Cardiff: Gold-medal favorite Brazil scored three first-half goals then held on for a 3-2 win over Egypt in its opening Group C match of the men's Olympic football tournament.
Rafael opened the scoring in the 16th minute, Leandro Damiao added another in the 26th and Neymar scored in the 30th to give Brazil a comfortable halftime lead before Egypt made it interesting with goals by captain Mohamed Aboutrika in the 52nd and substitute Mohamed Salah in the 76th.
Brazil were able to control the rest of the game and held on for the victory, staying on track for its first gold in Olympic football.
The Olympic tournament is the only significant football competition Brazil has never won. The country's senior side is a five-time world champion. Brazil finished with Olympic silver in 1984 and 1988 and the bronze in 1996 and 2008....more
02:36 AM, Jul 27, 2012
Cairo: FIFA has requested a full report from Egyptian authorities into the violence at a soccer match in Port Said that left 74 people dead, world soccer's governing body said on Thursday. At least 1,000 people were injured in the violence on Wednesday when fans invaded the pitch after local team al-Masry beat Cairo-based Al Ahli, the most successful club in Africa. Most of the deaths were among people trampled...
04:35 PM, Feb 03, 2012
Cairo: Three Egypt internationals and Al-Ahly players have retired from all football after witnessing the deadly clashes between fans at their league game against Al-Masry on Wednesday. Mohamed Aboutrika and Mohamed Barakat, who both have at least 70 caps for Egypt, told Al-Ahly TV that they would quit immediately after the mass violence that left at least 74 people dead at a stadium in the Mediterranean city of Port Said....
01:47 PM, Feb 03, 2012