Live coverage, 2nd half: Egypt 0-3 Japan (London Olympics 2012)
14 GOAAAAAAAAAL FOR JAPAN!!
10 A free kick from a narrow angle sent by Ohgihara was about to be diverted home by Suzuki, but the agonizingly missed the ball from point-blank range. It’s fair to say Japan have the upper hand.
7 Egypt’s Ahmed Hegazy intercepts a threatening low cross that could have resulted in an opening goal for Japan.
6 No threats so far from either side, an exciting start to the match soon ended and now both teams seem cautious.
1 Japan start the match with all guns blazing, looking for an early opener. Hiroshi Kiyotake tries to put his team ahead only to see his header go wide.
The match is underway
12:40 Egypt’s starting line-up: Ahmed El-Shennawy, Ahmed Fathi, Ahmed Hegazy, Saad Samir, Eslam Ramadan, Mohamed El-Nenny, Hossam Hassan, Shehab Ahmed, Mohamed Abou-Treika, Mohamed Salah, Emad Meteb.
12:30 Egypt advanced to the quarterfinal after finishing second in Group C with four points, while Japan progressed as Group D winners with seven points.
12:30 Egypt are eyeing a last-four berth for the first time since the 1928 Games in Amsterdam where they suffered a 6-0 defeat by Argentina in the semis before missing out on the bronze medal after a humiliating 11-3 loss to Italy in the third-place playoff.
12:30 Welcome to Ahram Online’s live coverage of Egypt’s clash against Japan in the London Games quarterfinals. The match will be played at Manchester United’s Old Trafford Stadium.
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