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Here are Egypt's Options to Reach 2022 World Cup

Sat 26 Mar 2022 | 02:03 PM
Mohamed Helba

The Egyptian national team snatched a 1-0 win over Senegal in the first leg of the World Cup qualifiers at Cairo Stadium on Friday.

The Pharaohs will travel to Dakar to play the second leg, which will decide an African ticket in the World Cup.

What are Egypt's options in Reaching the World Cup?

The Pharaoh kept a clean sheet in their first leg, which will be so significant and helpful for the Pharaohs in the second leg.

The goalless draw or any draw result will automatically help the seven-time African champions book a place among big teams in Qatar.

The only option, which could lead to Extra Time and penalties,  is that Senegal ended the second 90 minutes in a 1-0 win. In this case both teams will have to play extra time, consisting of two halfs as each half will be 15 minutes. If the 1-0 result continues in the 30 minutes of the extra time, the two team goes through penalty shootout , which will decide the qualifying team.

The away goal role is the third option for the Pharaohs.

How does the away goals rule work?

The away goals rule is a method of tiebreaking in association football and other sports when teams play each other twice, once at each team’s home ground.

By the away goals rule, the team that has scored more goals “away from home” wins, if the total goals scored by each team are otherwise equal.

This is sometimes expressed by saying that away goals “count double” in the event of a tie, though in practice the team with more away goals is simply recorded as the victor, rather than having additional or ‘double’ goals added to their total.

The away goals rule is most often invoked in two-leg fixtures, where the initial result is determined by the aggregate score - i.e. the scores of both games are added together.