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Algeria and Burkina Faso neck and neck, Egypt takes the lead

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The Algerians are still undefeated but they had to work to beat Niger, Friday 8 October, in the framework of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers (3-1). In the same group A, Burkina Faso was faster against Djibouti (4-0). Egypt, overcame Libya (1-0) and took control of Group F, with Gabon now upset after their setback in Angola (3-1).

and 30. Algeria’s indomitable series extends to 30 matches after this third day of qualifying for the next World Cup. Djamel Belmadi men, Without Andy DelortHe returned to victory on Friday, a month after he shared points against Burkina Faso. In Blida, the African champions defeated Niger with difficulty (3-1).

Soleimani in the history of Algerian football

named from among 30 contenders for the Ballon d’OrRiyad Mahrez lit the first fuse in one of his favorite exercises: the free kick. At a distance of 25 meters, the Manchester City player sent a powerful shot that Kasali Dauda, ​​the Nigeria goalkeeper, could not touch (27th place).

Uncomfortable during the first act, the Desert Foxes erupted after the break when the Niger defense failed to back down. Youssef Omar, under pressure from Sufian Al-Fagoli, scored in the nets of his camp (47th place). But the visitors responded immediately after losing the ball to Abdel Qader Badran. Mohamed Ali fired Daniel Sousse, and the latter beat Rais Mobhali by slipping the ball between the goalkeeper’s legs (50th place).

Doubt settled for a few minutes in the Algerian camp. A penalty kick was awarded to Feghouli (59th place). And again, it was Mahrez who scored a new Nigerian goal against his camp, this time through Nasser Garba (70). And through his service, Yusuf Atal, the newcomer Islam Suleimani added strength (76) and set the record for goals in a foxes shirt: he has 37 goals compared to 36 for Abdelhafid Tasfaout. He even added 38 at the end of the game (88) to close out the show.

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Stallions trample on Djibouti

Djibouti players suffered their third heavy defeat in this qualifier against Burkina Faso. In Marrakesh, the humble selection led by Julien Mitte held almost the entire first period before he drowned. In overtime, Abdul Tabsoba opened the scoring with a header (45+1).

After that, the stallions extinguished all hope of being smashed again by Tapsoba (48th place), before taking off thanks to young Trojan defender Issa Kabore (51). Mohamad Konate, who was fired in depth, went on to lead the point home (60th position). Undoubtedly stronger than their opponents, the Camu Malu players did not tremble for a moment.

In the classification of group A, almost nothing has changed. Algeria is still in the lead with 7 points (two wins and one draw), just like the second, Burkina Faso. On the other hand, Foxes have a more favorable goal difference (+13 vs +6). Niger is in third place (3 points) and does not seem to be able to participate in the battle for qualification. Djibouti is finally dead (no point, -14).

Omar Marmoush signs his first appearance with the Pharaohs

Autumn begins in the best possible way for Omar Marmoush. He was just named the Bundesliga Young Player of the Year in September, and the Stuttgart FC striker celebrated his international debut for Egypt with the goal of making his debut. The 22-year-old raised his stand of choice against Libya in Alexandria.

While the match was closed, Omar Marmoush received the skin at the entrance to the area before he dealt a violent blow. Mohamed Nachnoush, the Libyan goalkeeper, could not do anything in front of this little gem (49th place). Thanks to the new international, Egypt continues its momentum: three matches in this qualifier, one goal scored at a time.

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This is enough to please coach Carlos Queiroz, who arrived a month ago. After a friendly victory against Liberia at the end of September (2-0), he achieved his first victory in an official match (1-0).

Gabon is sinking

The dream of qualifying for the World Cup has undoubtedly traveled to Gabon. Nothing was spared in leopards in Luanda. First, the kick-off against Angola at 1:30 was postponed due to a dilemma over the Covid-19 PCR tests, which Gabon conducted on Thursday. According to the Angolan Football Federation, its authenticity has not been confirmed. finally, ” FIFA decided The Gabonese Football Federation said on Facebook. The match could have been played in this complex context (” The Angolan Federation will do the second opinion after the match Define Gabon).

On Earth, Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his colleagues did not see the light of day. Palancas Negras opened the scoring with Zini, too quick for the stalled defense (25). After the break, Papel Ari, devoid of any marks, raised the score to 2-0 with a header into the far corner. Gabon reduced the difference through Axel May, the top scorer after a header from his teammate Lloyd Ballon on the post (83). But Angola secured victory over a new header from Jonathan Poitou, helped by a mistake by goalkeeper Anthony Mva Mizui (90 + 1).

In the standings of Group F, Egypt, who is not yet defeated, is now alone in the lead with 7 points. Followed by Libya with 6 points. Angola is in third place with 3 points, and Gabon is in the lead with one point.

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