El-Shennawy shines, and Egypt seizes a precious “Olympic” point from Spain

And the football competition for players under 23, with the exception of 3 over this age, did not attract many stars of the round, due to the crowded agenda and its launch after the conclusion of the European Cup and the “Copa America”.

And Shawky Gharib, the coach of Egypt, paid a squad in which he relied on the goalkeeper Mohammed Al Shinnawy, Defenders Ahmed Hegazy and Mahmoud Hamdi “Al Wensh” and the striker Ramadan Sobhi.

On the other hand, Spain pushed 6 players from the last European Cup, as it reached the semi-finals and went out against the champion Italy on penalties, most notably the young Barcelona midfielder. pedry.

Spain controlled the ball relatively early in the match without posing a threat to El-Shennawy’s goal.

But she was slapped twice in the first half, after Barcelona defender Oscar Mingiza and midfielder were injured Danny Ceballos, who hit the post in the 27th minute.

In the second half, the Spanish team looked closer to the goal, but El-Shennawy defended his goal skillfully.

El-Shennawy became the second Egyptian goalkeeper to compete in the World Cup and Olympics, after Mustafa Kamel Mansour in the 1934 World Cup and the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

And she plays later in the same group, Argentina, the 2004 and 2008 champions, and the fourth Australia in 1992.

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