Arsenal assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg, who has been promoted from the Under-23s role to work alongside Emery, bringing a wide knowledge of his former charges.

“From the Under-15s I worked with him,” Saka added. “It has been a long journey but I feel like we both deserve it.

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“Freddie helps Unai know who we are, tells him our strengths and weaknesses and comes to us individually and tells us what we need to do from Unai.

“Unai does not have to speak to us directly, Freddie comes to us and tells us what we need to do. It makes the transition from the academy to the first team much smoother.” ]]>
7/23/2019 4:11:00 AM
<![CDATA[Premier League braced for VAR controversies during debut season]]>
VAR has been used in a number of high-profile competitions including the World Cup and Champions League in recent months, but the technology has received mixed reviews from players and coaches as well as frustrating fans.

But soccer’s world governing body FIFA defended VAR saying referees had reached a 98% accuracy rate in decision-making in the group stage of the women’s World Cup.

“I have no doubt it’ll create some controversy because it’s about the big decisions but we’re prepared for that,” Masters said in China during the Premier League Asia Trophy.

“But we’re putting something new into the Premier League and if it needs to be refined or improved or tweaked we will look at it when the moment arises. We’ve got to let it happen first and keep an open mind about whether it’s really working.”

Masters suggested that there could be fewer stoppages in the Premier League caused by on-field referees reviewing television footage.

“Fans want to see clear and obvious mistakes changed and put right. But they don’t want to see the Premier League or English football interrupted, or the pace of the game changed,” he said.

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“The only difference you might see is the referees using the review area a bit more sparingly and relying more on the VAR for more subjective decisions.”

VAR has already been in use in other top European leagues such as Germany’s Bundesliga and Spain’s La Liga as well as the FA Cup and League Cup in England.

The new Premier League season kicks off on August 9.]]>
7/23/2019 1:00:00 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek stumble against El Gouna, hopes of winning the title in Al Ahly’s hands]]>CAIRO, 22 July 2019: Zamalek stumbled in the Egyptian league & lost two valuable points against El Gouna when they drew 2-2 on Sunday night at El Gouna stadium.

Zamalek took the lead through a rocket shot from Tarek Hamed in the 64th minute.
El Gouna revived again with two goals through Ahmed Yasser Rayan & Mohamed EL Shabrawy in the 78th minute and 88th minute respectively.

Zamalek striked again in the final seconds through a header from Mahmoud Abdeaziz.
After the draw, Zamalek record of points reached 69 in the third place; five points behind Al Ahly.

Al Ahly need only to win against Al Mokawlon on Wednesday to decide the Egyptian League title.

Zamalek have only one hope to keep their chances in winning the Egyptian league title; the stumble of Al Ahly against Al Mokawlon, after then, the title destiny will be decided in Al Ahly vs Zamalek derby on Sunday July 28th.

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7/22/2019 12:06:54 PM
<![CDATA[Tennis: Australia's McNamara dies at 64 after quiet cancer battle]]>
Melbourne man McNamara won five singles titles and 19 in doubles and teamed up with compatriot Paul McNamee to win the Australian Open doubles in 1979 and Wimbledon twice in 1980 and 1982.

After retiring in 1987, the former world number seven singles player enjoyed a successful coaching career, mentoring Mark Philippoussis, Grigor Dimitrov and Wang Qiang, among others.

He died peacefully at his home in Germany on Saturday after a long battle with prostate cancer, Australian media reported.

News of his death plunged Australian tennis into mourning and triggered a slew of tributes on social media for a popular tennis figure renowned for his warmth and generosity.

“Hard to believe that after 50 years of friendship Macca is gone ... you lived life to the full mate and will be missed by your loved ones and many more ... a toast to the great times mate,” McNamee wrote on Twitter.

Prominent Australian tennis coach and TV analyst Roger Rasheed described McNamara as “one of the greats”.

“He gave his all to everything he did, respected life & always had a smile & time for you,” Rasheed tweeted.

“He’s someone you wanted to be in the trenches with. He fought in silence and now he can rest peacefully .

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7/22/2019 11:07:12 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly to stay in Alexandria after facing Al Mokawlon]]>
Al Ahly is preparing to face Al Mokawlon on Wednesday in the 2018-2019 league championships, and face Zamalek next week in the final match of the season.

On the sidelines of the preparation of the team, Al Ahly said through their official website that Ramadan Sobhi, wing of the team, conducted a radiation during the past few hours proved that he doesn’t suffer any injury.

The player, who renewed his loan for another season with Al Ahly, complained of minor pains in his leg after participating against El Plastic in a friendly match set up by the team in preparation for Al Mokawlon.

Al Ahly is leading the league with 74 points with two games to play against Al Mokawlon & Zamalek. While Zamalek are in the third place with 68 points with three games to play against El Gouna, Ismaily & Al Ahly.
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7/22/2019 11:05:00 AM
<![CDATA[Pacquiao mulls future after title stunner]]>
The 40-year-old Filipino legend wrote another improbable chapter in his glittering career on Saturday, with an age-defying split decision victory over the hitherto unbeaten Keith Thurman.

Pacquiao, a full decade older than the 30-year-old Thurman, rolled back the years with a vintage performance that had a sold out crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena roaring in delight.

It was the Filipino's 62nd win of a 71-fight career that has spanned 24 years. Veterans at ringside described the performance as Pacquiao's best since his dazzling win over Antonio Margarito in 2010.

Thurman, who had returned to boxing in January after a 22-month layoff, admitted he had not been able to cope with Pacquiao's relentless energy.

Post-fight statistics told the story, with Pacquiao outpunching Thurman by 686 to 571.
A weary Thurman later said he had been chasing the fight from the moment he was sent crashing to the canvas by a stunning combination in the first round.

"He had a lot of momentum from that point," Thurman said. "I ended up paying attention to the number of rounds. By the time we got to the seventh I was like 'Damn, we're in the seventh already'."

- 'So many wars' -

Pacquiao's experience and conditioning had proved crucial at key moments, Thurman added.

"He's been in so many wars, he just knows what to do at the right time," he said. "I had a good training camp but I felt like I needed a better output to go toe to toe with Manny Pacquiao."

Thurman wasted no time after the fight in requesting a rematch.

While fans would happily line up for a sequel to what is a strong candidate for the fight of the year, Pacquiao's camp were more circumspect.

Pacquiao, who paid tribute to Thurman's "heavy hands" and punching power after the fight, pocketed an estimated $20 million from Saturday's contest.

By recapturing a slice of the welterweight division in such dazzling style, he has thrust himself back into relevance.

Even more lucrative paydays are his for the asking if he chooses to pursue them.

A unification fight with Errol Spence Jr, the International Boxing Federation's welterweight champion, would sell itself.

The question of a rematch of his 2015 "Fight of the Century" against Floyd Mayweather also continues to linger.

Mayweather, who was at ringside to watch Pacquiao's masterclass on Saturday, remains firmly retired, and has not fought since his cross-combat spectacle with mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor nearly two years ago.

- Long rest -

Leonard Ellerbe, the chief executive of Mayweather Promotions and a close confidante, said last week Mayweather has "zero interest" in a second Pacquiao fight. Whether that interest could be piqued by the prospect of a gargantuan payday remains to be seen.

Pacquiao, whose departure from Las Vegas for the Philippines was delayed until 6pm (0100 GMT) on Sunday as a precaution, suggested he will not fight again this year.

Long-time trainer Freddie Roach, meanwhile, told AFP that Pacquiao's camp would take their time before choosing their next opponent.

"Someone just asked me 'What's next?'," Roach said. "Well, you know what? We don't need to think about what's next for a while.

"Manny can go away and rest and we'll think about it later on. We need to see what's out there."

Roach acknowledged however that he thinks a Mayweather sequel is unlikely to happen.

"I can't see it," Roach said. "Floyd's retired and his people say there is no interest. But there will be other options."

Roach, his usual calming presence in Pacquiao's corner, was left reflecting on his fighter's astounding energy levels.

"Manny never gets tired in the gym, but he got tired in the middle rounds tonight," Roach told AFP. "I was keeping a close eye on it. But Manny is so fit he got through it and finished strong.

"I think he showed tonight that there's plenty of boxing left in him, even if he is in his 40s."

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7/22/2019 10:54:16 AM
<![CDATA[Kahraba’s future seems to be in Portugal: Reports]]>
Turkish reports have confirmed that Kahraba is close to joining the Denizlispor team in the coming days.

O Jogo newspaper revealed that Deportivo da Avis will soon announce the signing of Egyptian player Mahmoud Kahraba.

The report said that the deal to include Kahraba has been closed almost all terms and conditions and remains only the official announcement.

The report pointed out that the presentation of Kahraba as a player within the team will be within days after the request of Inacio the manager personally. Inaccio led the Zamalek team in 2017.

Avis was 14th in the league last season with 36 points and only 4 points from relegation.

Kahraba refused to return to the training of Zamalek and join the team camp in Cyprus. He claimed that Zamalek’s board, led by Mortada Mansour, has promised him to increase the value of his contract; but they didn’t increase anything.

Kahraba joined Zamalek Club in the 2015/2016 season from Enppi. The 25-year-old has participated in 29 league and cup matches this season, scoring 11 goals and assisted 11 times.
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7/22/2019 8:58:00 AM
<![CDATA[Super Cup between Al Ahly & Zamalek will be at Cairo Stadium: Shobeir]]>
Cairo Stadium on Saturday hosted the final of the 2019 African Nations Cup between Algeria and Senegal.

"The SuperCup between Al Ahly and Zamalek will be at the Cairo Stadium," Shobeir said during his program ‘Super Time’ on Time Sports channel.

"The Super Cup will be on September 18 before the start of the new season of the league,” He added.

"This is a decision taken before the resignation of the Egyptian Football Association."

