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‘World’s oldest professional footballer’, 75, scores on debut – video

Eez Eldin Bahder has made a dream start to his bid to become the world’s oldest professional footballer. The 75-year-old Egyptian scored a penalty on his debut for Egyptian third-division side October 6 to help secure a 1-1 draw. ‘I became the oldest p…

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Footballer, 75, in bid to become world’s oldest professional player

Age no barrier for father of four and grandfather of sixStriker is training with an Egyptian third division clubThe thought of playing football as a professional had remained a distant dream for Ezzeldin Bahader for decades – until, at the age of 75, h…

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Meet Eez Eldin Bahder, 74, ‘the world’s oldest professional footballer’ – video report

Eez Eldin Bahder is believed, aged 74, to be the oldest professional footballer in the world after he signed with a third-tier side in the Egyptian league. Bahder got his chance after registering with the Egyptian Football Federation when he showed the…

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Meet Eez Eldin Bahder, 74, ‘the world’s oldest professional footballer’ – video report

Eez Eldin Bahder is believed, aged 74, to be the oldest professional footballer in the world after he signed with a third-tier side in the Egyptian league. Bahder got his chance after registering with the Egyptian Football Federation when he showed the…

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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: highs, lows and moments of mayhem

From basketball-style thrillers to great goals and Algeria’s final triumph we pick the highlights from a hectic tournamentAlgeria’s quarter-final victory against Ivory Coast felt like two top sides going head to head, the tension cranking up after Jona…

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Trezeguet goal sinks Zimbabwe and gets hosts Egypt up and running

• Egypt 1-0 Zimbabwe• Mohamed Salah makes return to action in Africa Cup of NationsTrezeguet scored the only goal as hosts Egypt opened their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 1-0 victory over Zimbabwe in Cairo with Mohamed Salah returning to actio…

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Egypt v Zimbabwe: Africa Cup of Nations 2019 – live!

Africa Cup of Nations updates from the 9pm BST opener in CairoFrom Sarr to Ziyech: 10 to watch at the Africa Cup of NationsEmail Paul here or tweet @Paul_Doyle 8.14pm BST Egypt: El-Shenawy, El Mohamady, Alaa Eldin, Hegazi, Mansour; Hamed, Elneny; Sala…

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Ismaila Sarr to Hakim Ziyech: 10 to watch at the Africa Cup of Nations

Our list of potential stars of the tournament, which starts in Egypt on Friday, also includes the hosts’ hero Mohamed SalahA brilliant season for Ajax has alerted some of Europe’s biggest sides to the playmaker’s talent, with the 26-year-old notching 2…

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Africa Cup of Nations needs action on field to provide good news | Nick Ames

The best players have made it to Egypt and some new names should make the tournament tight and competitiveThe blue and orange seats of Cairo International Stadium make an attractive spectacle and the playing surface, at least when set against the feroc…

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Ahmed ‘Kouka’ Hassan: ‘Salah is a brother. He is a role model for me and all Egyptians’

After missing out on last year’s World Cup the Egypt striker Ahmed ‘Kouka’ Hassan is looking forward to lining up alongside Mohamed Salah on home turf in the Africa Cup of NationsAhmed Hassan has made a career out of bouncing back from disappointment a…

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Mohamed Salah once again named African Footballer of the Year

• Liverpool forward wins award for second year in a row• ‘I dedicate this award to my country, Egypt’ he saysMohamed Salah has been named African Footballer of the Year for a second successive year. Related: Egypt wins right to clean up another avoidab…

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Egypt wins right to clean up another avoidable Africa Cup of Nations mess | Nick Ames

Football mad fans and the presence of Mohamed Salah can revive flagging tournament but for the fifth time in a row the original hosts – this time Cameroon – have had to be replacedSix weeks ago the notion that Egypt might host this summer’s Africa Cup …

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Mohamed Salah statue mocked by fans as striker gets Ronaldo treatment

The work unveiled in Egypt captures Liverpool striker’s trademark pose – but not necessarily his likenessA statue of Liverpool’s star striker Mohamed Salah has been unveiled in his home country of Egypt, drawing unfavourable comparisons with the much-r…

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Mohamed Salah limps off after scoring goal direct from corner for Egypt

• Liverpool forward suffers muscle strain but ‘not a big injury’• Northern Ireland beaten by Austria in Nations LeagueMohamed Salah limped off towards the end of Egypt’s 4-1 win over Swaziland with a “muscle strain”. The Liverpool forward scored direct…

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Six years after the Port Said riot, Egypt’s fans return to the stadiums

Supporters are allowed to watch domestic games regularly for the first time since 2012 but they have to give details to the security services – and chanting could be monitoredWhen Egyptian spectators returned to the stands for a match between Zamalek F…

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Mohamed Salah blames Egypt’s FA for hampering World Cup preparations

Liverpool star says celebrities were among ‘many disturbances’ at team’s Chechen training baseThe Liverpool and Egypt footballer Mohamed Salah has accused the Egyptian Football Association of hampering the country’s World Cup preparations in Russia ear…

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Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah reopens image rights row with Egyptian FA

• Forward and FA had been in dispute before World Cup • ‘It is not normal that my messages are ignored’Mohamed Salah has revived a dispute with Egypt’s football association and accused them of ignoring his complaints over image rights.The 26-year-old L…

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World Cup 2018: 32 fans from 32 countries review the tournament

As the dust settles on the World Cup in Russia, readers have been sharing their verdicts on their teams’ performancesI could not be prouder of my team. To see France do so well and bring such happiness to the country has been an incredible experience. …

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World Cup 2018 player ratings: marks for every single performance in Russia

After every game in Russia we asked our readers to rate the players and here are the verdicts, per game as well as average rating for the tournament The Russia World Cup came to a close with the France v Croatia final at the Luzhniki. There were 63 ga…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama lastIt is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. Neymar has pranced and preened, par…