Twenty years on, the ‘hate match’ between Egypt and Algeria is on again

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“The World Cup ‘hate match’ is on again, and if it is anywhere near as bad as the last one it could keep Fifa’s disciplinary experts busy – not to mention the police. One goal on a bumpy pitch in Chililabombwe, northern Zambia, was enough to give Egypt victory in their penultimate qualifier today. When Hosni, player of the tournament in the last African Cup of Nations, scored it in the 69th minute millions celebrated back home in Egypt. It kept alive the African champions’ hopes of taking one of the continent’s five qualifying places in next summer’s finals. All they have to do now is beat Algeria on 14 November, in an exact repeat of what they had to do 20 years ago.” (Guardian)

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