The Matches of the Egyptian Premier League will resume after the end of the African Cup of Nations. Borg El Arab Stadium will host the final round between Al Ahly and Zamalek next Sunday.
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7/22/2019 7:47:00 AM
<![CDATA[Herve Renard resigns from Morocco’s coach position]]>
"Morocco will always remain for me a country with which I lived incredible emotions," he wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. "I am proud of what we have achieved and how far we have managed to come. It is time for me to close this long and beautiful chapter of my life, not without emotion and sadness, but it is an inevitable decision taken well before AFCON 2019."

Renard, who won Afcon with Zambia (2012) and Ivory Coast (2015), had been in charge since February 2016.

"It is time for me to close this long and beautiful chapter of my life," said the Frenchman, 50.

"We had all hoped [for] better for the Afcon 2019 in Egypt. But this is football - it gives birth to the wildest hopes (after three wins in the first round [for the] first time in Afcon final tournament for Morocco), and brings us hard to the reality of a too-quick elimination on penalties!"
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7/22/2019 5:41:00 AM
<![CDATA[Sheffield United break club record to sign Mousset]]>
Mousset agreed a three-year contract with the newly-promoted Premier League side, who are reported to have paid £10 million to complete the deal.

"For the third time this summer, the Blades have smashed the club's transfer record," United announced on their official website.

"French striker Lys Mousset has signed a three-deal with the Blades after an undisclosed fee with AFC Bournemouth was reached for his services."

Mousset joined Bournemouth from Le Havre in 2016 for £5.7 million, but was mainly restricted to the role of substitute.

The 23-year-old, who scored five goals in 71 appearances for the Cherries, is the Blades' fifth signing since winning automatic promotion to the Premier League last season.

They set a new transfer record by signing Callum Robinson from Preston earlier this month, having already broken it once to bring Luke Freeman to Bramall Lane from QPR.

United have also signed former Manchester United forward Ravel Morrison and Everton defender Phil Jagielka.]]>
7/22/2019 3:46:00 AM
<![CDATA[Zidane congratulates Algeria after winning AFCON title]]>
Algeria crowned champions of Africa with a 1-0 win over Senegal in Cairo stadium.The Desert warriorrs won their second title in the history since 1990.

Zidane did not delay in congratulating Algeria through his account at Instagram. He posted a picture of the players in the dressing room after the game and commented: " My older brother Farid is now proud. Congrats to the Algerian team, this victory for the whole people, 1,2,3 Long live Algeria.”



Zidane was born in Marseilles to Algerian immigrants. His brother, Farid, died several days ago, forcing him to leave the Real Madrid preparatory camp in Canada and return home urgently, before joining the Spanish team delegation again.


Baghdad Boundjeh scored the only goal in the first minute of the match after his shot has been deflected by Senegal’s defender.

Algeria’s midfielder, Ismail Bennaser, has been named 2019 AFCON Best player after his amazing performance all the championship.
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7/21/2019 3:31:09 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian League returns, Zamalek faces El Gouna]]>
Zamalek returns to the domestic competitions when they face El Gouna at El Gouna stadium at 08:00 p.m.

Zamalek’s coach, Khaled Galal, has settled on the starting line-up which witness the appearance of the young goalkeeper, Omar Salah, who will replace injured, Mahmoud Abdelrehim ‘Gennesh’.

Goalkeepers: Omar Salah
Defenders: Hamdi Nagguez - Mahmoud Alaa - Mahmoud Hamdi "Al Wensh" - Bahaa Magdy
Midfielders: Tarek Hamed - Farajani Sassi - Youssef Obama - Ibrahim Hassan - Ahmed Sayed Zizo
Attackers: Omar Al Saeed.

Zamalek placed third in the Egyptian league after Al Ahly, leader of the league, and Pyramids FC, second placed.


Al Ahly is leading the league with 74 points with two games to play against Mokawlon & Zamalek. While Zamalek are in the third place with 68 points with three games to play against El Gouna, Ismaily & Al Ahly.
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7/21/2019 3:20:57 PM
<![CDATA[Handball: Egypt defeat South Korea, remian on top of the group]]>
The win is the fourth straight for the Egyptian team after a previous win over Australia 44-17, Nigeria 47-30, Sweden 32-22.

The Pharaohs are expected to face France on July 22nd in the last round to decide the top of group. Egypt lead the group with 8 points, above France which have 6 points.

The top four qualify for th 16th round of the World Youth Championship. Egypt are in Group B among other teams; Nigeria, Australia, Sweden, France and South Korea.

In the last edition of the 2017 World Youth Championship, the youth of Egypt achieved the 17th place.

Egypt won the title once in 1993, the bronze medal in 1999 and the fourth place three times in 2009, 2011 and 2015.
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7/21/2019 3:00:16 PM
<![CDATA[Griezmann 'cried with joy' at Barca move]]>
The World Cup winner is in Tokyo with Barca ahead of a clash with Chelsea on Tuesday after the La Liga giants shelled out 120 million euros ($135 million) to match his release clause amid a blistering row between the player and the two clubs.

"I called my father and I started crying with joy because the transfer was all done, it all was over," Griezmann said in an interview with sports daily Marca.

"I was with my friends, with my wife, with my children and it was an incredible moment."

The 28-year-old added he was targeting European glory with Barcelona after two humiliating exits for the Catalans from the Champions League in the last two years -- to Roma and Liverpool -- after throwing away commanding first-leg leads.

"If you ask the fans, they will tell you (they want to win) all three titles (La Liga, Champions League and Copa del Rey), and that goes for the players and the leaders too, and me too," he said.

"We have a team to win everything. It's difficult but we will have to work for it."

Shortly after Barca had announced the signing of Griezmann, Atletico complained they and the Frenchman had negotiated the deal before the buy-out price dropped from 200 million euros at the start of July, adding that they had already "begun appropriate procedures" to defend their "rights and legitimate interests".

Spanish media claim that Atletico will go to FIFA to argue that Barca owe them more than the fee they eventually paid earlier this month.

Griezmann almost signed with Barcelona a year ago but instead opted in June 2018 to sign a new five-year deal at the Wanda Metropolitano.

But in May this year he announced he would be leaving at the end of the season, with Atletico claiming he told them of a deal with Barca before a 3-0 defeat to Juventus which dumped them out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage.

Griezmann scored 133 goals in 257 appearances for Atletico since he joined them in 2014 from Basque club Real Sociedad, who scouted the attacker when he was just 14.

He helped Atletico lift the Europa League in 2018 and won the World Cup with France last year. He was top scorer at Euro 2016 despite hosts France losing in the final to Portugal.]]>
7/21/2019 2:51:11 PM
<![CDATA['Wow, wow, wow!' Philippines goes wild for 'force at 40' Pacquiao]]>
Filipinos from street vendors to lawmakers went wild, pumping their fists in the air during the first round of the welterweight fight as Pacquiao floored the WBA champion 10 years his junior, and went on to win by split decision.

Despite Thurman's threat to send Pacquiao into retirement in the Las Vegas showdown, fans of the eight-division world champion were thrilled to see him eat his words as they packed into gyms, military camps and movie theatres all over the country to watch the fight.

"It was wow, wow, wow! He is amazing. He showed himself a true Filipino, a hero," 51-year-old Raquel Sanders told AFP after watching the bout in a Manila sports complex.

The excitement also lit up the online world with fans in the social media-obsessed nation using the hashtag #StillA40rce.

"Senator Pacquiao proved that age is just a number and (he) still can make another legend," said Twitter user @rinrin_irene.

However, tragedy dampened the mood in Manila's Marikina suburb where a 68-year-old fan collapsed as he was watching the bout in a gym. He was rushed to the hospital but declared dead on arrival, police said.

The man had a heart illness and could have gotten "excited" and "overjoyed" upon watching Thurman getting knocked down, Marikina police said, but added doctors had yet to issue a medical report.

Pacquiao is considered a national hero by many as his athletic feats have put the Philippines on the boxing map.

His rags-to-riches rise from high school dropout to millionaire champion is a source of inspiration in a nation mired in poverty.

In Pacquiao's heyday, authorities said his fights stopped traffic and crime.

But Pacquiao, also an elected senator, stirred controversy when he entered politics as he endorsed the death penalty and issued gay slurs in 2016 for which he later apologised.

President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman hailed his ally's victory.

"Our pound-for-pound King did not show any signs of intimidation as he embodied what a Filipino spirit is all about - a fighter," Salvador Panelo said in a statement.

Some Pacquiao fans said while their idol had proven his mettle, he showed signs of aging.

"He can still fight but not a long bout because he gets tired. A younger fighter would have more endurance than an older fighter," said Willieboy Ramos, 50.

Pacquiao, who reversed a 2016 decision to retire, repeatedly says boxing is his passion and he still feels young.

Philippine boxing chief Ed Picson said only Pacquiao could decide on his future.

"His place in world boxing as a legend is secure ... He has nothing more to prove," said Picson, secretary general of the Association of Boxing Alliances in the Philippines.]]>
7/21/2019 2:44:02 PM
<![CDATA[Zidane a 'disgrace' over Bale exit comments - agent]]>
Zidane left Bale out of the Real squad for Saturday's 3-1 exhibition loss to Bayern Munich in Houston, and after the match he revealed he had been dropped because the club were "working on his departure", adding that he hoped it happens soon, "for everyone's sake".

"Zidane is a disgrace, he shows no respect for a player that has done so much for Real Madrid," Bale's agent Jonathan Barnett told AFP.

Asked whether Bale is close to leaving Madrid, Barnett added: "We are working on it".

Bale has been frozen out in Madrid by Zidane despite helping his side to a Spanish title and four Champions Leagues since arriving from Tottenham Hotspur six year ago.

