Egypt defeats Italy at Confederations Cup

18 Jun

Egypt “stunned” Italy in the first round of the Confederations Cup, 1-0, thanks to a 40th minute header from Mohamed Homos.  Italy had several chances to tie it up, but great goalkeeping from Essam El Hadary (and the post) kept the world champs off the board.  You don’t hear much about Egyptian soccer, but they are definitely a very talented team that was more than capable of beating Italy. 

Amazingly enough, with Egypt’s victory, the US is technically still alive for a berth in the semifinals.  The Americans would have to beat Egypt (by at least 3 goals, i think) and hope that Brazil beats Italy.

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