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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old December 30th, 2005, 22:32 Thread Starter
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Can we win the Nations Cup?

On home soil, can we lift the cup?

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old December 30th, 2005, 22:32 Thread Starter
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The question is realistically, do we have what it takes to be champions?

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The question is realistically, do we have what it takes to be champions?
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The Egyptian player is one of the most talented players in the continent! We just need a world class coach. Bruno Metsu is a good choice.

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No...to many local players in our squad, The other big teams play mainly in european football and have an extra gear compared to us...Ghali & Zibaladan are not in the squad...Mido's ping ponging between Egypt and UK will affect him...we don't have an organised team...and Hosam hassan is in the squad as a reserve which means trouble for the harmony of the team.

Actually No way are we winning this let's hope we make it past the first round as Morocco and Ivory Coast have better teams than ours.
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post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old February 6th, 2006, 21:45
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Anyone change their mind yet??
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post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old February 6th, 2006, 22:43
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Drogba is a selfish prick...freekick from 7 yards out wont let torres take it when we are 3-1 up with 5 minutes to go...
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2 Final - Cairo International Stadium

Egypt 2 - 1 Senegal

Ahmed Hassan (pen 37)
Amr Zaki (81)
Mamadou Niang (51)

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Updated: Feb. 7, 2006, 2:09 PM ET
Egypt 2-1 Senegal: Zaki sends hosts into finalPA

Hosts Egypt reached the African Nations Cup final following a 2-1 win but Senegal will have every reason to feel robbed after being denied a certain penalty in the dying minutes.


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Ahmed Hassan (r) fires Egypt in front from the spot

The drama in Cairo appeared to have peaked when Amr Zaki scored Egypt's second with 10 minutes left after coming on to replace Mido, with the Tottenham striker reacting furiously to being taken off by coach Hassan Shehata.

Mido was forced to put his indignation to one side as Zaki proved his coach right by heading in a cross by Mohamed Aboutraika, but Senegal should have been awarded a penalty in the last minute of normal time when Diomansy Kamara was tripped in the area by Ibrahim Said.

Cameroon referee Divine Evehe opted not to risk the wrath of the huge Cairo crowd and gave nothing, not even booking Kamara for diving, as the Pharaohs set up a clash with Ivory Coast on Friday.

The hosts were the first to go close in the ninth minute when Wael Gomaa headed over the top from six yards after an effective short corner routine.

Newcastle midfielder Amady Faye incurred the wrath of Gomaa eight minutes later for going in high on Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary as he strode unchallenged into the penalty area, though there was mercifully little, if any, contact.

However, it indicated a weakness at the heart of Egypt's defence which was almost exposed again by another run from deep from Frederic Mendy five minutes later.

Faye went close with a low free-kick which whistled past El Hadary's left-hand post, while Egypt were causing Senegal problems with the long ball aimed up to Mido. Emad Moteab claimed a penalty after he felt he was impeded in his bid to latch on to one such flick-on by the Spurs target man.

The first goal went Egypt's way as Mido floated a cross in from the left and Mendy inexplicably handled with Mohamed Barakat lurking just behind him. Skipper Ahmed Hassan's second successful spot-kick stood in the 37th minute after the first was disallowed for encroachment.

The second half began brightly as Aboutraika hit the crossbar with a looping right-foot shot, but Senegal grabbed the goal their efforts deserved after 50 minutes.

Captain Lamine Diatta whipped in a cross from deep on the right and Marseille striker Mamadou Niang escaped his marker to place a header past El Hadary from close range.

Fulham midfielder Papa Bouba Diop headed over from a tough angle as the hour mark approached while Mohammed Abdelwahab flashed an angled low drive just wide as Senegal reacted slowly to a quickly-taken free-kick.

The match was turning Egypt's way again as Aboutraika released Moteab with a beautifully-weighted pass, but the latter's cross was just too high for Mido to make meaningful contact.