His brace, including a brilliant bicycle kick, sank Liverpool in the 2018 final, but he was shunted aside by Zidane as soon as he returned to the Real bench in early March.

After Zidane's reappointment, Bale played 90 minutes in just three of the remaining 11 matches, was left out completely four times and frequently substituted when he did play.

He was denied a chance to say goodbye at the end of last season when he was left on the bench in a 2-0 loss to Real Betis that saw Zidane's side submerged with boos and whistles.

However Zidane insists that his treatment of the 30-year-old forward "is nothing personal", even though Bale would be welcome at some of Europe's biggest clubs.

"There comes a time when things are done because they need to be done," Zidane added after the Bayern defeat.

"I've not got anything against him. We have to make decisions and change things, that's all there is to it.

"I don't know if this will happen in 24 or 48 hours' time. The situation will change and it's for the best for everyone."

Bale joined Real Madrid to much fanfare, a blockbuster transfer fee and a big salary that may prove to be an obstacle for all but the richest teams.

He has three seasons left on his deal and has been linked to Tottenham, Manchester United and Bayern.]]>
7/21/2019 2:41:22 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt's Trezeguet to undergo medical checkup for Aston Villa:The Sun]]>
Villa CEO Christian Purslow and the club’s sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch have sanctioned a £9m deal with the 24-year-old’s Turkish club Kasimpasa for Mo Salah’s international team-mate, The Sun reported Saturday.

He is set to fly to the UK over the weekend to complete a medical.

However reports in France say Saint Etienne hope to hijack the move, using some of the proceeds of William Saliba’s proposed £27m transfer to Arsenal fund a late raid.

Trezeguet beat Salah to be voted the best player in Egypt’s AFCON Group A.

The Villa target also completed the most dribbles in Turkish football last season with 112 successful attempts to go past opponents.

Manager Dean Smith wants to add that ability to Villa’s armory in the Premier League.

But he may have to act fast to avoid getting into a tug-of-war with their French rivals.

Smith hopes to bring in another creative wide-man to operate on the opposite flank to Jota, who he snapped up for £4million from neighbors Birmingham City last month.

Trezeguet picked up the nickname, aged nine, because his coach thought the high-scoring youngster bore a striking resemblance to the former Monaco and Juventus scoring legend David, who struck gold at the 1998 World Cup with France.

Nowadays Mahmoud is showcasing his class as a winger at Kasimpasa.

He scored nine goals in 29 league games last season.]]>
7/21/2019 10:00:00 AM
<![CDATA[AFCON qualifiers drawn revealed, Egypt draw winnable group]]>
Egypt was drawn from Pot 1 for the 2021 AFCON qualifiers draw which meant that they
automatically knew they would avoid Africa’s toughest nations. Egypt will need to either win or come second in their group as the top two from each groups qualifies for the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations. Egypt will look to qualify and make amends for a disastrous 2019 AFCON campaign in Egypt.

Some recognizable legends of African football were in attendance to assist with the draw. Al-Ahly legend and club president Mahmoud El-Khatib, Samuel Eto, Rabah Madjer and Nwankwo Kanu were all at the venue.

The competition qualifiers will start during October 2019 when the preliminary matches take place Oct. 7-15, 2019. The start of the group games will be on Nov. 11-19, 2019. Cameroon, who were stripped of the 2019 edition, will host the tournament.

The tournament will be played throughout June 25- July 23, 2021.

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7/20/2019 10:47:39 AM
<![CDATA[More than 2.5K visas issued for Algerians to attend AFCON]]>
More than 2,000 visas have been granted by the Egyptian Consulate to Algerians since the beginning of the African Cup of Nations, according to Egyptian Ambassador Ayman Mosharaf.

On Friday, Algerian won the African Cup of Nations against Senegal in Cairo Stadium for the first time since 1990. They had beaten Senegal already in group stages, and did not lose a single match in the competition. Their opponent of Senegal were dealt a huge blow after their star center back Kalidou Koulibaly was suspended for the final.

The Algerian government has given the green light to allow two extra military planes to fly fans to Egypt in order to support the Algerian national team in their quest for the title. That brings the overall total of planes to 30 all of which will be transporting Algerian supporters to Cairo.

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7/20/2019 10:25:18 AM
<![CDATA[Algeria crowned AFCON winners for the second time in their history]]>
CAIRO - 20 July 2019: Algeria crowned champions of Africa with a 1-0 win over Senegal in Cairo stadium.

The Desert warriorrs won their second title in the history since 1990.

Baghdad Boundjeh scored the only goal in the first minute of the match after his shot has been deflected by Senegal’s defender.

Algeria snatched the victory despite Senegal’s domination. The referee cancelled a penalty for Terranga Lions as VAR denied the decision.

Algeria’s midfielder, Ismail Bennaser, has been named 2019 AFCON Best player after his amazing performance all the championship.

Senegal failed to reap their first title in their history but they won the Egyptians’ hearts.]]>
7/20/2019 10:03:50 AM
<![CDATA[Egyptian Donia Samir Ghanim performs at AFCON closing ceremony ]]>
Egyptian singer and actress Donia Samir Ghanim performed during the ceremony with the participation of other African singers.

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Cairo stadium is also hosting the final match between Algeria and Senegal in the African Nations Cup final on Friday night.

Algeria took their place in the final after beating Nigeria 2-1, while Senegal qualified after a 1-0 win over Tunisia in the semi-finals.

Algeria’s coach, Djamel Belmadi, dreams of winning the African Cup of Nations for the second time in Algeria's history after the first in 1990, while Senegal looking to enter the list of winners of the precious continental title after they failed first attempt when they reached the final in 2002 and lost to Cameroon on penalties.

This is the second encounter between Algeria and Senegal in the current edition of the African Cup of Nations after the Algerian team defeated Senegal 1-0 in AFCON groups stage at 30 June stadium.

Algeria are missing their full-back, Youssef Attal, due to injury, while Senegal defender Calido Coulibaly is out of action due to suspension.

Excitement and fun will be the title of the match between Algeria and Senegal, which is facing a challenge between the attacking power of the Desesrt Warriors and the defensive rigidity of the Terranga Lions.

Algeria have the strongest attack in the tournament, with 12 goals in six matches while Senegal have the strongest defense in the competition after having conceded a single goal against Algeria in the first round.

The Algerian government has decided to allocate 28 aircraft, including nine military, to transport 4800 fans to Cairo to support the "Greens" against Senegal in the African Nations Cup final. The planes are scheduled to take off from airports in Algiers and Oran Annaba and Ouargla.

The 2019 AFCON impressed all the African & world football fans after an amazing organization from Egypt. Everyone praised the hospitality, the precision of all details and security of the 24 teams.

Egypt proved that it can host any tournament especially as preparations for this tournament happened in a very short period.
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7/19/2019 9:16:18 PM
<![CDATA[CAF chooses Hurghada to host CAF Best Awards in January]]>
The ceremony will be held at the Citadel Sahl Hasheesh Hotel, a group of Egyptian businessman Kamel Abu Ali. The concert will feature a constellation of present & former African stars.
Mohamed Salah was named African Footballer of the Year in the last two editions and won the award last year over Senegal’s captain, Sadio Mane.

CAF has selected Hurghada after a recommendation from Hani Abu Reda, head of the Organizing Committee of the African Cup of Nations and member of the executive committee of CAF and FIFA.

A high-level delegation visited the coastal city on the sidelines of the African Championship and expressed admiration for the facilities according to a press release.

The event marks the 2019 African Player of the Year, best coach, best team and Women best player.

The draw for the 2021 African Cup of Nations resulted in an easy group for Egypt in the qualifiers for the African Nations in Cameroon.

Egypt placed in Group G alongside Kenya, Togo and Comoros.

The 2019 AFCON impressed all the African & world football fans after an amazing organization from Egypt. Everyone praised the hospitality, the precision of all details and security of the 24 teams.

Egypt proved that it can host any tournament especially as preparations for this tournament happened in a very short period.
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7/19/2019 5:42:25 PM
<![CDATA[Algeria vs Senegal in AFCON Final, expected line-ups]]>
Cairo stadium will host the expected match between Algeria and Senegal in the African Nations Cup final on Friday evening at 09:00 p.m.

Algeria took their place in the final after beating Nigeria 2-1, while Senegal qualified after a 1-0 win over Tunisia in the semi-finals.

Algeria: (4–2-3-1): M’Bolhi; Zeffane, Mandi, Benlamri, Bensebaini; Guedioura, Bennacer; Mahrez, Feghouli, Belaili; Bounedjah

Senegal: (4-2-3-1): Gomis; Gassama, Kouyate, Sane, Sabaly; Ndiaye, Saivet; Sarr, Gueye, Mane; Niang

Algeria’s coach, Djamel Belmadi, dreams of winning the African Cup of Nations for the second time in Algeria's history after the first in 1990, while Senegal looking to enter the list of winners of the precious continental title after they failed first attempt when they reached the final in 2002 and lost to Cameroon on penalties.

This is the second encounter between Algeria and Senegal in the current edition of the African Cup of Nations after the Algerian team defeated Senegal 1-0 in AFCON groups stage at 30 June stadium.

Algeria are missing their full-back, Youssef Attal, due to injury, while Senegal defender Calido Coulibaly is out of action due to suspension.

Excitement and fun will be the title of the match between Algeria and Senegal, which is facing a challenge between the attacking power of the Desesrt Warriors and the defensive rigidity of the Terranga Lions.

Algeria have the strongest attack in the tournament, with 12 goals in six matches while Senegal have the strongest defense in the competition after having conceded a single goal against Algeria in the first round.

The Algerian government has decided to allocate 28 aircraft, including nine military, to transport 4800 fans to Cairo to support the "Greens" against Senegal in the African Nations Cup final. The planes are scheduled to take off from airports in Algiers and Oran Annaba and Ouargla.

