Live: Mozambique vs Egypt | June 16th 2013 WCQ
Match Info: Kickoff: 15.00 CLT – (9AM ET *Canada/USA) | World Cup African qualifiers Group G | Venue: Estadio Da Machava, Maputo Mozambique
A win for Egypt in Sunday’s away game to Mozambique will be enough to lift them to the final round of the World Cup qualifiers with one match remaining.
The formidable Pharaohs, the only African team to bag maximum 12 points from the opening four matches, should find no difficulty in brushing aside their unfancied opponents who suffered a humiliating 6-1 defeat by Guinea in their previous game.
Mozambique is also reeling after dismissing German coach Gert Engels following a string of poor results, appointing John Chissano as an interim boss.
“We realize that Egypt will not be an easy opponent, especially that they managed to score seven goals away from their homeland,” Chissano said.
“We respect the Egyptian team, but we are seeking to beat them on Sunday.”
-The last four matches between Egypt and Zimbabwe ended in the same result…2-0 Egypt.
-Mozambique has never scored a goal against Egypt in their history of matches.
-Mozambique are unbeaten in their last eight games in Maputo, conceding just two goals in the process.
Egypt coach: “We have to defeat both Mozambique and Guinea if we want to have a better position in the FIFA rankings.
Mozambique Coach: “If we can improve, especially in defense, then we will win this game. Egypt will have to sweat for the victory because we will not lame it easy.