The Egyptian Olympic team’s chances of reaching the quarter-finals of the football competition in the Tokyo Olympics diminished, after losing today, Sunday, 0-1 to Argentina, and Spain’s 1-0 victory over Australia.
Egypt is bottom of the third group standings with one point, which it gets after drawing in the first round with its Spanish counterpart without goals, while the latter rose to the top of the group with 4 points, defeating Australia, which fell to second place after its balance froze at 3 points, which is the same balance as Argentina. Which occupies the third place.
Egypt will play next Wednesday in the final round with Australia, while the Argentine team will face its Spanish counterpart.
On paper, the chances of all the teams in Group C remaining to occupy one of the first or second places, who qualify for the quarter-finals, but the position of the Egyptian team remains very difficult and complicated because its fate is no longer in his hands.
Scenarios for qualifying Egypt
– The Egyptian team needs to win over Australia by any result, and Spain’s victory over Argentina, then Spain will lead the group with 7 points, followed by the “Pharaohs” in second place with 4 points, while the teams of Australia and Argentina will be in third and fourth places, with 3 points each. .
Egypt’s victory over Australia and Spain’s loss against Argentina. In this case, Argentina will qualify, which is in the lead with six points, while the second card remains between Egypt and Spain.
Since the Spanish and Egyptian teams drew in their first round match without goals, the percentage of goals will be the key to determining the qualifier between them.
Any result other than the victory of the Egyptian team over its Australian counterpart, will mean the exit of the Pharaohs, regardless of what the outcome of the match between Argentina and Spain will lead to.
In the event of a draw with Spain, Egypt will bid farewell to the competitions even if it beats Australia. In this case, Spain will lead the group with five points, followed by Argentina with four points, given that it outperforms Egypt in direct confrontations, which will raise its score to four points as well.