<![CDATA[rss-Sports]]> All Rights Reserved for The Cairo post <![CDATA[Sports]]>]]> 100 29 <![CDATA[Liverpool stumble without Salah, draws 1-1 with Manchester United]]>
Marcus Rashford scored Manchester United's goal in the first half, before Adam Lallana equalized in the final minutes.

Manchester United have 10 points in 13th place, and they missed the chance to jump six places.

Liverpool have 25 points in the first place, and the gap with Manchester City chasers is reduced to 7 points.

Arsenal fans thought they would reassure early on their historic record in the 2003/2004 unbeaten league, but Lallana had a different opinion.

The game was one fire an hour before the start when the two coaches announced the formation.

Shocked Liverpool fans with the absence of their Egyptian star, Mohamed Salah, on the list of the whole game.

Manchester United fans were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of David de Gea, who was injured with Spain a few days ago, but was able to recover in time.]]>
10/21/2019 11:00:00 AM
<![CDATA[Hossam Ashour injured, Marwan Mohsen continues rehabilitation ]]>
El Gouna will face Al Ahly on Wednesday in the fifth round of the Egyptian league.

Hossam Ashour complained of a foot injury during his participation in the training session and left the pitch before ending the training under the supervision of Al Ahly doctor Khaled Mahmoud.

Hossam Ashour could not complete the training of Al Ahly despite receiving treatment on the pitch.

Al Ahly performed training on Sunday at the Tetch Stadium under the supervision of Rene Weiler.

Weiler has repeatedly stopped training to correct mistakes and talk to players on the pitch.

Marwan Mohsen continued his rehabilitation program under the supervision of Tarek Abdel Aziz to recover from his recent facial injury.

Al Ahly's doctor, Khaled Mahmoud, was keen to follow Marwan Mohsen's condition and find out how he responded to the rehabilitation period.

Al Ahli collected 9 points from three games in the Egyptian league, achieving the full mark.
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10/21/2019 10:37:00 AM
<![CDATA[El-Badry requests playing a friendly before facing Kenya]]>
Egypt faces Kenya on November 14 in the first round of African qualifiers for the African Nations Cup.

El-Badri said: "We are already trying to play a new friendly before facing Kenya, specifically in November 8."

"We have called Djibouti and Liberia to try to play a friendly against one of them," he said after the match between Zamalek and Arab contractors.

"Our goal is to try the local players, especially with the difficulty of the professionals participating in that friendly because of their commitment with their clubs."

And about the choices of the coaching staff, El-Badri stressed: "the door of joining the team is open to everyone."

"We are following all the matches and all the players and we will join players according to our needs to treat the crises," he said.

Egypt beat Botswana 1-0 in their first match under Hossam Badri.]]>
10/21/2019 9:31:00 AM
<![CDATA[Mortada Mansour assures not playing in Qatar]]>
Zamalek will not play the CAF Super Cup clash against Esperence of Tunisia in Qatar, the club President, Mortada Mansour, states on Saturday.

“We will not play in Qatar whatever the consequences. I said before we will not play in Qatar even when the handball team reached the Club World Cup and was scheduled in Qatar, we withdrew.” Mansour said.

Zamalek reached CAF Super Cup after they defeated Morocco’s RS Berkane on penalties to win CAF Confederation Cup title.

Mansour added “I don’t mind playing the Super Cup in Tunisia but we will not play in Qatar even if we will be relegated to the third division.”
Esperence aim to achieve the title after losing last season’s title 2-1 to Raja Casablanca.

CAF signed an agreement with Qatar to host the Super Cup game for three years, starting from last season.

On June 5, 2017, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, after years of unstable relations, and implicit attacks on Qatar. Qatar was accused by the quartet of funding and promoting terrorism and intervening in the domestic affairs of the quartet countries.

The president of Zamalek announced his rejection of the proposals to hold the match against Al Ahly on October 28. EFA has postponed the game which was scheduled on Saturday, 19 October, due to security concerns.
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10/21/2019 7:30:00 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek defeats Arab Contractors 2-1, leads the Egyptian league table]]>
The Arab contractors advanced through Mohamed Salem in the 11th minute and then equalizer came through Fergani Sassi in the 15th minute , Ahmed Sayed Zizo scored the winning goal for Zamalek in the 34th minute.

Zamalek will not play the CAF Super Cup clash against Esperance of Tunisia in Qatar, the club President, Mortada Mansour, states on Saturday.

“We will not play in Qatar whatever the consequences. I said before we will not play in Qatar even when the handball team reached the Club World Cup and was scheduled in Qatar, we withdrew.” Mansour said.

Zamalek reached CAF Super Cup after they defeated Morocco’s RS Berkane on penalties to win CAF Confederation Cup title.

Mansour added “I don’t mind playing the Super Cup in Tunisia but we will not play in Qatar even if we will be relegated to the third division.”
Esperence aim to achieve the title after losing last season’s title 2-1 to Raja Casablanca.

CAF signed an agreement with Qatar to host the Super Cup game for three years, starting from last season.

On June 5, 2017, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, after years of unstable relations, and implicit attacks on Qatar. Qatar was accused by the quartet of funding and promoting terrorism and intervening in the domestic affairs of the quartet countries.]]>
10/20/2019 2:38:17 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt qualify to Military World Cup quarter-finals]]>
Egypt qualified to the Military World Cup quarter-finals with four points in their record from a draw against Greece & a victory over Canada.

Egypt’s Brazilian coach, Farias, started the game with a team consisting of "Mohamed Shaaban, Ahmed Alaa, Ali El-Fil, Islam Serry, Assem Salah, Mohannad Lasheen, Amr El-Sisi, Ahmed Samir, Abou El-Magd Boucha, Karim Tarek and Amr Gamal."

Farias has pushed three changes: Abdel Rahman Zola instead of Islam Serri, Karim Mamdouh instead of Karim Tarek and Ahmed Kaboria instead of Amr El Sisi.

The Brazilian Sergio Farias, announced the list of the team that will participate in the military World Cup and the list included 21 players are: "Mohamed Bassam, Mohamed Shaaban, Ali Mohab, Ahmed Sami, Ahmed Alaa, Mohamed Abou El Magd Boucha, Islam Serry, Assem Salah, Mohamed Nasif, Mahmoud Sami, Amr Sisi, Ahmed Caboria, MuhannadLashin and Ahmed Daouda, Ahmed Abdel Rahman Zola, Ahmed Samir, Karim Tarek, Mamdouh Khaled Abdel Meguid, Hussam Paulo, Amr Gamal and Mohamed Shehata.

The technical and coaching staff of the Egyptian military team in the tournament include: Brigadier General Ahmed Fouad El Mahdy Director of the football, Sergio Farias technical coach, El Sayed Swerki goalkeeper coach, Stefano Mpakbazu load scheme, Mahmoud Abdel Ghani translator, Yousra Irfan administrative manager, Mohamed Mokhtar director of players affairs , Mohamed Abdel Rahman Doctor, Mohamed Adel Hakam, Tahseen Abu Sadat Hakam.
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10/20/2019 2:28:45 PM
<![CDATA[Solskjær aims to surprise Klopp at the biggest game of the week ]]>
The visitors enter the game with 24 points in the pocket as they achieved victories at the first eight games of the season while Manchester United gained only 9 points and they are two points away from the relegation area.

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, revealed that his team will play for the three points whoever the opponent is.

“You never take a draw when you’re at Manchester United, I want to go out there and get three points. We need points and we need to start winning. It doesn’t matter if it’s Liverpool, Man City or Brighton.” Solskjær told press ahead of the game.

On the other hand, Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, believes that his team has to produce a memorable performance to carry on their winning strike at the league.

“We obviously had a good start to the season. But now we have to carry on. If you go through our next three or four months, it’s just incredible how often we will play football.” Klopp said.

The game starts on 5:30 PM. ]]>
10/20/2019 1:10:41 PM
<![CDATA[Madrid’s loss sends Barca top ]]>
Madrid failed to return back in the game as they found themselves 1-0 down after 7 minutes with a goal from the Ivorian winger, Lago Junior.

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, commented on the loss, saying “"We can't be surprised by a team playing in their own stadium, we knew what would happen, they surprised us because they scored, but then they backed down and we didn't find a solution."

Real Madrid lost their leadership at the league table to Barcelona who defeated Eibar 3-0 on early Saturday.

Barcelona are leading the table with 19 points and they are one point ahead of the capital giants.

Los Blancos suffered another setback away from the capital and they have to bounce back in Wednesday in Turkey when they face the Turkish giants, Galatasaray.

“The problem is that we have to show every three days that we're good," Zidane continued.

Real Madrid gained only one point from the first two games at the competition’s group stage as they opened the competition with a disastrous 3-0 loss to PSG and a 2-2 draw at home with Club Brugge. ]]>
10/20/2019 12:46:50 PM
<![CDATA[Mansy reveals details of PSA Women’s World Championship ]]>
The Egyptian Squash Open will be held on the sidelines of the World Championship.

“The competition will be broadcasted on 36 TV Stations around the world and ON Sport have the exclusive rights of the competition in Egypt and the Arab region. 110 players, 64 women and 48 men, from 22 countries will participate in the competition.” Mansy said on Saturday.

The tournaments include the best international squash players, both men and women, such as Ali Farag, the world number one for men and Runeem Al-Waily, the first seed for the women of Wadi Degla, in addition to Nour El-Sherbini, world champion and second seed and Mohammed Al-Shorbaji, the second seed for squash men.

Mansy added “The participating players will feature in the opening ceremony but we are focusing on the closing ceremony which will be held ahead of the final.” ]]>
10/19/2019 6:32:31 PM
<![CDATA[MSG lead Barcelona to a comfortable victory ]]>
The Catalan club achieved their sixth win in the season thanks to three goals from Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.

The three players known as MSG scored for the first time in a single game and their partnership started to click.

Barcelona’s defender, Samuel Umtiti, started the game for the first time after five months of absence due to injury and he showed a solid performance alongside Celement Langlet to secure another clean sheet for the Catalan club.

Another amazing performance from the Catalan side came from the Dutch midfielder, Frenkie De Jong, who received an ovation from Eibar fans when he was substituted by Ivan Rakitic.

Barceona reached the 19th point and they are leading the league table with one point over their arch rivals, Real Madrid, who will face a tough test on Saturday night against Real Mallorca at Iberostar Stadium.

Barcelona will focus on the Champions League competition as they will travel to Czech Republic as they face the local club, SK Slavia Prague. ]]>
10/19/2019 3:50:43 PM
<![CDATA[Salah does not control the national team, Koka ]]>
“Salah has a wonderful strong personality but he does not control the national team manager’s choices. Salah is a wonderful person and he did not change despite the huge success he has achieved.” Koka said on Friday.

Salah and his teammates in the national team have been criticized as the national team suffered an early exit from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at home after losing 1-0 to South Africa at the round of 16 and the national team manager at the time, Javier Aguiree, was sacked after the game.

The national team started a new stage and appointed Hossam El Badry to be the new manager.

El Badry’s first appearance with the national team was during a friendly game against Botswana on Monday which ended with a 1-0 win for the Egyptian team.]]>
10/19/2019 2:16:20 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek refuse to play CAF Super Cup in Qatar ]]>
“We will not play in Qatar whatever the consequences. I said before we will not play in Qatar even when the handball team reached the Club World Cup and was scheduled in Qatar, we withdrew.” Mansour said.

Zamalek reached CAF Super Cup after they defeated Morocco’s RS Berkane on penalties to win CAF Confederation Cup title.

Mansour added “I don’t mind playing the Super Cup in Tunisia but we will not play in Qatar even if we will be relegated to the third division.”
Esperence aim to achieve the title after losing last season’s title 2-1 to Raja Casablanca.

CAF signed an agreement with Qatar to host the Super Cup game for three years, starting from last season.

On June 5, 2017, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain decided to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, after years of unstable relations, and implicit attacks on Qatar. Qatar was accused by the quartet of funding and promoting terrorism and intervening in the domestic affairs of the quartet countries.
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10/19/2019 1:29:38 PM
<![CDATA[Barcelona trio strengthen Barca squad against Eibar ]]>
Umtiti’s return is so important for Barcelona as the Catalan enter the game with two Center Backs, Todibo and Clement Langlet while the team veteran defender, Gerard Pique, misses the game for suspension.

Valverde’s announced squad for the game consists of:

Goalkeepers: Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Neto, Arnau Tenas

Defenders: Nelson Semedo, Jean-Clair Todibo, Clement Lenglet, Moussa Wague, Jordi Alba, Sergi Roberto, Samuel Umtiti, Junior Firpo

Midfielders: Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Arthur Melo, Carles Alena, Frenkie de Jong, Arturo Vidal

Forwards: Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Carles Perez, Ansu Fati

The Spanish Football Federation announced on Friday that the first clasico of the season between Barcelona and Real Madrid at Barca’s stadium, Camp Nou, is postponed.

The game was scheduled on 26 October at the Ctalan capital but the recent political tension in the region and the expected demonstrations on the day of the game forced the federation to postpone the game.

LaLiga requested to switch the venue of the game to Madrid and the second game in March to be played in Catalonia but the request saw opposition from both clubs.

Both clubs suggested 18 December as a new date for the biggest game of the football calendar across the world and they are waiting the federation’s approval.

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10/18/2019 6:24:38 PM
<![CDATA[Salah doubtful for Man United clash ]]>
The winger suffered a tough injury against Leicester City as he was tackled by Leicester’s midfielder, Hamza Choudhury during the last minutes of the game.

“There are two more sessions to come from this afternoon and we have to see. Then we’ll make decisions, that’s how it is. Nothing is fixed.” Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, said on Friday.

Liverpool are travelling to Manchester in high spirits as they are leading the league table with 24 points from eight games and they did not lose a single point at the Premier League this season.

Klopp added “The players on international duty all came back healthy, which is very, very important, we now had three or four days with the full squad to prepare it, which is a little bit comfortable at least.”

Manchester United are having a tough time this season and they are only two points away from the relegation area after gaining 9 points from their first 8 games at the league.











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10/18/2019 6:22:54 PM
<![CDATA[El Clasico postponed due to security concerns]]>
The game was scheduled on 26 October at the Ctalan capital but the recent political tension in the region and the expected demonstrations on the day of the game forced the federation to postpone the game.

LaLiga requested to switch the venue of the game to Madrid and the second game in March to be played in Catalonia but the request saw opposition from both clubs.

Both clubs suggested 18 December as a new date for the biggest game of the football calendar across the world and they are waiting the federation’s approval.

In Madrid, Los Blancos asked to stick to the season’s calendar and postpone the game to be played in a later date instead of switching the venues.

In Barcelona, the club officials asked for the same decision of LaLiga of a similar incident in 2017 when Barcelona hosted Las Palmas at Camp Nou on 1 October, the same day of the Catalan independence referendum.

Barcelona asked the game to be postponed but LaLiga forced Barcelona to play or lose so the Catalan played the game behind closed doors.

At the end, the federation put an end to the never-ending Soap Opera and football fans will have to wait for another period to enjoy the game.


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10/18/2019 6:22:02 PM
<![CDATA[Premier League returns to action with the biggest game in the country]]>
Both teams face difficult circumstances at the time, the Reds from Manchester are only two points away from the relegation area after gaining 9 points from their first 8 games at the league.

On the other hand, the Reds from Liverpool are on fire as they lead the table with 24 points as no Premier League side won a point when they played against Jurgen Klopp’s boys this season.

The Reds from Manchester United cannot pave the way for the post-Ferguson era as they failed to win the league since the departure of their historic manager, Alex Ferguson.

In Liverpool. The historic era started in 2015 when the club signed the German visionary manager, Klopp, who put the team back on the map of football in the country and across the world, having led them to win 2019 UEFA Champions League in Madrid.

Both teams are living different emotions now and both Reds will use all their weapons to win the biggest game of the season, whatever the teams’ position in the table.
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10/18/2019 6:20:13 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek fans receive their Handball champions at Cairo Airport]]>
It is noteworthy that the first half of the game ended with a score of 17/14 for Sporting, but soon recovered Zamalek stars shine and spirit of victory in the second half to achieve a draw and then won the title.

This is the 12th African Championship in Zamalek club history to continue the African domination for the third consecutive competition.

The tournament saw the white team achieve the full mark by winning all their confrontations, where Zamalek qualified to the final by beating Angola's Inter Club 30/18, and Sporting qualified to the final by beating JSK Congolese 27/20.

Zamalek succeeded in achieving the full mark in the first round by defeating both: Cape Verde desportivo, Congolese star, Fab Cameroon and Widad Samara of Morocco.]]>
10/17/2019 11:01:12 AM
<![CDATA[Egyptian Football team start Military World Cup with a 0-0 draw against Greece]]>
Egypt’s Brazilian coach, Farias, started the game with a team consisting of "Mohamed Shaaban, Ahmed Alaa, Ali El-Fil, Islam Serry, Assem Salah, Mohannad Lasheen, Amr El-Sisi, Ahmed Samir, Abou El-Magd Boucha, Karim Tarek and Amr Gamal."

Farias has pushed three changes: Abdel Rahman Zola instead of Islam Serri, Karim Mamdouh instead of Karim Tarek and Ahmed Kaboria instead of Amr El Sisi.

The Brazilian Sergio Farias, announced the list of the team that will participate in the military World Cup and the list included 21 players are: "Mohamed Bassam, Mohamed Shaaban, Ali Mohab, Ahmed Sami, Ahmed Alaa, Mohamed Abou El Magd Boucha, Islam Serry, Assem Salah, Mohamed Nasif, Mahmoud Sami, Amr Sisi, Ahmed Caboria, MuhannadLashin and Ahmed Daouda, Ahmed Abdel Rahman Zola, Ahmed Samir, Karim Tarek, Mamdouh Khaled Abdel Meguid, Hussam Paulo, Amr Gamal and Mohamed Shehata.

The technical and coaching staff of the Egyptian military team in the tournament include: Brigadier General Ahmed Fouad El Mahdy Director of the football, Sergio Farias technical coach, El Sayed Swerki goalkeeper coach, Stefano Mpakbazu load scheme, Mahmoud Abdel Ghani translator, Yousra Irfan administrative manager, Mohamed Mokhtar director of players affairs , Mohamed Abdel Rahman Doctor, Mohamed Adel Hakam, Tahseen Abu Sadat Hakam.
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10/17/2019 10:58:31 AM
<![CDATA[EFA sets Al Salam, Cairo stadium for Al Ahly and Zamalek matches]]>
The Football Association issued an official statement to clarify the reason for the changes of some of the stadiums, which read as follows:"The Egyptian Football Association confirms its commitment to the dates set by it for the matches of the Premier League and the necessity for the first competition in Egypt to have punctual and well-known dates at the beginning and closing."

The Egyptian Football Association has set a date for the start of the league on September 21, while the end of the league will be at May until the confirmation of CAF for the dates of their tournaments.

The Egyptian Association would like to point out that any changes made to the stadiums specified in the table came at the request of the security authorities.

This important clarification on the part of the Egyptian Football Federation to emphasize the need for concerted efforts of the elements of the game each in order to come up with the league competition in a way that befits the Egyptian football and its great position.]]>
10/17/2019 10:54:00 AM
<![CDATA[Ramadan Sobhy is fit: Olympic team]]>
Al-Ahly officials made a phone call to Egypt's Olympic team medical team to check on the Reds team player Ramadan Sobhy, who came out in the second half of the Olympic team friendly match against South Africa, which ended with the victory of the Pharaohs with a penalty scored by Ramadan Sobhy.

Ramadan Sobhy had left Egypt's Olympic match against South Africa in the second half, replaced by Emam Ashour.

Olympic football team coach Shawki Gharib promised Egyptian fans a breakthrough at the African Championships, which will kick off in Egypt on November 8 and qualify to the Tokyo Olympics.

Gharib said in a statement to Egypt Today after Egypt's friendly with South Africa that he is keen to try all the players in all positions in order to give them the required tactical flexibility.]]>
10/17/2019 10:51:23 AM
<![CDATA[I promise to delight the Egyptian fans: Shawki Gharib]]>
Gharib said in a statement to Egypt Today after Egypt's friendly with South Africa that he is keen to try all the players in all positions in order to give them the required tactical flexibility.

Egypt defeated South Africa 1-0 thanks to Ramadan Sobhy’s goal.

He added that the coaching staff and the players will do their best to delight the fans in the African Championship, pointing out that everyone has the determination to go to the Olympics.

He continued that he wished the crowd to attend the full capacity of the Cairo stadium in the national team to support the players.]]>
10/17/2019 10:48:35 AM
<![CDATA[Tazkarti runs PSA Women’s World Championship ticketing system]]>
Mr. Montaser Al-Nabarawy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tazkarti Company signed contracts with Amr Mansi, supervisor of organizing the championship, as he’s known for his great competence in the field of organizing international championships, because of his vision and great marketing vision, which was reflected in his organization of the El Gouna Championship, El Gouna Festival and other regional and global events, which has witnessed everyone's dazzling success.

The Egyptian International Men's Championship will be held on the sidelines of the World Championship.

The tournaments include the best international squash players, both men and women, such as Ali Farag, the world number one for men and Runeem Al-Waily, the first seed for the women of Wadi Degla, in addition to Nour El-Sherbini, world champion and second seed and Mohammed Al-Shorbaji, the second seed for squash men.

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10/16/2019 10:02:43 PM
<![CDATA[EFA postpones Al Ahly vs Zamalek match, sets new date later]]>
The statement read as follows: "The Egyptian Football Association decided to postpone the match between Al-Ahly and Zamalek, which was scheduled to be held next Saturday in the fourth round of the Premier League competition in light of receiving the security instructions in this regard, and will set a new date for the game later."

Al Ahly& Zamalek was supposed to face each other in their second match in less than one month. Al Ahly defeated Zamalek in the Egyptian Super Cup 3-2 in their last game together.

Egyptian league defending champions, Al-Ahly, lead the table with 9 points from three straight victories over Smouha, Al Inttag and Aswan and they are two points ahead of the second placed, Zamalek.

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10/16/2019 2:57:17 PM
<![CDATA[El-Badry discusses with EFA their plan in the coming period]]>
Association headed by Amr el-Ganaini the possibility of holding a new friendly match for the Egyptian national team next November, and specifically before facing Kenya on November 11 in the opening match of the pharaohs' journey in the African 2021 qualifiers in Cameroon.

In the coming hours, the Egyptian national team will hold a meeting with the Five Committee to discuss the Pharaohs' plan during the coming period, which will witness the stop of the Egyptian League on October 28, due to the launch of the Olympic team camp led by Shawki Gharib in preparation for the African U-23 Championship qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

El-Badry is discussing with the Football Association the possibility of presenting the starting date of the national team camp to be held on November 2 instead of 11 of the same month, the date of the start of the international agenda for the first team.
Egypt defeated Botswana 1-0 at Borg el Arab stadium in a friendly game. This is Hossam El Badry’s first game as a coach for the Egyptian national team

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10/16/2019 2:55:54 PM
<![CDATA[El Badry satisfied after defeating Botswana]]>
Egypt defeated Botswana 1-0 at Borg el Arab stadium in a friendly game. This is Hossam El Badry’s first game as a coach for the Egyptian national team

Hossam El Badry said: "The camp was for a short period, but circumstances prevented it.There is a new group joined and our choices were multiple."

Hossam El Badry added that the Olympic team players will be with the national team in the coming period, stressing that he spoke with the players and thanked them for the discipline that happened in the last period during the duration of the camp.

Al-Badry stressed that the choice in the coming period will be based on justice, stressing that the team will not be for certain players in the coming period.

Al-Badry confirmed that he had achieved many of his goals against Botswana, especially as he applied many ideas in the game.

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10/15/2019 11:55:18 AM
<![CDATA[Mostafa Fathi is a win for Zamalek: Essam Marey]]>
Mostafa Fathi returned to Zamalek line-up for the first time in 281 days in front of Al-Minya in friendly match.
"The return of Mostafa Fathi is very important for the coaching staff," said Essam Marey.

"Mostafa Fathi gave a good performance in the game and the coaching staff was keen to follow his situation in particular and appeared better than we expected," he added.

"The return of Mostafa Fathi represents a gain for Zamalek and he will be a winning card before facing Al Ahly." Essam said.

"With the return of the Egyptian national team and the Olympic team players from their camps, the strike force of Zamalek will be completed," he said.

Zamalek will face Al Ahly on Saturday in an expected clash in the fourth game week of the Egyptian league.

Zamalek are in second place on the league standings with 7 points equally with Pyramids and Arab contractors, while Al-Ahly is in the lead with 9 points.
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10/14/2019 12:43:34 PM
<![CDATA[Ali Farag, Noran Gohar are US Open Champions]]>
Noran Gohar achieved the first title in their history and the third in the history of Egypt after beating Nour El-Tayeb in a historic come-back.

Noran Gohar lost the first two sets (11-3, 11-8) before she managed to come back in the score and win three consecutive sets (14-12, 11-8, 11-7).

Nour El-Tayeb was the first Egyptian to win the US Open Championship in 2017 before Raneem Al-Waily won the title in the next edition.

At the men's level, Ali Farag managed to win his second title at the US Open after beating Mohammed Al-Shorbagi to repeat the 2017 final.

Farag won with three sets without charge (11-4, 11-7, 11-2) in a 40-minute match.

Mohammed El Shorbagi has won the US Open three times in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Egypt's champions are preparing to take part in the Women's World Championships and Egypt's International Men's Championship in the Pyramids from October 24 to November 1.
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10/14/2019 12:42:07 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly's board of directors discuss feasibility study for the new stadium]]>
The meeting also included a full analysis of the feasibility study for the project in Sheikh Zayed land, reviewing the position of engineering permits and current approvals to complete the required administrative and executive procedures.

