Egypt’s Mohamed Salah walks in dejection at the end of the Africa Cup of Nations match against South Africa on Saturday. Associated Press
Egypt opened the African Cup of Nations by beating outsider Zimbabwe 1-0 in Cairo on Friday, providing relief for Mohamed Salah, the host nation and the continent’s soccer bosses.
While Salah helped lead his club to a sixth European Cup triumph in June, a year on from an injury forcing him out of the final, he was powerless to stop the Pharaohs suffering humiliation on the international stage for the second time in 12 months.
The Omanis secured a comfortable 3-0 victory over England to top Group B, while Egypt had to come from behind to down their plucky hosts 4-2 to enter the final of Neom Beach Soccer Cup.
Rohit described his maiden Test double century as “most challenging” after he lifted India out of early trouble and put the hosts in command of the match.
South Africa and Wales defeated host Japan and France respectively to set up a delightful semi-final on Sunday. There was never any shortage of courage, but not even the bravest of blossoms
Washington: Former England star Wayne Rooney’s DC United were thrashed in his Major League Soccer (MLS) farewell match on Saturday as Toronto FC won 5-1 in the first round