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Sunday, January 29, 2006 

Au revoir, Cote d'Ivoire!...

What a brilliant match that was... The Pharaohs gave the Ivoirian guests a very HOT welcome in Cairo Stadium. It was the last game in the Group A qualifying round in the African Cup of Nations Egypt 2006. The Pharaohs won the game 3-1 and avenging their home and away losses against Cote d'Ivoire in the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 qualifiers. WE (being an Egyptian :)) started the game playing impressive 20 minutes in which Moteb scored a goal from a good header in a very narrow angel. Then the Elephants controlled the mid-field after Mido (the Tottenham Hotspur striker) came out with a groin injury and substituted by the veteran 40 year old striker Hossam Hassan. However, the Elephants deservedly scored their equalized minutes before the first half is over. In the second half the Egyptians dominated the game very well and Hossam played a superb through ball to Abu Treka who made no mistake shooting it into the net giving Egypt the lead. Minutes later the Pharaohs scored their third goal through Moted who followed Hossam Hassan's ball which should have been in the net. Hassan made great effort and should have scored that goal, but he was just unlucky.
Emad Moteb celebrating his first goal!

Abu Treka celebrating his magnificent goal!

The Egyptian team celebrating Moteb's goal!

You don't know how we cheered after the game that granted Egypt the first place in Group A and qualified us to a much easier game against either Angola or Togo. I wish I had been in the stadium to cherish the victory with friends and all young men that have been there. However, I couldn't stay at home after the match and met my friends and celebrated the match in the streets. What's really funny is that cars kept peeping their horns and waving their hands cheerfully to us as we dance and celebrate. Everybody was smiling, people looked so happy... Something very rare to see. Oh, what a night that was!

Fans excited and anxious after Arouna equalized for Cote d'Ivoire

Egyptian fans ecstatic
To download the goals Click here
Silly question: What does this have to do with politics?
Silly answer: None of your business, I am just so delighted.
" Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful. Since we've got no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" quoting Frank Sinatra's Christmas song. Don't ask me why lol.

Glad you had some happiness Jimmy. Life's a bitch sometimes and reality is just something to be avoided.

But remember, for whom the bell tolls, Jimmy, in the end it tolls for you...

Papa Ray
West Texas
USA

..some day all battles will just be games on the field..till then..the stuggle continues..congrats!

Great Pics, I love them. IF you wanna watch the goals, you may also take a peak at http://jumptv.typepad.com/middle_east/

Cool guestbook, interesting information... Keep it UP
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