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FIFA Arab Cup: Algeria emerges champions


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The defending champions of the 2021 AFCON scheduled to kick off in Cameroon next year, Algeria, have emerged champions of the maiden FIFA Arab Cup following a 2-n win over Tunisia after extra-time on Saturday.

Goals from Amir Sayoud Yacine Brahimi saw Algeria add the FIFA Arab Cup to the AFCON title they won in 2019 in Egypt.

Following a goalless ninety minutes, the deadlock was broken in the ninty-ninth minute as substitute, Sayoud curled home a superb effort past rooted Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen.

Then, right at the death and with Tunisia keeper Hassen desperately contesting a corner in the Algerian area, Brahimi raced on to a clearance, ran all the way to the Carthage Eagles’ goal, and blasted the ball into an empty net.

Meanwhile, hosts of the FIFA Arab Cup, Qatar had edged Egypt 5-4 on penalties in the third-placed match earlier on Saturday.

This article was updated 1 month ago

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