2022 WCQ Playoff: Senegal, Egypt Go To War In Dakar


Senegal and Egypt will go to battle on Tuesday at the Stade Me Abdoulaye Wade as they look to secure a place at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Egypt head into the game with a slender advantage having won the first leg 1-0 courtesy of Saliou Ciss’ own goal in the fourth minute.

Senegal wasted a number of goal scoring chances in the first leg at the Cairo International Stadium and will need to do better in the reverse fixture.

Egypt head coach Carlos Queiroz praised the determination shown by his players in Cairo to keep the African champions at bay and come out on top.

“When it was necessary to defend as a team and fight, you saw one of the bravest Egyptians fighting on the pitch,” Queiroz said.

The Pharaohs’ triumph in Cairo has evened up the head-to-head record between the two teams. They had lost the previous three encounters against the West Africans, including the recent Africa Cup of Nations final.

The win count stands at four apiece, with their only draw coming way back in June 2000 during a 2002 World Cup Qualifier which ended goalless.

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