Egypt vs Morocco: AFCON quarter-final preview

Back in Port-Gentil five years ago, a Mahmoud Kahraba strike at the death sent the Atlas Lions packing at the last-eight stage and now the two teams meet again while enjoying positive AFCON campaigns.

Mohamed Salah and Egypt may have finished second behind Nigeria in their group, but Carlos Quieroz’s side came through a gruelling match against Ivory Coast on Wednesday to book their place in the last eight. The Pharaoahs are seeking their eighth continental title.

A day earlier, Morocco were forced to come from behind to avoid a shock exit to Malawi. Without an AFCON crown in over 45 years, there is renewed hope of that drought ending in Cameroon, with the hosts awaiting the victors in the semi-final.

Date, kick-off time and venue

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Egypt vs Morocco is scheduled for a 3pm GMT kick-off today – Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde will host the match.

Where to watch Egypt vs Morocco

TV channel: In the UK, today’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and the BBC Red Button.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app, with the game also available via the BBC Sport website.

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Egypt vs Morocco team news

Mohamed El-Shenawy will undergo further tests on a hamstring strain after the goalkeeper was forced out of the last-16 game against Ivory Coast. Hamdi Fathi also had to come off and is a doubt for this game.

Morocco are once again waiting on Ilias Chair, the QPR midfielder having sat out the win over Malawi due to a problem picked up against Gabon in the group stage.

Egypt vs Morocco prediction

Two very evenly-matched teams are rather likely to require separation by a penalty shootout on this occasion.

A 1-1 draw.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

The Atlas Lions have a very strong record against their fellow North Africans.

Egypt wins: 3

Draws: 12

Morocco wins: 14

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