Egypt, Ivory Coast secure places at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

  • Wednesday 20, November 2019 09:07 AM
  • Egypt, Ivory Coast secure places at 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Sharjah24 - AFP: Egypt and the Ivory Coast secured places on Tuesday at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games football tournament after contrasting qualifying tournament semi-finals victories in Cairo.
Abdel Rahman Magdy scored two late goals to complete a 3-0 triumph for Egypt over South Africa after captain Ramadan Sobhy had broken the deadlock by converting a 59th-minute penalty.

Egyptian footballers last appeared at the Olympics seven years ago in London, where they fell to Japan in the quarter-finals.

Ivory Coast edged Ghana 3-2 in a penalty shootout following a 2-2 draw after extra time to secure a second qualification for the Olympics, having reached the 2008 quarter-finals.