Egypt U-23 team showed character to force European Champions, Spain, to share points for their first game at Tokyo 2020 Olympics Games in Sapporo Dome.
While Pharaohs were seen as underdogs going into the meeting, they stunned the whole football world by securing a clean sheet against Spain.
It is worth mentioning that Shawky Gharib’s team ran after the ball in the first half as Pedri and Marco Asensio was controlling matters for the Spanish team.
Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos even hit Mohamed El Shenawy’s post in the first half.
However, Egypt were stronger than their opponents physically as Oscar Mingueza and Dani Ceballos both were compelled to leave their teammates after challenges with Egyptians.
Egypt tried to get their chances in the second half but Spain’s defence proved them wrong as they were solid in their baclkine as well as their goalkeeper Unai Simon.
Egypt will take on Argentina on Sunday, July 25 for their second Group stage game.