Al-Ahly first team players, former players, board members and legends reunited on Thursday night to celebrate the 2018-2019 Egyptian League title.

The last season’s title was one of the toughest in the club history after a fierce race with Zamalek, who were leading the league table almost the whole season.

The first team players received the trophy from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) interim chief Amr El-Ganainy who attended the ceremony alongside EFA board members.

Al-Ahly sponsors, Presentation, organized the event which received huge praise from the attendees.
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10/14/2019 12:40:26 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian Equestrian team qualifies for Tokyo Olympics ]]>
The Egyptian team surpassed all the teams participating in the tournament and succeeded in collecting the most points to book their seat at the Olympic Games next summer.

The Egyptian equestrian team includes cavalry Mohamed Taher Ziada, Nael Nassar, Sameh Al Dahan and Abdul Qader Saeed.

For the first time, the Egyptian equestrian team has fully qualified to participate in the Olympics since 1960, amid celebrations from the Egyptian community and mission officials to qualify.

The delegation, headed by Hisham Hatab, received congratulations from everyone, led by the heads of delegations of the participating missions, and Sami Touhami, head of the G7 group in the International Federation.

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10/14/2019 12:03:37 PM
<![CDATA[El Solia will be fit for the derby ]]>
El Solia suffered an injury during Al-Ahly 5-1 victory over Aswan before the international break and he was forced to miss the national team camp.

The Tunisian international, Ali Maaloul, will participate in the training sessions on Monday after he captained his national team during their goalless draw against Cameroon on Saturday night.

The left winger returned to the national team after former manager, Alain Giresse, ruled him out of the squad that participated in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and finished fourth at the tournament.

On the other hand, Al-Ahly international players, who will face Botswana on Monday, will join their teammates for the derby preparations on Tuesday.

Egyptian league defending champions, Al-Ahly, lead the table with 9 points from three straight victories over Smouha, Al Inttag and Aswan and they are two points ahead of the second placed, Zamalek. ]]>
10/13/2019 6:42:11 PM
<![CDATA[Liverpool warns Qatar of politicizing team’s participation in World Cup ]]>
The English team will arrive in Qatar in December to participate in the 2019 FIFA Club World Cup as they won the 2019 UEFA Champions League title.

Liverpool will protect their players including the Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, from being used by the Qatari regime.

Liverpool achieved a perfect start at the league with 24 points from their first eight games and they are leading the table with eight points ahead of the second placed and defending champions, Manchester City.

After the international break, the Reds will face Manchester United and they hope to keep their winning run going.

Liverpool are chasing their first League title in almost three decades as they last achieved the title in 1990.The Reds aim to avoid last season’s fate when they lost the title after a fierce competition with Manchester City by one point. ]]>
10/13/2019 5:31:38 PM
<![CDATA[Ramos proud of personal record with Spain]]>
The Spanish defender became the Spanish international with the most caps as he wore La Roja jersey during 168 games.

“Reaching 168 is a reward and a merit, it gives me tremendous pride.I get excited every time I wear this shirt and that does not change and I hope to do it many more years." Ramos said after the game.

The Spanish national team had a chance to secure their qualification to the tournament as they were leading the game 1-0 thanks to a goal by Saul Niguez but a late draw for Norway meant that Spain have to wait.

Ramos commented on the draw, saying “They took advantage in the final minutes. It was important to try to qualify today in order to feel calmer."

Ramos became a key defender at La Roja since 2005 when he represented Spain for the first time against China in a friendly game, ended with a 3-0 win for the European side.

One year later, he was named at the squad participating at 2006 World Cup in Germany where Spain were knocked out of the tournament from the round of 16 against France.

This elimination from the big competitions was Ramos’ last one with Spain till 2014 as the Spanish team dominated the game and won two consecutive European titles as well as their most prestigious title, 2010 World Cup in South Africa.]]>
10/13/2019 11:49:10 AM
<![CDATA[Maaloul wants to stay at Al-Ahly ]]>
“Al-Ahly is better than many clubs in Europe. I have received many offers but I have great relationship with the club and the fans.” Maaloul said.

Maaloul captained his national team during their goalless draw against Cameroon on Saturday night.

The left winger returned to the national team after former manager, Alain Giresse, ruled him out of the squad that participated in 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and finished fourth at the tournament.

Maaloul commented on his return to the team, saying “I respected everyone when I was ruled out of the competition and supported my teammates. Now, I am so happy that I returned to the team.”

Maaloul is one of the best players in Al-Ahly since he joined the club from CS Sfaxien in 2016 and he played a great role in the team’s success at the domestic competitions.

Maaloul was Al-Ahly fans’ hero last season and was named the club’s player of the year after he scored many decisive goals at the league which helped the team secure the title after a fierce race with Zamalek.]]>
10/13/2019 11:37:07 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek face Sporting at All-Egyptian Handball Champions League Final ]]>
Zamalek set up a clash against Sporting in the second consecutive All-Egyptian final.

Zamalek aim to defend their title and achieve their 12th title in the competition to become the team with the most titles in the history of the competition.

On the other hand, Sporting, who defeated JSK of Congo 27-20, seek writing history and add their first title in the history of the competition and become the fourth Egyptian team to win the Prestigious title after Zamalek, Al-Ahly and Port Said.

Zamalek reached the final three times in the last four years and won the title in the three occasions and they hope to continue their run.

Zamalek have a stunning record at the finals as they achieved the title 11 times from 12 appearances at the final. Their only loss came in 2012 when they lost the final to Al-Ahly.

The game starts at 9:00 pm. ]]>
10/13/2019 10:38:19 AM
<![CDATA[Kipchoge makes history as he runs a marathon in under two hours ]]>
“Today we went to the moon and came back to earth! I am at a loss for words for all the support I have received from all over the world,” Kipchoge said.

Kipchoge, born in 1984 in Kapsisiywa, Kenya, completed 26.2 miles in 1 hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds at Vienna's Prater-Hauptallee.

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta praised Kipchoge, saying “You've done it, you've made history and made Kenya proud while at it. Your win today, will inspire tens of future generations to dream big and to aspire for greatness. We celebrate you and wish you God's blessings."

However, the Kenyan will not be recognized as a world record holder as his massive achievement was not in open competition and used rotating pacemakers. ]]>
10/12/2019 3:34:03 PM
<![CDATA[England suffers first loss at EURO qualifiers in 10 years ]]>
England suffers their first defeat in the qualifiers in 10 years as their last defeat came in 2009 against Ukraine.

England had a good start at the game and scored the opening goal after five minutes by Harry Kane from the penalty spot but the home team fought back and equalized the score by Jakub Brabec four minutes later.

During the second half, Czech substitute, Zdenek Ondrášek, secured the home team’s victory as he added the winning game only 10 minutes before the final whistle.

“We’ve had a lot of plaudits but we’ve always maintained that there’s a lot of work to be done to be a really top team, I think tonight was clear evidence of that.” England manager, Gareth Southgate, said after the game.

England and Czech Republic share the top of the table, 12 points each but England played only five games while the Czech team gained the 12 points from six games. ]]>
10/12/2019 3:17:32 PM
<![CDATA[Ramos chases Ahmed Hassan’s record ]]>
Ramos shares the record with his former teammate, Iker Casillas, with 167 caps each.

Ramos comes eighth in the list of players with most International appearances in the history and he is only 16 games behind Egyptian former captain, Ahmed Hassan, who represented the Egyptian national team in 184 games.

Ramos became a key defender at La Roja since 2005 when he represented Spain for the first time against China in a friendly game, ended with a 3-0 win for the European side.

One year later, he was named at the squad participating at 2006 World Cup in Germany where Spain were knocked out of the tournament from the round of 16 against France.

This elimination from the big competitions was Ramos’ last one with Spain till 2014 as the Spanish team dominated the game and won two consecutive European titles as well as their most prestigious title, 2010 World Cup in South Africa. ]]>
10/12/2019 2:52:01 PM
<![CDATA[Next generation smells fear after Federer, Djokovic exit Shanghai]]>
With Rafael Nadal absent from the tournament with a wrist injury, none of the vaunted "Big Three" will win the title on Sunday.

Nobody should be writing the triumvirate off: the 32-year-old Djokovic is number one and the player poised to take top spot off him in the coming weeks is the 33-year-old Nadal.

The 38-year-old Federer is third in the world, while Nadal and Djokovic divvied up all four Grand Slams between them this year.

But in making the last four in Shanghai, Stefanos Tsitsipas, 21, Alexander Zverev, 22, and the 23-year-olds Matteo Berrettini and Daniil Medvedev made a piece of history.

For the first time in 20 years at a Masters 1000 event, all four semi-finalists are 23 and under, according to Shanghai Masters organisers.

"They're knocking on the door big time," Federer said after the 20-time Grand Slam champion was handed a penalty point in a three-set quarter-final loss to Zverev on Friday.

Earlier in the week, before his title assault turned sour, the Swiss said that he had noticed "big improvements" in the performances of the next generation.

"Not like there were none beforehand, but now they are playing with the big boys and really able to challenge us, beat us," he said.

"Having good rivalries also within each other, which I think is important for them to improve as players."

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The Greek Tsitsipas dumped out reigning champion Djokovic, who until that point had looked imperious in Shanghai and did not drop a set in winning the Tokyo title last week.

Tsitsipas has now defeated Federer, Nadal and Djokovic in 2019.

In an interview with AFP last month in Zhuhai, southern China, the world number seven gave an insight into the mindset which propelled him to those victories.

Tsitsipas drew accusations of arrogance after saying that he was not prepared simply to tread water and wait for Federer and the others to play themselves into retirement.

"I don't think it's right to wait because you kind of surrender when you wait," he said.

The young Greek made similar comments after turfing the Serb Djokovic out of the quarter-finals in three sets.

"I think be more aggressive because once you get aggressive and they see that you're really going for it, I might even say they get scared," he said.

If that was a bold claim, Tsitsipas also said: "I honestly feel like they are more threatened than I am."

Zverev has long been mentioned as the "next big thing", and even though he has endured a poor season by his standards, the German feels that a generational shift is imminent.

Asked if someone else other than Federer, Nadal or Djokovic can finally win a Grand Slam next year, he said: "I think so, to be honest.

"(Or) maybe in the following year, but in the next two years, I think 100 percent."]]>
10/12/2019 1:35:45 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt national team arrives in Alexandria ]]>
The national team will continue preparations for the game against Zimbabwe which will be the first game under the new manager, Hossan El Badry.

The manager decided to rule Mohamed Salah out of the friendly clash to rest him while he did not include any of the U-23 players at his list as they prepare for AFCON U-23 competition which will be played in Egypt next November.

El Badry added new faces who were not included at the national team list for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt last summer like Abdullah Gomaa, Mohamed Awwad, Hussein El Shahat, Amr El Solia, Mohamed MagdyAfsha and HmadyFathy.

The national team squad consisted of: Mohamed El Shenawy, Mohamed Awwad, Mohamed Bassam, Ahmed Fathy, RagabBakkar, Mahmoud Alaa, BaherElmohamady, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Hegazi, Gomaa, Mohamed Hamdy, HamdyFathy, El Solia, El Shahat, Afsha, Omar Gaber, Mohamed Elneny, TarekHamed, Abdullah El Said, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Hossam Hassan, Omar El Said and Amed Hassan Koka.

El Badry was appointed as Egypt national team new manager to succeed the sacked Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, as Egypt was eliminated from the 2019 AFCON round of 16 at home after losing to South Africa 1-0. ]]>
10/11/2019 8:33:21 PM
<![CDATA[Fati receives a call for Spain U-21 national team]]>
Barcelona wonder kid took the league by storm after he was promoted to the Catalan’s first team and established himself as a key player at the first team.

Fati scored two goals during four games with his club but e suffered a muscular injury and was forced to miss Barcelona clashes against Getafe and Seville at the league as well as missing Inter Milan game at the UEFA Champions League.

Fati, born in Guinea Bissau, has the chance to represent his home nation or Spain where he was raised since he was six when he moved with his family to Sevilla.

Spanish national team manager, Roberto Moreno, praised the player and revealed that he could be among the team squad at EURO 2020.

“I'm not ruling out the fact that he could play at Euro 2020. It would be foolish to say that he will not go. He has broken the system in terms of players in specific age groups. Hopefully he can help the U21s with qualifying.” Moreno said. ]]>
10/11/2019 8:19:46 PM
<![CDATA[Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Month in September ]]>
The German won the award after a competition with Eddie Howe of Bournemouth, Frank Lampard of Chelsea and Brendan Rodgers of Leicester City.

Liverpool achieved a perfect start at the league with 24 points from their first eight games at the league and they are leading the table with 8 points ahead of the second placed and defending campions, Manchester City.

After the international break, the Reds will face Manchester United and they hope to keep their winning run going.

Liverpool are chasing their first League title in almost three decades as they last achieved the title in 1990.

The Reds aim to avoid last season’s fate when they lost the title after a fierce competition with Manchester City by one point.]]>
10/11/2019 3:08:58 PM
<![CDATA[Al Hilal manager comments on CAF Champions League draw ]]>
The Sudanese club were drawn alongside Tunisian giants, Etoile du Sahel, FC Platinum from Zimbabwe and the Egyptian giants, Al-Ahly.

“We were drawn in a tough group but we are happy that we will visit Egypt to play against Al-Ahly.” The Sudanese manager said.

Al Hilal will open his group stage participation against Platinum Stars before travelling to Egypt to play against Al-Ahly.

The Sudanese team will face Al-Ahly again in Sudan at the last round of the group stage.

Adam added “We played against Etoile du Sahel last season and we know them well but we will play against Platinum for the first time.”

CAF Champions League Group Stage draw held on Wednesday night in Cairo and resulted in tough groups.

On the other hand, defending champions, Esperance, were drawn in the group of death alongside two Arab rivals, Raja Casablanca of Morocco and Algeria’s JS Kabylie, as well as the Congolese giants, AS Vita Club.

The four teams of the group have lifted the prestigious title before and they are ready to fight for a place at the next stages of the competition.

The 2019 CAF Champions League finalists, Wydad Casablanca, handed a tough draw against South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, Angola’s Petro de Luanda and USM Alger of Algeria.

Five-time winners, TP Mazembe, Zambia’s ZESCO United, Clube Desportivo 1º de Agosto of Angola and the winner of Zamalek clash against Génération Footcomprise Group A.

The teams will play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format and the top two teams of each group will reach the quarter finals. ]]>
10/11/2019 2:55:29 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly praises Presentation after an incredible ceremony ]]>
Al-Ahly President, Mahmoud El Khatib, thanked Presentation CEO, Muntaser Nabrawy, as they honoured the team winger, Moamen Zakaria.

The first team players received the trophy from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) interim chief Amr El-Ganainy who attended the ceremony alongside EFA board members.

Al-Ahly clinched the league title after a fierce race last season with Zamalek, who were leading the league table almost the whole season.

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 and 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 and appointed Mohamed Youssef as a caretaker before hiring Martin Lasarte. Al Ahly signed many players like Ramadan Sobhy and Hussein El Shahatat the winter market who helped the team to achieve the title.

The team achieved many victories at the last games of the season, meanwhile, Zamalek wasted points, sacked Christian Gross and was unstable in the latest stages of the season to give their arch rivals, Al-Ahly to win the league. ]]>
10/11/2019 2:34:16 PM
<![CDATA[In pictures: Al-Ahly receives league trophy in a stunning ceremony ]]>The last season’s title was one of the toughest in the club history after a fierce race with Zamalek, who were leading the league table almost the whole season.
The first team players received the trophy from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) interim chief Amr El-Ganainy who attended the ceremony alongside EFA board members.

Al-Ahly sponsors, Presentation, organized the event which received huge praise from the attendees.

Al-Ahly clinched the league title after a fierce race last season with Zamalek, who were leading the league table almost the whole season.

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 and 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 and appointed Mohamed Youssef as a caretaker before hiring Martin Lasarte. Al Ahly signed many players like Ramadan Sobhy and Hussein El Shahatat the winter market who helped the team to achieve the title.

Al-Ahly baords' efforts paid off as the team won the title at the end of the season with eight points gap.
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10/10/2019 11:45:24 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly family reunite to celebrate the league title]]>
The first team players received the trophy from the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) interim chief Amr El-Ganainy who attended the ceremony alongside EFA board members.

“Congratulations for the players and our fans for achieving this tough title. We will celebrate tonight and tomorrow we will do everything to win the next title.” Al-Ahly President, Mahmoud El Khatib, told press during the celebrations.

Egyptian pop star, Amir Eid, who is known as a die-hard Al-Ahly fan, took the stage to entertain the attendees during the ceremony, organized by Presentation.

Al-Ahly clinched the league title after a fierce race last season with Zamalek, who were leading the league table almost the whole season.

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 and 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 and appointed Mohamed Youssef as a caretaker before hiring Martin Lasarte. Al Ahly signed many players like Ramadan Sobhy and Hussein El Shahatat the winter market who helped the team to achieve the title.

The team achieved many victories at the last games of the season, meanwhile, Zamalek wasted points, sacked Christian Gross and was unstable in the latest stages of the season to give their arch rivals, Al-Ahly to win the league.
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10/10/2019 11:13:11 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly celebrates Egyptian League triumph on Thursday ]]>
Under the slogan “ Al-Ahly do not know the impossible”, the ceremony will be held in one of the biggest hotels in Cairo to celebrate one of the toughest league titles in the club’s history.

Al-Ahly clinched the league title after a fierce race with Zamalek, who were leading the league table almost the whole season.

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 and 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 and appointed Mohamed Youssef as a caretaker before hiring Martin Lasarte. Al Ahly signed many players like Ramadan Sobhy and Hussein El Shahatat the winter market who helped the team to achieve the title.

The team achieved many victories at the last games of the season, meanwhile, Zamalek wasted points, sacked Christian Gross and was unstable in the latest stages of the season to give their arch rivals, Al-Ahly to win the league. ]]>
10/10/2019 11:31:28 AM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly returns to Sousse, where all great things started ]]>
Al-Ahly were drawn alongside Tunisian giants, Etoile du Sahel, Sudan’s Al Hilal and FC Platinum from Zimbabwe.

Al-Ahly will face Etoile in Souse at the first game of the group stage.

The Olympic Stadium in Sousse brings back great memories for Al-Ahly fans as the Egyptian giants’ golden era started there in 2005 when both teams met at the competition’s final.

The first leg in Souse ended with a goalless draw while Al-Ahly destroyed their opponents at the second leg to win their fourth Champions League history and the first one for the golden generation.

The golden generation later confirmed their supremacy over the continent as they reached the final for next three years and won the title twice in 2006 and 2008. Their only loss came in 2007 against Etoile du Sahel who got revenge from their loss in 2005.

Al-Ahly met the Tunisian side 11 times including two Champions League Finals and a Super Cup Final in 2006, which ended with a victory for Al-Ahly.

Their last encounter came in 2017 CAF Champions League semis and the game ended with a massive 6-2 victory for the Egyptian side. ]]>
10/10/2019 11:29:39 AM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly gets a tough group at CAF Champions League ]]>
Al-Ahly, who won a record 8 CAF Champions League titles, were drawn alongside Tunisian giants, Etoile du Sahel, Sudan’s Al Hilal and FC Platinum from Zimbabwe.

On the other hand, defending champions, Esperance, were drawn in the group of death alongside two Arab rivals, Raja Casablanca of Morocco and Algeria’s JS Kabylie, as well as the Congolese giants, AS Vita Club.

The four teams of the group have lifted the prestigious title before and they are ready to fight for a place at the next stages of the competition.

The 2019 CAF Champions League finalists, Wydad Casablanca, handed a tough draw against South Africa’s Mamelodi Sundowns, Angola’s Petro de Luanda and USM Alger of Algeria.

Five-time winners, TP Mazembe, Zambia’s ZESCO United, Clube Desportivo 1º de Agosto of Angola and the winner of Zamalek clash against Génération Footcomprise Group A.

The teams will play against each other home-and-away in a round-robin format and the top two teams of each group will reach the quarter finals. ]]>
10/10/2019 11:27:18 AM
<![CDATA[Surfers vie in 25th Siargao World Surfing Cup]]>
Thirteen world-class surfing professionals took part in the tournament, which began last Saturday and lasted for three days.

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Surfer John Mark “Marama” Tokong has successfully defeated U.S. champion Skip McCullough in the last elimination round for the International Surfing Cup.

McCulllough finished with a total combined points of 12.10, while Tokong claimed 12.75 points.

The event, which was broadcast at Worldsurfingleague.com, is supported by the Phillipine Sports Commission (PSC), headed by Chairman William Butch Ramirez, Jeep Phillippines, and the Department of Tourism.

The competition is especially important because surfing is now part of the 2020 Olympics. “The event will give our local surfers much-needed exposure and will help them earn points to qualify for the quadrennial event. Surfing is a sport in which our locals have excelled in. With the proper training and funding, our surfers can help us clinch an Olympic medal,” said Rep. Francisco “Bingo” Matugas.

“Considering that this year is the 25th anniversary of the Siargao Cloud 9 Surfing Cup, we would like to make the event grander and more memorable. We recognize that we cannot do it alone. Globe's valuable support will surely ensure the competition's success,” he added.

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“With the QS ranking, surfers are expecting more WQS points, giving competitors a chance to gain higher overall WQS ranking points. Everyone wants a slice of the points, the prize money is more of an added icing on the cake,” said Gerry Degan, event director

Degan pointed out that the winning surfer will bring home $5,000, while the second spot with $3,000 and then $1,500 for the third spot.

Steve Robertson, general manager of the World Surf League Asia, has described the Siargao International as an iconic event that will draw the best surfers in one of the last QS1 500 events in Asia.

“We are happy that this event has continued right here where the most perfect waves in the planet are and the WSL is honored to be part of it,” Mr. Robertson added.

It is pertinent to mention that Siargao hosted the first international surfing tournament in 1994.

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10/9/2019 4:28:36 PM
<![CDATA[Salah's goal against Newcastle vote as the best in September]]>
Liverpool have revealed a list of 10 goals to choose the best among them for last September, to win the remarkable goal scored by Salah against Newcastle United after collaborating with Roberto Firmino on the award.

The goal that came in second place in the voting was for Alexander Arnold goal against Chelsea, by the assist of Salah.
Salah was also crowned Liverpool's most beautiful goal in August for his brilliant goal.

Salah has scored 6 goals this season,the fourth in the English Premier league's top scorers and the second in the Champions League

Salah has spent his third season with the Reds since coming from AS Roma, and in the first season he broke many records to take the top scorer award in the league, two goals behind Harry Kane, his closest rival.

In his second season he retained the Golden Shoe award, sharing it with teammate Sadio Mane and Arsenal player Pierre Aubameyang, but not only the individual awards and managed to win the Champions League and the European Super Cup.
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10/9/2019 12:46:00 PM
<![CDATA[CAF sets Zamalekvs Generation Foot match on October 24]]>CAF has sent a letter to the EFA informing that Zamalek’s match against Generation Foot is delayed from Saturday, September 28, at Petrosport stadium to be played on Sunday, September 29, at Borg El Arab stadium.
Generation Foot refused to travel to Borg El Arab stadium on the following day as they have been informed 24 hours before the original date.
Zamalek went to Borg El Arab stadium on Sunday at the same scheduled time, waited for more than 15 minutes as per rules, then referee decided to end the game with a 3-0 victory for Zamalek; he considered that Generation Foot withdrew from the match.
Generation Foot protested against the decision, CAF finally took another decision to replay the match at Borg El Arab stadium.

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10/9/2019 12:34:03 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt faces Botswana at Borg El Arab, El Badry lead first training session]]>
The FA received verbal requests from security to transfer the match, which was agreed to be transferred to the Borg El Arab.

El Badry led the Egyptian national team in their first training at Cairo stadium on Tuesday night.

Egypt national team manager, Hossam El Badry, will start is mission against Botswana on 14 October at Cairo Stadium.

The manager decided to rule Mohamed Salah out of the friendly clash to rest him while he did not include any of the U-23 players at his list as they prepare for AFCON U-23 competition which will be played in Egypt next November.

El Badry added new faces who were not included at the national team list for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt last summer like Abdullah Gomaa, Mohamed Awwad, Hussein El Shahat, Amr El Solia, Mohamed MagdyAfsha and HmadyFathy.

The national team squad consisted of: Mohamed El Shenawy, Mohamed Awwad, Mohamed Bassam, Ahmed Fathy, RagabBakkar, Mahmoud Alaa, BaherElmohamady, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Hegazi, Gomaa, Mohamed Hamdy, HamdyFathy, El Solia, El Shahat, Afsha, Omar Gaber, Mohamed Elneny, TarekHamed, Abdullah El Said, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Hossam Hassan, Omar El Said and Amed Hassan Koka.

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


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10/9/2019 12:32:35 PM
<![CDATA[On this day, Egypt qualifies to Russia's World Cup for the first time since 1990]]>
Egypt faced Congo in the meeting held between them at the stadium of Borg El Arab in the fifth round of the African qualifiers for the World Cup Russia 2018.

It was the third time that Egypt qualified for the World Cup after 1934 and 1990, where they were eliminated from the first round.




Egypt owes this achievement to its star Mohamed Salah, who opened the scoring with an individual effort after a ball in the left side of the Congolese area followed by a shot.

Itbecame difficult for the "Pharaohs", which remained ahead until the last minutes, when Moto equalized through a shot to the right of veteran goalkeeper Essam Al-Hadari at 87th minute.

