Libya's chances of Qatar 2022 World Cup drifting away after major loss to Egypt
Libya's hopes of reaching the 2022 FIFA World Cup seems to be drifting away after losing 3-0 to Egypt on Tuesday night in the fourth round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at Benina Stadium in Benghazi.
The national team needs to win the next two matches, provided that Egypt doesn’t win either of its coming games in front of Gabon and Angola, or their lead in Group F will come to an end.
Playing on their home turf wasn't enough for the Mediterranean Nights to overcome the North African rivals who looked to stay patient, waiting to pick moments before Ahmed Fattouh broke the deadlock in minute 40 and put the Egyptian team in the business.
The Pharaohs continued to generate chances on the net throughout the first half, with Mustafa Mohamed putting a second shot on goal just ahead of the half-time break.
Ali Musrati and Muaid Ellafi failed to beat Egyptian keeper Abu Gabel as they tried to tie the score after the restart.
Egypt coach then introduced Ramadan Sobhi, who put the score at 3-0 in the 71st minute after a counterattack by Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian team now tops Group F in the 2022 World Cup qualifiers with ten points, Libya with six points, Angola with four points, and Gabon with three points.