Egypt ready for Jordan in the FIFA Arab Cup quarter finals

11 December 2021

10:00 ET Canada-USA | 5:00 PM Cairo Local Time

Al Janoub Stadium

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On Saturday, Egypt will face neighbor Jordan, meanwhile, Algeria will face neighbor rivals Morocco.

The winner will face either Tunisia or Oman, who will meet on Friday.

The Pharaohs drew 1-1 with Algeria on Tuesday to go top of Group D courtesy to the Fair play rule.

Ayman Ashraf and Ahmed Hegazi who both picked injuries during the Algeria game are still on their rehabilitation program.

Also right-back Akram Tawfik has been ruled out of Jordan game due to suspension.

Jordan earned the final place in the last eight of the FIFA Arab Cup after easing past Palestine in their last Group C match in Doha.

The Jordanian team had their fate in their own hands despite suffering a 4-0 defeat to group winners Morocco in their previous fixture, with an earlier triumph against Saudi Arabia placing them second in the standings.

A ninth-minute penalty from Baha’ Abdel-Rahman steadied Jordanian nerves at Stadium 974.

Hamza Al-Dardour doubled Jordan’s advantage in the 24th minute, converting a low cross from close range.

A close-range header from Tamer Seyam saw Palestine pull a goal back on the stroke of half-time.

The match remained in the balance until the 82nd minute when a heavily deflected shot from Mahmoud Al-Mardi found the Palestine net via the post.

Jordan added further gloss to the scoreline in the final minutes with a long-range effort from Yazan Al-Naimat finding the corner, before the forward rounded goalkeeper Amr Kaddura to complete a brace in injury time.

The 5-1 victory saw Jordan seal second place in Group A behind Morocco.

Algeria and Egypt had already secured places in the last eight after winning their opening two matches.

The teams met at the Al Janoub Stadium to determine the group winners.

Mohamed Amine Tougai gave Algeria a 20th-minute lead in the tie, only for Amr El Solia to equalize for Egypt in the second half.

The match ended in a 1-1 draw, leaving both teams tied at the top of the standings on points, goal difference and goals scored.

Egypt were ultimately confirmed as group winners due to their superior fair play record at the tournament.

Head-to-head records of Egypt against Jordan:

02 Oct 1974 | Jordan 0-5 Egypt | Arab Cup
21 Jul 1988 | Jordan 0-2 Egypt | FIFA Arab Cup
09 Sep 1992 | Egypt 1-1 Jordan | FIFA Arab Cup
27 Jan 2016 | Egypt 0-1 Jordan | Friendly Game

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