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Madagascar, Tunisia, Egypt, Senegal secure AFCON berths

Madagascar qualified for their first ever Africa Cup of Nations after beating Equatorial Guinea 1-0 at home on Tuesday and were later joined by Egypt, Senegal and Tunisia in the 24-team field for next year's expanded finals.

With two nations qualifying from 11 of the 12 four-team groups, Madagascar were always going to have a good chance to make the breakthrough, at their 17th attempt, after starting their Group A campaign with an away win in Sudan last year.

Yet successive 1-0 wins home and away...

Egypt and Tunisia book Africa Cup of Nations tickets

North African giants Egypt and Tunisia have qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Eswatini and Niger respectively on Tuesday.

Goals either side of half time from Ahmed Hegazy and Marwan Mohsen were enough for Egypt, who were without injured Mohamed Salah, to down Eswatini 2-0 in Manzini.

The Pharaohs defeated the Southern Africans 4-1 in Cairo on Friday and have taken nine points from their opening four fixtures, moving them ahead of Eswatini and Niger (both on one point).

Tunisia,...

Liverpool did not want Mohamed Salah rested for internationals - Egyptian FA

The FC panel examine what's at the heart of Mohamed Salah's scoring struggles for Liverpool, during a stretch where he's scored just once in his last seven games.
Pundits are saying Mohamed Salah is struggling to start the season but the stats compared to last year paint a different picture.

The Egyptian Football Association have denied claims Liverpool tried to ensure that Mohamed Salah missed at least one of Egypt's fixtures over the international period.

Salah picked up a suspected groin injury late on in Egypt's 4-1 win over Swaziland in Cairo on Friday night, but reports said Liverpool had advised the EFA to manage the forward's game-time for "fear of stress."

"These allegations are incorrect," EFA spokesperson Osama Ismael told ESPN FC. "Each player joins the team with a...

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah withdraws from Egypt squad amid injury concern

The FC panel examine what's at the heart of Mohamed Salah's scoring struggles for Liverpool, during a stretch where he's scored just once in his last seven games.
Pundits are saying Mohamed Salah is struggling to start the season but the stats compared to last year paint a different picture.

Mohamed Salah is returning to Liverpool after suffering a muscle injury while on international duty with Egypt.

Salah was taken off in stoppage time of Egypt's 4-1 win over Swaziland on Friday night.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) released a statement on Saturday and said the forward would play no part in Tuesday's return fixture in Swaziland.

"[Head coach] Javier Aguirre decided to allow Salah to return back to Liverpool to give him extra rest, as medical scans revealed that getting him...

AFCON qualifiers: Seedorf gets first win, Salah injured in Egypt victory

Cameroon captain Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting provided new coach Clarence Seedorf with a winning home debut but the Indomitable Lions remained unconvincing as they edged Malawi 1-0 in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on Friday.

The forward hammered home a powerful shot from outside the penalty area midway through the second half to earn former Dutch international Seedorf his first victory in the job after his opening game in the Comoros Islands ended in a draw for one of African football's most successful...