The 2019 AFCON impressed all the African & world football fans after an amazing organization from Egypt. Everyone praised the hospitality, the precision of all details and security of the 24 teams.

Egypt proved that it can host any tournament especially as preparations for this tournament happened in a very short period.
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7/19/2019 12:33:36 PM
<![CDATA[Algeria vs Senegal in AFCON Final for African Glory]]>
Algeria took their place in the final after beating Nigeria 2-1, while Senegal qualified after a 1-0 win over Tunisia in the semi-finals.

Algeria’s coach, Djamel Belmadi, dreams of winning the African Cup of Nations for the second time in Algeria's history after the first in 1990, while Senegal looking to enter the list of winners of the precious continental title after they failed first attempt when they reached the final in 2002 and lost to Cameroon on penalties.

This is the second encounter between Algeria and Senegal in the current edition of the African Cup of Nations after the Algerian team defeated Senegal 1-0 in AFCON groups stage at 30 June stadium.

Algeria are missing their full-back, Youssef Attal, due to injury, while Senegal defender Calido Coulibaly is out of action due to suspension.

Excitement and fun will be the title of the match between Algeria and Senegal, which is facing a challenge between the attacking power of the Desesrt Warriors and the defensive rigidity of the Terranga Lions.

Algeria have the strongest attack in the tournament, with 12 goals in six matches while Senegal have the strongest defense in the competition after having conceded a single goal against Algeria in the first round.

The Algerian government has decided to allocate 28 aircraft, including nine military, to transport 4800 fans to Cairo to support the "Greens" against Senegal in the African Nations Cup final. The planes are scheduled to take off from airports in Algiers and Oran Annaba and Ouargla.

The 2019 AFCON impressed all the African & world football fans after an amazing organization from Egypt. Everyone praised the hospitality, the precision of all details and security of the 24 teams.

Egypt proved that it can host any tournament especially as preparations for this tournament happened in a very short period.

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7/19/2019 12:30:59 PM
<![CDATA[2021 AFCON qualifiers draw revealed, Egypt in easy group]]>
Egypt placed in Group G alongside Kenya, Togo and Comoros.

The initial matches for 2021 AFCON qualifiers in Cameroon will be launched in October before starting the group stage matches from November 2019 to November 2020.

Egypt were put in Pot 1, first group leaders, as there are 12 groups; only the first & second place qualify from each group.

Teams in Pot 5 will play off-season matches on October 7 and 15, with four of them coming in next to eight teams from Pot 4.

The 2019 AFCON impressed all the African & world football fans after an amazing organization from Egypt. Everyone praised the hospitality, the precision of all details and security of the 24 teams.

Egypt proved that it can host any tournament especially as preparations for this tournament happened in a very short period.
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7/19/2019 12:12:08 PM
<![CDATA[CAF President thanks President Sisi, hails Organization committee]]>
“Egypt have achieved an extraordinary success during the tournament. I want to thank President Sisi for his support.” Ahmad said on Thursday.

Egypt won the rights to host the tournament after being selected over South Africa.

The 2019 African Cup of nations was initially scheduled to be hosted by Cameroon. However, Cameroon was stripped of hosting the tournament for serious delays in preparations.

Ahmad added “Everyone witnessed the organization committee’s efforts to make every thing perfect especially the stadiums which are highly praised from all the players.”
Six stadiums in Egypt hosted the tournament which witnessed the participation of 24 teams for the first time in the history.

Algeria face Senegal on Friday night at 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final at Cairo Stadium.

Senegal target their first AFCON title while Algeria players aim to win their second title and their first one since 1990.
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7/19/2019 12:01:19 PM
<![CDATA[We have the chance to write history, Guediora]]>
Algeria produced a wonderful performance during the tournament and they aim to win the trophy on Friday night at Cairo Stadium.

“I have no memories about the 1990 title, I was very young. But now I have the chance to write history myself.” Guediora told press ahead of the final.

Algeria won their only title in 1990 at home after defeating Nigeria 1-0 thanks to a goal from Chérif Oudjani.

Algerian team, led by Djamel Belmadi, did not lose a game during their campaign and they only conceded two goals.

Guediora praised the team’s manager, saying “The coach knows well what he wants and what he needs from the players. The credit is to him.”

The midfielder continued “We are a united team and that's very important for Algeria. We used to have Good individuals but now we are also good as a team.”

The game starts on 9:00 pm.
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7/19/2019 11:59:18 AM
<![CDATA[Abdallah Gomaa returns to Zamaelk training sessions]]>
Botayeb suffers knee inury since he came from his national team, Morocco, camp of the 2019 AFCON.

Morocco was knocked out against Benin in the 16th round of AFCON.

Also, Abdallah Gomaa has returned to his team training sessions after he took rest from the team.

Zamalek placed third in the Egyptian league after Al Ahly, leader of the league, and Pyramids FC, second placed.

Al Ahly is leading the league with 74 points with two games to play against Mokawlon & Zamalek. While Zamalek are in the third place with 68 points with three games to play against El Gouna, Ismaily & Al Ahly.
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7/18/2019 1:19:23 PM
<![CDATA[Bensharki prefers Zamalek over European clubs]]>
Zamalek signed Al Hilal’s player-maker, Ashraf Bensharqi, on a three-years contract.
“I had several offers for Bensharqi but Al Hilal preferred to sell the player to Zamalek,” Karim Balaq said.

Zamalek are set to play three postponed games; El gouna, Al Ahly, Ismaily.

“Bensharqi has a great passion to play for Zamalek,” Balaq added.

The 24-years-old started his career in Morcco with local clubs like Al Mghreb Al Fasy, Wydad Casabalanca and won the CAF Champions League.

After Then, he moved to Saudi Al Hilal. In the middle of that season, he moved to France’s Lans then he came back to Al hilal.

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7/18/2019 1:16:00 PM
<![CDATA[CAF: South African referee will not officiate 2019 AFCON final]]>CAIRO - 18 July 2019: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced that South African referee Victor Gomes will not officiate the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON)'s final between Algeria and Senegal, set for Friday at Cairo International Stadium.

Instead, Cameroonian referee Alioum Alioum with two of his assistant referees; Evarist Menkouande and Elvis Nguegoue - also coming from Cameroon - will handle Africa's biggest match.

The referee change comes as a surprise for CAF had announced on Wednesday on their social media platforms that Gomes would be the man in the middle for the biggest game on the continent.]]>
7/18/2019 1:04:39 PM
<![CDATA[Elmohammady needs to know how to deal with the fans: Hazem Emam]]>
Ahmed Elmohmmady has scored two goals in the group stages before failing to help Egypt to qualify from the 16th round. Egypt knocked-out against South Africa in the 2019 AFCON.

"As a player, of course you are upset by the fans’ criticism in the stadium and I know that every player has a certain capacity; there are some players who cannot afford that," Hazem Emam said.

“Elmohammady knows that he has made a mistake, no player can stand against the fans,” Hazem continued.

“When I was player at Zamalek, the fans asked me to stop playing; I thanked them then. I didn’t tell them to stop talking,” Hazem concluded.

Egyptian Football Association President Hany Abo Rida sacked the Egyptian national team coaching staff after the elimination.

Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position.
The Egyptian players let down the fans who packed the Cairo Stadium to support the team.
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7/17/2019 11:36:42 AM
<![CDATA[Coaching staff is responsible of this failure: Mostafa Hajji]]>
Morocco entered the tournament and they were one of the strongest candidates to win the title, but they left the competition from the 16th round against Benin.

“We offered, as a coaching staff, everything to Herve Renard but he had the final decision,” Hajji said to Moroccan Radio.

Morocco lead their group after winning all the three matches against Ivory Coast, South Africa and Tanzania.

The 2019 AFCON will come to an end on Friday when Algeria faces Senegal in the Final match at Cairo stadium.

It’s worth to mention that Tunisia will meet Nigeria on Wednesday in the match that will decide the 3rd place.

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7/16/2019 7:29:12 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt’s host is brilliant: Riyad Mahrez]]>
"I thank Egypt for the amazing organization, the excellent atmosphere, the organization and the stadiums at the highest level," Mehrez told the tournament's organizing committee.

"Let's not deceive ourselves, I do not know what awaits us in the future, we certainly want to reach the last point, after beating Nigeria and reaching the final we want to win the title," Mahrez stressed.

"Of course, Guardiola is a great coach, he is a coach at the highest level. He always cares about all the details and all the players benefit from him and improve a lot with him," Riyad said.

The 2019 AFCON will come to an end on Friday when Algeria faces Senegal in the Final match at Cairo stadium.

It’s worth to mention that Tunisia will meet Nigeria on Wednesday in the match that will decide the 3rd place.

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7/16/2019 7:20:04 PM
<![CDATA[Montpellier keeper Lecomte joins Monaco]]>
Lecomte, 28, who was part of coach Didier Deschamps' most recent France squad in June but did not feature has played 194 Ligue 1 matches since his debut for former club Lorient.

According to sources the fee could rise to 13 million euros ($14.64 million) with different bonuses.

Following an injury to ex-Croatia keeper Danijel Subasic, Lecomte is expected to be Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim's number one for the coming season.

Lecomte is Jardim's second summer signing. Gelson Martins joined on a permanent deal after spending the last half of last season on loan from Atletico Madrid.

Monaco narrowly avoided relegation from Ligue 1 finishing two points above 18th-placed Dijon who won a play-off with Ligue 2's Lens to retain their top-flight status.




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7/16/2019 3:48:39 PM
<![CDATA[South African ex-footballer Batchelor shot dead outside home]]>
"He was driving to his house and he was accosted by two guys on a motorcycle," police spokesman Lungelo Dlamini told AFP.

"They fired shots at him and he died in his vehicle and the suspects drove away without taking anything,"

"This happened outside his house in Olivedale (northern Johannesburg)."

