Egypt and the Colombia are separated on a goalless draw (0-0), in a friendly on Friday night. In the absence of Mohamed Salah, who was injured, the Pharaohs had less advantages to be offensive to defend, and the Colombia therefore created more opportunities. But, despite a number of shots is three times larger (17 to 6), and, among others, a post of James Rodriguez (37th), the Cafeteros have never been able to open the score.
None of the two teams has yet emerged during this preparation. Egypt had a draw against Kuwait (1-1) last week, while the British had been able to beat Australia (0-0), the future opponent of the Blue, last Sunday.
And the meeting was not least because the British, recently victorious at the stade de France against the Blue, was opposed to Egypt, an orphan of Mohamed Salah. To compensate for this lack of weight, Héctor Cúper opted for a device with a 4-3-3, the right Hassan Trezeguet replacing numerically the leader of the Pharaohs. In a first period, rather to the advantage of the British, the two teams split in a tie, 0-0.
In the second period, the input of the dean Essam El Hadary to keep the cages in egyptian is the major event before the time of the game. The tactical battle 100% argentina between Cúper and Pékerman leads to a neutralization collective. Dominated without crack, Egypt manages to park the bus, and the Cafeteros face in front of a defence is disciplined. Only a post from James Rodriguez late in the game, will worry about El Hadary.
A goalless, which proves that a good sitting position and defensive, account also in the football.