Hosts Egypt knocked out of Africa Cup of Nations

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  • Sunday, 07 Jul 2019

Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations 2019 - Round of 16 - Egypt v South Africa - Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt - July 6, 2019 Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

CAIRO (Reuters) - Thembinkosi Lorch scored five minutes from time to hand South Africa an upset 1-0 win and knock holders Egypt out of the Africa Cup of Nations as the shock results at the competition continued on Saturday.

South Africa, who had lost two of their three group games yet crept into the knockout stages, showed great improvement and were the more enterprising team, leaving 70,000 partisan fans at the Cairo International Stadium stunned.

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