Police said the motive of the attack was unknown and that no arrests had yet been made.

Local media carried photographs showing his bullet-riddled car window.

Batchelor, 49, played for the South Africa's two largest rivals teams Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs as well as Mamelodi Sundowns, Moroka Swallows and Supersport United.

He had a long-running feud with Paralympic sprint star Oscar Pistorius who was convicted of murdering Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Batchelor claimed the sprinter threatened to break his legs in a dispute over a girlfriend.
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7/16/2019 3:46:28 PM
<![CDATA[British PM May hosts victorious England cricket team]]>
England ended their 44-year wait for a first 50-overs world title by beating New Zealand in a nailbiting final Super Over on Sunday.

May, a keen cricket fan, was at the match and, after the win, posted a video clip on Twitter of herself dancing.

The prime minister, who is due to stand down next week, greeted the players in front of her residence and posed for pictures with the team and the trophy.

“When the odds were against you in the biggest game of your lives, you simply and stubbornly refused to lose. It is that determination, that character, that has made you world champions. But, more than that, you have made history,” May told the players during the drinks reception, according to remarks released by her office.

“You have helped the nation fall in love with cricket once again,” she said, adding that the match was “a final for the ages”.

Since being unceremoniously dumped out of the 2015 edition of the tournament in Australia, the England side have reinvented themselves as one-day cricket specialists and had headed into the World Cup as overwhelming favourites.

The match, which England won by the thinnest of margins after a tie-break Super Over, was watched by more than 8 million people in Britain.

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7/16/2019 3:43:16 PM
<![CDATA[Hamilton expects struggling Vettel to come back stronger]]>London- 16 July 2019: Formula One leader Lewis Hamilton is backing Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel to shrug off a run of poor form and mistakes after another nightmare weekend in Britain.

While Mercedes driver Hamilton took his record sixth British Grand Prix on Sunday, Vettel rear-ended Red Bull’s Max Verstappen, was handed a 10-second penalty for causing a collision and finished 16th.

The German, a four-times world champion, has been beaten in the last three races by 21-year-old team mate Charles Leclerc and is 100 points behind Hamilton in the overall standings after 10 rounds.

The speculation about the German’s future at Ferrari, the team he joined from Red Bull in 2015, and even his possible retirement from Formula One refuses to die down despite Vettel’s assurances he is committed and staying.

“I loved competing against Ferrari last year. I wish that the battle today was with the Ferraris, it’s different when you’re racing within a team,” said Hamilton after a one-two finish with team mate Valtteri Bottas at Silverstone.

“I much prefer it when you’re racing against Red Bull and Ferrari but currently that’s how it is. I absolutely believe he will rebound.

“He’s had a difficult race today but he’s a four times world champion. He will recover, he will redeem himself if he feels he needs to, and he will come back stronger in the next race. That’s what great athletes do.”

The next race is Vettel’s home German Grand Prix at Hockenheim.

Vettel and Hamilton, now heading for his sixth title, developed something of a “bromance” in 2017 and 2018 when they were the top two and fighting for the world crown.

The two champions made much of their mutual respect, defending each other in public and emphasizing how much they enjoyed the rivalry.

Vettel has been a shadow of his old self this year, with Leclerc drafted in to replace 2007 champion Kimi Raikkonen as the face of the future for the sport’s oldest and most successful team.

The 21-year-old Monegasque now looks like the face of the present, taking on a leading role with more poles, more podiums and more fastest laps than the 32-year-old German and only three points behind.

Leclerc has racked up four podiums in a row, while Vettel has not featured in the top three for the past three races.

Where Vettel hit Verstappen, the Monegasque lit up the race with lap after lap of precision wheel-to-wheel battles with the Dutchman, also 21.

Vettel’s last win was in Belgium in August 2018, an anniversary fast approaching, but on current form Leclerc has looked the more likely to take Ferrari’s first victory of the season.

The German could have won in Canada after starting on pole and finishing first but made a mistake that triggered a penalty, with Hamilton winning instead. Since then, Vettel has not qualified in the top five.

“I’m sure he’s as frustrated as we are,” said Red Bull boss Christian Horner of the accident with Verstappen.

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7/16/2019 3:39:52 PM
<![CDATA[Belmadi praises Cisse ahead of AFCON final ]]>
“Cisse is a very good friend of me and facing him is going to be interesting. The difference between us is that he is working with Senegal since 4 years, I have barely been here for a year. He is a very good coach and doing a great job with Senegal” Belmadi said on Monday.

The Desert Warriors, led by Manchester City’s star, Riyad Mahrez, showed a wonderful performance in front of Algerian and Egyptian fans who packed the stadium to witness Algeria’s 2-1 victory over Nigeria.

Algeria opened the score minutes before half time from an own goal but Nigeria equalized the score 15 minutes before the final whistle from the penalty spot.

During the last minute of the game, Mahrez granted his team a victory when he scored an amazing free kick that sent Algeria to their first final since 1990.

Belmadi added “We are facing an opponent who always wants to win the cup, so it’s going to be a very tough game. Now we will have some rest and then we will start preparing”

Algeria face Senegal on Friday night at Cairo Stadium. ]]>
7/15/2019 2:40:13 PM
<![CDATA[Blailey thanks Egyptian fans for supporting Algeria ]]>


"The Algeria people deserve everything, Thanks God. It was a tough game, but we will give the championship to our people,” Blailey said after the match.

The Desert Warriors, led by Manchester City’s star, Riyad Mahrez, showed a wonderful performance in front of Algerian and Egyptian fans who packed the stadium to witness Algeria’s victory over Nigeria.

Algeria opened the score minutes before half time from an own goal but Nigeria equalized the score 15 minutes before the final whistle from the penalty spot.

“Thanks to the Egyptians who supported us, and God bless our martyrs," said Tunisia Esperance Sportive player.

During the last minute of the game, Mahrez granted his team a victory when he scored an amazing free kick that sent Algeria to their first final since 1990.

Algeria will face Senegal on Friday night at Cairo stadium at 09:00 p.m.]]>
7/15/2019 2:24:25 PM
<![CDATA[Having luck is a must to win tournaments: Sadio Mane]]>
“It was a very difficult game; we expected this scenario. If you want to win this trophy you must have victories like this,” Sadio Mane said to CAF.



The game extended till the extra time and the referee gave a penalty to Tunisia but then he pulled back his decision as Video Assistant Referee denied.

“You should also have some luck,” Mane added.

Senegal’s only appearance in the final was in 2002 in Mali and their current manager, Aliou Cisse, was the national team’s captain during the tournament.

Senegal lost the final to Cameroon by penalty shootouts and Cisse was one of the three players who missed a penalty.

Senegal players are expecting a tough final against Algeria on Friday night at Cairo Stadium and they hope to be Senegal’s first generation to win the AFCON title. ]]>
7/15/2019 2:14:36 PM
<![CDATA[This generation is better than mine, Cisse ]]>
“I feel very proud. We haven’t reached the final since 17 years. This is the fruit of a long time preparation. Those players worked hard for five full years and now we get the fruit of this hard work” Cisse said after the game.

Senegal’s only appearance in the final was in 2002 in Mali and Cisse was the national team’s captain during the tournament.




Senegal lost the final to Cameroon by penalty shootouts and Cisse was one of the three players who missed a penalty.

Cisse’s generation is considered the golden generation of Senegalese football as they led the country to 2002 World Cup quarter finals. However, Cisse believes that these group of players are better than the players from 2002.

“I have unlimited trust in my players and I felt they want to achieve something. They did all what is needed to win. This generation is better than the 2002 one. My players told me they will be better than us, and they did.” Cisse added.

Senegal players are expecting a tough final against Algeria on Friday night at Cairo Stadium and they hope to be Senegal’s first generation to win the AFCON title. ]]>
7/15/2019 2:01:41 PM
<![CDATA[Ahmed Megahed to run for EFA despite corruption, battery allegations]]>
In a Monday police report, the volunteer said Megahed attacked her verbally and physically during the Sunday match between Algeria and Nigeria, where she was responsible for organizing the VIP area in the stands at Cairo Stadium. The police at Nasr City station requested from One Day Surgeries Hospital a forensic examination to determine injuries inflicted on the woman.

Also on Monday, the prosecution began investigating reports filed by multiple lawyers against the EFA after Egypt’s early exit from the African Cup of Nations 2019. The reports accuse the EFA of corruption, squandering public funds, influence peddling, and other charges.

The entire EFA, including Megahed, resigned after Egypt’s loss following public backlash; however, he said he will run for a seat in the board whether the election would be held in three months or in 2020, the year in which the original term of the board ends.

Megahed, head of obscure Mega Sporting Club in Dakahlia governorate, said he is coordinating with the General Assembly of the EFA to be included in their list of nominees. He was a member of the EFA in 2012-1026 and again in 2016-2020.
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7/15/2019 1:04:28 PM
<![CDATA[Saudi clubs want Tarek Hamed, Mortada Mansour denies]]>
Saudi Arabia's newspaper, Ukaz, reported on Saturday that there was an offer from Saudi Arabia's Al Ahly’s Jeddah to include the player for a season on loan. It was reported that both sides reached an agreement but Zamalek’s president, Mortada Mansour, denied it.

Al Madina Saudi newspaper revealed that Al Ahly Dubai has entered the line of negotiations with Tarek Hamed.

The reports said that Zamalek would leave the player only on loan not for a permanent leave. It also revealed that the player don’t mind staying in Zamalek but preferred to have more money.


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7/15/2019 8:25:17 AM
<![CDATA[Five new players will join the team after Al Ahly’s match: Mortada Mansour]]>
“Zamalek signed some very good players; but we will not announce them now,” Mortada said.

“The announcement of signing new players will be after Al Ahly’s match in the Egyptian league,” Mortada said to Al Mehwar channel.

