Arab Cup: Algeria, Egypt to battle for Group D top spot

Dec 7, 2021 | African News, Football Africa, Sport News | 0 comments

The North Africans will go toe to toe today in the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup final group match to seal the top spot in Group D at the Al Janoub Stadium.

The two sides share the same points, goal difference, goals scored and even fair play points. 

The victors will finish on top of the group, while a draw means that tie-breakers will be used to determine the group winners.

“Now, we need to rest and prepare to face Algeria. Both teams performed well. It is time to decide who will end up at the top of the group,” said Egypt, Carlos Queiroz after his team’s big victory on Saturday night against Sudan (5-0). 

In the first match, Egypt managed a 1-0 win over Lebanon Al Thumama Stadium, Mohamed Afsha scored the only goal. Their second was a 5-0 win over Sudan.

In the same group, Algeria thrashed Sudan 4-0 and won their second game 2-0 over Lebanon as they progressed to the quarter-final stage. 

The Desert Warriors are unbeaten in 37 international games tonight will be crucial to test in their unbeaten campaign.

According to coach Carlos Queiroz, the Pharaohs will have to go into the game without one of their most important players in Al Ahly attacking midfielder Mohamed Magdy Afsha.

In his pre-match interview, he confirmed that Afsha isn’t 100% fit due to a minor injury and prefers to sit him out for this game.

Morocco, Egypt and Algeria have secured their spots in the quarter-finals of the FIFA Arab Cup. 

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