AFCON 2021 - News

Egypt director Gomaa blames fatigue for Nations Cup loss

Egypt's team director Wael Gomaa said he believes that fatigue was the main reason for the loss against Senegal in the African Nations Cup final on Sunday, expressing hope that the Pharaohs can build on their form and reach the World Cup next month.

Salah is a great player; I have a lot of respect for him: Sadio Mane

Senegal captain Sadio Mane heaped praise on his Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah following Egypt's heartbreaking loss in the African Cup of Nations final on Sunday.

Egypt deserved to win Nations Cup, says tearful Abou-Gabal

Egypt keeper Mohamed Abou-Gabal said his side had deserved to the African Nations Cup title following their shootout loss to Senegal in Sunday's final, saying they are determined to make amends when both teams clash again in the World Cup qualifiers.

Egypt suffer agonising shootout loss to Senegal in AFCON final

Egypt missed out on a record-extending eighth African Nations Cup crown in heartbreaking fashion, losing to Senegal 4-2 on penalties following another 0-0 draw as Sadio Mane gave his side their maiden title on Sunday.

Mane, Mendy, Aboubakar scoop AFCON awards

Senegal captain Sadio Mane has been named Player of the Tournament after leading the Teranga Lions to their first ever Africa Cup of Nations title on Sunday.

RELIVE: Egypt v Senegal (Africa Cup of Nations Final)

Ahram Online provided a live update coverage of Sunday’s match between Egypt and Senegal in the 2021 African Cup of Nations final.

Preview: Salah and Co. out to taste first glory with Egypt

Mohamed Salah and his teammates will be eager to taste glory with Egypt for the first time when the team meet Senegal in the African Cup of Nations final in Cameroonian capital Yaounde on Sunday.

Remarkable comeback gives Cameroon third place at AFCON

Hosts Cameroon finished third at the Africa Cup of Nations on Saturday after wiping out a three-goal deficit against Burkina Faso to draw 3-3, then win 5-3 on penalties.

Match facts: Burkina Faso v Cameroon (Africa Cup of Nations)

Ahram Online provided a live score coverage for Saturday’s match between Burkina Faso and Cameroon in the third place game of the Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt rely on solid defence despite backline overhaul

"Attack wins you matches, defence wins you titles," this famous quote from Sir Alex Ferguson has forged the mentality and philosophy of his devout apprentice Carlos Queiroz that shaped Egypt at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

Egypt's Salah asks players to enjoy AFCON final and fight for title

Ahead of the final game of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) against Senegal, Egypt and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah asked his teammates to enjoy the match and to fight for the title.

AFCON 2021 final things to know: Egypt less rest, Mo Salah v Mane

You can't get away from it. The African Cup of Nations final is dominated by the story of Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, who will find themselves on opposing teams in their continent's biggest soccer game.

Egypt coach Querioz unloads on referee Gassama after AFCON semifinal against Cameroon

Egypt national team coach Carlos Queiroz slammed the performance of the Gambian referee Bakari Gassama, during arbitrating the Africa Cup of Nations semifinal match on Thursday against hosts Cameroon which the Pharaohs won on penalties.

Liverpool's Klopp extols Salah, Mane achievements in AFCON 2021

Liverpool teammates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are getting ready to face off against each other in the Africa Cup of Nations final in Cameroon this weekend after Egypt beat the hosts on penalties on Thursday to set up a clash with Senegal.

Egypt hoping CAF postpones AFCON 2021 final for 24 hours after marathon games

Egypt’s assistant coach Diaa El-Sayed asked the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to postpone the 2021 AFCON final game for 24 hours to ensure fair play between the finalists, as Senegal were handed one break day more than the Pharaohs.

Egypt earns praise with brilliant show in AFCON 2021

Egypt earned wide acclaim from international media, public figures, and famed sports newspapers after putting on a superb performance in the semifinals of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON 2021).

Trezeguet says Egypt beat tough circumstances after reaching AFCON final

Egypt winger Mahmoud Trezeguet hailed the team for overcoming some tough circumstances to reach the African Cup of Nations final for the second time in three editions.

Egypt are back, says keeper Abou-Gabal after win over Cameroon

Keeper Mohamed Abou Gabal, whose penalty saves gave Egypt a 3-1 shootout win over Cameroon in the African Nations Cup semi-final on Thursday, said his side are now back to their best.

Fatigue? Not important, we want the title: MOTM Abdel-Moneim

Egypt defender Mohamed Abdel-Moneim played down the impact of his team’s fatigue after they played three extra-times in the knock-out stages of the African Nations Cup, saying they are determined to win the title regardless of any circumstances.

Abou-Gabal the hero again as Egypt reach final with shootout win over Cameroon

Keeper Mohamed Abou-Gabal once again stole the show with two saves in the shootout as Egypt defeated hosts Cameroon 3-1 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in Yaounde to reach the African Cup of Nations final on Thursday.

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