The two sides lived crazy minutes after Gambian referee BakariGasama counted about eight minutes of wasted time during which the Egyptians were able to resolve the score. The protagonist was Trezegeuet who earned a penalty for the Egyptian side after being blocked by the Congolese defense.

The Pharaohs team participated in the World Cup Russia 2018, and lost to Uruguay by one goal, and against Russia 1-3, while the last defeat from Saudi Arabia 2-1.
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10/8/2019 4:03:23 PM
<![CDATA[I want Generation Foot match in Cairo: Mortada Mansour]]>
CAF Confederation of African Football (CAF) has officially set the 2nd leg match date between Zamalek and Generation foot to be on October 24th.

"We have been subjected to injustice in the crisis of Generation Foot match despite our commitment to everything concerning the CAF," Mortada Mansour told reporters at Zamalek headquarters on Tuesday.

He continued, "Zamalek did not take any decision on their own, the whole crisis was due to the decision of security and coordination with the CAF."

"I want to hold the game in Cairo in the presence of the fans to motivate the players."

"Also I want to postpone the match with Al-Ahly, the team will not be able to concentrate in two crucial games during that short period."

Zamalek will face Al Ahly on October 19 in the fourth round of the Egyptian league.

CAF has sent a letter to the EFA informing that Zamalek’s match against Generation Foot is delayed from Saturday, September 28, at Petrosport stadium to be played on Sunday, September 29, at Borg El Arab stadium.

Generation Foot refused to travel to Borg El Arab stadium on the following day as they have been informed 24 hours before the original date.

Zamalek went to Borg El Arab stadium on Sunday at the same scheduled time, waited for more than 15 minutes as per rules, then referee decided to end the game with a 3-0 victory for Zamalek; he considered that Generation Foot withdrew from the match.

Generation Foot protested against the decision, CAF finally took another decision to replay the match at Borg El Arab stadium.

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10/8/2019 12:31:00 PM
<![CDATA[Weiler cancels players rest, explains teams' faults]]>
Al Ahly continues their training in preparation for facing Zamalek in the fourth round of the league on October 19.

Weiler held a session with the players to explain some technical issues and correct the mistakes of past games.

Weiler had decided to return to training on Sunday after the Aswan match, although he had given the players negative rest for two days, because of his desire to correct some of the players' mistakes in previous encounters.

Al-Ahly will miss 10 players to join the first and Olympic teams.

On the sidelines of training, the team's striker Marwan Mohsen began the rehabilitation phase in preparation for a return to group training.

Marwan was injured during Smouha's match in the first round of the league.

Defender Mahmoud Metwally also completed his rehabilitation program after suffering a torn muscle in the back during the Egyptian Super match against Zamalek.

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10/8/2019 12:21:31 PM
<![CDATA[Liverpool will win Premier League in one condition: Neville]]>"I don't think Liverpool will lose the league title this season," Neville told Sky Sports.
"But Liverpool and their fans will live in a nightmare for seven months until the end of the league."

"Liverpool are the favorites to win the league title, but if Virgil van Dijk or Mohamed Salah is injured, things could change."

Liverpool have won the first eight games of the Premier League and lead the standings with 24 points, eight points abovePremier League winners, Manchester City.

Liverpool lost the Premier League last season after a fierce competition with Manchester City by one point.Liverpool have not won the Premier League title since 1990.

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10/8/2019 12:20:23 PM
<![CDATA[Metwally undergoes medical checks in Al Ahly]]>
Metwally suffered a torn muscle in his back muscle during his participation with Al Ahly in the Super Cup meeting against Zamalek.

Metwally underwent a medical check-up before the start of training session of Al Ahly on Sunday to check on his condition and to determine the extent of his injury.
Another wonderful game for Al-Ahly at the Egyptian league and it seems that nothing can stop Al-Ahly winning run even playing 870 km away from the capital or the hot weather.

Tاe red devils defeated Aswan 5-1 after another wonderful performance which proves the amazing work of Al-Ahly new manager Rene Weiler.

Al-Ahly needed just four minutes to open the score which became a good habit from Al-Ahly players at the new season. Junior Ajayi who rediscovered himself at the centre forward position opened the score after a wonderful cross from Al-Ahly best signing of the summer, Mohamed Magdy Afsha.

Al-Ahly added the second goal by Hussein El Shahat who followed Hamdy Fathy’s shot which Aswan goalkeeper, Mossad Awad, failed to control.

In the second half, Afsha’s crosses did not stop and he granted Hamdy Fathu another wonderful cross and he did not find any difficulty to add the third goal.

Afsha’s perfect performance continued and he won a penalty and converted it to make the score 4-0.

Aswan’s only goal at the game came through Oumed Oukri who followed a wonderful cross from the left wing that gave him the chance to score his team’s goal.

Al-Ahly’s fifth goal came minutes later from a solo amazing skill from Ramadan Sobhy.

Al-Ahly achieved a perfect start at the league with three victories and they are leading the league with 9 points.

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10/7/2019 4:07:00 PM
<![CDATA[Barcelona thrashes Sevilla 4-0]]>
The game saw an unusual event in its final moments, when Barcelona finished the game with nine men as the duo Ronald Araujo and Osman Dembele were sent off in the same minute.

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde made some adjustments to his squad, keeping Antoine Griezmann, Sergio Busquets on the bench, pushing Ousmane Dembele and Arturo Vidal from the start.

Young Frenchman Jean-Claire Todibo also made his debut in the center of defense to make up for the absent players.

Sevilla coach Julien Lopetegui, who was sacked by Real Madrid last October after a 5-1 defeat at the same stadium, is a nightmare that will be repeated again and lose by four goals.

The former Spain coach continued relied on Dutchman Luke de Jong at the attack in replacement for the Mexican Javier Hernandez "Chicharito".

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10/7/2019 4:05:00 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek stumbles against FC Masr, one point for each team]]>
Zamalek's first stumble in the league this season gave the White team only one point to reach the seventh point equally with Pyramids and Arab contractors in second place.

While the historic point for the newly promoted Premier League club, FC Masr, is the team's second point of the season after a goalless draw against Aswan.

Zamalek took the lead through Ashraf Ben Charki in the 15th minute after Youssef Ibrahim's "Obama" cross.

However, Omar al-Habashi wrote his team's history in the last minute before the half-time.

Al Habashi scored against Zamalek and scored the first goal in the history of FC Masr's Premier League.

FC Masr did not manage to score in the first and second round of the local competition, before Al-Habashi succeeded in scoring in Zamalek.

The draw against FC Masr is the first draw for Zamalek under Serbian coach, Micho.

Micho led Zamalek in eight games before meeting FC Masr. He won 6 times and lost twice.

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10/7/2019 12:29:45 PM
<![CDATA[Ramadan Sobhy leads Egypt U 23 squad for South Africa friendly clashes]]>
Al_Ahly winger, Ramadan Sobhy, and Zamalek striker, Mostafa Mohamed, lead the team list for October camp in which the team is set to play two friendly clashes against South Africa.

Egypt U 23 squad consists of:
Omar Radwan - Omar Salah - Mohamad Sobhy - Mostafa Shobir - Osama Galal- Mahmoud Mari - Mahmoud El Gazar - Ahmed Ramadan - Mohamed Abdelsalam - Mohamed Sadek - Ahmed Abouelfotouh - Ahmed Ayman - Karim Iraqi _ Ahmed Hamdi - Akram Tawfik - Ghanam Mohamed - Naser Maher - Ammar Hamdy - Ahmed Fawzy El Henawy - Salah Mohsen - Mostafa Mohamed - Ramadan Sobhy - Taher Mohamed Taher - Imam Ashour - Abdelrhman Magdy - Wagih Abdelhakim - Ahmed Rayan - Naser Mansy

Egypt U-23 team was drawn alongside Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A at 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.

The draw, held on Wednesday night in Alexandria, also resulted in another tough clashes in Group B in which defending champions, Nigeria, were drawn with Zambia, South Africa and Ivory Coast.

EgyptU-23 national team manager, Shawki Gharib, and his coaching staff will send the final squad before 30 October 2019.

Egypt hosts the competition between 8 and 22 November at two venues in Cairo, Cairo International Stadium and Al Salam Stadium.
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10/7/2019 12:28:24 PM
<![CDATA[Wolverhampton score two goals, kill Man City at Etihad]]>
The Wolves scored two late goals by Barcelona academy product, AdamaTraore, to secure their first away victory of the season at the league and their first victory over Man City in nine years.

The defending champions are now eight points behind the league leaders, Liverpool, who achieved a perfect start at the league with eight wins.

City manager, Pep Guardiola, will have much work to do during the international break to revive his players' spirits to fight for the title.

On the other hand, Arsenal secured a tight 1_0 victory over Bournemouth thanks to a goal by David Luiz.

Chelsea achieved a comfortable 4_1 away victory over Southampton thanks to four goals by Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount, NgoloKante and MichyBatshawyi while Danny Ings scored the home team's only goal.

Liverpool are leading the Premier League table with 24 points and they are chasing their first league title since 1990.

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10/7/2019 12:27:03 PM
<![CDATA[Nour El Sherbiny participates in Squash championship at Pyramids area]]>
Nour has been absent after the advice of a number of doctors for fear of risk of the knee injury, which may affect her career this season.Nour opted to leave and travel to Germany on a medical trip.

She returns to the first tournament of the season, the Women's World Championship in front of the Pyramids, from October 24 to November 1.

At the same time, the pyramids host Egypt's International Men's Championship, one of the major tournaments of the season.

After the tournament, Nour will conduct a new medical check to make sure she is safe or return for another period, according to the report of the attending physician.
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10/7/2019 12:20:00 PM
<![CDATA[Vermeulen reacts to Egypt overall performance at FIVB World Cup ]]>
The Russians dominated the game at the first set and the Egyptian team made many mistakes that granted the Russians an easy 25-19 victory at the first set.

The Egyptians fought back at the second set to return in the game and they produced their best performance during the game after they won 25-21.

The Russians dominated the third and fourth sets which ended 25-19 and 25-21 for the Russians who won the game 3-1.

“Today Russia was too strong for us at the net, but especially on the float serve they killed us. We tried to do something back in the same way, tactically, but the Russians have too many options in attack and great setters, so in the end we could not manage to control the game, only for one set.” Egypt coach Gido Vermeulen said after the game.

Egypt started their run at the competition with two victories over Australia and Iran respectively but then they suffered three losses to Brazil, Canada and Russia.

The manager commented on Egypt’s overall performance at the competition, saying “Every game we played here we had chances to win and we made it difficult for other teams. Our win over Australia was very good, our Iran game was a surprise, Brazil we competed on a high level. I think Canada we had a chance to win, that’s our only regret of this week here.”

Egyptians will take three days rest before returning to action on Wednesday against Italy. ]]>
10/6/2019 2:08:05 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt volleyball loses to Russia at FIVB ]]>
The Russian giants had a strong start at the game and won the first set 25-19, however the Egyptians bounced back to win the second set 25-21 to equal the score.

Russia dominated the game since then and won the next two sets 25-19 and 25-21 respectively to win the game 3-1.

Egypt suffered their third loss at the world cup after achieving two straight wins over Australia and Iran.

Egypt’s record of points stopped at 7 to drop to the sixth place from five matches.

The Egyptian team aims to return to their victorious run when they face Italy on Wednesday.

Egypt’s remaining games are six against: Italy, Poland, Japan, Tunisia, Argentina and USA.
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10/6/2019 1:44:31 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek faces FC Masr in the Egyptian League]]>
Zamalek will miss a large number of key players due to either injury such as Mahmoud Abdel Razek Shikabala and Mahmoud Abdel Aziz, or rest like Mahmoud Alaa and FerjaniSassi or suspension like Tarek Hamed.

Zamalek’s coach, Micho, is expected to give the chance for Moroccan players Ashraf Ben Charki, Mohamed Onagem and Khaled Boutaib. The expected line-up is as follows:

Goalkeepers: Mohamed Awad

Defense: Mahmoud Hamdi Al - Wensh - Mohammed Abdul Salam - HamdiNagguez- Abdullah Gomaa

Midfielders: Youssef Obama - Ahmed Sayed Zizo - Ashraf Ben Charki - Mohamed Onagem - Khaled Boutaib

Attacker: Mustafa Mohammed

In the first two matches, Zamalek beat Al Ittihad of Alexandria and Misr Al Makassah with the same score, 1-0.

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10/6/2019 1:40:36 PM
<![CDATA[I’m proud of my team, Salah reacts to Egypt’s loss from Canada ]]>
“I’m proud of my team and think we have to continue competing and playing well like we are doing now. In the future I think we will be better.” Salah said after the game.

Egypt lost the game 3-2 despite the Egyptians’ brave fight to return in the game after losing the first two sets with the same result 27-25.

The Egyptian team bounced back to win the third and the fourth sets 25-16 and 25-22 respectively but the Canadian team fought hard and won the third set 15-9 to achieve their first victory at the competition.

Egypt coach Gido Vermeulen praised his team’s performance after the game, saying“We did well and the first two sets were really close, but I have a lot of respect for my team, how we fought back. I think we played some beautiful volleyball, and my opinion is that if we can control our emotions a little bit more we can win this game.”

Egypt will face Russia on Sunday at the fourth game of the competition. ]]>
10/5/2019 9:07:57 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly score five to keep winning run going ]]>
Tاe red devils defeated Aswan 5-1 after another wonderful performance which proves the amazing work of Al-Ahly new manager Rene Weiler.

Al-Ahly needed just four minutes to open the score which became a good habit from Al-Ahly players at the new season. Junior Ajayi who rediscovered himself at the centre forward position opened the score after a wonderful cross from Al-Ahly best signing of the summer, Mohamed Magdy Afsha.

Al-Ahly added the second goal by Hussein El Shahat who followed Hamdy Fathy’s shot which Aswan goalkeeper, Mossad Awad, failed to control.

At the second half, Afsha’s crosses did not stop and he granted Hamdy Fathu another wonderful cross and he did not find any difficulty to add the third goal.

Afsha’s perfect performance continued and he won a penalty and converted it to make the score 4-0.

Aswan’s only goal at the game came through Oumed Oukri who followed a wonderful cross from the left wing that gave him the chance to score his team’s goal.

Al-Ahly’s fifth goal came minutes later from a solo amazing skill from Ramadan Sobhy.

Al-Ahly achieved a perfect start at the league with three victories and they are leading the league with 9 points.]]>
10/5/2019 8:49:15 PM
<![CDATA[Tough clashes for Egyptian clubs at Mohammed VI Champions Cup ]]>
Ismaily will face Emirati giants, Al Jazira, while Al Ittihad will face Bahraini giants, Al Muharraq.

The Alexandrian team reached the second round after defeating Al Araby of Kuwait while Ismaily defeated Libya’s Al-Ahly Benghazi.

Last season, Al Ittihad were the last Egyptian team to say goodbye to the competition after losing at the quarter finals to the tournament’s finalists, Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia.

Round of 16 draw fixtures:

Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya vs MC Alger

Al Ittihad Alexandria vs Al Muharraq

Ismaily vs Al Jazira

Al Wasl vs Ittihad Jeddah

Raja Casablanca vs Wydad Casablanca

Olympic Safi vs Esperance

FC Nouadhibou vs Al Shorta

Al Shabab- Saudi Arabia vs Shabab Jirdan

The first leg will be played on 18 October and the second leg is scheduled a week later. ]]>
10/5/2019 4:46:21 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt squad for October camp revealed ]]>
The manager decided to rule Mohamed Salah out of the friendly clash to rest him while he did not include any of the U-23 players at his list as they prepare for AFCON U-23 competition which will be played in Egypt next November.

El Badry added new faces who were not included at the national team list for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt last summer like Abdullah Gomaa, Mohamed Awwad, Hussein El Shahat, Amr El Solia, Mohamed Magdy Afsha and Hmady Fathy.

The national team squad consisted of: Mohamed El Shenawy, Mohamed Awwad, Mohamed Bassam, Ahmed Fathy, Ragab Bakkar, Mahmoud Alaa, Baher Elmohamady, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Hegazi, Gomaa, Mohamed Hamdy, Hamdy Fathy, El Solia, El Shahat, Afsha, Omar Gaber, Mohamed Elneny, Tarek Hamed, Abdullah El Said, Mahmoud Trezeguet, Hossam Hassan, Omar El Said and Amed Hassan Koka.

El Badry was appointed as Egypt national team new manager to succeed the sacked Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, as Egypt was eliminated from the 2019 AFCON round of 16 at home after losing to South Africa 1-0.
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10/5/2019 4:11:48 PM
<![CDATA[Salah starts for Liverpool against Leicester ]]>
Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, will count on his attacking force of Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino to maintain perfect start at the league.

Klopp also replaced injured Joel Matip with the Croatian defender, Dejan Lovren.

On the other hand, Brendan Rodgers, Former Liverpool manager and Leicester City current manager, picked Jamie Vardy, James Madisson and Harvey Barnes to lead the team attacking line and e kept Spain’s Ayoze Perez, on the sidelines.

Liverpool starting line-up: Adrien, Lovren, Arnold, Van Dijk, Robertson, Milner, Fabinho, Winaldium, Salah, Mane and Firmino.

Leicester Starting line-up: Schmeichel, Pereira, Chilwell, Evans, Soyuncu, Ndidi, Madisson,Telimans, Barnes, Praet and Vardy.

Liverpool have had a strong start at the league with seven straight wins that send the Reds top of the league table with 21 points, five points ahead of the second placed and the defending champions, Manchester City.

The game starts on 4:00 pm. ]]>
10/5/2019 3:34:39 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly aim to maintain perfect start against Aswan ]]>
Weiler won the fans’ hearts since he was appointed the club new manager as he led the club to win the precious Super Cup title after a 3-2 victory over rivals, Zamalek, as well as securing the team’s spot at CAF Champions League group stage and starting the league with two victories over Smouha and Al Inttag El Harby respectively.

The Swiss manager called Alieu Diang and Ahmed El Sheik for the clash after they were ruled out of the team squad that defeated Al Inttag on Wednesday.

Al-Ahly squad for the game consists of: Mohamed El Shenawy, Mostafa Shobir, Sherif Ekramy, Aly Maaloul, Mahmoud Wahid, Ramy Rabia, Yasser Ibrahim, Ayman Ashraf, Mohamed Hany, Ahmed Fathy, Hamdy Fathy, Dieng, Amr El Solia, Mohamed Magdy Afsha, ussein El Shahat, El Sheikh, Hossam Ashour, Junior Ajayi, Ramadan Sobhy, Walid Soliman, Giraldo, Salah Mohsen and Walid Azarro.

The game starts on 3:00 pm. ]]>
10/5/2019 5:58:11 AM
<![CDATA[Liverpool aims to extend their winning run]]>
Liverpool have had a strong start at the league with seven straight wins that send the Reds top of the league table with 21 points, five points ahead of the second placed and the defending champions, Manchester City.

Leicester City have a wonderful run at the league this season under Liverpool former manager, Brendan Rodgers, who is expected to receive a warm welcome by Liverpool fans.

“The reception will be good, from my side and from the supporters I think as well, but still it is not a friendly game and that's what we want to make sure," Liverpool current manager, Jurgen Klopp, said during the press conference.

Liverpool defenders aim to stop Leicester’s most dangerous player, Jamie Vardy, who scored twice during his team’s 5-0 victory over Newcastle United last week.

Klopp added “"In general he is an incredible player, for years already, and if he gets the service he will be a proper threat and we have to make sure that will not happen that often. It works in the first place to avoid these passes,"

The game starts on 4:00 pm.
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10/4/2019 6:23:26 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt volleyball team suffers first defeat at FIVB World Cup 2019]]>
The South American giants had a strong start at the game and won the first set 25-19, however the Egyptians bounced back to win the second set 25-21 to equal the score.

Brazil dominated the game since then and won the next two sets 25-19 and 25-22 respectively to win the game 3-1.

Egypt suffered their first loss at the world cup after achieving two straight wins over Australia and Iran.

“I think we brought some energy to the court, and when we start believing we can play really good volleyball. I think Brazil also don’t know us very well, so that was an advantage for us that we could just play freely and show what we can do, and we did.” Egypt national team coach Gido Vermeulen said after the game.

The Egyptian team’s performance during the game and the whole competition was praised by Brazil captain, Bruno Rezende, who reacted to his team’s victory saying “We knew that tonight’s game against Egypt would be a really difficult fight because they played really well in the first two matches, and we were prepared for a long match. They had a lot of energy in all the sets, so I think they played really well.”

The Egyptian team aims to return to their victorious run when they face Canada on Saturday.
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10/4/2019 6:21:29 PM
<![CDATA[Ghana U-23 team manager comments on the draw ]]>
Ghana U-23 team was drawn in Group A alongside Mali, Cameroon and the host nation, Egypt.

“It’s a very tough group, maybe the group of death. If you want to win the trophy and qualify for the Olympics you have to face everything that comes your way.” The Ghanaian manager said.

Ghana, who did not qualify for the last three Olympic Games, aim to secure a place at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo and follow the steps of 1992 generation who won the Bronze medal in Barcelona.

Tanko added “All the teams are tough. Mali have recently become one of the best in Africa in youth football. Cameroon and Ghana are powerhouses in Africa. Egypt, the host nation also have a strong team.”

The competition initially scheduled in Zambia but they drew and Egypt were announced as new hosts in 2017.

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

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

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.]]>
10/4/2019 3:48:00 PM
<![CDATA[Snaps from AFCON U-23 draw ceremony ]]>
Alexandria hosted the draw ceremony for 2019 U-23 Africa Cup of Nations at the historic historic Haramlek Palace of Montaza Complex in Alexandria to host the ceremony.

Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhy, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) interim chief Amr El-Ganainy and the EFA board members attended the ceremony alongside Presentation CEO, Montasser Al-Nabrawy.

The draw ceremony received praise from the local and international media and here are some of the best photos from the ceremony.

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Alexandria is ready to celebrate African football.

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Former Egypt international, Ahmed Salah Hosny, co-hosted the draw ceremony with Egyptian anchor, Lama Gabriel.

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Samson Adamu, CAF Director of Competitions, explained te seeding before drawing the ballots.

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Former Al-Ahly and Egypt national team striker, Emad Moteeb, conducted the draw.

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Minister of Youth and Sports, Ashraf Sobhy, Egyptian Football Association (EFA) interim chief Amr El-Ganainy attended the draw ceremony

The competition initially scheduled in Zambia but they drew and Egypt were announced as new hosts in 2017.

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

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

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.]]>
10/4/2019 3:32:57 PM
<![CDATA[Micho prepares for Misr Al Makassa clash]]>
Zamalek will meet Misr Al Makssah in the 2nd round of the Egyptian League on Thursday at Al Salam stadium.

Tarek Hamed returns to the midfield, after he missed the opening clash of the Egyptian League opening clash against Ittihad Alexandria due to the suspension.

The White Knights defeated Ittihad thanks to Mostafa Mohamed who scored his fourth goal against the same team and made the Alexandrian team the most to conceed goals from Mostafa Mohamed.

Micho also was keen to prepare Obama, who participated in the second half against Al Ittihad. Also, he gave some rest to both midfielders, Shikabala and Ashraf Bensharki as he is planning to put them in the starting line-up.

After achieving Egyptian Cup title, Zamalek suffered two defeats in the CAF Champions League 32nd round and the Egyptian Super Cup, the White knights look to revive and please their fans.

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10/3/2019 3:26:46 PM
<![CDATA[Salah targets back to back Champions League titles]]>
Salah’s statements came after he scored two goals to lead his team, Liverpool, to defeat FC Red Bull Salzburg 4-3 and achieve their first victory at this season’s UEFA Champions League.

“We play to win the Champions League again and we focus on each game,” Salah said after the game to BT Sport.

The Reds led the game with three goals after 35 minutes and their fans started to celebrate the comfortable victory but they were stunned at the next minutes as the Austrian team managed to score three goals to make the score 3-3 after 60 minutes.

Salah added “I think when we were winning 3-0 we needed to score a fourth and fifth and number six also, but it’s a little bit tough because the human mind thinks a little bit ‘OK, we’re going to win and score again and again.”

Salah was his team fans’ hero as he scored the winning goal 15 minutes away from the final whistle after Red Bull Salzburg defenders failed to clear the ball from their area.

The Egyptian continued “I’m happy to score the fourth goal and we got the three points, that’s the most important thing.”

Liverpool comes second at the group with three points while Italian giants, Napoli, lead the group with four points after a draw against Genk.
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10/3/2019 3:22:27 PM
<![CDATA[Salah scores twice, saves Liverpool from an unpleasant surprise]]>
The Reds led the game with three goals after 35 minutes and their fans started to celebrate the comfortable victory but they were stunned at the next minutes as the Austrian team managed to score three goals to make the score 3-3 after 60 minutes.

“Because of the specific history of Salzburg, they were not really bothered. We opened the door and they were running through, chasing through the door.” Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, said after the game.

Salah was his team fans’ hero as he scored the winning goal 15 minutes away from the final whistle after Red Bull Salzburg defenders failed to clear the ball from their area.

“The atmosphere was brilliant and after 3-3 our people remembered we are at Anfield and there’s still something possible. They were really supportive and it helped a lot.” Klopp reacted after the game.

Liverpool comes second at the group with three points while Italian giants, Napoli, lead the group with four points after a draw against Genk.
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10/3/2019 3:19:50 PM
<![CDATA[A tough draw for Egypt at Africa U-23 Cup of Nations ]]>
The draw, held on Wednesday night in Alexandria, also resulted in another tough clashes in Group B in which defending champions, Nigeria, were drawn with Zambia, South Africa and Ivory Coast.

Egyptian U-23 national team manager, ShawkiGharib, and his coaching staff will send the final squad before 30 October 2019.

