LIVE: Egypt vs Argentina | Tokyo Olympic Games
Time: 03:30 AM ET Canada-USA | 9:30 Cairo Local Time
Venue: Venue: Sapporo Dome
Argentina takes on Egypt in their Group C match at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The Young Pharaohs have managed to stave off an aggressive Spanish side in their first football contest at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Egypt, who are in Group C along with Spain, Argentina and Australia, played a defensive match against the Spaniards, with few successful offensive chances.
Spain, who are among the favourites to win the U23 football gold medal at the 2020 Olympics, played a largely offensive match, but failed to score against Egypt, with impressive performances from goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy and defender and captain Ahmed Hegazy.
Argentina U23 suffered a surprise 2-0 defeat to Australia U20 on Thursday. Lachlan Wales and Marco Tilio scored in each half to condemn the two-time Olympic gold medalists to defeat.
The South Americans will be looking to bounce back from that setback with a victory against Egypt U23. Anything other than a victory could be detrimental to their chances of progressing from Group C.
There are no suspension or injury concerns for Egypt U23.
Argentina were not clinical enough in their defeat to Australia and coach Fernando Batista might string some changes to his starting lineup.
However, defender Francisco Ortega will be suspended for the red card he received in the game.
Suspension: Francisco Ortega
Egypt U23 Predicted XI (4-4-2): Mohamed El Shenawy (GK); Osama Galai, Ahmed Hegazi, Mohamed Abdel Salam, Ahmed Ramadan; Nasser Maher, Karim Fouad, Akram Tawfik; Ramadan Sobhi, Taher Mohamed, Salah Mohsen
Argentina U23 Predicted XI (4-3-3): Jeremias Ledesma (GK); Nehuen Perez, Hernan De La Fuente, Facundo Medina, Marcelo Herrera; Fausto Vera, Santiago Colombatto, Carlos Valenzuela; Adolfo Gaich, Ezequiel Ponce, Alexis Mac Allister
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