Egypt U-20s win over England not enough as Ghana advance

Egypt's Hassan Ahmed
Egypt's Hassan Ahmed

Egypt have been eliminated from the Under-20 World Cup in Turkey despite a 2-0 win over England in their final group match.

The margin of victory was not good enough for Egypt as Ghana progressed to the knockout phase with a better goal difference.

Egypt secured the win with goals from Mahmoud Trezeguet and Hassan Ahmed.

Ghana and Nigeria are the African nations who advance. Mali and Egypt go home.

Despite dominating the match, England failed to find the net. They were also denied by Egypt goalkeeper Awad Mossad who pulled off some fine saves.

Mahmoud Trezeguet gave Egypt the lead in the 80th minute, and Ahmed Hassan doubled the score in injury time.

The victory for Egypt helped them move above England into third in Group E, but Ghana's superior number of goals scored meant they became the 16th and last team to progress.

Ghana will now play Portugal in Kayseri on 3 July and Nigeria take on Uruguay in Istanbul on 2 July.

Mali, the other African nation involved in the tournament, were eliminated on Friday following a 4-1 defeat to Mexico.

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