Qatar Defeat Egypt To Claim Third-Place At FIFA Arab Cup

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Qatar defeated Super Eagles AFCON group opponent Egypt on penalties to clinch third-place in the FIFA Arab Cup on Saturday.

The heated game seemed like it could be heading in either direction as both teams managed near-equal possession of the ball, with Egypt slightly taking the upper hand in the final minutes.

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But the match went to extra time after Egypt’s several attempts on goal were stopped by Qatar’s goalkeeper Meshaal Barsham.

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No goals were scored either in the extra 30 minutes, and in the penalty shootout that followed, Qatar won by 5-4, with Barsham again the hero.

Later on Saturday, Tunisia will be hoping to cause an upset when they take on African champions Algeria for the title.

Seven-time African champions Egypt will kick-off their AFCON against Nigeria, on Tuesday, 11 January, 2022 in Garoua.

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Source: Complete Sports