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Shahata: We are capable of beating Algeria

Egypt coach Hassan Shehata believes that his side are capable of beating Algeria in the upcoming World Cup qualifier. The Pharaohs faced Oman in a warm-up match and took part in a training camp in the sultanate over the last week, in preparation for their clash against the Desert Foxes. Although the match, which takes place on June 7th in ...

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Egypt set for Germany friendly

Egypt are set to take on Germany in a friendly exhibition on November 18th, according to Egyptian FA president Samir Zaher. “Germany will pay the Egyptian national team € 200,000 to host them in a friendly game,” Zaher told Filgoal.com. According to Germany general manager Oliver Bierhoff, the match is part of the three-time world champions’ preparations for the 2010 ...

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FIFA suspend Ibrahim Hassan for five years

FIFA have confirmed a decision to suspend Telecom Egypt football director Ibrahim Hassan for five years. The former Ahli star received the same ban from the North African Football Association when he was Masri director in December 2008. Hassan was handed the ban after his misconduct during Masri’s game against OSM Bejaia of Algeria, where he physically insulted the game’s ...

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Salama strikes, Hodoud Wins

Harras Hodoud striker Ahmed Salama scored in the minute to help his team beat Libya’s Ahli Tripoli 2-1 on aggregate and reach the Confederation Cup group stage. After drawing the first leg 0-0, Ahli stunned the Alexandria crowd by taking the lead in the 38th minute through Ahmed Saad. Salama brought Hodoud back in the game by scoring in the ...

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Will Abdul-Aziz leave Konyaspor for Zamalek?

Zamalek midfielder Ayman Abdul-Aziz is going to meet with the club newly-appointed board soon to discuss his future at the Cairo side. The former Egypt ace joined the White Knights last summer on a four-year deal, but failed to settle down and fell out with Ahmed Refaat, who was appointed as interim boss in the first half of the season. ...

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Al Ahly dumped out of the ACC

Manuel Jose ended his career as Al Ahly coach disastrously when the Egyptian giants were dumped out of the African Confederation Cup by Santos in Angola on Sunday. Ahly, winners of the African Champions League a record six times, took a 3-0 lead into the return match and even the absence of star midfielder Mohamed Aboutraika was not expected to ...

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Amr Zaki’s injury is negligible

The facial injury Amr Zaki sustained in Egypt’s friendly game against Oman was not serious, assistant coach Shawki Gharib said. The Zamalek striker, who finished his loan spell with English side Wigan Athletic, was bizarrely injured during Egypt’s 1-0 away victory over Oman on Saturday. He jumped for joy to celebrate Mohamed Abou-Treika’s second-half goal to inadvertently bash heads with ...

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Egypt beats Oman 1 – 0

Mohamed Abou-Treika’s second-half goal gave Egypt a 1-0 away victory over Oman on Saturday in a warm-up for next week’s World Cup qualifier against Algeria. The classy playmaker notched the winner four minutes after the restart to settle the tie in Egypt’s favor. It was the last match for the Pharaohs before their crucial meeting with North African rivals Algeria ...

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Flavio joins El Shabab

Ahli striker Flavio Amado has joined Saudi side Shabab, the player’s agent said on Saturday. “Flavio has signed a contract with Shabab to complete the move,” Nader Shawki told FilGoal.com. Shawki neither disclosed the contract’s length nor its financial aspects as Ahli are yet to announce the deal. Angolan striker Flavio follows in the footsteps of coach Manuel Jose, who ...

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Algeria’s Samir Zaoui says: too much pressure!

Algeria defender Samir Zaoui admitted that the pressure from home supporters is immense, ahead of next month’s World Cup qualifier with Egypt. Zaoui indicated that manager Rabeh Saadane’s decision to hold out a pre-match camp in France was on spot, amid the fans’ over-enthusiasm. “The idea of having a camp in France helped us avoid the pressure and relax before ...

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