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AFCON 2021 final: Why Egypt wants final day against Senegal moved

AFCON 2021 final: Why Egypt wants final day against Senegal moved

Egypt has told the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to move the date of the Africa Cup of Nations final to a different date. The North Africans want the game played on Monday, arguing that they have played more minutes than any other team in the tournament. Egypt defeated Cameroon 3-1 in a penalty shootout to book its place in the final of the competition on Thursday night. It was the third time Carlos Queiroz’s side will be involved in extra time in the tournament. CAF has already fixed Sunday for the final clash with Cameroon and Burkina Faso slugging…
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AFCON 2021 Final: Egypt’s key player to miss Senegal clash

AFCON 2021 Final: Egypt’s key player to miss Senegal clash

Egypt will be without their right-back, Omar Kamal, when they take on Senegal in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final on Sunday due to yellow card accumulation suspension. Omar started the 2021 AFCON with the Pharaohs on the bench, as Al Ahly’s Akram Tawfik was the starting right-back. However, after an opening game long-term injury, Tawfik was no longer an option for Egypt. The Egypt coach, Carlos Queiroz, replaced Tawfik with Kamal following the latter’s injury. Kamal quickly became a fan’s favorite, putting on impressive displays against Ivory Coast, Morocco, and Cameroon. Unfortunately, Kamal will not be able…
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AFCON: Egypt announce 40-man preliminary squad

AFCON: Egypt announce 40-man preliminary squad

Egypt head coach Carlos Queiroz on Sunday announced a 40-man preliminary squad for the 2021 African Cup of Nations scheduled to be held in Cameroon between 9 January and 6 February. According to a statement by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), the final 23-man squad will be announced by the end of December. The seven-time African champions are in Group D with Nigeria, Guinea-Bissau, and Sudan. The Pharaohs key midfielder Tarek Hamed is the prominent absentee in the preliminary squad as the Zamalek star remains an unfavorite choice for Queiroz who also excluded him from the recent FIFA Arab Cup.…
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