Egypt 0-1 South Africa: Africa Cup of Nations round of 16

Egypt are knocked out of their own Africa Cup of Nations. It’s a thoroughly deserved result, too. South Africa were the better team from the get-go, solid in defence and always dangerous in attack. The Cairo International Stadium falls silent, much like the Maracana did after the final match of the 1950 World Cup, I’ll be bound. What a shock! Mohamed Salah looks crestfallen, but can have no complaints. To a man, Egypt were thoroughly second best tonight. Congratulations to South Africa; commiserations to the hosts.

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