Egypt hosts the competition between 8 and 22 November at two venues in Cairo, Cairo International Stadium and Al Salam Stadium.

The competition initially scheduled in Zambia but they drew and Egypt were announced as new hosts in 2017.

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

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

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan. ]]>
10/3/2019 2:35:59 PM
<![CDATA[AFCON U-23 draw amazes the continent]]>
The ceremony organizers, Presentation, picked the historic Haramlek Palace of Montaza Complex in Alexandria to host the ceremony.

Egyptian Football Association (EFA) interim chief Amr El-Ganainy and the EFA board members attended the ceremony alongside Presentation CEO, Montasser Al-Nabrawy.

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Egypt U-23 team was drawn alongside Mali, Cameroon and Ghana in Group A at 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations.

Egyptian U-23 national team manager, Shawki Gharib, and his coaching staff will send the final squad before 30 October 2019.

Egypt hosts the competition between 8 and 22 November at two venues in Cairo, Cairo International Stadium and Al Salam Stadium.

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The competition initially scheduled in Zambia but they drew and Egypt were announced as new hosts in 2017.

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

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

Egypt’s last participation at the tournament was in 2012 in London and the national team was eliminated from the competitions at the quarter finals after losing to Japan.
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10/3/2019 1:55:10 PM
<![CDATA[El Badry rules Salah out of Botswana’s clash]]>
Hossam El-Badry and Mohamed Barakat, the team manager, contacted Mohamed Salah to check on his health and to know the extent of the stress he is suffering due to the pressure of the successive matches with his club.

Especially as he may need a period of rest during the next phase to preserve him from any future complications that may affect his condition.

It was agreed to rest Mohamed Salah during the camp for the next friendly against Botswana on 14 October then prepare him for the camp of November, which includes two official games against Kenya and Comoros in the 2021 African Cup of Nations qualifier in Cameroon.

The Egyptian national team coaching staff led by Hossam Al-Badry decided to attend the match of Al-Ahly and Al Intag Al Harby on Wednesday, in the second game-week of the Egyptian league at Al-Salam stadium in the first official task of the new staff.

The Egyptian national team coach, Hossam El Badry, held his first meeting with his assistant staff.

El Badry explained the work strategy during the next phase and identified the tasks of all the members of the coaching staff.

El Badry looks to ensure a regular follow-up for the matches of the Egyptian League as well as African and Arab Championship matches in order to identify the elements to be included during the coming period, in addition to Egyptian professional players in European leagues.

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



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10/2/2019 4:35:58 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly faces Al Intag Al Harby at Al Salam stadium]]>
Rene Weiler put the final touches on his team’s training sessions before facing Al Intag Al Harby.

Al Ahly started preparations on Sunday right after the 4-0 victory over Cano Sport in the 32nd round of the CAF Champions League.

GK: Mohamed El Shenawy
DEF: Ayman Ashraf, Ramy Rabeaa, Ali Maaloul, Ahmed Fathy
MID: Hamdy Fathy, Amr El Soleya, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein EL Shahat, Afsha
ATT: Junior Ajayi

Al-Ahly confirmed their spot at the competition’s group stage as they won the first leg in Equatorial Guinea 2-0.

Dieng opened the score minutes from the start as e followed a ball inside the box after the opponent’s defenders failed to clear the ball.

Al-Ahly created many clear chances to score but they were missed by Hussein El Shahat and Junior Ajayi.

Both players were decisive at the second half as they added the second and third goal for Al-Ahly.

Al-Ahly’sfourt goal came seconds before the final whistle through the substitute, Salah Mohsen, after a wonderful pass from El Shahat.

Al-Ahly achieved their fourth victory in all competitions under the club new manager, Rene Weiler.

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10/2/2019 4:31:46 PM
<![CDATA[Volleyball: Egypt beat Iran in World Cup]]>The results came as follows: (25/22), (26/24), (25/18), (26/24).

Egypt's volleyball team aspires to win in the coming confrontations in order to crawl to achieve an advanced position for Egypt globally.

Egypt volleyball team succeeded in achieving their first victory in the World Cup against his Australian counterpart with a result of 3/1, in a strong match came the results of the following: (25/22), (25/21), (25/23), (25/18).

The Pharaohs team will complete the confrontations with Brazil, Canada and Russia on 4, 5 and 6 October respectively, before the delegation returns to Hiroshima, which witnessed the Pharaohs preparation camp for the World Cup to complete the tournament, against Italy, Poland, Japan, Tunisia, Argentina and finally America days. 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, and 15 of the same month.

The squad includes Abdullah Abdul Salam, Hossam Youssef, Ahmed Salah, Hisham Yousry, Mohamed Adel, Rashad Shebl, Abdel Rahman Saudi, Mohamed Abdel Mohsen, Ahmed Said, Omar Naguib, Ahmed Diaa, Mahmoud Mansour, Ahmed Abdel Aal and Mohamed Reda.
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10/2/2019 4:28:36 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly set mid-October to face Real Madrid]]>
Al Ahly board members, attending the Football World Forum in Madrid, received an offer to face Real Madrid in a friendly game at Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueño accompanied Al Ahly board members during a tour in the Spanish club’s stadium and offered them to organize a friendly game like the game in 2001.

In 2001, African club of the century, Al Ahly, hosted European club of the century in Real Madrid at Cairo Stadium in a game ended with a 1-0 victory for the Egyptian team thanks to a goal by Nigerian midfielder, Sunday Chibuike.

This game in 200 is considered the most important friendly game ever played in Egypt as the Spanish club then included many top players like Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul and Roberto Carlos.

It is worth to mention that Al-Ahly historic manager, Manuel Jose, was leading the Red Devils during the game while Vicente Del Bosque was Real Madrid manager.

Al Ahly board members accepted the initial offer and the game’s details will be decided later.]]>
10/1/2019 3:48:46 PM
<![CDATA[El Shorbagy & Raneem El Welily crowned Squash Champions in USA]]>
Egypt dominated the final round, where second-seeded Mohamed El Shorbagy faced third-seeded Tarek Momen in the men's final, while Raneem El-Wailily, Wadi Degla, and world No. 1 Nour El-Tayeb, played in Heliopolis, and third-seeded in women's competitions.

El Shorbagy defeated Mo'men 3-1 in a 70-minute marathon match. The results were as follows: 11-5, 11-13, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4, while "Al-Waily" beat Nour El-Tayeb Clean in a quick match lasted 23 minutes and the result came as follows: 11-5, 11-5, 11-5.

On the other hand, despite losing in the final, Tarek Momen was keen to support his wife, Raneem El Welily, and share the joy of crowning her first title this season.
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10/1/2019 3:35:53 PM
<![CDATA[Pyramids FC qualify for CAF Confederation Cup 32nd round]]>
CR Belouizdad drew 1-1 with Pyramids in Cairo, but the latter managed to win in Algeria 1-0 to qualify for the last 32.

Pyramids FC started the game with the following line-up:
Goalkeepers: Ahmed El Shennawy
Defenders: Ahmed Ayman Mansour, Abdullah Bakri, Mohamed Hamdi and Ragab Bakar
Midfielders: Eric Traoré, Islam Issa, Abdullah Al-Saeed, Omar Gaber and Mohamed Fathi
Attacker: Mohamed Farouk

John Antowi entered the game as a substitute for Islam Issain the 50th minute of the match. He scored Pyramids only goal through a powerful shot from outside the box. CR Belouizdadpressed Pyramids’ defense line in the last 15 minutes but they failed to score any goal.

Pyramids FC qualified for the 32nd round for the first time in their history.
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9/30/2019 1:55:00 PM
<![CDATA[Mortada criticize CAF lack of management in Generation Foot match]]>
CAF has sent a letter to the EFA informing that Zamalek’s match against Generation Foot is delayed from Saturday at Petrosport stadium to be played on Sunday at Borg El Arab stadium.

Generation Foot refused to travel to Borg El Arab stadium on the following day as they have been informed 24 hours before the original date.

Mortada Mansour criticized the lack of management from CAF as they sent another letter to EFA yesterday informing that they will make investigations regarding this movement.

Zamalek went to Borg El Arab stadium on Sunday at the same scheduled time, waited for more than 15 minutes as per rules, then referee decided to end the game with a 3-0 victory for Zamalek; he considered that Generation Foot withdrew from the match.

Many reports claim that the match will be re-scheduled again next week.
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9/30/2019 1:53:00 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek faces Al-Gezira in Basketball Super Cup]]>
Basketball Super Cup match is to be held between the League winner, Zamalek, and the Egyptian Cup winner, Al-Gezira.

The White team won the league title after defeating Al-Gezira in the play-off in the final round with a total of 3-2 matches. Al-Gezira was crowned in the champions after beating Al-Ahly in the final.

The International Basketball Association (FIBA) honored MedhatWarda on the sidelines of the FFA General Assembly in China last month.

The basketball federation, headed by MagdyAbouFraikha, honors MedhatWardah, the legendary basketball legend and Alexandria star in the Golden Age, after being selected to join the FIBA Hall of Fame among eight players around the world with three coaches to join the 2019 Hall of Fame.

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9/30/2019 1:52:00 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly continue preparations for Al Intag Al Harby]]>
Al Ahly started preparations on Sunday right after the 4-0 victory over Cano Sport in the 32nd round of the CAF Champions League.

Al-Ahly confirmed their spot at the competition’s group stage as they won the first leg in Equatorial Guinea 2-0.

Dieng opened the score minutes from the start as e followed a ball inside the box after the opponent’s defenders failed to clear the ball.

Al-Ahly created many clear chances to score but they were missed by Hussein El Shahat and Junior Ajayi.

Both players were decisive at the second half as they added the second and third goal for Al-Ahly.

Al-Ahly’sfourt goal came seconds before the final whistle through the substitute, Salah Mohsen, after a wonderful pass from El Shahat.

Al-Ahly achieved their fourth victory in all competitions under the club new manager, Rene Weiler.

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9/30/2019 1:51:00 PM
<![CDATA[Nour El-Tayeb& Tarek Moamen qualify for San Francisco semi-final]]>
Nour El-Tayeb's qualification came after the withdrawal of American rival Amanda Sobhi before the start of the game after consulting her doctor for injury.

Nour El Tayeb is set to face the French champion, Camille Serm, World’s No. 3, in the tournament semi-final which is scheduled to be held on Monday.

On the other side, El Gezira club’s player and World No. 3, Tarek Moamen, qualified to the semi-final in the same tournament.

Momen beat veteran rival Joel McCain 2-1 in a match that lasted 46 minutes, and the result came as follows: 7-11, 11-5, 11-7. Tarek Momen will face rival Miguel Rodriguez in Monday's semi-final.

San Francisco tournament is the first platinum tournament this season, which saw one tournament ahead of Oracle Net Suite, the China Open. San Francisco prizes value is expected to be $121,000 for men and for women.

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9/29/2019 1:17:32 PM
<![CDATA[Trezeguet assists in Aston Villa draw with Burnley]]>
Aston Villa's goals came from Anwar Al Ghazi and John McGinn in the 33rd and 79th minutes respectively, while Burnley's goals came from Jay Rodriguez and Chris Wood in the 68th and 81rd minutes.

Treeguet, who participated in the 70th minute, helped his team by providing an assist to McGinn.

Premier League giants, Aston Villa announced last July that they have reached an agreement with Turkish side, Kasimpasa, to sign Egyptian International winger, Mahmoud Hassan known as Trezeguet, for an undisclosed fee.

Mahmoud Trezeguet got the yellow card in the 86th minute of the match. Aston Villa’s record of points raised to five in the 18th place of the English Premier League standings.

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 sealed promotion to the Premier League after spending the last three years at the championship.
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9/29/2019 1:16:27 PM
<![CDATA[Not satisfied, but everything is fine: Klopp]]>
"I'm not happy but everything is fine, we have been focused for more than 90 minutes and I'm happy with that," he said.

Liverpool became the second team to win in the first seven Premier League games after Chelsea in the 2005-2006 season.

"It's a hard stadium to play. The result was 0-0 we couldn't bother them." Klopp added.
"In the first half we got two great chances that we usually score. In the second half, Salah got one chance, but you have to respect the opponent, they really defended well."Klopp said.

Liverpool defeated MK Dons 2-0 on Wednesday night thanks to two goals from veteran midfielder, James Milner and Liverpool youngster Ki-Jana Hoever.

The round of 16 draw put Liverpool in a tough clash against Arsenal who reached the round of 16 after defeating Nottingham Forest 5-0.

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9/29/2019 1:15:16 PM
<![CDATA[El Badry meets his coaching staff of the Egyptian national team]]>
El Badry explained the work strategy during the next phase and identified the tasks of all the members of the coaching staff.

El Badry looks to ensure a regular follow-up for the matches of the Egyptian League as well as African and Arab Championship matches in order to identify the elements to be included during the coming period, in addition to Egyptian professional players in European leagues.

Egypt national team new manager, Hossam El Badry, will start his mission with the national team on 14 October in a friendly game against Botswana in Cairo.

El Badry was appointed as Egypt national team new manager to succeed the sacked Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, as Egypt was eliminated from the 2019 AFCON round of 16 at home after losing to South Africa 1-0.
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9/29/2019 11:38:29 AM
<![CDATA[Dieng shines in Al-Ahly 4-0 victory over Cano Sport ]]>
Al-Ahly confirmed their spot at the competition’s group stage as they won the first leg in Equatorial Guinea 2-0.

Dieng opened the score minutes from the start as e followed a ball inside the box after the opponent’s defenders failed to clear the ball.

Al-Ahly created many clear chances to score but they were missed by Hussein El Shahat and Junior Ajayi.

Both players were decisive at the second half as they added the second and third goal for Al-Ahly.

Al-Ahly’s fourt goal came seconds before the final whistle through the substitute, Salah Mohsen, after a wonderful pass from El Shahat.

Al-Ahly achieved their fourth victory in all competitions under the club new manager, Rene Weiler.

On the other hand, Zamalek face Generation Foot on Sunday and they aim to bounce back after a 2-1 loss at the first leg.
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9/28/2019 10:11:07 PM
<![CDATA[Liverpool continue strong run with tight victory in Sheffield ]]>
whatever their performance, Liverpool players are capable of getting the three points from their opponents.

On Saturday, the Reds opened the games of Week 7 with a difficult victory over Sheffield United in front of Sheffield’s passionate fans.

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, said “But all respect to Sheffield United, they did really well and they did that over 95 minutes, that really deserves all the respect.”

The Reds’ manager counted on Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah to help break the opponent’s defense but the solution came at the second half by Georginio Wijnaldum with the help of Sheffield’s goalkeeper who failed to control the ball.

Klopp added “It was not our biggest chance in the game, unlucky for Sheffield United for sure. So if it would have been a draw I would sit here and say that’s how it was today, Sheffield deserved it and that’s what we deserved.”

Liverpool, who are searching for their first league title in almost three decades, are leading the table with five points ahead of the second placed and the defending champions, Manchester City.
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9/28/2019 9:31:42 PM
<![CDATA[Dembele’s muscle injuries have no end ]]>
The player suffered a thigh injury and he will undergo more tests to find out the exact extent of the injury.

“The Barça striker has a problem in his left thigh and he will have more tests in Barcelona to find out the exact extent of the problem” Barcelona statement said.

Dembele just returned to the squad at the second half of Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Villareal on Tuesday after spending the first weeks of the season recovering from a muscular injury he received a the opening game of the league against Athletic Bilbao.

Barcelona’s youngster Carles Perez will replace Dembele at Barcelona’s right flank as Barcelona biggest star, Lionel Messi, will miss the game for injury.

Barcelona starting line-up for the game consists of: Marc Andre Ter Stegen; Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet, Junior, Sergi Roberto; Arthur, Busquets, De Jong; Perez, Suarez and Griezmann.]]>
9/28/2019 3:21:06 PM
<![CDATA[Salah named as Egypt national team new captain ]]>
The decision proves the importance of the Egyptian winger to the national team.

Following his appointment, El Badry stated that Salah is a vital player to the national team and he will contact him to find solutions to his problems with the former EFA board members.

Salah was highly criticized after the national team’s early exit from the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations held in Egypt.

The team was eliminated from the round of 16 after losing 1-0 to South Africa and the EFA board decided to sack the national team’s Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, and then they resigned from their position.

Salah led the national team to reach 2018 World Cup for the third time in the history and the first time since 1990.

Salah’s shoulder injury that he picked during 2018 UEFA Champions League final against Real Madrid affected his participation at the competition.

El Badry aims to lead the team towards 2022 World Cup. ]]>
9/28/2019 2:55:35 PM
<![CDATA[Simeone praises Real Madrid strikers ahead of Madrid Derby ]]>
“I think that Real Madrid have very good players and when they take advantage of the spaces they are tough to defend against," Simeone said on Friday.

Real Madrid achieved three straight victories at the league over Levante, Sevilla and Osasuna respectively and they are leading the league table with 14 points, one point ahead of second placed, Atletico.

Simeone added “Real Madrid improved a lot in Seville, and continued in that way against Osasuna even when they made changes. I imagine they will continue on that path,"

The two Madrid clubs target achieving the league title and put an end to Barcelona’s dominance over the competition as the Catalans won eight titles in the last 11 years.

Atletico castle, Wanda Metropolitano, hosts the first Madrid derby of the season and the hosts aim to achieve their first victory over Real Madrid at their new home stadium. ]]>
9/28/2019 2:32:35 PM
<![CDATA[Salah accepts a table tennis challenge from an Egyptian girl ]]>
The 12 years old girl took the nation by a storm after achieving the Women’s senior national championship after she defeated Farah Abdel Aziz, who is ranked second in Africa, at the final.

After her victory, the girl tweeted “ The Champions Challenge, Salah you cannot win every game. I challenge you in a table tennis game, the golden hands versus the golden legs.”

The Egyptian winger accepted the challenge saying “I think you should play first against my daughter “Makkah”, however, I accept your challenge.”

After achieving the championship, Al-Ahly board decided to promote the wonder girl to the club’s first team.

The young girl had an amazing run during the competition and she won the title after achieving 10 victories and she only lost 4 sets during the whole competition.

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9/27/2019 8:53:24 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt national team to face Botswana in October ]]>
“The Senior Men National Team, The Zebras, will play African giants Egypt, The Pharaohs, on the 14th October 2019 in Cairo, Egypt. The Zebras will head to Egypt on the 7th October for a short high-performance Camp to prepare for the game and the 2021 qualifying games.” Botswana Football Association tweeted on Friday.

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

El Badry spent his entire career as a footballer inside Al-Ahly and he was one of the team members in the late 70s and early 80s before the injury forced him to retire at 26.

El Badry started his managerial career so early and he joined the first team staff in 2002 to serve as a coach assistant to the club’s historic Portuguese manager Manuel Jose.

El Badry became the club’s first man on Al-Ahly’s bench in 2009 and he is considered the club’s best manager in the last decade as he won four Egyptian League titles, three Egyptian Cup titles, Egyptian Super Cup title and 2012 CAF Champions League title during his three spells at Al-Ahly. ]]>
9/27/2019 6:56:17 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly receives an offer to face Real Madrid ]]>
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueño accompanied Al Ahly board members during a tour in the Spanish club’s stadium and offered them to organize a friendly game like the game in 2001.

In 2001, African club of the century, Al Ahly, hosted European club of the century in Real Madrid at Cairo Stadium in a game ended with a 1-0 victory for the Egyptian team thanks to a goal by Nigerian midfielder, Sunday Chibuike.

This game in 200 is considered the most important friendly game ever played in Egypt as the Spanish club then included many top players like Zidane, Luis Figo, Raul and Roberto Carlos.

It is worth to mention that Al-Ahly historic manager, Manuel Jose, was leading the Red Devils during the game while Vicente Del Bosque was Real Madrid manager.

Al Ahly board members accepted the initial offer and the game’s details will be decided later. ]]>
9/27/2019 5:30:56 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ittihad Alexandria reach Arab Club Championship round of 16 ]]>
Whatever Al Ittihad’s situation at the domestic competitions, the green shirt holders know how to shine at the Arab Clubs Championship.

On Thursday, Al Ittihad defeated Kuwaiti giants, Al Araby, 2-0 to secure an expected qualification to the second round after winning the first leg in Kuwait 1-0.

Al Ittihad’s starting strikers, Khaled Kamar and Razak Cisse, were the men behind the Alexandrian’s victory to the second round of the competition.

Last season, Al Ittihad were the last Egyptian team to say goodbye to the competition after losing at the quarter finals to the tournament’s finalists, Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia.

Al-Ittihad has had an amazing run at the tournament and they knocked out 2018 CAF Champions League winners, Espérance, at round of 32 before knocking out Egyptian giants, Zamalek at the second round.

The Alexandrian team aims to achieve a better result this season and to be a good representatives of the Egyptian football as the two biggest teams in the country, Al-Ahly and Zamalek, are not participating in the competition this season. ]]>
9/27/2019 1:28:42 PM
<![CDATA[Azarro returns ahead of Cano Sport clash]]>
Al-Ahly Moroccan striker, Walid Azarro, was included in the list after he missed Al-Ahly recent clashes for injury.

The striker is expected to play his first game under the command of the Swiss manager.

Ahmed Fathy, Ahmed El Sheik, Akiou Dieng and Salah Mosen also returned to the squad after they missed Al-Ahly 1-0 victory over Smouha at the opening game of the league.

On the other hand, Ali Maaloul, Giraldo and Saleh Gomaa were ruled out of the clash.

Al-Ahly achieved a 2-0 away victory at the first leg in Equatorial Guinea thanks to two goals from Walid Soliman and Salah Mohsen.

Al-Ahly, who holds a record for achieving eight Champions League titles, target their 9th title and their first one since 2013 when Al-Ahly defeated South Africa’s Orlando Pirates at the final.

Al-Ahly lost back to back Champions League finals to Wydad Casablance and Tunisian giants, Esperence, in 2017 and 2018 respectively while they were knocked out of the last season’s competition from the quarter finals after a humiliating loss to Mamelodi Sundowns.
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9/27/2019 12:21:51 PM
<![CDATA[Trezeguet, Elmohamady lead Aston Villa to defeat Brighton]]>
Jose Ignacio opened the score for Aston Villa after 22 minutes and his teammate, Conor Hourihane, doubled the score for the Villans 13 minutes later.

Brighton returned in the game at the second half by Hoydon Robers’ goal but a goal from Aston Villa captain, Jack Grealish, secured his team’s victory.

“As a Villa supporter, I’ve seen teams that have come unstuck in situations like that, whether it’s a youthful team or a lower-league team,” Aston Villa manager, Dean Smith, said after the game.

EFL Cup round of 16 draw put Aston Villa against Premier League side, Wolverhampton Wanderers, who defeated Reading on penalties at the round of 32.

Smith praised the team’s fans saying “You’ve seen the numbers that have travelled down from Birmingham and they deserve our utmost respect and we’ve given it that tonight.”

Aston Villa achieved five EFL Cup titles and their last one came in 1996 when they defeated Leeds United at the final. ]]>
9/26/2019 2:39:59 PM
<![CDATA[EFL Cup draw puts Liverpool against Arsenal]]>
The round of 16 draw put Liverpool in a tough clash against Arsenal who reached the round of 16 after defeating Nottingham Forest 5-0.

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, rested his top players against MK Dons including Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Virgil Van Dijk.

“These games are there so the boys show how good they are. It's so important that we still do these games, that we are brave enough to use the boys. We are not here with this line-up because we don't respect the competition, we are here to win the game, no other reason.” Klopp said after the game.

Klopp is expected to count on his starting line-up against Arsenal when they meet at Anfield on 30 October.

Liverpool won a record 8 EFL Cup titles and their last title was in 2012 when they defeated Cardiff City at the final.


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9/26/2019 2:37:55 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt’s Olympic team to face Nigeria in a friendly match]]>
Gharib told Youm7 that Egypt will be at the head of a group during the African Nations Cup draw, which will be hosted by Alexandria on October 3.

The African Football Confederation (CAF) announced that the draw for the U-23 African Cup of Nations qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be held at the park in Alexandria on October 3 at 5 pm.

Eight teams - Egypt, hosts, Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Zambia, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria (defending champions) and Mali - qualified for the tournament.
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9/26/2019 2:29:03 PM
<![CDATA[EFA asks FIFA about not registering their votes in BEST awards]]>
Lionel Messi and JurgenKlopp took home the leading honours for The Best FIFA Men’s Player and Men’s Coach respectively, after their outstanding 2018/19 campaigns which saw both scoop silverware and individual accolades galore.

The Egyptian Football Association officially sent Egypt's vote to FIFA on August 15, four days before the end of the deadline, where the voting ended on August 19.

Mohamed Salah removed from his description of his official Twitter account, that he is a player at the Egyptian national team.

Many fans claimed that this move was a reaction as EFA didn’t vote for him in the BEST awards.

Egypt's captain, Ahmed Al Mohamady, voted for Egypt, while Egypt’s Olympic team coach ShawkiGharib voted instead of the Egyptian national first team.

Messi won the award for the sixth time in his remarkable career, beating Ronaldo, who has won five times before.
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9/25/2019 2:36:02 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly play Cano Sport match as a Final: Sami Kumsan]]>
Al Ahly started their journey to defend the Egyptian League title by defeating Smouha 1-0 in the match gathered both teams at Borg El Arab stadium on Monday.

Ramadan Sobhy scored Al Ahly's only goal in the 10th minute after a pass from Marwan Mohsen.

"Yes, we won in Guinea in the first leg, but that does not mean that we’ll not concentrate on the second leg. Al Ahly always respect their opponents and play every game as it’s a Final,” Sami Kumsan said.

