Friday, February 10, 2006

Egypt Won African Cup of Nations..Yeah

Egypt's soccer team players hold in the air the African Nations Cup trophy after the ceremony at the end of the soccer math against Ivory Coast at the Cairo International Stadium in Egypt Friday, Feb. 10, 2006. Egypt won 4-2 in penalties after the match was drawn in regular time at 0-0. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)


I am not a big soccer fan but I love my team!

Previously, funny:
Why Egyptians are not torching Danish Embassies?
The US in Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Egypt


At 4:10 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations from Denmark!!

At 4:42 PM, Blogger Egypeter said...

Hell Yeah! Go TEAM EGYPT. Now THAT'S something ALL Egyptians can sink their teeth into. I hope the good will extends to after the soccer matches...wouldn't that be great.

At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Odin lever! said...


At 2:56 AM, Blogger Ahmed Shokeir said...


Congratulations ..!!

All are happy for Egypt, soccer fans and not ..

At 5:23 AM, Blogger stefania said...

Great match! I watched the second half on the satellite TV

At 9:24 AM, Blogger scandiwoman said...

Congratulations! And a nod of support for your interesting blog. Whadda ya know!? This really is interesting reading, I'm a fairly well informed, educated news-junkie but you really don't get this kind of insight from the media (I've lived all around). The middle-east politics is very hard to grasp for the average outsider. I'm trying to learn through people like you! I'll keep visiting so keep up the great work...please.

At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Adrian from Denmark said...

Congratulations with the cup :-)


At 5:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kudos to Egypt for hosting a good and eventless African Nations Cup particularly in light of the massacre of the African / Sudanese refugees in Cairo two months ago.

Congratulations to the Egyptian team for emerging as the winners.

As an African I hope that this win will inspire Egyptians (academics, intellectuals, professionals, lay-people) to self-reflect both philosophically and sociologically, as well as geo-politically, about their place in Africa.

Hopefully Egypt's media will start portraying Africa, African literature and culture and African affairs in a contemporary light.
Hopefully we won't see more Egyptian films parodying blacks and Africans.

Hopefully the African Cup of Nations win will result in less Egyptian racism towards Africans, otherwise the victory would be wanting...

At 7:46 PM, Anonymous John, Detroit said...

I seen the highlights on Fox Soccer channel, obviously Dragba is a bum, IMO for a regular game to be decided on penalty kicks is one thing, but winning a championship on penalty kicks is ridiculus, the result should be decided on the field in a championship game!

congrats anyways

At 8:27 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

Thanks Guys,

Congratulations and Mabrouk to all of you.

Anon 5:04
Egypt must position itself differently on so many issues including Africa, Europe, the US and Asia. We must work hard on so many fronts!

At 2:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Freedom for Egyptians,

I agree with your statement:

Egypt must position itself differently on so many issues including Africa, Europe, the US and Asia. We must work hard on so many fronts!

I also think that you would agree that specifically, as regards Africa, Egypt must work on combating the 'menace' of racism. Particularly in light of the African Cup of Nations Win and the massacre of the African / Sudanese refugees two months ago and the Egyptian public reaction to it...

Does it must moral sense for a country that has pervasive racism towards Africans to represent the African continent and people at the top of the world of football?

I think that you will agree that racism against blacks and Africans is a problem in Egypt, and that racism is a serious societal menace and that racism must be combatted.

You do think that racism is a bad thing, don't you?


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