Soccer-Egypt scrape past Sudan to advance at Cup of Nations


Soccer Football - Africa Cup of Nations - Group D - Egypt v Sudan - Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo, Yaounde, Cameroon - January 19, 2022 Egypt's Mohamed Salah in action with Sudan's Mustafa Karshoum REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Egypt beat neighbours Sudan 1-0 in Yaounde on Wednesday to ensure their progress to the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations, finishing second behind Nigeria in Group D after another laboured performance.

Centre back Mohamed Abdelmoneim, drafted in because of injury, headed home after 38 minutes from a corner to make the breakthrough as Egypt dominated the derby game but created few chances.

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