Al Ahly face Intag Al Harby on Wednesday, October 2 after facing Cano Sport on Saturday.

Al-Ahly defeated Zamalek 3-2 on Friday night to win the Egyptian Super Cup derby at Borg El Arab Stadium.

This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

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9/25/2019 2:32:32 PM
<![CDATA[Micho prepares his power before Generation foot clash]]>
Zamalek will host Senegal's Generation Foot on Sunday in the second leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League which Zamalek lost its first leg 1-2.

Tarek Hamed returns to the midfield, after he missed the white team's meeting against IttihadAlexandria in the Egyptian league local championship due to the suspension.

The White Knights defeated Ittihad thanks to Mostafa Mohamed who scored his fourth goal against the same team; the most team conceded goals from Mostafa Mohamed.

Micho also was keen to prepare Obama, who participated in Ittihad’s second half. Also, he gave some rest to both midfielders, Shikabala& Ashraf Bensharki. He’s planning to put them in the starting line-up.

Zamalek, since winning the Egyptian Cup, suffered two defeats in the CAF Champions League 32nd round and the Egyptian Super Cup, the White knights look to revive and please their fans.


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9/25/2019 2:30:42 PM
<![CDATA[EFA receives three offers for a friendly against Egypt]]>
According to Youm7, the source added that the offers made to face Egypt are from Algeria, Brazil, Argentina and Zambia.

The source added that there is a meeting between the new coach, Hossam Al Badry, and the five-member committee in the EFA head-quarter to finalize the coaching staff members.

Egyptian Football Association, EFA, announced on Thursday that Hossam El Badry will be the new national team manager.

The decision surprised Egyptian football fans as many sources confirmed that IhabGalal was the favorite to take the job.

Hossam El Badry, the new coach of the national team settled on the formation of the Pharaohs coaching staff , which includes the team manager Mohamed Barakat, Ahmed Ayoub, general coach Tarek Mustafa, general coach, Sayed Moawad coach, and Ayman Taher, goalkeeper coach.

Egypt was eliminated from the 16th round of AFCON after losing to South Africa 1-0 thanks to a late goal from their winger, ThembinkosiLorch.
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9/25/2019 2:16:54 PM
<![CDATA[FIFA Best Player? Lionel Messi]]>
It was a bumper year for the USA as Megan Rapinoe and Jill Ellis were rewarded for their part in the Stars and Stripes’ triumph at the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019™ as The Best FIFA Women’s Player and Women’s Coach respectively.

For 10 years, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo shared the FIFA Best Player of the Year award, until Luka Modric won the award last year.

In the presence of strong competition from the Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, most expectations went to keep the award away from Messi and Ronaldo rivals, but the surprise was present.

Messi won the award for the sixth time in his remarkable career, beating Ronaldo, who has won five times before.

Messi and Barcelona won La Liga last season, leaving the Champions League semi-final by Liverpool and losing the King's Cup final from Valencia.

The Liverpool manager beat Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham to the prize after his side won the Champions League and recorded a tally of 97 points in coming second in the Premier League last season.

The FIFA FIFPro Men’s World11 saw a number of new names enter the fray. Alisson made his debut in the ‘dream team’, alongside Dutch trio Matthijs de Ligt, Frenkie de Jong and Virgil van Dijk. The remainder of the side - Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Eden Hazard, Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo, KylianMbappe and Lionel Messi - retained their place from the 2018 World11. Both star-studded line-ups were elected by thousands of players from across the globe.

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9/24/2019 1:14:13 PM
<![CDATA[Hossam El Badry’s salary at the Egyptian national team revealed]]>
According to Youm7 newspaper, Hossam El Badry will have 600k-750k as a monthly salary which is more than what he used to take with Al Ahly.

Egyptian Football Association, EFA, announced on Thursday that Hossam El Badry will be the new national team manager.

The decision surprised Egyptian football fans as many sources confirmed that IhabGalal was the favorite to take the job.
HossamBadry, the new coach of the national team settled on the new composition of the Pharaohs, which includes the team manager Mohamed Barakat, Ahmed Ayoub, general coach Tarek Mustafa, general coach, Sayed Moawad coach, and Ayman Taher, goalkeeper coach.

EFA appointed a committee, which includes five members, choosed the next coach for the Egyptian national team after the EFA sacked Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, following the national team’s early elimination from 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at home.

Egypt was eliminated from the 16th round of AFCON after losing to South Africa 1-0 thanks to a late goal from their winger, ThembinkosiLorch.

El Badry spent his entire career as a footballer inside Al-Ahly and he was one of the team members in the late 70s and early 80s before the injury forced him to retire at 26.

El Badry started his managerial career so early and he joined the first team staff in 2002 to serve as a coach assistant to the club’s historic Portuguese manager Manuel Jose.

El Badry became the club’s first man on Al-Ahly’s bench in 2009 and he is considered the club’s best manager in the last decade as he won four Egyptian League titles, three Egyptian Cup titles, Egyptian Super Cup title and 2012 CAF Champions League title during his three spells at Al-Ahly.

El Badry also managed Libya’s Ahli Tripoli, Sudan’s Al Merrikh and Enppi in Egypt.

On international level, El Badry managed the U23 national team in 2013 but he failed to win qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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9/24/2019 1:12:57 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly stun Smouha, start defending the Egyptian league]]>
Ramadan Sobhy scored Al Ahly's only goal in the 10th minute after a pass from Marwan Mohsen.

Marwan Mohsen was substituted in the 37th minute due to injury in his head; Ajayi took his place.

Al Ahly dominated the game in the first half while Smouha appeared in the second half.
Al Ahly faces Intag Al Harby on Wednesday, October 2 after facing Mokawlon Al Arab on Saturday.

Al-Ahly defeated Zamalek 3-2 on Friday night to win the Egyptian Super Cup derby at Borg El Arab Stadium.

This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

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9/24/2019 1:11:19 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek beat Ittihad, Mostafa Mohamed scores fourth goal against Alexandria's team]]>
The White Knights defeated Ittihad thanks to Mostafa Mohamed who scored his fourth goal against the same team; the most team conceded goals from Mostafa Mohamed.

The match didn't reach the expected level as both teams presented poor performance due to different reasons; but Mostafa decided the game in the sixth minute after a shot which Emad El Sayed failed to save it.

Micho made a lot of changes in the starting line-up:

GK: Mohamed Awad
DEF: AbdallahGomaa, Mahmoud Alaa, Al Wensh, HamdyNagguezz
MID: FerjaniSassi, Ahmed SayedZizo, Onajem, EmamAshour
ATT: KhaledBotayeb, Mostafa Mohamed.


Zamalek will host Senegal's Generation Foot on Sunday in the second leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League which Zamalek lost its first leg 1-2.
Ittihad will host Al Arabi of Kuwait on Friday in the second leg of the 32nd round of the Arab Championship and four days later will host El Gouna in the Egyptian league.
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9/24/2019 1:09:59 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly build their new stadium at Sheikh Zayed City]]>
The meeting also included a full analysis of the feasibility study for the project in Sheikh Zayed land, reviewing the position of engineering permits and current approvals to complete the required administrative and executive procedures.

The other side of the meeting discussed the offers submitted to the club, whether from companies in the implementation with the provision of facilities in funding or sponsorship companies to put their name on the stadium as naming rights complete the discussions.

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9/23/2019 1:59:00 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek aim good start against Ittihad Alexandria]]>
Zamalek Serbian coach Micho has asked for videos for Ittihad Alexandria in the semi-finals of the Egyptian Cup, when the two teams met together last August, and ended with the victory for the white team.

Micho’s request came as Zamalek is set to face Ittihad Alexandria in the 2019/ 2020 Egyptian league debut which started on Saturday.

Zamalek, since winning the Egyptian Cup, suffered two defeats in the CAF Champions League 32nd round and the Egyptian Super Cup, the White knights look to revive and please their fans.

Tarek Hamed will miss the game against Al Ittihad of Alexandria, after receiving the third yellow card in the Egyptian Super against Al Ahly. Micho to decide alternatives for Tarek Hamed which would be Mahmoud Abdel Aziz ‘Zizo’.

Zamalek’s expected line-up:
GK: Mohamed Awad
DEF: Abdallah Gomaa, Al Wensh, Mahmoud Alaa, Hamdy Nagguezz
MID: Ferjani Sassi, Ahmed Zizo, Ashraf Bensharki, Obama, Onajem,
ATT: Mostafa Mohamed

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9/23/2019 1:25:01 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly faces Smouha in their Egyptian League debut]]>
Al Ahly continued their camp in Borg El Arab in preparation for the match against Smouha due to lack of time. Weiler seeks to identify alternatives for defenders who have been injured; Mahmoud Metwally and Yasser Ibrahim.

Al-Ahly defeated Zamalek 3-2 on Friday night to win the Egyptian Super Cup derby at Borg El Arab Stadium.

This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

Ayman Ashraf and Ramy Rabeaa will return to Al Ahly squad after receiving treatments for their injuries.

Al Ahly’s expected line-up is:

GK: Mohamed El Shenawy

DEF: Ali Maaloul, Ayman Ashraf, Ramy Rabeaa, Ahmed Fathy

MID: Hamdy Fathi, Aliou Diang, Magdy Afsha, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat

ATT: Junior Ajayi

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9/23/2019 11:45:35 AM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly hold special celebration after winning the Egyptian League & Super Cup]]>
However, the date has not been confirmed until the moment due to the local and African team's commitments.

Al-Ahly defeated Zamalek 3-2 on Friday night to win the Egyptian Super Cup derby at Borg El Arab Stadium.

This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

Al-Ahly manager, Rene Weiler, decided to start the derby with the experienced striker, Junior Ajayi, and he will keep Marwan Mohsen beside him on the bench.

Al-Ahly starting line-up for the derby consists of: Mohamed El_Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Ahmed Fathy, Yasser Ibrahim, Mahmoud Metwaly, Afsha, HamdyFathy, Amr El Solia, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat and Junior Ajayi.

On the other hand, Zamalek Serbian manager, Micho, will count on the team’s three magicians, Mahmoud AbdelrazikShikabala, Youssef Obama and AchrafBencherki to break Al-Ahly defense.

Zamalek starting line-up consists of: Mohammed Awwad, Mahmoud Alaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, HamdiNaguez, Mohamed Abdelshafy, FerjaniSassi, Tarek Hamed, Youssef Obama, Bencherki, Mohamed Ounajem and Shikabala.

Ajayi opened the score for Al-Ahly 17 minutes from the start after he received a wonderful cross from Ahmed Fathy.

Al-Ahly doubled the score seconds before half time through Hussein El Shahat after Zamalek defenders failed to clear the ball to end the first half with a 2-0 lead for Al-Ahly.

The second half started with another goal for Al-Ahly by Junior Ajayi who was his club’s hero during the game.

Everyone expected Al-Ahly to dominate the game but Zamalek returned in the game with Mahmoud Alaa’s two goals from the penalty spot.

Zamalek made many attempts to add the third goal to equal the score but Al-Ahly defense stopped all the opponent’s attempts.

Al-Ahly won the game 3-2 to achieve their 11th Super Cup title.
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9/22/2019 1:28:14 PM
<![CDATA[Micho requests videos for Ittihad Alexandria]]>
Micho’s request came as Zamalek is set to face Ittihad Alexandria in the 2019/ 2020 Egyptian league debut which started on Saturday.

Zamalek will meet with Al Ittihad at 8 pm on Monday at Petro Sport Stadium in the opening of the two teams' games in the league.

Zamalek are keen to grab the first three points in their quest to compete for the title this season, especially in light of the desire of the fans to achieve the championship after losing last season.

Tarek Hamed will miss the game against Al Ittihad of Alexandria, after receiving the third yellow card in the Egyptian Super against Al Ahly. Micho to decide alternatives for Tarek Hamed which would be Mahmoud Abdel Aziz ‘Zizo’.

Zamalek lost against Al Ahly in the Egyptian Super Cup 3-2 on Friday.
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9/22/2019 1:26:51 PM
<![CDATA[Weiler prepares for Egyptian League debut]]>
The 2019/2020 Egyptian League season has started on Saturday.

Al-Ahly defeated Zamalek 3-2 on Friday night to win the Egyptian Super Cup derby at Borg El Arab Stadium.

Al Ahly continued their camp in Borg El Arab in preparation for the match against Smouha due to lack of time. Weiler seeks to identify alternatives for defenders who have been injured; Mahmoud Metwally and Yasser Ibrahim.

This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

Al-Ahly manager, Rene Weiler, decided to start the derby with the experienced striker, Junior Ajayi, and he will keep Marwan Mohsen beside him on the bench.

Al-Ahly starting line-up for the derby consists of: Mohamed El_Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Ahmed Fathy, Yasser Ibrahim, Mahmoud Metwaly, Afsha, HamdyFathy, Amr El Solia, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat and Junior Ajayi.

On the other hand, Zamalek Serbian manager, Micho, will count on the team’s three magicians, Mahmoud AbdelrazikShikabala, Youssef Obama and AchrafBencherki to break Al-Ahly defense.

Zamalek starting line-up consists of: Mohammed Awwad, Mahmoud Alaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, HamdiNaguez, Mohamed Abdelshafy, FerjaniSassi, Tarek Hamed, Youssef Obama, Bencherki, Mohamed Ounajem and Shikabala.

Ajayi opened the score for Al-Ahly 17 minutes from the start after he received a wonderful cross from Ahmed Fathy.

Al-Ahly doubled the score seconds before half time through Hussein El Shahat after Zamalek defenders failed to clear the ball to end the first half with a 2-0 lead for Al-Ahly.

The second half started with another goal for Al-Ahly by Junior Ajayi who was his club’s hero during the game.

Everyone expected Al-Ahly to dominate the game but Zamalek returned in the game with Mahmoud Alaa’s two goals from the penalty spot.

Zamalek made many attempts to add the third goal to equal the score but Al-Ahly defense stopped all the opponent’s attempts.

Al-Ahly won the game 3-2 to achieve their 11th Super Cup title.
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9/22/2019 1:25:29 PM
<![CDATA[El Badry to decide Brazil friendly match date]]>
Egyptian Football Association, EFA, announced on Thursday that Hossam El Badry will be the new national team manager.

The decision surprised Egyptian football fans as many sources confirmed that IhabGalal was the favorite to take the job.

El Badry to decide whether to play the friendly match or not which will be held next October in Kuwait as part of the preparation of the Pharaohs for the African Nations Cup 2021 qualifiers hosted by Cameroon.

EFA appointed a committee, which includes five members, to choose the next coach for the Egyptian national team after the EFA sacked Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, following the national team’s early elimination from 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at home.

Egypt was eliminated from the 16th round of AFCON after losing to South Africa 1-0 thanks to a late goal from their winger, ThembinkosiLorch.

El Badry spent his entire career as a footballer inside Al-Ahly and he was one of the team members in the late 70s and early 80s before the injury forced him to retire at 26.

El Badry started his managerial career so early and he joined the first team staff in 2002 to serve as a coach assistant to the club’s historic Portuguese manager Manuel Jose.

El Badry became the club’s first man on Al-Ahly’s bench in 2009 and he is considered the club’s best manager in the last decade as he won four Egyptian League titles, three Egyptian Cup titles, Egyptian Super Cup title and 2012 CAF Champions League title during his three spells at Al-Ahly.

El Badry also managed Libya’s Ahli Tripoli, Sudan’s Al Merrikh and Enppi in Egypt.

On international level, El Badry managed the U23 national team in 2013 but he failed to win qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.
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9/22/2019 12:24:44 PM
<![CDATA[Gaafar reveals Weiler's only mistake against Zamalek]]>
"Achieving a title at your first game after defeating your arch rivals is fascinating." Gaafar said after the game.

Weiler surprised Al_Ahly fans when he decided to start the game with Junior Ajayi and kept both Marwan Mohsen and Salah Mohsen on the bench.

Ajayi opened the score for Al-Ahly 17 minutes from the start after he received a wonderful cross from Ahmed Fathy.

Al-Ahly doubled the score seconds before half time through Hussein El Shahat after Zamalek defenders failed to clear the ball to end the first half with a 2-0 lead for Al-Ahly.

The second half started with another goal for Al-Ahly by Junior Ajayi who was his club’s hero during the game.

Everyone expected Al-Ahly to dominate the game but Zamalek returned in the game with Mahmoud Alaa’s two goals from the penalty spot.

Zamalek made many attempts to add the third goal to equal the score but Al-Ahly defense stopped all the opponent’s attempts.

Gaafar added "However, he didn't add defenders on the bench list which could cost him the game. That is his only mistake."

Al-Ahly won the game 3-2 to achieve their 11th Super Cup title.]]>
9/21/2019 8:25:50 PM
<![CDATA[Al_Ahly defenders at the Derby to miss Egyptian League opener ]]>
The two players suffered muscular injuries during the game and the team played the last 30 minutes against Zamalek without defenders.

Metwaly suffered an injury at the first half when Al_Ahly was leading the game 1_0 and he was replaced by Mohamed Hany.

At the second half when the score was 3_1 for the Reds, Yasser also suffered an injury that forced him to leave the pitch to be replaced by Hossam Ashour.

Al-Ahly defeated Zamalek 3-2 on Friday night to win the Egyptian Super Cup derby at Borg El Arab Stadium.

This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

Ajayi opened the score for Al-Ahly 17 minutes from the start after he received a wonderful cross from Ahmed Fathy.

Al-Ahly doubled the score seconds before half time through Hussein El Shahat after Zamalek defenders failed to clear the ball to end the first half with a 2-0 lead for Al-Ahly.

The second half started with another goal for Al-Ahly by Junior Ajayi who was his club’s hero during the game.

Everyone expected Al-Ahly to dominate the game but Zamalek returned in the game with Mahmoud Alaa’s two goals from the penalty spot.

Zamalek made many attempts to add the third goal to equal the score but Al-Ahly defense stopped all the opponent’s attempts.

Al-Ahly won the game 3-2 to achieve their 11th Super Cup title.]]>
9/21/2019 8:22:59 PM
<![CDATA[Valverde keeps Messi on the bench against Granada ]]>
Messi missed Barcelona's first four league games due to a muscular injury he picked during the pre-season and since then the player did not start for the Catalan club.

The Argentinean appeared on the score sheet on Tuesday when Barcelona faced Borussia Dortmund at the opening game of the Champions League and he played the last 30 minutes of the game.

Messi is expected to take part in the second half of the game against Granada.

Barcelona, defending champions, opened their league campaign with a 1-0 loss in Bilbao but they bounced back against Real Betis at home with a 5_2 victory.

Barcelona found huge difficulties for their second away game against Osasuna and the game ended with a draw but they regained confidence with another 5_2 win at home over Valencia.

Barcelona hope that they can achieve their first away victory on Saturday night against Granada. ]]>
9/21/2019 8:20:28 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian League returns with three tough clashes]]>
The league starts in Cairo when El Geish hosts Arab Contractors at 3:30 pm.

Arab Contractors were the league's underdogs last season and they were close to finish at the top 4 positions while El Geish did not have a good season last year and they avoided relegation at the last stage of the season.

Both teams aim to have a strong start at the league.

The second game will be played in El Gouna when the local club hosts giants, Ismaily.

El Gouna decided the league title race last season when they defeated Zamalek 2_1 at home and gave Al_Ahly the chance to win the league title.

The last game will be played in Cairo when one of the main title contenders, Pyramids, host Enppi at 8:00 pm.

Pyramids failed to finish last season with a title after they lost the Egyptian Cup Final 3_0 to Zamalek.

The opening fixture's remaining games will be played on Sunday and Monday.
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9/21/2019 11:16:00 AM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly wins Egyptian Super Cup Derby]]>
This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

Al-Ahly manager, Rene Weiler, decided to start the derby with the experienced striker, Junior Ajayi, and he will keep Marwan Mohsen beside him on the bench.

Al-Ahly starting line-up for the derby consists of: Mohamed El_Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Ahmed Fathy, Yasser Ibrahim, Mahmoud Metwaly, Afsha, Hamdy Fathy, Amr El Solia, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat and Junior Ajayi.

On the other hand, Zamalek Serbian manager, Micho, will count on the team’s three magicians, Mahmoud Abdelrazik Shikabala, Youssef Obama and Achraf Bencherki to break Al-Ahly defense.

Zamalek starting line-up consists of: Mohammed Awwad, Mahmoud Alaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Hamdi Naguez, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ferjani Sassi, Tarek Hamed, Youssef Obama, Bencherki, Mohamed Ounajem and Shikabala.

Ajayi opened the score for Al-Ahly 17 minutes from the start after he received a wonderful cross from Ahmed Fathy.

Al-Ahly doubled the score seconds before half time through Hussein El Shahat after Zamalek defenders failed to clear the ball to end the first half with a 2-0 lead for Al-Ahly.

The second half started with another goal for Al-Ahly by Junior Ajayi who was his club’s hero during the game.

Everyone expected Al-Ahly to dominate the game but Zamalek returned in the game with Mahmoud Alaa’s two goals from the penalty spot.

Zamalek made many attempts to add the third goal to equal the score but Al-Ahly defense stopped all the opponent’s attempts.

Al-Ahly won the game 3-2 to achieve their 11th Super Cup title.

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9/20/2019 9:34:44 PM
<![CDATA[Super Cup Derby starting line-ups revealed ]]>
This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

Al-Ahly manager, Rene Weiler, decided to start the derby with the experienced striker, Junior Ajayi, and he will keep Salah Mohsen beside him on the bench.

Al-Ahly starting line-up for the derby consists of: Mohamed El_Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Ahmed Fathy, Yasser Ibrahim, Mahmoud Metwaly, Afsha, Hamdy Fathy, Amr El Solia, Ramadan Sobhy, Hussein El Shahat and Junior Ajayi.

On the other hand, Zamalek Serbian manager, Micho, will count on the team’s three magicians, Mahmoud Abdelrazik Shikabala, Youssef Obama and Achraf Bencherki to break Al-Ahly defense.

Zamalek starting line-up consists of: Mohammed Awwad, Mahmoud Alaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Hamdi Naguez, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ferjani Sassi, Tarek Hamed, Youssef Obama, Bencherki, Mohamed Ounajem and Shikabala.

The game starts on 7:00 PM.


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9/20/2019 6:39:37 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek star-studded squad ready for Al-Ahly clash ]]>
Zamalek players aim to reconcile with their fans after their poor finish to the Egyptian League last season after they were leading the table almost the entire season.

Zamalek lost the title race to Al-Ahly and also lost the derby 1-0 at the last game of the season.

Zamalek made many changes to the squad at the summer transfer market and they added another two North African players, Mohamed Ounajem and chraf Bencerki, as well as Ismaily Veteran goalkeeper, Mohamed Awwad.

Zamalek also resigned their magician Mahmoud Abdelrazik Shikabala who spent the last two seasons away from the club.

Zamalek changed their coaching staff as they appointed the Serbian manager, Micho, as their new manager and since his first day he earned a place inside Zamalek fans’ hearts, aving led the team to win the Egyptian Cup title.

Zamalek expected squad for the game consists of: Awwad, Mahmoud Alaa, Mohamed Abdelghany, Hamdi Naguez, Mohamed Abdelshafy, Ferjani Sassi, Tarek Hamed, Youssef Obama, Bencherki, Mostafa Mohamed and Shikabala.

This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup. ]]>
9/20/2019 3:25:57 PM
<![CDATA[Al-Ahly counts on Weiler's fresh ideas to win the Derby ]]>
The Reds will follow their team for the first time under the command of the club's new Swiss manager, Rene Weiler.

Weiler was appointed as Al_Ahly head coach last month and he led the team to a 2_0 away victory on his opening game on Saturday against Cano Sport but the game was not broadcasted in Egypt.

Weiler is expected to start his first Cairo Derby with many new signings like Mohamed Magdy Afsha and Mahmoud Metwaly as well as the veteran defender, Ahmed Fathy.

Fathy lost his starting position to Mohamed Hany under the command of Al_Ahly former manager, Martin Lasarte.

Al_Ahly expected line_up for the game consists of: Mohamed El_Shenawy, Ali Maaloul, Ahmed Fathy, Yasser Ibrahim, Mahmoud Metwaly, Afsha, Hamdy Fathy, Amr El Solia, Ramadan Sobhy, Walid Soliman and Salah Mohsen.

This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.]]>
9/20/2019 2:44:49 PM
<![CDATA[Van Dijk focuses on Chelsea after Napoli loss]]>
Liverpool suffered a 2-0 loss on Tuesday night at UEFA Champions League opening game of the season after conceding two goals at the last 10 minutes.

“It felt like it was going to be a draw. There were some moments from us on the break where we could have done a bit better but the penalty changed it and we come home with no points.” Van Dijk said.

Napoli’s loss put an end to Liverpool amazing start of the season as the club won five games in a row at the League.

Van Dijk added “Yes, but I think everyone wants to beat us no matter what competition. That’s something we have to deal with but it’s not going to be a problem at all.”

Liverpool are expecting another tough clash on Sunday when they face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Dutch continued “For us to lose our first game is obviously not what we wanted but the only thing we can do is try to win all the other games and now focus on Chelsea.”

Liverpool are leading the Premier League table with 15 points, five points ahead of the second placed, Manchester City. ]]>
9/20/2019 1:48:12 PM
<![CDATA[Ex-England forward Beardsley suspended over racist comments]]>
The England international, who played for Newcastle and Liverpool, was charged earlier this year by the Football Association with three counts of using racist language.

The 58-year-old’s departure from the Premier League club was confirmed in March after he was placed on leave while an investigation into bullying was carried out.

An FA statement said: “All three breaches of FA Rule E3 were denied but subsequently found proven based upon the results and findings of Newcastle United FC’s disciplinary proceedings.”

