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06 Dec 2018

Friendlies held ahead of Africa Cup of Nations

Egypt and Senegal win friendlies in warm up to FIFA World Cup CAF Qualifier in Sharm El Sheikh


A week ahead of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations, to be held in Sharm El Sheikh Egypt between the 8th and 14th of December, some of the participating nations came together to get in some competitive practice before the real thing.

The Africa Cup of Nations 2018 will not only crown the kings of the continent, but also serve as a qualifier for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, which will take place in Paraguay in late November 2019.

However, only two sides will qualify to represent the continent, and hosts Egypt and current African champions, Senegal, gained early confidence boosts by seeing off their opponents in friendly matchups.

Egypt took four victories out of four against Lebanon while Senegal played two matches against a strong Moroccan team, who held them to a draw at 5-5, which was left as a draw when the sides decided to end the game, a very unusual outcome in beach soccer, not being an option in competitive games.

In their second bout, Senegal won by eight goals to one, putting them in good stead for the coming competition.

 

FRIENDLY RESULTS 

Egypt 5 v 3 Lebanon 

Egypt 5 v 3 Lebanon 

Egypt 8 v 2 Lebanon 

Egypt 7 v 1 Lebanon 

 

Morocco 5-5 Senegal

Morocco 1-8 Senegal

 

Keep up-to-date with all the upcoming action from the African Cup of Nations 2018 right here, and if you want to watch the games live, you can do so on the BSWW website.

 

RESULTS & SCHEDULE
December 08, 2018 - December 14, 2018
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Group Stage - Group A
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Egypt EGY 3 3 0 0 20 6 14 9
Morocco MAR 3 2 0 1 12 14 -2 6
Madagascar MAD 3 1 0 2 10 13 -3 3
Coted ivoire CIV 3 0 0 3 10 19 -9 0
Group Stage - Group B
Team P W W+ L GF GA GD PTS
Senegal SEN 3 2 1 0 26 7 19 7
Nigeria NIG 3 2 0 1 14 9 5 6
Lbya0001 LBY 3 1 0 2 9 18 -9 3
Tanz0001 TAZ 3 0 0 3 6 21 -15 0
Play-off for 7th Place
Tanz0001 TAZ 6 - 5 (AET) LBY Lbya0001
Play-off for 5th Place
Madagascar MAD 5 - 2 TAZ Tanz0001
Lbya0001 LBY 3 - 6 CIV Coted ivoire
Madagascar MAD 9 - 8 (AET) CIV Coted ivoire
Semi-finals
Egypt EGY 6 - 7 NIG Nigeria
Senegal SEN 7 - 2 MAR Morocco
Play-off for 3rd place
Egypt EGY 3 - 2 MAR Morocco
Final
Nigeria NIG 1 - 6 SEN Senegal
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