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Egypt nightmare for El-Abd
4:52pm Tuesday 10th September 2013 in Sport
Adam El-Abd El-Abd had a torrid full competitive debut for Egypt this afternoon.
The Albion defender, suffering from a lack of match action, was at fault for both goals scored by ten-man Guinea in their 4-2 World Cup qualifying defeat at the hands of the Pharaohs in Hurghada.
El-Abd put through his own net just four minutes into the match, attempting to clear a cross which took a nasty bobble on a poor pitch at the Gouna Stadium.
He played a part in Hossam Ghaly's 38th minute equaliser, blocking off an opponent to create space for the skipper inside the Guinea box.
Abou-Treika celebrated his 100th cap for Egypt by converting a 52nd minute penalty, awarded for handball by Guinea's Kamil Zayatte who was sent-off.
But Seydouba Soumah took advantage of some sloppy defending by El-Abd to outpace him and restore parity for the visitors six minutes later.
El-Abd and Egypt's blushes were spared by goals in the final seven minutes for Mohamed Salah and Amr Zaki.
The match was played behind closed doors in the Red Sea resort for security reasons.
Egypt had already qualified for the African group play-offs.
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