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0 : 2
0 : 1
1 : 0
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Pharaohs and Desert Hawks in Arab Cup draw
Egypt U-23 team played a 1-1 draw with Sudan as both teams kicked off their Group C matches in the Arab Cup in Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Magdy gave Egypt the lead after 38 minutes but the Desert Hawks equalized nine minutes from full time through Moawia Bashir.
Sudan were the better side in the second half searching for the equalizer, and Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed Bassam was rescued by the post on at least one occasion. Egypt midfielder Hisham Mohamed picked up an injury that saw him taken to hospital and it was his replacement Mohamed Ibrahim who provided the assist for the Pharaoh’s goal.
Egypt manager Hany Ramzy fielded experienced over age players, Amr Zaki and Ahmed Eid Abdel Malek who he intends to include in the Olympic team in the 2012 London Olympic Games.
The teams in Group C of the Arab Cup are Egypt, Sudan, Iraq and Lebanon. Meanwhile Iraq currently top the group with 3 points after beating Lebanon 1-0 on Sunday. Egypt and Sudan are in second and third places respectively on a point each while Lebanon prop up the group and are yet to register any points. Egypt is fielding their Olympic Team as a part of their preparations for the next month's London Olympic Games.
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