It added: “An independent regulatory commission has suspended Peter Beardsley from all football and football-related activity for a period of 32 weeks until 29 April 2020.”

The commission’s report described Beardsley as a “towering figure in football” and said his football reputation was “beyond question.”

But it found: “On the three occasions which are the subject of the charges, he made remarks which were obviously racist and were wholly unacceptable.

“Even if he did not intend to do so, he plainly did cause offense. It is particularly important at a time when racism in football is prevalent that remarks of the kind made by Mr. Beardsley are punished severely.”

Beardsley, who denied the allegations, has also been ordered to complete a “face-to-face” education course.

In a statement released on his behalf by his solicitors, Beardsley spoke of his disappointment at the decision, but vowed to return to football.

It said: “Peter Beardsley is very surprised and disappointed by the decision of the regulatory commission.

“It was almost impossible for Peter to clear his name because of the serious flaws and contamination of evidence that occurred in the disciplinary process before Newcastle United and by the unusual fact that the FA Rules put the burden of proof on him to prove his innocence in the proceedings.

“After a long process which has been unnecessarily protracted, Peter feels vindicated that the commission has expressly found that he is not a racist.”]]>
9/20/2019 8:09:07 AM
<![CDATA[FIFA rejects ban on Iranian women to attend soccer matches]]>
FIFA’s position is “clear and firm” and that women “have to be allowed” into football stadiums in the country, according to president Gianni Infantino.

Iran’s ban on women attending sports stadiums was put in place shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolution, despite international pressure to let them attend.

Infantino’s call comes shortly after the death of Sahar Khodayari, a female fan who set herself on fire after she was denied access to a football stadium in Tehran.

“I am hopeful that the Iranian Federation and the Iranian authorities were receptive to our repeated calls to address this unacceptable situation,” Infantino said in a statement.

“I contacted them several times in the recent past and so has the FIFA administration. We have a delegation of FIFA members in Iran at the moment and I am looking forward to hearing good news from them.

“We understand there are steps and processes that need to be taken before this is done in a proper and safe way but now is the moment to change things and FIFA is expecting positive developments starting in the next Iran home match in October.”

Iran’s Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Masoumeh Ebtekar has asked the judiciary to investigate the circumstances of Khodayari’s death, although the department’s spokesman, Gholamhossein Esmaili, has said that Khodayari “had clearly confessed her mistake during questioning, accepted it and expressed regret.”

FIFA has sent a letter to the to the Iranian Football Federation in June, requesting a timeline that would allow women to be able to buy tickets for World Cup qualifiers. Iran’s men’s national team takes on Cambodia in a World Cup qualifying game on October 10.

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9/20/2019 8:07:33 AM
<![CDATA[Breaking: EFA appoints Hossam El Badry as new national team manager]]>
The decision surprised Egyptian football fans as many sources confirmed that IhabGalal was the favorite to take the job.

EFA appointed a committee, which includes five members, to choose the next coach for the Egyptian national team after the EFA sacked Mexican manager, Javier Aguirre, following the national team’s early elimination from 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at home.

Egypt was eliminated from the 16th round of AFCON after losing to South Africa 1-0 thanks to a late goal from their winger, ThembinkosiLorch.

El Badry spent his entire career as a footballer inside Al-Ahly and he was one of the team members in the late 70s and early 80s before the injury forced him to retire at 26.

El Badry started his managerial career so early and he joined the first team staff in 2002 to serve as a coach assistant to the club’s historic Portuguese manager Manuel Jose.

El Badry became the club’s first man on Al-Ahly’s bench in 2009 and he is considered the club’s best manager in the last decade as he won four Egyptian League titles, three Egyptian Cup titles, Egyptian Super Cup title and 2012 CAF Champions League title during his three spells at Al-Ahly.

El Badry also managed Libya’s Ahli Tripoli, Sudan’s Al Merrikh and Enppi in Egypt.

On international level, El Badry managed the U23 national team in 2013 but he failed to win qualification to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.




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9/19/2019 6:00:45 PM
<![CDATA[Super Cup Derby is scheduled one hour earlier]]>
This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

Borg El Arab Stadium hosts the clash, which will witness the attendance of 5k fans for each club.

EFA announced on Wednesday that the German referee, Felix Brych, will officiate the game and will be joined by assistants Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp.

rych officiatd many big clashes in Europe including 2012 UEFA Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Barcelona, UEFA Europa League Final in 2014 Sevilla and Benfica and 2017 UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Juventus.

The Egyptian fans followed the German performance on Tuesday as he officiated the clash between Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool and Napoli at UEFA Champions League which ended with a 2-0 victory for the Italian club.

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9/19/2019 5:37:00 PM
<![CDATA[I have come back a bit quicker than expected, Hegazi]]>
“I’m very happy to be back in training and the ankle is feeling fine. There is no date for a return to playing yet but we will see how I progress from here.” Hegazi told the club’s official website.

Hegazi participated with the national team during 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt and then he underwent an ankle surgery.

Hegazi added ” I have come back a little bit quicker than was expected which is good for me. The team is doing well and we just need to keep this momentum going.”

Hegazi joined West Bromwich Albion in 2017 summer and since then he established himself as a key player at his team.

Hegazi and his teammates aim to seal promotion to the Premier League this season after they were so close last season, in which they reached the championship playoff’s semis.


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9/19/2019 5:34:12 PM
<![CDATA[Di Maria gets his revenge]]>
The story dates back to 2014 when Real Madrid forced the Argentinean to miss the World Cup Final between his national team and Germany as he was suffering from a muscular injury.

The player asked his club to take pain killers before the game but Real Madrid sent him a letter to prevent him from playing in the Final.

“They didn't want their player to be hurt before selling him, it was that simple.” Di Maria revealed.

The player watched his national team losing the final at the extra time thanks to a goal from Mario Gotze.

During the summer, Real Madrid sold Di Maria to Manchester United and they signed Colombian midfielder, James Rodriguez, from Monaco.

Di Maria cannot forget the moment when he received Real Madrid’s letter, saying “That's the business of football that people don't always see, I asked the doctor to give me the letter, I opened it up and just tore it into little pieces and threw it away."

Di Maria was the French team’s hero during the game as he scored two goals to led his team to defeat Real Madrid 3-0 at the opening game of the UEFA Champions League group stage.

By the way, James Rodriguez was among Real Madrid starting line-up who suffered a humiliating loss in Paris.



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9/19/2019 1:03:11 PM
<![CDATA[Felix Brych appointed for Super Cup derby]]>
The German, who is considered one of the best referees in the world, will be joined by assistants Mark Borsch and Stefan Lupp.

Brych, 44, started refereeing in the domestic German top division, Bundesliga, in 2004 and he earned his FIFA badge three years later.

Brych officiatd many big clashes in Europe including 2012 UEFA Champions League semi-final between Chelsea and Barcelona, UEFA Europa League Final in 2014 Sevilla and Benfica and 2017 UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Juventus.

The Egyptian fans followed the German performance on Tuesday as he officiated the clash between Mohamed Salah’s Liverpool and Napoli at UEFA Champions League which ended with a 2-0 victory for the Italian club.

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, criticized the referee after the game as he awarded a controversial penalty to Napoli that gave them the opportunity to open the score.

This edition of the Super Cup is for the 2017-2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league while Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

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9/19/2019 12:55:16 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek continue preparations for Al Ahly]]>
Generation Foot defeated Zamalek 2-1 during their match on Saturday evening at the Ladior Stadium in Atis, Senegal, in the first leg of the 32nd round.

Micho also stressed that the Senegalese football team is a strong team and has a good technical manager.

EFA decided that the game will be held officially on September 20, in the presence of both teams’ 5k fans at Borg El Arab stadium.

The Super Cup is held between the Egyptian League & Egyptian Cup winners. This edition of Super Cup is for the 2017/2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league & Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.


In the Zamalek training session, Micho is scheduled to try his plan at the big match in the rehearsal for the match.

Zamalek is preparing to face Al-Ahly, on Friday, at the Borg El Arab Stadium, in the presence of 10,000 fans divided into 5,000 fans for each team in the derby.
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9/18/2019 1:53:26 PM
<![CDATA[Salah Mohsen or Marwan Mohsen, who will lead Al Ahly front line?]]>
Al Ahly defeated Equatorial Guinea champions Cano Sport 2-0 on Saturday in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.

Weiler was delighted to win in his first match with Al Ahly, stressing that the team has enough time to prepare for Zamalek in the domestic Super Cup match scheduled for September 20.

The coaching staff is set to choose one of Marwan Mohsen and Salah Mohsen to lead the front line of the Reds.

EFA decided that the game will be held officially on September 20, in the presence of both teams’ 5k fans at Borg El Arab stadium.

Al Ahly’s delegation arrived to Cairo in the early hours of Monday. The Swiss coach tried to collect information about Zamalek during the presence of Al Ahly’s delegation in Guinea and before the start of the return trip to Cairo.

The club sacked their former manager, Martin Lasarte, after the team elimination from the Egyptian Cup, having lost to Pyramids at the round of 16.

Weiler is one of the promising managers in Europe and the highlight of his career was managing Belgian giants, Anderlecht, for one year.
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9/18/2019 1:51:52 PM
<![CDATA[Man City is the best team in Europe: Klopp]]>
Liverpool is set to face Napoli in the first round of the UEFA Champions League group stages at the San Mames stadium in South Italian city, Napoli.

Klopp faced Ancelotti in the last edition at the same stadium, he has been defeated 0-1 but managed to qualify as a leader from the group, won the UEFA Champions League for the 6th time in Liverpool's history.

He said: “We cannot be the best team in Europe because Man City is the best team in the world, that’s the same planet, I heard! There are a lot of good teams out there and you have to prove that constantly.

“Last season we were really good. I’m not too sure we were the best team in Europe, but we were really good in the right moments and that’s why we won the Champions League.

“You cannot imagine how normal it is to carry on after the celebrations, it’s so easy to carry on normal if you have the right character.

“If you go nuts and start taking drugs and drinking and driving different cars or whatever, and leave your missus at home because you are now the Champions League winner, then I can’t help you.

“But we are not like this, we want to create more stories to remember in the future and not only this one, so we cannot stick to that.

“I have no idea how I could use the fact that I won the Champions League with the boys, so I didn’t even think about it.”

Klopp added: “We want to be as consistent as last year, but play our football from this year. It’s just ‘do your best’ all the time.

“Last year we learned from one game to the next game and we have to use that experience because if you don’t defend with all we have then we have no chance against Napoli, they are so strong.

“They are stubborn in a positive way. They play football, they break lines, they have good counter-attacks, they are creative. I enjoy it when I analyse Napoli. I like to watch them.”

Following their trip to Napoli, Liverpool will face Chelsea at Stamford Bridge next Sunday.

The Reds will follow that up with their initial Carabao Cup match against League One club Milton Keys Dons midweek, followed by matches against Sheffield United, Red Bull Salzburg and Leicester City before the October international break.


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9/17/2019 12:41:00 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly refuse Ahmed Fathi’s departure to Pyramids FC]]>
A source within the Al Ahly said that Pyramids has been in intensive negotiations with the management of his club over the past days to win the services of Ahmed Fathy.

Also, one of the UAE clubs also entered into negotiations to sign the Joker, the source stressed that MamdouhEid, executive director of Pyramids is leading negotiations with Al Ahly, where the amount of 20 million pounds was allocated to buy the player, but the management of Al Ahly rejected the idea of selling the international defender because of the need for his services.

The source added that Swiss coach Rene Weiler also played a big role in rejecting the departure of Ahmed Fathi, especially since he wanted to rely on him mainly.



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9/17/2019 12:38:00 PM
<![CDATA[Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani are out of Real Madrid clash]]>
PSG will play against Real Madrid in the first round of the UEFA Champions League group stages next Wednesday.

The pair will return to training only by the end of the week after recovering from injury.
Also, duo Julian Draxler and right-back Thilo Krir are still under treatment and will not be available for the match.

Brazilian star Neymar, who has just returned from injury, will not play because of a three-match ban following his attack on the referees after last season's clash against Manchester United.

PSG are in Group A with Real Madrid, Turkey's Galatasaray and Belgium's Club Bruges.

Real Madrid have re-appointed Zinedine Zidanein order to collect the White team mess after a disastrous season with Julien Lopetegui and Santiago Solari.

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9/17/2019 12:37:36 PM
<![CDATA[Fans supporting was crucial for Ismaily: Ibrahim Othman]]>
Ismaili beat Ahli Bani Ghazi 4-2 at the Ismailia Stadium in the first leg of the 32nd round of the Arab Championship.

Ibrahim Othman said in statements to the official website of Ismaili: "The team and the fans were responsible as much in the game, which contributed to a comfortable result before the second leg in Tunisia."

"I also thank the coaching staff for their great efforts with the team in the recent period to achieve harmony between new and old players."

"The fans were great, their support was perfect," Ibrahim Othman said.

Madbouli participated in his first official meeting with Ismaili since joiningfromZamalek, after he appeared in front of AhliBani Ghazi in the Mohammed VI Championship.

Ismaili will play against El Gouna on September 21 in the first round of the Egyptian league.
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9/17/2019 12:32:43 PM
<![CDATA[I am proud of all Al Ahly's champions: Al-Khatib]]>
Al-Khatib said during the ceremony held at Al-Ahly branch in Nasr City on Monday: "We are very pleased with the successes achieved by Ahly sons at all levels to raise the name of our club and the name of Egypt."

"What motivated us is to perpetuate the history of our players in winning different tournaments." He added.

He continued, "Proud of all heroes and those who worked hard and achieved tournaments that pleased everyone, these successes make them proud of themselves and what they have achieved because history will write that."

Al-Khatib concluded his speech calling on the players to continue their work and diligence for the continuous rise on the coronation platforms.

During the ceremony, the board of directors of Al Ahlywas keen to support the football player MomenZakaria after a video showing the player's goals.

Al-Khatib and Al Ahly board of directors were keen to stand and send a special greeting to Mo'men, who travels to Germany on September 20 to start his treatment program.

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9/17/2019 12:31:12 PM
<![CDATA[Know the results of CIB Egypt International Open Squash draw]]>
The tournaments include the best international squash players, both men and women, such as Ali Farag, the world number one for men, and Wadi Degla’s Raneem Al Waily, Women No. 1, in addition to Nour El Sherbini, world champion and second place, and Mohamed Al Shorbagi, the second place in men list.

The total CIB World Squash Championship 2019-2020 awards total $ 430,000, while the CIB Egypt International Open Squash 2019 Men's Platinum awards total $ 185,000.

The conference will be attended by the following:

Leigh Bechel, President of the International Squash Federation, Assem Khalifa, President of the Egyptian Squash Federation, Ahmed Youssef, Chairman of the Egyptian Tourist Authority, Hisham Ezz El Arab, Chairman and Managing Director, CIB, Hussein Abaza, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of CIB Amr Mansi, tournament director, founder and CEO of IEVENTS.
Some of the clashes have been determined, while others are waiting for the qualifying phase. The tournament starts in the round of 64.

Draw for the World Championship for Women in CIB PSA
Ranim El Welily (Egypt) - Sana Ibrahim (Egypt)
Olivia Blatchford Klein (USA) - Menna Hamed (Egypt)
Julian Curtis (England) - Leo Tz-Ling (Hong Kong)
Allison Waters (England)
Salma Hany (Egypt) - Rachel Arnold (Mas)
Emily Whitelock (England) - Alexandra Fuller
Rawan Al Arabi (Egypt) - Lucy Tormel (England)
Melissa Alves (France) vs Nour El Tayeb (Egypt)
Sarah Jane Perry (England) vs James Arribago
Rachel Greenham v. Sarah Cardwell
Colin O'Mard (France) - Daniel Litorno (Canada)
Nada Abbas (Egypt) - Tysny Evans (Wales)
Victoria Lost (England) - Eva Azman (Mas)
Tiny Gillis (Belgium) - Enora Villard (France).
Nellie Gillis (Belgium) - Sonina Korovilla (India)
Le Weern (Mas) - Nuran Gohar (Egypt)
Camille Serm (France) - Reham Sedky (United States)
Mili Tomlinson (England) - Lee Ka Yi (Hong Kong)
Joy Chan - Melnai Luo
Lisa Aitken vs. Yathrib Adel (Egypt)
Hania Al - Hamami (Egypt) - Yasmine Hutton
Donna Le Pen against Ineta
Milo van der Heiden - Menna Nasser (Egypt)
Sivasangari Subramaniam v. Amanda Sobhy (United States of America)
Joel King - Tsing Wing Tong
Zeina Mekkawi (Egypt) vs Emilia Sweeney
Nadine Shaheen (Egypt) vs Cindy Merlo
Olivia Fletcher (USA) v. Annie O.
Joshna Chinabba (India) vs. Haley Mendez (United States)
Maryam Metwally (Egypt) - He is Tzie Look
Holly Nutton (Canada) - Farida Mohamed (Egypt)
Rachel Chadwick (England) - Nour El Sherbini (Egypt)


CIB draw for Men
Ali Farag
Amr Mosaad
Nicolas Muller v. Vikram Malhotra
Mazen Hisham (Egypt) vs Karim Ali Fathy (Egypt)
Max Li (Hong Kong) vs. Ivan Yuen (Malaysia)
Darryl Selby (England)
Chris Simpson (England) vs Edmond Lopez (Spain)
Mohamed Abou El Ghar (Egypt)
Paul Cole (New Zealand)
Lucas Seram vs. Omar Abdel Majeed (Egypt)
Gregoire Marche (France)
Iker Paragis Bernabeu (Spain) - Mohamed El Sherbini (Egypt)
Sourav Guzal (India)
Tz Fung Yip (Hong Kong) - Mazen Gamal (Egypt)
Fares Desouky (Egypt)
Simon Rosner (Germany)
Karim Abdel Gawad (Egypt)
Greg Le Pen (Scotland) - Karim El Hamami (Egypt)
Leo O (Hong Kong) - Ramit Tandon (India)
Adrian Waller (England) - Youssef Ibrahim (Egypt)
George Parker (England) - Nathan Lake (England)
Marwan El Shorbagy (Egypt)
Mustafa Assal (Egypt) - Alan Klein (Scotland)
Diego Elias (Peru)
Miguel Rodriguez (Colombia)
Borja Golan (Spain) vs Baptiste Masuti (France)
Rafael Kandra (Germany) vs. Mustafa Sarti
Ian Yoo Ng (Malaysia) vs Yahya Alnosani (Egypt)
Cesar Salazar vs Todd Harriet (USA)
Zahid Salem (Egypt)
Joel McCain
Tarek Moamen
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9/16/2019 5:58:28 PM
<![CDATA[Ahmed Hassan or Emad Metaeb, who will be national team football director?]]>
Officials of the five-member Committee of the Football Federation approached to resolve the name of the coach of the national team of Egypt and the closest one is Ehab Galal.
EFA appointed a committee, which includes five members, to choose the next coach for the Egyptian national team.

EFA’s committee is about to offer the position to EhabGalal.

Essam Al-Hadari was also confirmed as coach of the team's goalkeepers within the assisting team of Hassan Shehata, while the position of the coach is still in doubt. It will be one of the following names: Abdel Zaher El Sakka, Mohamed Shawky, EmadMeteb and Hosni Abd Rabbo.

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. 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.
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9/16/2019 12:57:55 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek return from Senegal, start preparation for Al Ahly]]>Generation Foot defeated Zamalek 2-1 during their match on Saturday evening at the Ladior Stadium in Atis, Senegal, in the first leg of the 32nd round.

Micho also stressed that the Senegalese football team is a strong team and has a good technical manager.

“Generation Foot had two supporting factors; their pitch and their fans. It is of course unacceptable for us to lose,” Micho said after the game.

"We have to concentrate in the Super Cup from now and then go back to the African championship again," Micho said.

EFA decided that the game will be held officially on September 20, in the presence of both teams’ 5k fans at Borg El Arab stadium.

The Super Cup is held between the Egyptian League & Egyptian Cup winners. This edition of Super Cup is for the 2017/2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league & Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.
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9/16/2019 12:56:23 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly’s Weiler start preparations for Zamalek clash]]>
Al Ahly defeated Equatorial Guinea champions Cano Sport 2-0 on Saturday in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.

Weiler was delighted to win in his first match with Al Ahly, stressing that the team has enough time to prepare for Zamalek in the domestic Super Cup match scheduled for September 20.

EFA decided that the game will be held officially on September 20, in the presence of both teams’ 5k fans at Borg El Arab stadium.

Al Ahly’s delegation arrived to Cairo in the early hours of Monday. The Swiss coach tried to collect information about Zamalek during the presence of Al Ahly’s delegation in Guinea and before the start of the return trip to Cairo.

The club sacked their former manager, Martin Lasarte, after the team elimination from the Egyptian Cup, having lost to Pyramids at the round of 16.

Weiler is one of the promising managers in Europe and the highlight of his career was managing Belgian giants, Anderlecht, for one year.
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9/16/2019 12:55:11 PM
<![CDATA[Press conference to announce 2019 CIB Egypt International Open Squash]]>
The tournaments include the best international squash players, both men and women, such as Ali Farag, the world number one for men, and Wadi Degla’s Raneem Al Waily, Women No. 1, in addition to Nour El Sherbini, world champion and second place, and Mohamed Al Shorbagi, the second place in men list.

The total CIB World Squash Championship 2019-2020 awards total $ 430,000, while the CIB Egypt International Open Squash 2019 Men's Platinum awards total $ 185,000.

The conference will be attended by the following:

Leigh Bechel, President of the International Squash Federation, AssemKhalifa, President of the Egyptian Squash Federation, Ahmed Youssef, Chairman of the Egyptian Tourist Authority, HishamEzz El Arab, Chairman and Managing Director, CIB, Hussein Abaza, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of CIB Amr Mansi, tournament director, founder and CEO of IEVENTS.

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9/15/2019 1:43:01 PM
<![CDATA[We need to concentrate on Super Cup: Micho]]>
Generation Foot defeated Zamalek 2-1 during their match on Saturday evening at the Ladior Stadium in Atis, Senegal, in the first leg of the 32nd round.

Micho also stressed that the Senegalese football team is a strong team and has a good technical manager.

“Generation Foot had two supporting factors; their pitch and their fans. It is of course unacceptable for us to lose,” Micho said after the game.

"We have to concentrate in the Super Cup from now and then go back to the African championship again," Micho said.

EFA decided that the game will be held officially on September 20, in the presence of both teams’ 5k fans at Borg El Arab stadium.

The Super Cup is held between the Egyptian League & Egyptian Cup winners. This edition of Super Cup is for the 2017/2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league & Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.
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9/15/2019 1:39:37 PM
<![CDATA[We wasted a lot of chances against Cano Sport: Weiler]]>
Al Ahly defeated Equatorial Guinea champions Cano Sport 2-0 on Saturday in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.

"The pitch condition was bad and we could not dominate the game," Weiler said. "The result is good and will make it easier for us in the second leg."

Weiler was delighted to win in his first match with Al Ahly, stressing that the team has enough time to prepare for Zamalek in the domestic Super Cup match scheduled for September 20.

The club sacked their former manager, Martin Lasarte, after the team elimination from the Egyptian Cup, having lost to Pyramids at the round of 16.


Weiler is one of the promising managers in Europe and the highlight of his career was managing Belgian giants, Anderlecht, for one year.


Weiler’s best experience as a manager was in Switzerland where he managed FC Aarau, the team he represented as a player.


The Swiss manager led them to win promotion to the first division before leaving them in 2015 to Germany where he managed FC Nürnberg.

Since 2013, Al-Ahly failed to win CAF Champions League title and the club fans are eager to win their beloved competition again.
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9/15/2019 12:48:14 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly players support Moamen Zakaria in their match against Cano Sport]]>
Al Ahly defeated Equatorial Guinea champions Cano Sport 2-0 on Saturday in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.

The Al-Ahly players celebrated in support of their teammateMo'menZakaria following the injury he suffered in the last period.

Weiler was delighted to win in his first match with Al Ahly, stressing that the team has enough time to prepare for Zamalek in the domestic Super Cup match scheduled for September 20.

The club's football board confirmed that the board of directors, headed by Mahmoud Al-Khatib, decided almost two months ago to take care of all the costs of treating Mo'menZakaria at home and abroad.

The club sacked their former manager, Martin Lasarte, after the team elimination from the Egyptian Cup, having lost to Pyramids at the round of 16.

Weiler is one of the promising managers in Europe and the highlight of his career was managing Belgian giants, Anderlecht, for one year.

Weiler’s best experience as a manager was in Switzerland where he managed FC Aarau, the team he represented as a player.

The Swiss manager led them to win promotion to the first division before leaving them in 2015 to Germany where he managed FC Nürnberg.

Since 2013, Al-Ahly failed to win CAF Champions League title and the club fans are eager to win their beloved competition again.
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9/15/2019 12:41:55 PM
<![CDATA[Liverpool stretch Premier League lead, Chelsea, Tottenham hit form]]>
Tammy Abraham’s sensational form continued as the English forward scored a hat-trick as Chelsea romped to a 5-2 win at Wolves.

Spurs were 4-0 up by half-time against Crystal Palace to record just their second win of the season as Son Heung-min scored twice, while Erik Lamela and an own goal from Patrick van Aanholt rounded off the scoring on a miserable day for the Eagles.

An injury-hit Manchester United also coped without Paul Pogba to inflict Leicester’s first defeat of the season as Marcus Rashford scored the only goal from the penalty spot in a 1-0 win at Old Trafford.

United join Tottenham and Chelsea on eight points from five games, but Liverpool protected the only 100 percent record in the league by reacting to a slow start in style.

