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The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations witnessed a sensational final between Cameroon and Egypt.

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Africa Cup of Nations brings joy to demoralised Egyptians

The Africa Cup of Nations has brought relief to ordinary Egyptians living through tough times of austerity and economic crisis. Now their hopes rest on the team's final performance.

#HadaryForPresident: Egyptians want to replace Sisi with legendary goalkeeper

The New Arab

#HadaryForPresident: Egyptians want to replace Sisi with legendary goalkeeper

Grateful for an impressive victory at the AFCON semi-final and frustrated with Egypt's current regime, Egyptians are calling to replace ...

<em>AFCON</em> 2017: El-Hadary takes Egypt to the final

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: El-Hadary takes Egypt to the final

Burkina Faso dominated much of the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final, but Egypt managed to secure its position in the final on penalty shoot-outs ...

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Egypt beats Morocco, breaking 31-year curse

In the last quarter final match of the Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco and Egypt met for an All Arab derby, which concluded with a precious Egyptian victory.

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Tunisia knocked out by Burkina Faso

Tunisia's journey at the Africa Cup of Nations came to an end on Saturday after they faced off with a determined, accurate and lethal Burkina ...

The New Arab

AFCON 2017: Egypt hopes to break 31-year-curse with Morocco

Finally qualifying for the African Cup's quarterfinals after seven years, The Pharaohs are hoping to win against Morocco for the first time ...

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Salah takes Egypt to quarter-finals

Egypt's Mohamed Salah took his team to the quarter-finals during the final match of the group stages with an early goal against Ghana.

<em>AFCON</em> 2017: Morocco-coach Renald returns to break Ivorian hearts

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Morocco-coach Renald returns to break Ivorian hearts

Final match day in Group C saw Morocco defeat the Ivory Coast 1-0 in a scrappy encounter to proceed to the knock-out stages

Uri Levy

Morocco march onwards after felling reigning champions Ivory Coast

Final match day in Group C saw Morocco defeat the Ivory Coast 1-0 in a scrappy encounter to proceed to the knock-out stages

<em>AFCON</em> 2017: Tunisia crush Zimbabwe, proceed to knock-out stages

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Tunisia crush Zimbabwe, proceed to knock-out stages

Tunisia are set to meet Burkino Faso in the quarter-finals on a day when fellow North Africans Algeria - one of the favourites for the ...

<em>AFCON</em> 2017: 'Favourites' Algeria crash out, Senegal march on

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: 'Favourites' Algeria crash out, Senegal march on

Despite the presence of African Footballer of the Year Riyad Mahrez in their ranks Algeria have bowed out of the African Cup of Nations without ...

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

Uri Levy

Transfers and tribulations: This week in Middle East football

With the Arab world's footballing superstars in action in AFCON, there was no shortage of league action this week, writes Uri Levy.

<em>AFCON</em> 2017: Pharaohs send Uganda's Cranes flying

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Pharaohs send Uganda's Cranes flying

After a hard-fought match that saw more caution than action, Egypt broke Uganda's hearts with a late goal by Abdallah El-Said.

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Morocco comes back in clash with Togo

After a shock upset at their first AFCON match, Morocco came back with a bombastic performance during their clash with Togo.

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: When the Cup's favourites met the Eagles

The big Saharan Derby went down Thursday afternoon when Africa Cup of Nations favourites Algeria met the Eagles from Carthage, Tunisia.

The New Arab

Egypt puts ex-footballer Mohammed Aboutrika on terror list

Former football star Mohammed Aboutrika has been added to the authorities' terror list based on suspicions he financed the banned Muslim ...

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Football legend's 'terrorism' verdict upsets Egypt performance

Another disappointing display for North African teams in this year's AFCON, but Egypt's performance could have been impacted by the ...

<em>AFCON</em> 2017: Morocco shocked by underdogs DR Congo

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Morocco shocked by underdogs DR Congo

Morocco struggled to find the net against unlikely winners DR Congo, in a disappointing match for the North African side, which still showed ...

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Senegal victorious over helpless Tunisia

Despite strong attempts to rescue an early 2-0 Senegal lead, Tunisia failed to perform in front of goal and ended their AFCON campaign ...

<em>AFCON</em> 2017: Algeria's Riyad Mahrez rescues draw with Zimbabwe

Uri Levy

AFCON 2017: Algeria's Riyad Mahrez rescues draw with Zimbabwe

Algeria's star player Riyad Mahrez scored twice to prevent a shock defeat for the tournament favourites against Zimbabwe's Warriors in their ...

Arab superstars take on Africa's Cup of Nations

Uri Levy

Arab superstars take on Africa's Cup of Nations

In-depth: A guide to the Arab nations taking part in this year's AFCON.

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