Zamalek faces Al Ahly in the last match of the Egyptian League on July 28th at Borg el Arab stadium.

“Zamalek new deals will please the fans; they are five new players include two foreign players will join the team,” he added.

Zamalek are in the 3rd place with 68 points from 31 games. Zamalek have to win all the three matches in order to achieve the league title.

The White knights will face El Gouna then Ismaily before meeting Al Ahly.

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7/15/2019 8:17:13 AM
<![CDATA[Senegal are better than us: Badra]]>
“They are better than us in all aspects but everything will be decided on the pitch.” Badra said.

Badra was Tunisia's national team captain when they won their only Africa Cup of Nations title in 2004 at home after defeating Morocco 2_1 at the final.

In 2004, Tunisia faced Senegal at the tournament's quarterfinals and won the game 1_0 thanks to Jawhar Mnari's goal.

“We were not the favorites to win the game in 2004 but we were the better side on the pitch and reached the semi_finals,” Badra added.

After a frustrating start at the competition, Tunisia regained their best form at the knockout stage, defeating Ghana and Madagascar respectively to reach the semi-finals.

Tunisian players, led by Zamalek's Ferjani Sassi, aim to continue their run at the competition to win their second title.


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7/14/2019 11:36:06 PM
<![CDATA[1,500 Algerian fans arrive in Egypt to attend Algeria-Nigeria match]]>
The football match will be played at Cairo Stadium Sunday evening.]]>
7/14/2019 10:51:46 AM
<![CDATA[We will do our best to make our fans happy: Ebeid ]]>
Algeria reached the semi-finals for the first time since 2010 after they knocked out Ivory Coasy by penalty shoot-outs.

“We will do our best to make our people happy. I was born in France but I am 100% Algerian.” Abeid told press on Saturday.

Algeria will face Nigeria on Sunday night at the competition’s semi-finals and they will play at Cairo Stadium for the first time in this tournament as they played their group stage games at 30 June and Al Salam stadiums.
They faced Guinea at the round of 16 at 30 June Stadium before heading to Suez to face Ivory Coast.
Algerian fans are expected to pack the stadium to support their team.

Abeid added “Nigeria are a great team with many talented players but we are ready to challenge them.”

The game starts on Sunday at 9:00 PM.
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7/13/2019 4:47:12 PM
<![CDATA[We need to be more clinical: Rohr]]>
“We still have things to improve, for example if we have chances to score a second goal we need to be more clinical.” Rohr said.

Nigeria face Algeria on Sunday night at the semi-finals and Nigeria manager hopes to repeat their victory over the Algerian team at 2018 World Cup qualifiers but he believes that Algerian team has totally changed under the command of their manager, Djamel Belmadi.

Rohr added “Belmadi has done a very professional job. They were shaky at the time. We beat them 3-1 and they made lots of individual errors and defensives mistakes that made it easier for us to win.”

Algerian team has had a fantastic run during the tournament after achieving three wins at the group stage and producing a magnificent football at the knockout stage.

Rohr continued “We know they're a good side but we have a strong team too. We can reasonably hope to win based on our last two performances but we're wary because of our opponents.”
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7/13/2019 4:45:20 PM
<![CDATA[We hope this year will be the right one: Cisse ]]>
Senegal’s best achievement at the competition was playing the final in 2002 against Cameroon when they lost by penalty shootouts.

“We're close to the goal, in the sense of us being in the semi-finals. Having got to this stage here we have hope. But we know the hardest is yet to come.” Cisse said.

Cisse, Senegal’s captain at the time, missed a vital penalty for Senegal during the shoot-outs.

The manager continued “We hope this year will be the right one. We're two steps away, which is both a long way and not that far at the same time."

Senegal reached the semi-finals for the first time since 2006 when they lost 2-1 to the hosts, Egypt and they hope for a different destiny this time.

Senegal will face Tunisia at 30 June Stadium on Sunday at 6:00 PM.
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7/13/2019 4:43:23 PM
<![CDATA[I can tell everyone to come to Egypt and enjoy their stay: Iwobi ]]>
Iwobi, who plays for English giants, Arsenal, revealed that he is enjoying his stay in Egypt and he is impressed with the tournament’s organization.

“This is not my first time in Egypt. It’s a beautiful country and people are just awesome and very helpful. The organization is very good and everyone here is treating us in a friendly way.” Iwobi said.

Nigeria spent the first stage of the competition in Alexandria where they played the group stage games and the round of 16 clash against Cameroon.

They left to Cairo to play the quarter final game against South Africa at Cairo Stadium and they won the game 2-1 and they hope to continue their journey at the competition when they face Algeria on Sunday night.

Iwobi added “I can tell everyone to come to Egypt and enjoy his stay here. For me the AFCON organization is amazing. Everything is available and we are very happy here.”
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7/13/2019 4:41:26 PM
<![CDATA[Bounedjah is one of the best strikers in the world: Belmadi]]>
“He is one of the best strikers in the world. He is very important for us and he scored many goals during the qualifiers. Missing the penalty against Ivory Coast is not the end.” Belmadi said on Saturday.

Bounedjah, 27, missed a penalty during the first minutes of the second half when Algerian players were leading the game 1_0.

Ivory coast equalized the score 10 minutes later to send the game to extra time and penalty shootouts which decided the game for Algeria.

Belmadi added “ We are only two steps from the title and we have to be ready.”

Algeria will play at Cairo Stadium for the first time in this tournament as they played their group stage games at 30 June and Al Salam stadiums.

They faced Guinea at the round of 16 at 30 June Stadium before heading to Suez to face Ivory Coast.
Algerian fans are expected to pack the stadium to support their team.

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7/13/2019 4:39:34 PM
<![CDATA[Negotiations between Aston Villa, Kasimpasa to include Trezeguet]]>
Many reports have linked Trezeguet to move to the English Premier League this summer. There are three teams that have wanted to include him according to recent media reports - Everton, Watford and Aston Villa.

Turkey's Haber Global reported Thursday morning that Aston Villa had made an official offer to Kasim Pasa for Trezeguet for 11 million euros to begin official negotiations between the two clubs.

According to the Sun newspaper report last week, Trezeguet's performance at the African Nations Cup with our national team has impressed the Scouts of the English Premier League.

Trezeguet scored the only goal in the opening game against Zimbabwe, before assisting a goal in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and ended the group stage with a win over Uganda, but wasted two chances at the South Africa meeting that saw the Pharaohs bid farewell to the tournament.
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7/12/2019 1:00:47 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek represent Africa in Handball World Club Championship]]>CAIRO - 12 July 2019: The International Federation of Handball announced the participation of 10 clubs in the 13th edition of the World Club Championship to be held in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia will host the tournament from August 26 to September 1 with the participation of 10 teams for the first time instead of 8.

Zamalek are Africa’s representative, being the African Super Cup champion, after winning over Al Ahly 38-35 at extra time.

There are three clubs from Europe: Barcelona, defending champions, European Champions, RK Vardar from Macdeonica, and the German champions THW Kiel by the invitation card.

Another three Arab teams participate in the tournament; Qatar's Al-Duhail, who holds the AFC Champions League and Saudi Arabia's Al Wehda, the host, and by invitation card, Saudi Arabia’s Moder.

Zamalek faces the winner from Germany’s Kiel and Australia’s Sydney.

Zamalek’s best achievement in the tournament was the third place in 2010.

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7/12/2019 12:58:51 PM
<![CDATA[I would be responsible for the match if we lose: Baghdad Bounedjah]]>
Algeria beat Cote d'Ivoire by penalties shoot-out 4-3 after the full time has ended by a 1-1 draw.

During the game, at the 2nd minute of the second half, Algeria was leading the game 1-0 and earned a penalty. But, Baghdad Bounedjah missed the penalty and later has been substituted by Islam Solimani.

"The fans have moved my heart and, God willing, I will make it in the semi-finals and do my utmost to please our fans," said Bounedjah.

"I was very scared, because if we lost, I would be responsible for this after missing the penalty kick," he said.

"We missed a few chances against Côte d'Ivoire, who were able to decide the game for us in the 90 minutes," he said.

Algeria are set to face Nigeria on Sunday at Cairo Stadium in the AFCON Semi-final.


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7/12/2019 12:56:40 PM
<![CDATA[Ferjani Sassi named Tunisia vs Madagascar Man of the Match]]>
Tunisia thrashed Madagascar 3-0 on Thursday at Al Salam stadium to qualify to AFCON semi-finals.

Zamalek’s player, Ferjani Sassi, scored the first goal after a deflected shot. Youssef Msakni scored the second goal before Naim Sliti’s third goal in the last minute.

This is considered Tunisia’s first victory. Tunisia didn’t achieve any victory in the tournament till this match; four straight draws.

Tunisia have never reached the semi-final since 2004 when they hosted the tournament.

Following the early exit, the Egyptian media started new campaigns for Egyptian fans to attend the remaining games at the competition.


On the other hand, Zamalek fans do not need campaigns as they announced from the early days that they will attend the Tunisian national team games during the competition to support their beloved Tunisian star, Ferjani Sassi.
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7/12/2019 12:53:42 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian national team choices not convincing: Hossam Ashour]]>
Egypt was eliminated from the 16th round of AFCON as South Africa won the game 1-0 thanks to a late goal from their winger, Thembinkosi Lorch.

"Without any doubt, there are a lot of players who deserved to be on the list," Ashour told Al Ahly channel during his interview at his team's camp in Spain.

"How all those players didn’t join the national team? Ramadan Sobhy, Amr El-Soleya, Mohamed Hany, Abdullah Gomaa and Mahmoud Abdel Moneim ‘Kahraba’” Ashour questioned.

"The choices were wrong from the start, and at the end what happened didn’t please the fans." he said.