Manchester City can close the gap at the top to two points with victory later on Saturday at Norwich.

Jetro Willems fired Newcastle in front on seven minutes to leave the European champions trailing at Anfield for the first time since March.

Sadio Mane fired into the top corner to start the revival, but it was the introduction of Roberto Firmino off the bench for the injured Divock Origi that truly turned the tide in Liverpool’s favor.

The Brazilian’s through ball was spilled by Martin Dubravka to allow Mane a simple task for his second just before half-time, and another brilliant Firmino flick teed up Salah to seal the points 18 minutes from time.

“I started enjoying after 25 minutes, around about when we arrived finally in the game,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

“Second-half we scored only one goal, but we played really good football and I liked it a lot.”

Frank Lampard has endured a difficult start on his return to Stamford Bridge as manager, but he enjoyed his finest day so far in charge of the Blues with his faith in youth again fully vindicated.

Fikayo Tomori, 21, fired the visitors in front at Molineux with his first goal for the club before Abraham took over to take his tally to seven in his last three games with three brilliant finishes from close range.

“All three goals were so different, it just shows what he can do,” said Lampard.

“I am so delighted for him. I know how hard the academy works and Tammy has an enthusiasm to score goals. He has a fantastic approach to the game and how he wants to progress.”

Abraham’s busy afternoon was not over as he then turned into his own net and Patrick Cutrone cut Wolves’ deficit to two before Mason Mount rounded off the scoring for Chelsea late on.

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino hoped that the end of the European transfer window would settle his squad and the Champions League finalists looked more like their old selves by tearing apart Palace from the off.

Son was the star as the South Korean opened the scoring then finished off a fine team move by volleying home Serge Aurier’s cross after Van Aanholt deflected a cross into his own net.

“I think the players deserve more than three points today,” said Son.

Harry Kane was unable to build on his goalscoring form for England, but did play a part in the fourth as his cross was turned home by Lamela.

United had to suffer far more for just a second win in 10 league matches.

Rashford shrugged off his recent miss from the spot in defeat to Palace to convert a penalty on eight minutes after he had been brought down by Caglar Soyuncu.

“We hung in there. It was the first time this season where we have had to defend for large periods,” said United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

“We have dominated the other games but today we saw a team that could defend in their own half.

Brighton edged out Burnley 1-0 at the Amex thanks to Neil Maupay’s winner early in the second-half.

Southampton were also 1-0 victors at Sheffield United courtesy of a brilliant strike from Moussa Djenepo.]]>
9/15/2019 9:42:19 AM
<![CDATA[Mane and Salah unite to grant Liverpool 5th consecutive victory]]>
Liverpool achieved a 3_1 victory over Newcastle to continue their early lead at the league table, having achieved 15 points from the club’s first five games at the League.

Newcastle opened the score after seven minutes thanks to a strike from Jetro Willems and Liverpool's goalkeeper, Adrien, failed to deal with it.

Liverpool bounced back through Sadio Mane who scored twice before half-time.
Mane's first goal came after a wonderful pass from Robertson inside the box, which gave the Senegalese the chance to put the ball in the back of the net.

Mane's second goal came minutes before half-time after he followed a ball dropped from the opponent’s goalkeeper.

Salah secured his team's victory at the second half when he received another pass from Firmino that put him one against one with the goalkeeper and the Egyptian did not find any difficulty to add his team’s third goal.

Liverpool are leading the league table with 15 points and they hope to continue their run and win the league after 30 years of absence.
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9/14/2019 5:01:22 PM
<![CDATA[England 'spurred' by 2015 World Cup flop, says Farrell]]>
Farrell, part of the Stuart Lancaster-coached England side that became the first host nation to fail to reach the knockout stage, warned they were a different animal this time, and the players could not wait for the tournament to start after settling at their base in Miyazaki, southern Japan.

"It's obviously different -- it's four years ago," said the Saracens flyhalf.

"A lot of work has been done since then but it will spur people on. What I can say is that we're in a very good place now. We're continuing to build and we're looking forward to this tournament -- the lads can't wait to get going."

Prop Ellis Genge, who was not involved in the last World Cup, insisted this England team would not be paralysed by fear, revealing that coach Eddie Jones wants his players to try and play expansive rugby.

"He's definitely told us to just be ourselves," said Genge.

"Obviously we didn't have a great tournament last time, but he told us to express ourselves and keep playing the way we've been playing."

England, who have completed the Grand Slam and won another Six Nations title since Jones took over after their shambolic 2015 World Cup campaign, arrive in Japan in fine fettle after smashing title rivals Ireland 57-15 and thumping Italy 37-0 in their final two warm-up games.

They face Tonga in their opening match in Sapporo on September 22, before further Group C fixtures against the United States, Argentina and France as they look to emulate the England side that won the World Cup in 2003.

- Honeymoon resort -

Mako Vunipola (hamstring) and Jack Nowell (appendix) are not expected to return to the side until the third or fourth game, but Jones looked relaxed at his first official press conference in Japan.

"Obviously we had a rigorous travel schedule," said the Australian, referring to the transport chaos triggered by a typhoon that marooned England's squad at Tokyo's Narita airport for five hours after their long-haul flight earlier in the week.

"But we've settled in well and got used to the conditions. We've deliberately only done light training up until now but we will have a more vigorous workout this afternoon," added Jones, who famously led Japan to three victories at the last World Cup.

"There's a good feeling in the camp. Now we can begin the serious preparation for the World Cup."

England, among several title contenders including treble-chasing New Zealand, South Africa and northern hemisphere rivals Wales and Ireland, are staying at a sun-kissed honeymoon resort in Miyazaki, where Jones used to subject the Japan team to brutal training sessions that left many of them seeing stars.

"I can still see some of the sweat of the players on the ground," smiled Jones, who created the blueprint for Japan's astonishing 34-32 World Cup upset over South Africa among the palm trees and hibiscus of the luxury retreat.

"It's nice to come back, it's a great place to train. The players can play golf, they went to the beach yesterday. It's a place where you can prepare to win and that's why we came here."]]>
9/14/2019 12:53:29 PM
<![CDATA[Spain face Argentina at FIBA World Cup Final]]>
Argentina put an end to France’s amazing campaign at the competition, in which the French team defeated the favouries, USA, at the quarter finals.

“"We knew that whoever wins the tempo wins the game. France is a great team, but they play differently than us. They don't run as much as we do. We knew that against us they will play the same way. I think we won the tempo battle today." Argentina head coach Sergio Hernandez said after the game.

At the other semi-final, Spain defeated Australia 95-88 to book a place at the final.

Spain center Marc Gasol commented on his team’s victory, saying “I think Australia played an awesome game. Very tough opponent, very smart, with a lot of options and a physical team but I am very happy for my teammates."

Both teams are searching for their second World Cup title as Spain won the title in 2006 while Argentina won the first World Cup title in 1950 at home.


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9/13/2019 5:35:34 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt's Nada Abbas reaches PSA International Squash Open final in Hong Kong]]>
Abbas advanced to the final after defeating Canada’s Danielle Letourneau 3-2 on Friday with a 10-12, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 and 11,5 scoreline in a 59-minute game.

She is set to play the final on Saturday against Annie Au of Hong Kong.]]>
9/13/2019 5:20:21 PM
<![CDATA[Ozil advises Elneny to join Besiktas]]>
“I spoke with him before my decision to come to Besiktas and he advised me to join the club. Mesut knows the country very well. After I completed my move to the club, I called him and invited him here.” Elneny said on Friday.

Elneny completed a one-year loan to Besiktas from Arsenal after Arsenal manager, Unai Emery, announced that he will not count on the Egyptian player this season.

Elneny added “Mesut is an amazing man. He is a person that I really care about. We had wonderful moments together at Arsenal.”

Elneny was a key player under Arsenal’s former manager, Arsene Wenger, who signed him from Basel FC in Switzerland in 2016.

Elneny failed to establish himself as a key player at the club since the arrival of Unai Emery who succeeded Wenger at the manager’s position.

Emery advised Elneny last week to leave the club to search for another challenge as he is not willing to count on him this season.

The Egyptian midfielder’s journey with football started when he was 6 as he was recruited by scouts of the Egyptian giants, Al-Ahly.

Elneny defended the red shirt for almost a decade before the club released him which was a turning point in his life as he joined Arab Contractors.

Three years later, Elneny was a first team member and started his journey with football as a professional.
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9/13/2019 5:09:21 PM
<![CDATA[Salah wins Player of the Month Award]]>
Salah featured in Liverpool’s first four games and he had big contributions in his club’s successful start at the league.

"I am happy to win the award, but the most important thing as I’ve said before is winning games," Salah said on Thursday after receiving the award.

Salah scored three goals and provided two assists to lead his club to achieve four victories at the opening month of the Premier League.

Salah added “We won all of our games last month in the league, we had good results, so we need to keep focused on our games and keep winning.”

Salah and his teammates secured an early lead at the Premier League table with 12 points, two points ahead of the defending champions, Manchester City.

Salah continued “We had a good month. We won a trophy in that time, so it was something unbelievable for us as a team. Everyone showed with our performances and the way we can play, so we’re happy about what we have right now."

Liverpool returns to the Premier League competition o Saturday when they host Newcastle United.

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9/13/2019 5:07:11 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian CrossFit team ready for historic World Championship appearance]]>
The event, which will take place in Queensland, Australia, will be the first for the Egyptian CrossFit athletes who will be able to test themselves on an international level.

CrossFit is focused on "constantly varied, high-intensity, functional movement," drawing on categories and exercises such as calisthenics, Olympic-style weightlifting, powerlifting, Strongman-type events, plyometrics, body weight exercises, indoor rowing, aerobic exercise, running, and swimming.

Despite competing on a regional level here in Egypt, this will be a historic moment CrossFit athletes travelling for the Masters World Championships.

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Egypt’s CrossFit team will be enter the first iF3 Masters World Championships- photo courtesy of Youssef Nader


Yusuf Malik, a crossfit player, said the crossfit includes many activities including weight lifting, gymnastics, abdominal and back training, two-man training, cardio and wheel.

“The if3 Masters World Championship is being held for the first time in the world. The game is suitable for all ages and also children because it works to tighten the muscles of the body and stimulate blood circulation.” Youssef Nader said to Egypt today.

“We formed the first team of champions over 35 to participate in the first Crossfit World cup in Australia. We perform a daily exercise for 60 minutes, to maintain the player's fitness and training on various skills.” He added.

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Egypt’s CrossFit team will be enter the first iF3 Masters World Championships- photo courtesy of Youssef Nader


Egypt will be sending eleven athletes to Australia for the competition, all over 35 years of age, competing in different age categories and all have met the qualifying criteria in order to be selected.

Each country is allowed three men and women athletes for each age category except for hosts Australia who are aloud additional athletes for the event.

The Egyptian CrossFit athletes travelling to Australia:

- Youssef Nader
- Haitham Mahgoub
- Ahmed Hamed
- Mohamed Sharaf
- Tarek Salah
- Ziad Ammar
- Mohamed Adel
- Hesham Mahmoud
- Mahmoud Hafez
- Ahmed Salem
- Amr Mohsen

President of the International Fitness Federation Gretchen Kittelberger expressed her delight on the obvious growth of the sport, “We are excited to be able to offer an event at the international level for athletes who wish to support the growth of the sport and our mission to be part of the iF3 system.”
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9/12/2019 7:07:02 PM
<![CDATA[Messi has his say on Barcelona’s failure to sign Neymar ]]>
“I don't know if Barcelona did everything possible to ensure his return.” Messi said on Wednesday.

Barcelona moved last summer to re-sign the Brazilian player who represented the club between 2013 and 2017 before leaving to PSG. Barcelona offers did not meet with the French club demands.

Messi added “I would have loved Neymar to have rejoined the club,"

Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez have formed a great partnership during their time together at the club and led the Catalan to dominate the domestic titles in Spain beside winning 2015 UEFA Champions League title.

The Argentinean continued “On a sporting level, Neymar is one of the best in the world. The club would also have taken a leap in terms of the level of image rights and sponsors.”
Messi missed the opening four fixtures of the season as he is suffering from a muscular injury that will force him also to miss Barcelona clash at home against Valencia on Saturday.
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9/12/2019 1:56:37 PM
<![CDATA[Grisha to officiate Etoile du Sahle clash against Jordan’s Al Shabab]]>
The defending champions, Etoile du Sahel, aim to bounce back as they lost the first leg 2-1 in Jordan.

Al-Ittihad Alexandria and Ismaily are representing Egypt at the competition known as Mohammed VI Champions Cup.

Al-Ittihad has a strong start at the competition after they achieved a 1-0 away victory over Kuwait’s Al Araby at the first leg and they will play the second leg on 27 September in Alexandria.

On the other hand, the draw put Ismaily against Libya’s Al-Ahly Benghazi. The first leg will be played on Friday 13 September in Egypt while the second leg will be played two weeks later.

Grisha was among 36 referees including six Africans who were chosen to officiate at the 2018 World Cup in Russia and he officiated England 6-1 victory over Panama at the group stage.

Grisha, who received his international stripes in 2008, is one of the African continent’s experienced referees.

He refereed at the 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 African Cup of nations tournaments, 2015 CAF Champions League final, 2016 Olympic Games and 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
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9/12/2019 1:54:54 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian League draw: Tough clashes at the opening fixture]]>
The defending champions, Al-Ahly, will open their campaign to defend the title against Smouha while Zamalek will open the new season with a clash against Al Ittihad Alexandria.

The new comers, Tanta, FC Masr and Aswan have been drawn against Wadi Degla, Al Inttag Al Harby and Misr El Makassah respectively.

The opening fixture matches:

Al-Ahly vs Smouha

Zamalek vs Al Ittihad

Enppi vs Pyramids

Tanta vs Wadi Degla

FC Masr vs Al Inttag Al Harby

Aswan vs Misr El Makassah

Arab Contractors vs El Geish

Haras El Hodoud vs Al Masry

Ismaily vs El Gouna

FC Masr are participating at the Egyptian League top division for the first time in the history.

Al-Ahly won the Egyptian League title last season after a fierce title race with their arch rivals, Zamalek.

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9/12/2019 1:52:06 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly flies to Guinea for Kano Sport match]]>
Al Ahly's football team continued their daily training at Tetch stadium, in preparation for Equatorial Guinea's trip, during which Al Ahly will face Kano Sport on September 14 in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.

Al Ahly held a press conference at 1:00 pm on Monday, to announce all the details of the contract with the new coach Rene Weiler as well as the presentation of the assisting team.

The assistant team will include:

General Coach: David Sissa
Fitness coach: Thomas Penelli
Goalkeeper coach: Michel
Coach: SamyKomsan
Director of Football: Sayed Abdelhafiz

The club sacked their former manager, Martin Lasarte, after the team elimination from the Egyptian Cup, having lost to Pyramids at the round of 16.

Weiler is one of the promising managers in Europe and the highlight of his career was managing Belgian giants, Anderlecht, for one year.

Weiler’s best experience as a manager was in Switzerland where he managed FC Aarau, the team he represented as a player.

The Swiss manager led them to win promotion to the first division before leaving them in 2015 to Germany where he managed FC Nürnberg.

Al-Ahly fans are not satisfied with the team’s new manager as they expected the board to appoint one of the big names in Europe to lead the club.

Since 2013, Al-Ahly failed to win CAF Champions League title and the club fans are eager to win their beloved competition again.]]>
9/11/2019 1:15:08 PM
<![CDATA[EFA to choose one of Ehab Galal or Hassan Shehata]]>
EFA appointed a committee, which includes five members, to choose the next coach for the Egyptian national team.

EFA’s committee is about to offer the position to EhabGalal.

Essam Al-Hadari was also confirmed as coach of the team's goalkeepers within the assisting team of Hassan Shehata, while the position of the coach is still in doubt. It will be one of the following names: Abdel Zaher El Sakka, Mohamed Shawky, EmadMeteb and Hosni Abd Rabbo.

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. 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.
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9/11/2019 1:10:19 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek travels to Senegal for facing Generation Foot]]>
Micho gave Zamalek players a rest from training on Monday, after beating Pyramids 3-0 in their match at the Borg El Arab Stadium, and crowned the White Knight in the Egyptian Cup, for the 27th time in its history.

During Tuesday's training session, Micho was keen to focus on some of the technical issues he also wants to carry out during the next meeting in the African Championship, after receiving a full file from the football sector in Zamalek.

He was keen to talk with the players of the front line in the need to contribute to the defensive side.

The five-member committee of the Egyptian Football Association, headed by Amr El-Ganaini, decided to hold the Super Cup match between Al Ahly and Zamalek on September 20.

A source in the committee told Youm7 newspaper that the game will be held officially on September 20, in the presence of both teams’ fans. EFA will determine the number of fans on Tuesday noon as well as the stadium.

The Super Cup is held between the Egyptian League & Egyptian Cup winners. This edition of Super Cup is for the 2017/2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league & Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.
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9/11/2019 1:06:47 PM
<![CDATA[We’re on the right track: Shawky Ghareeb]]>
“We are on the right track by playing strong friendlies and building a good team. We have a good generation and everyone is playing for one goal: winning the African U-23 Nations and qualifying for the Olympics.” Shawki Ghareeb told Time Sports channel.

Shawki Ghareeb gave the chance to some players to participate and rest others after reassurance on their level in the first friendly, such as Ahmed Ryan, Salah Mohsen and Omar Radwan.

Egyptian Olympic football team, led by Shawki Ghareeb, insisted to include Zamalek’s player, Mostafa Mohamed, to play in Saudi Arabia friendly game.

Shawki Ghareeb also confirmed that it will be agreed in October next to play two African friendlies in October with two of the seven qualified teams to the the African Nations.

The regulations for the African Nations Championship require seven teams to qualify for the final tournament, as well as host country Egypt, who are divided into two groups.

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9/11/2019 1:03:49 PM
<![CDATA[Weiler prepares for Zamalek before facing Kano Sport]]>
Weiler intends to give a video lecture to Al Ahly players on the most important strengths and weaknesses of Zamalek, after the team's return from Guinea's trip, and before facing Zamalek after the Egyptian Super Cup.

Al Ahly's football team continues their daily training at Tetch stadium, in preparation for Equatorial Guinea's trip, during which Al Ahly will face Kano Sport on September 14 in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.

Al Ahly held a press conference at 1:00 pm on Monday, to announce all the details of the contract with the new coach Rene Weiler as well as the presentation of the assisting team.

The assistant team will include:

General Coach: David Sissa
Fitness coach: Thomas Penelli
Goalkeeper coach: Michel
Coach: SamyKomsan
Director of Football: Sayed Abdelhafiz

The club sacked their former manager, Martin Lasarte, after the team elimination from the Egyptian Cup, having lost to Pyramids at the round of 16.


Weiler is one of the promising managers in Europe and the highlight of his career was managing Belgian giants, Anderlecht, for one year.

Weiler’s best experience as a manager was in Switzerland where he managed FC Aarau, the team he represented as a player.

The Swiss manager led them to win promotion to the first division before leaving them in 2015 to Germany where he managed FC Nürnberg.

Al-Ahly fans are not satisfied with the team’s new manager as they expected the board to appoint one of the big names in Europe to lead the club.

Since 2013, Al-Ahly failed to win CAF Champions League title and the club fans are eager to win their beloved competition again.

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9/10/2019 3:35:23 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek resumes training session for Generation foot]]>
Micho gave Zamalek players a rest from training on Monday, after beating Pyramids 3-0 in their match at the Borg El Arab Stadium, and crowned the White Knight in the Egyptian Cup, for the 27th time in its history.

The five-member committee of the Egyptian Football Association, headed by Amr El-Ganaini, decided to hold the Super Cup match between Al Ahly and Zamalek on September 20.

A source in the committee told Youm7 newspaper that the game will be held officially on September 20, in the presence of both teams’ fans. EFA will determine the number of fans on Tuesday noon as well as the stadium.

The Super Cup is held between the Egyptian League & Egyptian Cup winners. This edition of Super Cup is for the 2017/2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league & Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

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9/10/2019 3:21:58 PM
<![CDATA[4 tough clashes for Egyptians in French Squash tournament]]>
Wadi Degla’s players Youssef Ibrahim and Nadine Shaheen have succeeded in qualifying to the competitions 16th round.

The men's matches were as follows:

Fares Desouki vs French Benjamin Aubert
Yousef Ibrahim x Zahed Salem

The women's competitions were as follows:

Hania erythema x Scottish Lisa Aitken
Nadine Shaheen vs American Olivia Blachford

Youssef Ibrahim overcame Spanish rival Iker Pagares in two clean runs in a match that lasted 30 minutes and came as a result of runs: 12-10, 11-9.

While Mazen Gamal bid farewell to the championship after the loss to English George Parker 0-2 in a match that lasted 32 minutes and came as a result of runs: 11-9, 11-8.
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9/10/2019 3:20:22 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian Super Cup will be on September 20: EFA]]>
A source in the committee told Youm7 newspaper that the game will be held officially on September 20, in the presence of both teams’ fans. EFA will determine the number of fans on Tuesday noon as well as the stadium.

The Super Cup is held between the Egyptian League & Egyptian Cup winners. This edition of Super Cup is for the 2017/2018 season when Al Ahly won the Egyptian league & Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup.

For the 2018/2019 season, Al Ahly won the Egyptian league for the 41st time and Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup for the 27th time after their victory Pyramids FC 3-0.

Al Ahly’s new coach Rene Weiler has asked his assistant to prepare parts of the Zamalek and Pyramids match in the Cup final, which the White team won 3-0.]]>
9/10/2019 3:18:57 PM
<![CDATA[Egyptian Olympic team faces Saudi Arabia ]]>
The Egyptian Olympic team won in the first match 4/1, Taher Mohamed Taher and Ramadan Sobhi scored two goals from two penalties, and Ahmed Aboul Fotouh added the third goal from a powerful shot from outside the penalty area in the 25th minute, and in the 30th minute the Saudi team was able to reduce the result by scoring the first goal.

In the second half, Salah Mohsen managed to score the fourth goal for the Olympic team.

Shawki Ghareeb will give the chance to some players to participate and rest others after reassurance on their level in the first friendly, such as Ahmed Ryan, Salah Mohsen and Omar Radwan.

Egyptian Olympic football team, led by Shawki Ghareeb, insisted to include Zamalek’s player, Mostafa Mohamed, to play in Saudi Arabia friendly game.

Shawki Ghareeb also confirmed that it will be agreed in October next to play two African friendlies in October with two of the seven qualified teams to the the African Nations.

The regulations for the African Nations Championship require seven teams to qualify for the final tournament, as well as host country Egypt, who are divided into two groups.]]>
9/10/2019 3:16:06 PM
<![CDATA[Micho praised Shikabala after winning the Egyptian Cup]]>
Micho tweeted after the match: “It is honour and privilege to coach a walking legend of Zamalek and Egyptian football our captain SHIKABALA serious guy from Aswan otherwise extended hand of coaching on the field of play keeping club and supporters at heart giving his best for the team to win Egyptian cup,”



Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup for the 27th time in its history, after defeating Pyramids in the final of the tournament 3/0 in the game held in Borg El Arab in Alexandria.

Zamalek won the local title to maintain their clean sheet during the tournament version, where all the teams they faced in the different rounds of the Egyptian Cup failed to score any goals in the white net.

Zamalek beat Menia Samanoud 1-0 in the 32nd round, and then beat Al Intag Al Harby 2-0 in the 16th round, and in the quarter-finals they faced Misr Al Makssah, won 1-0. The White castle met, after then, Ittihad Alexandria, in the semi-finals and beat them 1-0.


The match between Zamalek and Pyramids witnessed three goals without a reply scored by Youssef Obama, and Ashraf Bin Sharqi scored the second and third goals.


Zamalek have won the Egyptian Cup title six times in the last 7 years.
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9/9/2019 1:59:23 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt’s girls faces Brazil at U-18 FIVB World Cup]]>
The Egyptian girls aim to continue their successful run at the competition, which saw them achieving two victories at the first two games but losing to China 0-3.

Egypt defeated Puerto Rico 3-1 at the opening game of the tournament.

The Egyptian girls have dominated the game from the start and they won the first set 26-24 but Puerto Rico players returned in the game with a 25-20 win at the second set.

The Egyptian girls bounced back and won the third set 30-28 after a tough battle with Puerto Rico before winning the fourth set 25-21 to achieve their first victory at the tournament.

The second game against Cameroon also ended with a 3-1 victory for the Egyptian girls.

For the first time in the history, Egypt hosts the competition at hall Suez Canal in Ismailia between 5–14 September.

Egypt plays in Group A alongside Cameroon, China, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

Egypt will play their last group stage game on Monday against Brazil.

Egyptian girls aim to follow the steps of the U19 Volley ball national team who achieved the fourth position at the World Cup in Tunisia last month.

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9/9/2019 1:57:26 PM
<![CDATA[Ghareeb include Mostafa Mohamed in Olympic national team for Saudi Arabia’s game]]>
Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup for the 27th time in its history, after defeating Pyramids in the final of the tournament 3/0 in the game held in Borg El Arab in Alexandria.

Zamalek asked the officials of the Olympic team to continue Mostafa Mohamed with them in preparation for facing Senegalese team in the 32nd round of CAF Champions League on September 14 in Senegal, which was rejected by Ghraeeb

Egyptian Olympic football team faces Saudi Arabia Olympic team on Tuesday at 07:00 p.m. in preparation for the African Cup of Nations 2019 in Egypt from 8 to 22 November.

