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Ronaldo scores twice as Portugal beat Egypt in friendly

Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored 19 goals in his last nine appearances for club and country (Image credit: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo won the battle between two of Europe’s in-form strikers as Portugal defeated Mohamed Salah’s Egypt 2-1 in Zurich. The European champions trailed until the 90th minute before Ronaldo scored twice to steal victory. Salah opened the scoring after the interval with a sweet left-footed drive from outside the area. But Ronaldo made it 43 goals in 40 appearances ...

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2018 World Cup: Kwesi Appiah charges African teams to reach last 4


Black Stars head coach, Kwesi Appiah, wants African teams to get to the last four of the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The continent will be represented by Senegal, Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco and they have been placed in groups that will let them face the likes of Colombia, Argentina, Russia, England and Spain in the first round ...

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Egypt in World Cup Group A: Lame Hosts, Kindred & A Blue Sky

The Pharoahs of Egypt (Image credit: Ola Photography)

Following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Draw on December 1, freelance football writer, Sammie Frimpong, analyses each of the groups the five African teams were placed in and he begins with the Pharoahs of Egypt. For all their continental dominance, Egypt’s record at global level is pretty pathetic. Their second appearance at the FIFA World Cup came 56 years after ...

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Ghana held 1-1 by Egypt in final World Cup qualifier


Ghana’s Black Stars were held to a 1-1 draw by Egypt in their final World Cup qualifier at the Cape Coast Stadium. Ghana dominated the early stages of the game and went close from distance on a couple of occasions through Mubarak Wakaso and debutant Nana Opoku Ampomah. Both teams were dealt first-half injury blows as Nana Opoku Ampomah for ...

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Wakaso, Ampomah start for Ghana against Egypt

Ghana international Mubarak Wakaso

Coach Kwesi Appiah has included Mubarak Wakaso and debutant Nana Ampomah in his starting lineup to face Egypt in the final 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Cape Coast Stadium. Wakaso is making a return to the team after not being called up through the qualifiers while Belgium-based Ampomah is making his first start for the team. Ampomah will play ...

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Cape Coast Stadium will be ready for Egypt game- Sannie Daara


The Cape Coast Stadium pitch will be ready and in good condition for Sunday’s World Cup qualifier between Ghana and Egypt according to GFA Communications Director Ibrahim Sannie Daara. The Cape Coast Stadium has been under some amount of pressure recently after the stadium played host to the WAFU Cup as well as two of the Black Princesses World Cup ...

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Egypt’s Hegazi out of Ghana game


Egypt international defender Ahmed Hegazi will miss the Pharaohs final World Cup qualifier against Ghana on Sunday due to family reasons. The Pharaohs will face Ghana on Sunday in Cape Coast having already sealed qualification to the World Cup. The Egyptian FA announced that the West Brom defender, Hegazi, left Egypt’s training camp for family reasons on Wednesday and therefore will not be available for selection ...

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Black Stars to prepare in Cape Coast for Egypt assignment


The Black Stars arrived in Cape Coast on Tuesday to begin preparations for the match against Egypt on Sunday in the final 2018 World Cup qualifier. Coach James Kwesi Appiah named 23 players for the assignment and has decided to pitch camp min Cape Coast 5 days before the tie. In terms of points and impact on the qualifiers, the ...

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“Egypt game part of team-building exercise”- Ibrahim Tanko

Ibrahim Tanko (Image credit: Images Image)

Black Stars 1st assistant coach, Ibrahim Tanko, says the final 2018 World Cup qualifier against Egypt on November 12 is another leg of the rebuilding process started by head coach Kwesi Appiah. On his appointment in May, Kwesi Appiah stated that he was going to form a new team for the future and that, all the matches in the qualifiers ...

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2018 WC Qualifiers: Mo Salah out of Ghana clash

Mohammed Salah was crucial for Egypt in Brazzaville (Image credit: Reuters)

Egypt Head Coach Hector Cuper has left out Liverpool forward Mohammed Salah in his final 25-man squad to face Ghana in their final FIFA World Cup qualifier on November. The Pharaohs who have already secured qualification to their first World Cup in 27 years will be without Salah who has been their lead marksman throughout the qualifying rounds. The 25 ...

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