Back in Port-Gentil five years ago, a Mahmoud Kahraba hit to the death sent the Atlas Lions packing at the round of 16 stage and now the two teams meet again while enjoying a positive experience. AFCON bells
Mohammed Salah and Egypt may have finished second to Nigeria in their group, but Carlos Quieroz’s side came out on top a grueling match against the Ivory Coast on Wednesday to reserve their spot in the final eight. The pharaohs seek their eighth continental title.
A day earlier, Morocco was forced to come from behind to avoid a surprise departure to Malawi. Without an AFCON crown in over 45 years, there is renewed hope that that drought will end in Cameroon, with the hosts awaiting the victors in the semi-final.
Date, start time and place
Egypt vs Morocco is scheduled for 3pm GMT today, Sunday January 30, 2022.
The Ahmadou Ahidjo stadium in Yaoundé will host the match.
Where to watch Egypt vs Morocco
Television channel: In the UK, today’s match will be televised live on Sky Sports Premier League and BBC Red Button.
Live broadcast: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the Sky Go app, and the game will also be available via the BBC Sport website.
Team News Egypt vs Morocco
Mohamed El-Shenawy will undergo further tests for a hamstring strain after the goalkeeper was forced to leave the round of 16 match against Ivory Coast. Hamdi Fathi also had to leave and is doubtful for this game.
Morocco is waiting for Ilias Chair again, the QPR midfielder was left out of the victory over Malawi due to a problem he had against Gabon in the group stage.
Prediction Egypt vs Morocco
It is very likely that two very even teams will require the separation on penalties this time.
A 1-1 draw.
Head-to-head history and results (h2h)
The Atlas Lions have a very strong record against their fellow North Africans.
Egypt win: 3
Morocco win: 14 .