Egyptian captain Ahmed Hassan lifts the African Cup of Nations trophy in 2010. Defending the title they won 2 years previously. Egypt did play some great football during the tournament and it was such a shock to me that they didn’t make the World Cup. Africa was sorely misrepresented at the World Cup as only Ghana managed to make it out of the group stage. People may have been surprised that Australia lost to Egypt in a friendly in November 3-0 but I wasn’t. This is a very good side so it is even more surprising to see them at the bottom of their qualifying group for the 2012 African Cup. After 4 games they have drawn 2 lost 2.

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