The matches of the U-23 African Championship, qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which Egypt will host in November, have been confirmed to be held at Cairo Stadium, which hosts Group A matches, and El Salam Stadium, which hosts Group B.
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9/9/2019 1:55:53 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek board gives rewards for players after winning Egyptian Cup]]>
Zamalek won the Egyptian Cup for the 27th time in its history, after defeating Pyramids in the final of the tournament 3/0 in the game held in Borg El Arab in Alexandria.



Zamalek won the local title to maintain their clean sheet during the tournament version, where all the teams they faced in the different rounds of the Egyptian Cup failed to score any goals in the white net.

Zamalek beat Menia Samanoud 1-0 in the 32nd round, and then beat Al Intag Al Harby 2-0 in the 16th round, and in the quarter-finals they faced Misr Al Makssah, won 1-0. The White castle met, after then, Ittihad Alexandria, in the semi-finals and beat them 1-0.

The match between Zamalek and Pyramids witnessed three goals without a reply scored by Youssef Obama, and Ashraf Bin Sharqi scored the second and third goals.

Zamalek have won the Egyptian Cup title six times in the last 7 years.
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9/9/2019 1:53:51 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek crowned Egyptian Cup for the 27th time in their history]]>


Zamalek won the local title to maintain their clean sheet during the tournament version, where all the teams they faced in the different rounds of the Egyptian Cup failed to score any goals in the white net.

Zamalek beat Menia Samanoud 1-0 in the 32nd round, and then beat Al Intag Al Harby 2-0 in the 16th round, and in the quarter-finals they faced Misr Al Makssah, won 1-0. The White castle met, after then, Ittihad Alexandria, in the semi-finals and beat them 1-0.

The match between Zamalek and Pyramids witnessed three goals without a reply scored by Youssef Obama, and Ashraf Bin Sharqi scored the second and third goals.

Zamalek have won the Egyptian Cup title six times in the last 7 years.
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9/9/2019 12:32:09 PM
<![CDATA[Zamalek sell 8k tickets for the Egyptian Cup final]]>
Speaking to members of the club's internal radio, Mortada said that Zamalek was treated like Pyramids by allocating 10,000 tickets each.

The Football Association officials announced the sale of tickets for the final meeting in four places, namely Cairo Stadium, Shooting Club, Gezira Youth Center and Alexandria Stadium.

The security authorities agreed to attend 20,000 fans for the Zamalek and Pyramids match in the final of the Egyptian Cup.
Zamalek snatched the ticket to qualify for the Egyptian Cup final by beating Al Ittihad of Alexandria, 1-0 thanks to Mostafa Mohamed.

Zamalek met Ittihad at Ismailia stadium on Sunday night in the Egyptian Cup semi-final. Zamalek is set to face Pyramids FC in the Final match on September 8.

Zamalek dominated the game and wasted a lot of chances thanks to Ittihad’sEmad El Sayed who saved his net, the game lasted till the extra time but Mostafa Mohamed, Zamalek’s new striker, decided the game in the right time.

The experienced Serbian takes over for the next season after leaving his position behind at Orlando Pirates.

The White Knights have been looking for a new manager ever since defeat to fierce rivals Aly Ahly in the last game of the season. Galal took over from Christian Gross who’s contract ran out due and Zamalek refused to extend it.
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9/8/2019 2:55:13 PM
<![CDATA[Romanian referee for Zamalek vs Pyramids clash]]>CAIRO 8 September 2019:The official page of the Egyptian Football Federation announced on the social networking site "Facebook" the names of the Romanian referees in the final of the Egyptian Cup between Zamalek and Pyramids.

The main referees committee, led by Gamal El-Ghandour, has selected a team of Romanian referees led by Petrescu to manage the final of the Egyptian Cup.

The staff of the Roman Rulers includes:
Petrescu a referee for the arena

Adrian Rado assistant referee
- MersaOrbolet, second assistant
Marshall Persan fourth rule

Zamalek club president Mortada Mansour announced that the club sold 8,000 tickets for the match between Zamalek and Pyramids at the Egyptian Cup final, which will be held at Borg El Arab stadium at 8:00 pm Sunday, since it was put up for sale in the outlets on Saturday morning.

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9/8/2019 2:06:50 PM
<![CDATA[Squash: Egyptian finals in JP Morgan China Open]]>
Ali Farag beat Indian rival Sourav Guzal in the semi-finals of the championship with three clean rounds in a 34-minute match. Ali Farag will face compatriot Mohamed El Shorbagi in the final.

On the other hand, Nour El-Tayeb, the world number five women's squash player Heliopolis, qualified for the final of the JP Morgan China Open in China from Sept. 4 to 8.

Al-Tayeb beat Egyptian compatriot Nouran Gohar in the semi-finals of Wadi Degla with three clean runs in a 28-minute match.

Nour El-Tayeb will face compatriot Raneem El-Waili of the world number one Wadi Degla in the final.

The China Open is the first tournament in the new season 2019/2020, with a prize money of $ 112,000 for men and for women.
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9/8/2019 1:58:18 PM
<![CDATA[Ali Zahran wins silver medal in Gymnastics World Cup]]>
Zahran qualified for the finals yesterday after qualifying for the tournament. Ali Zahran took second place after earning a total of 14,700 points, little behind the champions of Ukraine.

The star of the gymnastics team is accompanied by general coach ZakariaMohey El Din and Yasser Zayed as an accompanying referee.
Zahran has achieved the Gold medal for Egypt in the African games which was held in Morocco last month.
he Egyptian delegation have achieved a huge success during the 2019 African Games held in Rabat, Morocco between 19 and 31 August 2019.

The Egyptian players brought home 254 medals, including 93 Gold medals, 94 Silver medals and 67 Bronze medals.

The Egyptian delegation broke the previous record of 2015 when Egypt achieved 217 medals, including 85 Gold medals, 63 Silver medals and 69 Bronze medals.
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9/8/2019 1:52:30 PM
<![CDATA[Al Ahly announce plan for Equatorial Guinea trip]]>
Ahli will get a break on Monday before resuming training on Tuesday in preparation for the Super Cup against Zamalek on September 20.
Al Ahly director of football, Sayed Abdelhafiz and administration director, Samir Adli, reassured all the team's trip to Equatorial Guinea to play the Kano Sport match. Abdelhafiz and Adli are scheduled to be ahead of the Al Ahly mission with 48 hours to arrange several things related to the trip, whether in hotels or training fields.
Weiler led his first training session with Al-Ahly last week, which saw him write down for all the big and small details of all the players participating in the training.

Al Ahly's football team continues their daily training at Tetch stadium, in preparation for Equatorial Guinea's trip, during which Al Ahly will face Kano Sport on September 14 in the first leg of the 32nd round of the African Champions League.

Al Ahly held a press conference at 1:00 pm on Monday, to announce all the details of the contract with the new coach Rene Weiler as well as the presentation of the assisting team.

The assistant team will include:

General Coach: David Sissa
Fitness coach: Thomas Penelli
Goalkeeper coach: Michel
Coach: SamyKomsan
Director of Football: Sayed Abdelhafiz

The club sacked their former manager, Martin Lasarte, after the team elimination from the Egyptian Cup, having lost to Pyramids at the round of 16.


Weiler is one of the promising managers in Europe and the highlight of his career was managing Belgian giants, Anderlecht, for one year.

Weiler’s best experience as a manager was in Switzerland where he managed FC Aarau, the team he represented as a player.

The Swiss manager led them to win promotion to the first division before leaving them in 2015 to Germany where he managed FC Nürnberg.

Al-Ahly fans are not satisfied with the team’s new manager as they expected the board to appoint one of the big names in Europe to lead the club.

Since 2013, Al-Ahly failed to win CAF Champions League title and the club fans are eager to win their beloved competition again.
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9/8/2019 1:50:19 PM
<![CDATA[Sports Minister praises Egypt U-18 Volleyball team performance ]]>
The Egyptian girls won the game 3-1 to continue their amazing run at the competition as they won the opening game against Puerto Rico 3-1.

“They are doing great at the first two games in the competition. They have great abilities to add another achievement to the Egyptian sports.” Sobhy said.

For the first time in the history, Egypt hosts the competition at hall Suez Canal in Ismailia between 5–14 September.

Egypt plays in Group A alongside Cameroon, China, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

Egypt will play their last group stage game on Monday against Brazil.

Egyptian girls aim to follow the steps of the U-19 Volley ball national team who achieved the fourth position at the World Cup in Tunisia last month. ]]>
9/7/2019 2:44:14 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt face China at U-18 FIVB World Cup]]>
The Egyptian girls aim to continue their successful run at the competition, which saw them achieving two victories at the first two games of the competition.

Egypt defeated Puerto Rico 3-1 at the opening game of the tournament.

The Egyptian girls have dominated the game from the start and they won the first set 26-24 but Puerto Rico players returned in the game with a 25-20 win at the second set.

The Egyptian girls bounced back and won the third set 30-28 after a tough battle with Puerto Rico before winning the fourth set 25-21 to achieve their first victory at the tournament.

The second game against Cameroon also ended with a 3-1 victory for the Egyptian girls.

For the first time in the history, Egypt hosts the competition at hall Suez Canal in Ismailia between 5–14 September.

Egypt plays in Group A alongside Cameroon, China, Brazil and Puerto Rico.

Egypt will play their last group stage game on Monday against Brazil.

Egyptian girls aim to follow the steps of the U19 Volley ball national team who achieved the fourth position at the World Cup in Tunisia last month. ]]>
9/7/2019 2:10:18 PM
<![CDATA[Man City rejected Coutinho’s move ]]>
Coutinho joined Barcelona in 2018 winter from Liverpool and he was expected to fill the shoes of Barcelona legend, Andres Iniesta. However, the player failed to adapt with Barcelona’s system during his time at the club.

During the summer, the Brazilian has been linked with a move to many European giants including Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain but at the end he was loaned to Bayern Munich.
Bayern paid 8.5 million euros to signCoutinho on loan for a year and they have the option to buy him for 120 million euros at the end of the season.

Since his arrival to Munich, Coutinho played two games with the club against Shalke and Mainz respectively and both games ended with a win for the Bavarians. However, the Brazilian failed to impress during both games.
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9/7/2019 2:00:09 PM
<![CDATA[JurgenKlopp’s job is to smooth them over, Owen ]]>
During the Premier League fourth round against Burnley, which was Liverpool beating the losts 3-0, Mane urged with his manager after he replaced him at the last 10 minutes of the game.

“Of course, it all blew up and I saw it coming in many ways. These problems happen all the time and it’s JurgenKlopp’s job to smooth them over. But I do think that, as a striker, there is a balance in everything.” Owen said.

Liverpool have one of the most dangerous attacking line in Europe with Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino.

Owen continued “I think you have a great balance there, but it just boiled over the other day. I was doing the [Burnley-Liverpool] game for television and I said at the time, ‘Have you seen that? There are a couple of times he [Salah] should have been passing.”

Champions League defending champions, Liverpool, aim to achieve the Premier League title as they last won the title in 1990.
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9/7/2019 1:57:49 PM
<![CDATA[Salah named for FIFA FIFPro World11 2019]]>
The Premier Leaggue dominated the nominations with 21 players, compared to 20 players from the Spanish League, known as LaLiga.

Seven players from Liverpool are included at the list while Premier League champions, Manchester City, are represented by 8 players including the team’s new signing, Joao Cancelo.


The nominees are:
Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker (Liverpool), David De Gea (Manchester United), Ederson Moraes (Manchester City), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Defenders: Jordi Alba (Barcelona), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Daniel Alves (Paris St-Germain/Sao Paulo), Joao Cancelo (Juventus/Manchester City), Daniel Carvajal (Real Madrid), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Diego Godin (Atletico/Inter Milan), Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich), Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli), Aymeric Laporte (Manchester City), Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus), Gerard Pique (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Andrew Robertson (Liverpool), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Thiago Silva (Paris St-Germain), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Sergio Busquets (Barcelona), Casemiro (Real Madrid), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur), Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Real Madrid), N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Arthur Melo (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona), Bernardo Silva (Manchester City), Dusan Tadic (Ajax), Arturo Vidal (Barcelona)

Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico/Barcelona), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (Paris St-Germain), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Mohammed Salah (Liverpool), Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Luis Suarez (Barcelona)

The final FIFA FIFPro World11 will be announced at The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony on 23 September at the Teatro alla Scala.

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9/6/2019 12:29:33 PM
<![CDATA[Costa Rica manager resigns due to Boredom]]>
"I realized that in the national side I feel unproductive even though I kill myself watching videos," the manager told ESPN.

Matosas was appointed as Costa Rica manager in October 2018 to give him the chance to coach a national team for the first time in his career as he spent his entire career managing clubs.

He added "It's tough not having players in the day-to-day to train them. I only have the players for a week every two months and it's killing me. I didn't know it was so hard. I thought I would be able to somehow endure it.”

Matosas’s last game as Costa Rica manager will be against his home nation, Uruguay, on Saturday before starting his journey with Mexico’s Club Atlético de San Luis.

The manager continued "I didn't know being a national team manager was so boring. I don't regret it and I don't leave frustrated because I gave my best. I won't manage a national team again. I can't only have the players every two months. It's not for me."

The highlight of the manager’s career was in 2007 when he led Danubio to win the Uruguayan Primera División title.
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9/6/2019 12:19:25 PM
<![CDATA[EFA’s committee appoints Hossam El Zanaty as competitions committee’s director]]>
It was also decided to appoint Mohamed Al Sherai, former financial director of the African Football Confederation as the new financial director of the Egyptian Football Federation, and Ahmed Moheb, financial adviser to the Association.

Ahmed Tawfiq Hafez, lawyer and consultant Said Hanafy, was accredited as volunteers in the Egyptian Football Association’s legal committee to deal with foreign issues and the International Football Federation.

FIFA has chosen a five-member committee headed by Amr El-Ganayni, Gamal Mohamed Ali as deputy and members of Mohamed Fadl, Ahmed Abdullah and Sahar Abdel-Haq to manage the Football Federation for a season, until July 30, 2020.

The Egyptian Football Association committee is about to offer the manager position to Hassan Shehata. FIFA appointed committee which includes five members to run the EFA and choose the next coach for the Egyptian national team.

Shehata is the former coach of the Egyptian team who Previously won with the team in the African Nations Cup in 2006 -2008 – 2010. Also, he won the African Youth Championship in 2003.

Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) officials are considering assigning Egypt general coach position to EhabGalal, the current coach of the Al Masry.

Essam Al-Hadari was also confirmed as coach of the team's goalkeepers within the assisting team of Hassan Shehata, while the position of coach is still in doubt. It will be one of the following names: Abdel Zaher El Sakka, Mohamed Shawky, EmadMeteb and Hosni Abd Rabbo.

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 recently announced that the final candidates are EhabGalal, Hossam Al-Badri, Talat Yousef, Hassan Shehata and Tarek el Ashry.
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9/5/2019 11:40:18 AM
<![CDATA[Salah leads Liverpool Champions Legaue squad ]]>
Liverpool Egyptian winger, Mohamed Salah, led a star-studded squad who aims to defend their Champions League title.

Liverpool’s squad consists of:

Goalkeepers: Alisson Becker, Andy Lonergan, Adrian

Defenders
Joe Gomez, Dejan Lovren, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson, Sepp van den Berg, Virgil van Dijk

Midfielders

Jordan Henderson, Naby Keita, Adam Lallana, James Milner, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum

Forwards
Harvey Elliott, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri

Liverpool youngsters Trent Alexander-Arnold, Rhian Brewster, Curtis Jones, Herbie Kane, Caoimhin Kelleher, Yasser Larouci and Adam Lewis are included in List B.

The Reds won UEFA Champions League title last season after they defeated Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 in Madrid thanks to two goals from Salah and Origi.

Liverpool have had a strong start at the Premier League and they are leading the table with 12 points from four games.

New season’s Champions League draw resulted in a balanced group for Liverpool as they were drawn with Napoli, Genk and Red Bull Salzburg.
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9/5/2019 11:40:00 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek’s Bassem Morsy joins Al Inttag ]]>
The striker returned to his old team where he had a great time at the top tier of the Egyptian football.

Morsy started his career with Petrojet who sold him to Al Inttag in 2013.

Bassem took the Egyptian league by storm at his debut season with Al Inttag and his performance attracted the biggest two clubs in Egypt, Al-Ahly and Zamalek.

Morsy is a die-hard Zamalek fan and he decided to follow his heart and join the Whites.

Morsy was Zamalek fans’ hero as he led the club to win the Egyptian League for the first time in almost a decade.

He also played a vital role in the club’s campaign to win back-to-back cup titles.

Morsy’s performance with Zamalek earned him a starting position at the national team squad, preparing for 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. However, he was excluded from the team by Hector Cuper, the national team manager at the time, for behavioral reasons.

Since then, Morsy’s career had many setbacks and he hopes that his return to Al Inttag will help him regain his best form.
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9/5/2019 10:00:00 AM
<![CDATA[Micho claims having an offer from Al Ahly]]>
“I was ambushed by arch-rivals Ahly to join them with a much bigger financial offer but my consciousness did not allow me to dodge Zamalek and people here know that and respect the loyalty I have shown to my present team." The manager told local newspaper in South Africa.

The Serbian manager has had a 18-year spell working in Africa and he managed some of the continent’s super powes like Sudan’s Al Hilal and Orlando Pirates.

He continued “I came as a young coach of 32 years that came on a football adventure that was supposed to be short-lived but affected and infected with love and respect for Africa.”

Micho has the chance to achieve his first title with his new club on Sunday when Zamalek face Pyramids at the Cup Final. ]]>
9/5/2019 8:50:00 AM
<![CDATA[Zamalek requests fans attendance in Egyptian Cup final]]>
Zamalek snatched the ticket to qualify for the Egyptian Cup final by beating Al Ittihad of Alexandria, 1-0 thanks to Mostafa Mohamed.


Zamalek met Ittihad at Ismailia stadium on Sunday night in the Egyptian Cup semi-final. Zamalek is set to face Pyramids FC in the Final match on September 8.

Zamalek dominated the game and wasted a lot of chances thanks to Ittihad’sEmad El Sayed who saved his net, the game lasted till the extra time but Mostafa Mohamed, Zamalek’s new striker, decided the game in the right time.


The experienced Serbian takes over for the next season after leaving his position behind at Orlando Pirates.


The White Knights have been looking for a new manager ever since defeat to fierce rivals Aly Ahly in the last game of the season. Galal took over from Christian Gross who’s contract ran out due and Zamalek refused to extend it.
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9/4/2019 12:31:10 PM
<![CDATA[EFA committee to decide league draw, Super Cup place]]>
Also, the committee has to determine the date of the draw for the league and the place of the Super match between Al-Ahly and Zamalek.

FIFA has chosen a five-member committee headed by Amr El-Ganayni, Gamal Mohamed Ali as deputy and members of Mohamed Fadl, Ahmed Abdullah and Sahar Abdel-Haq to manage the Football Federation for a season, until July 30, 2020.

The Egyptian Football Association committee is about to offer the manager position to Hassan Shehata. FIFA appointed committee which includes five members to run the EFA and choose the next coach for the Egyptian national team.

Shehata is the former coach of the Egyptian team who Previously won with the team in the African Nations Cup in 2006 -2008 – 2010. Also, he won the African Youth Championship in 2003.

Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) officials are considering assigning Egypt general coach position to EhabGalal, the current coach of the Al Masry.

Essam Al-Hadari was also confirmed as coach of the team's goalkeepers within the assisting team of Hassan Shehata, while the position of coach is still in doubt. It will be one of the following names: Abdel Zaher El Sakka, Mohamed Shawky, EmadMeteb and Hosni Abd Rabbo.

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 recently announced that the final candidates are EhabGalal, Hossam Al-Badri, Talat Yousef, Hassan Shehata and Tarek el Ashry.


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9/4/2019 12:29:52 PM
<![CDATA[Egypt Olympic team perform two training sessions daily]]>
Olympic football team’s coach, Shawki Ghareeb, promised to do their best, with the players, in the next U-23 African Championship.

The matches of the U-23 African Championship, qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which Egypt will host in November, have been confirmed to be held at Cairo Stadium, which hosts Group A matches, and El Salam Stadium, which hosts Group B.

The Olympic national team led by Shawki Ghareeb, perform their first training on Sunday, at Cairo stadium.


ShawkiGhareeb, coach of Egypt's Olympic team, revealed that he set September 1 as the date for the start of the camp of the Pharaohs in preparation for the African Nations Cup under the age of 23 and qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


ShawkyGhareeb confirmed that he held a meeting with the players and pledged everyone to be men as responsible and present a honorable image of Egyptian football.

Ghareeb stressed the importance of the next stage and the approaching date of the tournament and the need for diligence in order to win and qualify, especially as the tournament will be held in Egypt, also thanked all the clubs that cooperated with the team during that period.


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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9/4/2019 11:51:34 AM
<![CDATA[Squash tournaments squash starts in China]]>
China will host the international tournament from September 4 to 8 with a wide participation of squash stars and a prize money of up to $ 112,000.

Egypt is represented by 18 players in the men's competitions: Ali Farag, Mohamed El-Shorbagy, Marwan El-Shorbagy, Omar Massad, Youssef Suleiman, Mustafa Asal, Mazen Hisham, Mohamed El-Sherbini and Karim Ali Fathi.

While in the women's competitions: Ranim Alwaili, Nouran Gohar, Nour El Tayeb, Salma Hani, Yathrib Adel, Nadine Shahin, Zina Mekkawi, Hania Al-Hamami, Nada Abbas.

The first day's competitions were as follows:

Women's matches:

Nada Abbas X Australian Donna Le Pen

Hania erythema X is Tze Lok for the Hong Kong player

Accessories Irons X Canadian Holly Naughton

Nadine Shaheen X American Halle Mendes

Yathrib just x English Julian Curtis

Men's Competitions:
Yusuf Sulaiman X Malaysian Evan Yuen

Mustafa Honey X Chinese Zhitua Zhou

Mazen Hisham X Ian Yu Ng Malaysian

Mohamed Elsherbiny

Karim Ali Fathi X French Lucas Seram

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9/4/2019 11:50:11 AM
<![CDATA[Olympic team players promise to do their best: Shawki Ghareeb]]>CAIRO, 3 September 2019:Olympic football team’s coach, ShawkiGhareeb, promised to do their best, with the players, in the next U-23 African Championship.

The matches of the U-23 African Championship, qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which Egypt will host in November, have been confirmed to be held at Cairo Stadium, which hosts Group A matches, and El Salam Stadium, which hosts Group B.

The Olympic national team led by Shawki Ghareeb, perform their first training on Sunday, at Cairo stadium.


ShawkiGhareeb, coach of Egypt's Olympic team, revealed that he set September 1 as the date for the start of the camp of the Pharaohs in preparation for the African Nations Cup under the age of 23 and qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.


ShawkyGhareeb confirmed that he held a meeting with the players and pledged everyone to be men as responsible and present a honorable image of Egyptian football.

Ghareeb stressed the importance of the next stage and the approaching date of the tournament and the need for diligence in order to win and qualify, especially as the tournament will be held in Egypt, also thanked all the clubs that cooperated with the team during that period.


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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9/3/2019 2:12:46 PM
<![CDATA[Europe’s summer transfer window closes on ]]>
The transfer market in Germany closed at 6 pm Cairo time, while the transfer market in Italy closed at 8 pm.

The transfer market in the Spanish, French and Portuguese leagues was closed at 12:00 Cairo time.

The transfer market in the English league closed on August 8, one day before the launch of the Premier League, which began on the ninth of last month.

The last day of the transfer market in Europe witnessed the success of several deals, most notably Inter Milan’s striker Mauro Icardi and Real Madrid’s goalkeeper, Navas, to Paris Saint-Germain, Paris St. Germain’s goalkeeper, Alfonse Areola, to Real Madrid, and Arsenal’s midfielder, HenrikhMkhitarian to AS Rome.

The most awaited signing was the transfer of Neymar from PSG to Barcelona which is failed due to PSG’s requesting to a lot of money.

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9/3/2019 2:09:35 PM
<![CDATA[EFA to choose Hassan Shehata as national team coach]]>
Shehata is the former coach of the Egyptian team who Previously won with the team in the African Nations Cup in 2006 -2008 – 2010. Also, he won the African Youth Championship in 2003.

Egyptian Football Federation (EFA) officials are considering assigning Egypt general coach position to EhabGalal, the current coach of the Al Masry.

Essam Al-Hadari was also confirmed as coach of the team's goalkeepers within the assisting team of Hassan Shehata, while the position of coach is still in doubt. It will be one of the following names: Abdel Zaher El Sakka, Mohamed Shawky, EmadMeteb and Hosni Abd Rabbo.

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 recently announced that the final candidates are EhabGalal, Hossam Al-Badri, Talat Yousef, Hassan Shehata and Tarek el Ashry.
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9/3/2019 12:11:45 PM
<![CDATA[Micho concentrates on solving ‘wasting chances’ crisis]]>
Zamalek snatched the ticket to qualify for the Egyptian Cup final by beating Al Ittihad of Alexandria, 1-0 thanks to Mostafa Mohamed.

Zamalek met Ittihad at Ismailia stadium on Sunday night in the Egyptian Cup semi-final. Zamalek is set to face Pyramids FC in the Final match on September 8.



Zamalek dominated the game and wasted a lot of chances thanks to Ittihad’sEmad El Sayed who saved his net, the game lasted till the extra time but Mostafa Mohamed, Zamalek’s new striker, decided the game in the right time.

The experienced Serbian takes over for the next season after leaving his position behind at Orlando Pirates.

The White Knights have been looking for a new manager ever since defeat to fierce rivals Aly Ahly in the last game of the season. Galal took over from Christian Gross who’s contract ran out due and Zamalek refused to extend it.
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9/3/2019 12:06:17 PM