Egypt will take on Spain in the Group C match of the Tokyo Olympics on 22nd July at the Sapporo Dome.
Egypt’s second all-time leading scorer, Mohamed Salah has openly voiced a significant ambition to serve his nation in the Olympics and was included in the preliminary team. However, Salah’s club, Liverpool, eventually refused to let him go.
On the plus side, manager Shawky Gharieb was able to bring back 14 players from the team that won the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, securing Egypt’s Olympic berth. The Pharaohs are indeed in danger to progress as they are in a tough group.
Spain has quite a significant strategic edge over its competitors. Spain‘s biggest teams, such as Real Madrid and Barcelona, are required by law to allow its home-grown athletes to compete in the Olympics.
Taking leverage of this setup, they have chosen six individuals to the Olympic squad, including the finest young player Pedri, who previously reached the semifinal stage of the Euro 2020 with Spain’s senior squad.
Egypt U-23 and Spain U-23 have faced each other only once which was in 2012 where Spain came out on top defeating Egypt 3-1.
- Match Name: Egypt U-23 vs Spain U-23
- Date: 22nd July
- Timings: 7:00 am
- Venue: Sapporo Dome
Squads to choose from
Mohamed El Shenawy, Mohamed Sobhy, Mahmoud Gad, Ahmed Hegazi, Mahmoud Hamdy, Mohamed Abdel Salam, Osama Galal, Ahmed Ramadan, Karim El-Eraky, Karim Fouad, Ahmed Abou El Fotouh, Akram Tawfik, Amar Hamdy, Nasser Maher, Emam Ashour, Ramadan Sobhi, Ibrahim Adel, Abdel Rahman Magdy, Taher Mohamed, Salah Mohsen, Nasser Mansi, Ahmed Yasser
Alex Dominguez, Alvaro Fernandes, Unai Simon, Eric Garcia, Juan Miranda, Oscar Mingueza, Oscar Gil, Pau Torres, Jesus Vallejo, Pedri, Bryan Gil, Martin Zubimendi, Marc Cucurella, Jon Moncayola, Dani Olmo, Carlos Soler, Dani Ceballos, Mikel Merino, Marco Asensio, Javi Puado, Rafa Mir, Mikel Oyarzabal
Probable Playing XI
El Shenawy, El Eraki, Hegazi, Ramadan, Fouad, Tawfik, Hamdi, Maher, Sobhi, Mohsen, Mansi
Simon, Oscar, Torres, Garcia, Cucurella, Merino, Pedri, Ceballos, Olmo, Mir, Asensio
Egypt: Hegazi, Sobhi, Maher
Spain: Ceballos, Torres, Asensio
Simon, Hegazi, Torres, Garcia, Sobhi, Ceballos (C), Tawfik, Maher, Fouad, Asensio (VC), Oyarzabal
Spain is expected to win this match owing to the balance in their squad. They have a strong and decent lineup which will see them over the victory line against Egypt.
The aforementioned EG-U23 vs SP-U23 Dream 11 Prediction, EG-U23 vs SP-U23 Final Prediction, EG-U23 vs SP-U23 Top Picks are based on our in-house analysis. However, this does not guarantee a positive result.