The Egyptian fans packed Cairo Stadium on Saturday to support Salah and his teammates against South Africa.

Egypt failed to dominate the game against the South African players who stopped all the Egyptian attempts to score.

Koka missed the game against South Africa as he suffered an injury against at the last round of the group stage.

Following the game, Egyptian Football Association President Hany Abo Rida sacked the Egyptian national team coaching staff on the early hours of Sunday.

Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position.
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7/12/2019 12:50:30 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly deny any negotiations with Herve Renard]]>
Morocco's African Nations Cup title winner favorites were knocked-out by Benin in penalties from AFCON 16th round.

A source inside Al Ahly club denied these claims.

"All the news that have been spread are incorrect," A source inside Al Ahly said to Filgoal website.

"There is confidence and conviction that Martine Lasarte will continue to coach next season and there is no intention to change him." He continued.

"Lasarte is already in the process of preparing the team for the next season," he said.

"There is a full focus on supporting the coach and meeting his demands,” He concluded.

Al Ahly team are in a camp in Spain in preparation for the resumption of league matches scheduled for July 21 and will end on July 28. Al Ahly will face Arab contractors & Zamalek.


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7/11/2019 2:52:28 PM
<![CDATA[Straight from Algeria, Six charter planes arrive to Suez]]>
Algerian newspaper "Al Shaa`b" revealed that there is a bridge will be launched between Algeria and Egypt in the coming hours to transfer Algerian fans to Suez.

Algerian fans aboard six charter planes will arrive exceptionally to support the Algerian side against Cote d'Ivoire on Thursday night.

AFCON semi-final matches will be known by the end of Thursday when quarter-final tough games end.

AFCON quarter-finals started on Wednesday with two matches which ended by victory for Senegal & Nigeria over Benin & South Africa respectively.

On Thursday, two matches will be played between Algeria vs Ivory Coast & Tunisia vs Madagascar.

At 06:00 p.m. on Suez new stadium, Algeria, supported by huge fans coming from their hometown for this game, will face tough test against Ivory Coast which qualified for this stage after a non-convincing victory over Mali.

Algeria, CAF best team in the groups stage, look up to qualifying for the semi-final for the first time since 2010 when they have been thrashed 0-4 against Egypt.

Algeria faced Ivory Coast in 2010 also in the quarter-final and they won 3-2. The winner of this game will face Nigeria.
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7/11/2019 2:50:25 PM
<![CDATA[AFCON QF 2nd day: Algeria vs Ivory Coast & Tunisia vs Madagascar]]>
AFCON quarter-finals started on Wednesday with two matches which ended by victory for Senegal & Nigeria over Benin & South Africa respectively.

On Thursday, two matches will be played between Algeria vs Ivory Coast & Tunisia vs Madagascar.

At 06:00 p.m. on Suez new stadium, Algeria, supported by huge fans coming from their hometown for this game, will face tough test against Ivory Coast which qualified for this stage after a non-convincing victory over Mali.

Algeria, CAF best team in the groups stage, look up to qualifying for the semi-final for the first time since 2010 when they have been thrashed 0-4 against Egypt.

Algeria faced Ivory Coast in 2010 also in the quarter-final and they won 3-2. The winner of this game will face Nigeria.

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7/11/2019 2:42:55 PM
<![CDATA[Our victory came because of patience: Senegal’s coach]]>


"We faced a tough team that stood up against big teams, I knew the game would be difficult," the former Senegalese captain told the press.

"We did not play well in the first half, but I congratulate the players who were patient until we scored the goal of victory," he added.

Senegal defeated Benin and are waiting for the winner from Tunisia vs Madagascar match which is scheduled on Thursday.

Senegal reached the semi-final for the first time since 2006 when they were knocked-out against Egypt.

Senegal is considered one of the title winner favorites, their people’s hopes in their captain, Sadio Mane, are huge.

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7/11/2019 2:17:35 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian fans’ support to us is amazing: Nigeria’s Rohr]]>
Nigeria beat South Africa 2-1 in the 2019 AFCON Quarter-finals on Wednesday at Cairo stadium.

“South Africa played a very tough game against Egypt; it was impossible for them to play similar game only four days after their victory. So, I worked on using their condition to our favor,” Rohr said after the game.

“We were lucky to win in the final minutes,” he added.

Many Egyptian fans attended the game as they bought match tickets earlier before Egypt’s elimination. Egypt would play in the same day against Nigeria but South Africa beat the Pharaohs.

“It’s amazing to get support from the Egyptian fans. We played good matches in our group and in the 16th round at Alexandria, that’s why we earned their support,” Rohr said.

Nigeria reached the quarter finals after defeating Cameroon 3-2 at Alexandria Stadium.

Nigeria are waiting for the winner from Algeria vs Ivory Coast match scheduled on Thursday at Suez stadium.

Odion Ighalo has been one of Nigeria’s best players at the tournament, having scored three goals.
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7/11/2019 1:52:31 PM
<![CDATA[Ighalo expects a tough clash against South Africa ]]>
Nigeria reached the quarter finals after defeating Cameroon 3-2 at Alexandria Stadium.

"We are ready and we are going to show it. This match is totally different from those in the qualifiers. We know this is going to be a difficult game against South Africa, a very fast team but we will make sure to make Nigerians proud." Ighalo told reporters.

South Africa knocked the tournament’s hosts, Egypt, after achieving a 1-0 victory thanks to a late goal from their winger, Thembinkosi Lorch.

Following the game, Egyptian Football Association President Hany Abo Rida sacked the Egyptian national team coaching staff on the early hours of Sunday.
Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position.

Ighalo added “I’m thinking of the team, if I don’t score and we still won I am satisfied. Against Cameroon it was a difficult game and today it is going to be another tough one.”

Ighalo has been one of Nigeria’s best players at the tournament, having scored three goals. ]]>
7/10/2019 4:21:08 PM
<![CDATA[We are Senegal and we are here to win, Mane ]]>
“We know what we are capable of. We are Senegal and we are here to win the trophy.” Mane told reporters on Tuesday.

Senegal defeated Uganda 1-0 on the round of 16 to face Benin at the quarter finals.

Mane added “Do not underestimate this Benin team that had a good tournament. I know some players from Benin who are friends and I know it's a team that will do everything to pass the quarter-finals.”

Benin surprised football fans when they knocked out the tournament’s favorites, Morocco, on penalties.

Mane, 2019 UEFA Champions League winner, hopes to lead Senegal to win their first ever AFCON title.

Senegal manager, Aliou Cissé, praised Mane’s attitude after he stepped down as Senegal’s first-choice penalty taker after missing two penalties at the tournament.

“Mané is fighting for the team. He is a player who understands that the team goes above persons. We are ambitious and we know that we can go far in this competition.” Cisse said. ]]>
7/10/2019 4:13:23 PM
<![CDATA[Many things need to be clarified: Koka ]]>
“We are sorry that is what we can say at this time but many things need to be clarified. Thanks for your support.” Koka posted on his Instagram account.

The Egyptian fans packed Cairo Stadium on Saturday to support Salah and his teammates against South Africa.

Egypt failed to dominate the game against the South African players who stopped all the Egyptian attempts to score.

South Africa won the game 1-0 thanks to a late goal from their winger, Thembinkosi Lorch.

Koka missed the game against South Africa as he suffered an injury against at the last round of the group stage.

Following the game, Egyptian Football Association President Hany Abo Rida sacked the Egyptian national team coaching staff on the early hours of Sunday.

Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position.]]>
7/10/2019 4:07:50 PM
<![CDATA[Bin Mustapha, Tunisia’s hero against Ghana ]]>
Moez was not happy with the manager’s decision and his teammate, Fergani Sassi, had to convince him to leave the pitch and give the chance to Bin Mustapha.



“What happened was unusual, and we appreciate the goalkeeper's feeling and his desire to participate, certainly a player wants to be in the pitch.” Tunisia goalkeeper's trainer Hamdi Kasraoui said following the game.

Bin Mustapha did not touch the ball as the referee blew the final whistle to send the game to penalties.

All the eyes were on Bin Mustapha especially after Moez‘s reaction but he was focused on his mission to win the game for his team.

Bin Mustapha proved his manager’s point during the shoot outs as he stopped Ghana’s third penalty and he was close to save two other penalties.

On the other hand, Tunisian players were efficient during the shootouts and converted them to goals to secure their team’s qualification to the quarter finals.

“Bringing Ben Mustapha on was a decision I had taken during the game but I didn’t know it would work.” Giresse said after the game.

Tunisia will face the tournament’s underdogs, Madagascar, on Thursday night at the quarter finals. ]]>
7/9/2019 3:33:34 PM
<![CDATA[Referee needed VAR to allow Ghana's goal, Appiah]]>
“If we had VAR to check on the (disallowed) goal, maybe it would have been a different result,"Appiah said on Tuesday.

Ghana suffered a defeat to Tunisia on Monday night at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16.

Ghana captain, Andre Ayew, scored a goal at the first half but it was disallowed for a handball by Thomas Partey.

Tunisia opened the score at the second half by TahaYassineKhenissi but Walid El Badwy’s own goal at the last minute of the game sent the clash to extra time which ended with the same result so the game went to penalty shootout.

Tunisian goalkeeper, Farouk Bin Mustapha, stopped Ghana’s third penalty while the Tunisian players were efficient during the shootouts and converted them to goals to secure their team’s qualification to the quarter finals.

Appiah added “I think that since VAR is being used in the whole world and we all know the benefits. Sometimes if you lose points because of the mistake of a referee, I don’t think it’s the best competition,"

VAR system will be introduced from the quarter-final stage of the competition.

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7/9/2019 3:32:40 PM
<![CDATA[It is over for Egypt but Zamalek fans still have Sassi to support ]]>
Following the early exit, the Egyptian media started new campaigns for Egyptian fans to attend the remaining games at the competition.

