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Defensive Egypt Hold Spain to 0-0 Draw in Olympics Opener

Defensive Egypt Hold Spain to 0-0 Draw in Olympics Opener

Egypt’s U23 starting line up against Spain at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on 22 July 2021

The Pharaohs have managed to stave off an aggressive Spanish side in their first football contest at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Egypt, who are in Group C along with Spain, Argentina and Australia, played a defensive match against the Spaniards, with few successful offensive chances.

Spain, who are among the favourites to win the U23 football gold medal at the 2020 Olympics, played a largely offensive match, but failed to score against Egypt, with impressive performances from goalkeeper Mohamed El Shenawy and defender and captain Ahmed Hegazy.

Egypt and Spain now both have one point each in Group C as a result of the draw.

Egypt will next face Argentina on 25 July at 4:30PM Tokyo time, before facing Australia on 28 July at 8:00PM Tokyo time.

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