Egypt, the favorite, has been eliminated in the round of 16.

Egypt was knocked out of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 on Monday in San Pedro, Côte d’Ivoire, losing 7-8 on penalties after a 1-1 draw with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Egypt conceded a goal in the 37th minute but Mustafa Mohamed equalized from the penalty spot in first-half stoppage time. With the score tied at 1-1, the two teams were unable to find a winner in extra time, sending the match to penalty kicks.

A whopping 18 kickers were used to decide the match, with Egypt’s ninth kicker, Mohamed Abu Gabal, missing. 바카라사이트 The final kicker, goalkeeper Empasi, converted to give DR Congo the win.

Egypt, seven-time champions, were the heavy favorites again this year.

However, they were without world-class striker Mohamed Salah due to injury. Salah suffered a back injury against Ghana in the second round and has since returned to England to receive treatment.

Egypt had envisioned Salah returning if they made it past the quarterfinals of the tournament. But that won’t be necessary. Liverpool fans who wanted Egypt to be eliminated even before Salah’s injury got their wish.

The Pharaohs drew all three of their group games against Mozambique (2-2), Ghana (2-2), and Cape Verde (2-2) to finish second in the group and advance to the round of 16. 토토사이트 순위 Salah scored in the first leg but has been quiet since.

With Egypt out, the Nations Cup favorites Nigeria and Angola will meet in the quarterfinals. Senegal and hosts Ivory Coast are also in the running for the title.

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