On the other hand, Zamalek fans do not need campaigns as they announced from the early days that they will attend the Tunisian national team games during the competition to support their beloved Tunisian star, FerjaniSassi.

Sassi joined Zamalek last summer and since then he established himself as one of the key players at Zamalek and played a great role in Zamalek’s successful season.

Sassi and his teammates defeated Ghana on Monday night to secure a spot at the tournament’s quarter finals and he hopes for Zamalek fans’ support against Madagascar on Thursday.

“I feel like we are playing at home. I want to thank all the Tunisian fans who came to Egypt to support us. I also want to thank Zamalek fans who supported me and I am waiting for them to show their support against Madagascar.” Sassi told press on Thursday.

Sassi, who just recovered from a knee injury, started the game against Ghana and he made a huge difference at his team’s performance.

Sassi scored the last penalty against Ghana to send his team to the tournament’s quarter finals.


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7/9/2019 3:31:10 PM
<![CDATA[It would be an honour to coach Egypt, El Badry]]>
"Being the national team manager would be honor, no one from the association contacted me but let's see what happens." El Badry said.

El Badry, Al_Ahly former manager, is one of the candidates to succeed Javier Aguirre as Egypt national team manager.

Aguirre has been sacked from his position following the national team's shocking loss to South Africa at the round of 16 clash.

The Egyptian players let down the fans who packed the Cairo Stadium to support the team.

El Badry added " I will talk with Pyramids board to discuss the situation if I received an official offer."

Egypt, AFCON hosts, suffered an early exit from the tournament after losing 1_0 to South Africa.

EFA President, Hany Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position following the loss.

The coaching staff, led by Mexican manager Javier Aguirre, were appointed in 2018 to lead the national team towards achieving the AFCON title.
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7/9/2019 3:29:30 PM
<![CDATA[Meet Montasser Al Nabarawy: the mastermind behind the brilliant AFCON FAN ID system “Tazkarti“]]>
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.

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Al-Nabarawy is one of the unsung heroes who embody the slogan of “Serving the country with silence”, his humility pushes him towards denying himself any pride to glorify the role of the members of the team helping him.

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We will have a quick flashback to fathom the success achieved by al-Nabarawy, to times where matches were attended by hooligans and vandals who made sure to have fireworks and knives in order to start unreasonable bloody fights where chaos had the upper hand, and no one was held accountable amid such a lunatic atmosphere.

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The club used to print the game tickets to be leaked into the black market where con artists made fortunes of the fans seeking to watch their beloved game.

During that time, we did not know any of the followed regulations to attend a football game, seat numbers, fan IDs, etc.. Then we had Russia introducing a brilliant technology that brought together the security top performance, information fluidity and providing fans with all the comfort means no matter what their number was.

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The challenge was to host a tournament organized in a way similar to the Russian approach during a few months period, unlike the years that big Russia had to host the World Cup.

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

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.



We were introduced to the electronic ticket with serial numbers to avoid being forged or sold through the black market. The peak of this system was to have a ticket linked to the Identification card or the passport and the number of the seat in the stadium to make it possible to anyone to attend a game without having such documents.

This system realized the security and luxury of the fans attending the games as all their data was stored in the information systems installed in all the stadiums where the games are played. Due to Tazkarti, the games were attended by civilized fans where no place was available for hooligans and vandals.



Any fan was capable of booking his game ticked without even being in Egypt through the Internet to have it waiting for him after arriving in Egypt. Al Nabarawy and his efficient team were the unsung heroes who stood behind such a massive effort.
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7/9/2019 3:39:45 AM
<![CDATA[Lorche: I hurt feelings of 80K Egyptian fans to make S.Africa proud]]>
South Africa, who went into Saturday's fixture against Egypt with only one win from threegames were clear underdogs. Despite that, they surprised the Pharaoh's with their undeniable press in the attacking third and were rewarded with a goal in the closing minutes of the game.

Lorche scored impressive 15 goals this season for his club, including ninein the ABSA premiership; he continued his good form and slotted in calmly past Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed el-Shennawy.

The Orlando Pirates winger who had not featured at all during the group stagesexpressed his surprise when he scored the goal to knock out Egypt. "When I scored I thought it was not a goal because of the silence in the stadium," Lorch Said.

He also added that he normally celebrates but it dawned on him what he had just done. "Normally when you score, people celebrate but it dawnedon me that I had hurt the feelings of more than 80,000 people. We had to make our fans back home proud and I am over the moon."

South Africa now look forward to a quarter final clash against Nigeria on Wednesday at the Cairo International Stadium. The last time the two teams faced was during the African Cup of Nations that the BafanaBafana hosted. The Super Eagles came out victorious though, thrashing the hosts 4-1.
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7/8/2019 5:16:42 PM
<![CDATA[Madagascar’s inspiring story in Alexandria ]]>
Madagascar started the game with much confidence on the pitch that witnessed their amazing campaign at the group stage.

The Malagasy national team opened the score after eight minutes by their midfielder, Ibrahim Samuel Amada.

Following the goal, Congolese players grew into the game and they equalized the score minutes before half time through their veteran striker, Cedric Bakambu.

At the second half, Madagascar regained their dominance at the game and they have created many chances to score that resulted in their second goal at the game by Faneva Andriatsima.

Madagascar fans as well as the country’s president who arrived in Alexandria to support the team were shocked by an equalizing goal from Congo’s Chancel Mbemba seconds before the final whistle to send the game to extra time and penalty shootouts.

Madagascar scored their four attempts at the penalties while Congo’s Marcel Tosserand and Yannick Bolasie missed two penalties to declare Madagascar winners.

Madagascar will face the winner between Ghana and Tunisia who face each other on Monday night.

The Malagasy team have to leave their comfort zone in Alexandria as their game at the quarter finals will be played in Al Salam Stadium in Cairo.

Madagascar participates at the tournament for the first time in the history and they have established themselves as the tournament’s underdogs. ]]>
7/8/2019 2:10:15 PM
<![CDATA[We did not agree with Aguirre’s squad, EFA Vice President said ]]>
Shobir revealed that the board members did not agree with the squad chosen by the national team manager, Javier Aguirre.

“We had a meeting with Aguirre to discuss the chosen squad for the competition and we had many comments on the list.” Shobir said.

Aguirre, appointed by EFA following the 2018 World Cup early exit, announced the team’s final squad for the competition on June 11 and he ruled out many players like Ramadan Sobhy and Amr El Solia from Al-Ahly and Zamalek’s Mahmoud Kahraba and Abdallah Gomaa.

Shobir added “We told him that he should call players like Gomaa and Ramadan and he should also add players like Kahraba who can make difference during the game. He told us that he did not want players that could make problems if they did not start the games.”

Egyptian Football Association President Hany Abo Rida sacked the Egyptian national team coaching staff on the early hours of Sunday.

Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position.

These decisions came after the national team's shocking loss to South Africa on Saturday night at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations round of 16. ]]>
7/8/2019 2:07:53 PM
<![CDATA[Salah apologizes to fans following AFCON early exit ]]>
“I am so sad after our early exit from the tournament. We wanted to continue till the end and win the title for our loyal fans. I want to thank you for your support and I promise you that we will learn from our mistakes to avoid them in the future.” Salah tweeted on Sunday.

The Egyptian fans packed Cairo Stadium on Sunday to support Salah and his teammates against South Africa.

Egypt failed to dominate the game against the South African players who stopped all the Egyptian attempts to score.

South Africa won the game 1-0 thanks to a late goal from their winger, Thembinkosi Lorch.

Following the game, Egyptian Football Association President Hany Abo Rida sacked the Egyptian national team coaching staff on the early hours of Sunday.

Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position. ]]>
7/8/2019 11:00:49 AM
<![CDATA[Egypt loses home AFCON game for the first time since 1986]]>
A great shock to the Egyptian team as they bid farewell to the African Cup in their home, after standing without doing anything, against South Africa who fought and won a historic victory.

This is the first defeat for Egypt in their home since 1986, when they hosted the tournament.

Egypt won the title then, but the Pharaohs lost the opening game against Senegal on March 7, 1986.

Since then, Egypt won four games in 1986, won five times and drew once in 2006 and won three games in the 2019 edition.

Egyptian Football Association President Hany Abo Rida sacked the Egyptian national team coaching staff on the early hours of Sunday.

Abo Rida, as well as many board members, resigned from their position.
The Egyptian players let down the fans who packed the Cairo Stadium to support the team.


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7/7/2019 1:02:01 PM
<![CDATA[Madagascar to complete adventure, Algeria to continue dream in Afcon]]>
AFCON’s 16th round third day comes with two matches, Algeria vs Guinea & Madagascar vs Democratic Republic of Congo.

Madagascar vs DRC

On April 2016, Nicolas Dupuis was appointed as Madagascar coach; and his first match was against DRC. Then, he lost 1-6 in his first match. But now, two teams face each other again & this time in AFCON 16th round.

Madagascar qualified for this round after leading its group by seven points over Nigeria. DRC came third in their group after Egypt & Uganda. The match will be at 06:00 p.m. on Alexandria stadium, which will host its last match in the tournament.

Algeria vs Guinea
Out of four teams qualified for this round as a third-placed, two teams have won; Benin over Morocco & South Africa over Egypt. But this time, Guinea will have to face the strongest team in AFCON; Algeria.

Algeria lead their group with nine points, scored six goals as best attack line in the tournament, their midfielder, Ismail Bennasser, was chosen as Best Player in AFCON in the groups stages and their coach, DjamelBelmadi, was selected as Best Coach of the same stage.

Both teams met once in 1980, Algeria won then 3-2.
The match will be held at 30 June stadium at 09:00 p.m. CLT.
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7/7/2019 12:58:21 PM