Abdelwahab then had to clear off the goalline after El Hadary misjudged the flight of a corner kick as Senegal opted to replace Camara with El-Hadji Diouf, who was not deemed fit enough to start.

At this stage Senegal looked favourites to win it but Shehata's inspired substitution - and some cowardly refereeing - ultimately proved decisive.

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Egypt grab record fifth Nations Cup crown after penalty shootout
Hosts Egypt won a record fifth African Nations Cup title when they defeated Ivory Coast 4-2 on penalties after both teams failed to score after normal and extra time in the final.

Didier Drogba and Bakari Kone missed the penalties for Ivory Coast while Abdel Halim Ali missed his for Egypt.

The Pharaohs had previously won the biennial competition in 1957, 1959, 1986 and 1998. Ghana and Cameroon have each captured the tournament four times.

It was also the sixth time in the Nations Cup history that the championship was decided by spot kicks.

Egypt skipper Ahmed Hasan failed to break the deadlock seven minutes into extra time when his penalty kick after a dubious foul on Mohamed Barakat by Blaise Kouassi hit the base of the post and came back into play.

Amr Zaki's effort on 83 minutes after Tizie failed to hold Ahmed Hasan's shot from outside the box was also disallowed by Tunisian referee Mourad Daami for an infringement on the Ivorian goalkeeper.

Egypt, parading as many as seven players from African club champions Al Ahly in their starting line-up, went into attack from the blast of the first whistle but the Ivorian defence marshalled by Arsenal's Kolo Toure held out.

Zaki had the first shot at goal after five minutes but his right footer missed its mark then five minutes later the crafty Ahmed Hasan was brought down near the box by Kouassi but the freekick by Abdelzaher El Saqqa missed narrowly.

The Elephants continued to soak the Egyptian pressure and even occasionally launched their own attacks with Yaya Toure pulling the strings in midfield ably supported by defensive midfielder Didier Zokora, who worked hard and tirelessly.

Zaki's half volley inside the Ivorian box on 34 minutes missed the target as the Pharaohs continued to pile on the pressure.

However, when Ivory Coast counter attacked they looked dangerous. El Saqqa did well to stop goal-bound Drogba in the 36th minute while Kolo Toure failed to get to the end of a corner taken by Kanga Akale.

In the closing stages of the first 45 minutes, Ivory Coast began to push forward more often. Akale's shot from outside the area in stoppage time was El Hadary's first real test of the match but the Al Ahly goalkeeper emerged with flying colours as he held the ball first-time

Two minutes after the interval an unmarked Mohamed Aboutrika failed to direct his header for possibly one of the best chances of the game thus far. The Ivorians reponded immediately but Arouna Kone's grounder failed to hit its mark.

Emad Moteab then missed with a header inside the Ivorian 18-yard box, skipper Ahmed Hasan fired a rasping shot on the hour as Egypt continued to press for the opening goal before moments later Drogba blasted wide from the edge of the Egyptian box.

Ivory Coast grew in confidence and so began to commit more men upfront. In the 75th minute Drogba blasted the ball over the bar from inside the box after some brilliant work by Kone on the right flank and then in second half stoppage time, the Chelsea striker again failed to drill home an Eboue cross.
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No...to many local players in our squad, The other big teams play mainly in european football and have an extra gear compared to us...Ghali & Zibaladan are not in the squad...Mido's ping ponging between Egypt and UK will affect him...we don't have an organised team...and Hosam hassan is in the squad as a reserve which means trouble for the harmony of the team.

Actually No way are we winning this let's hope we make it past the first round as Morocco and Ivory Coast have better teams than ours.
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Hehe. No need to feel ashamed or anything man, because most Egyptians didn't expect us to win the trophy a la Burkina faso 98.

We didn't set the world alight with our football but our fans surely did with their cheering and support. Also the performances of Wael Goma'a and Essam El Hadary were simply magnificent. Those two carried the team on their shoulders and I'm not saying this out of bias but that's the truth.

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