Egypt scrape past Sudan to advance at Cup of Nations

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Al-Araby

Egypt beat neighbours Sudan 1-0 in Yaounde on Wednesday to ensure their progress to the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations, finishing second behind Nigeria in Group D after another laboured performance. Centre back Mohamed Abdelmoneim, drafted in because of injury, headed home after 38 minutes from a corner to make the breakthrough as Egypt dominated the derby game but created few chances. The display will not do much to temper the criticism that followed the Egyptians’ first two games at the tournament, a 1-0 loss to Nigeria followed by a narrow win over tiny Guinea Bissau. Egypt en…

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