Egypt vs South Africa: How to watch Mo Salah, plus free live stream, TV channel and UK kick-off time for AFCON clash

6 Jul

Egypt face South Africa today as they continue their bid for an eighth Africa Cup of Nations title.

Mo Salah and co eased through their group with three wins and will now take on 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa in the Round of 16.

Mo Salah is looking to win the Africa Cup of Nations with Egypt
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The Egyptians came runners-up in the 2017 tournament, being beaten 2-1 by Cameroon to miss out on the trophy.

But Salah’s side are firm favourites to lift it in this year’s final in Cairo on July 19.

Egypt vs South Africa: Date and kick-off time

This Africa Cup of Nations Round of 16 clash will take place on Saturday, July 6 and will kick off at 8pm UK time – that is 9pm in Egypt.

It is taking place at the 75,000-capacity Cairo International Stadium.

Egypt vs South Africa: TV channel and live stream

Egypt vs South Africa will be shown live on Eurosport 2 with coverage underway from 7.45pm.

You can live stream this via the Eurosport Player from £4.99 a month.

You can also get a seven-day FREE trial to this app through Amazon Prime, which will cost £6.99 a month afterwards.

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Egypt vs South Africa: Squads

Egypt

Goalkeepers: Mahmoud ‘Genesh’ Abdelrahim (Zamalek), Mohamed el Shenawy (Al Ahly), Ahmed al Shennawy (Pyramids)

Defenders: Mahmoud Alaa, Mahmoud Hamdy (both Zamalek), Omar Gaber, Ahmed Ayman Mansour (both Pyramids), Ayman Ashraf (Ahly), Ahmed Elmohamady (Aston Villa/ENG), Baher El Mohamady (Ismaily), Ahmed Hegazi (West Bromwich Albion/ENG)

Midfielders: Nabil Emad Donga (Pyramids), Mohamed Elneny (Arsenal/ENG), Ali Ahmed Ghazal (Feirense/POR), Tarek Hamed (Zamalek), Mahmoud ‘Trezeguet’ Hassan (Kasimpasa/TUR), Abdullah al-Saeed (Pyramids), Waleed Soliman (Ahly), Amr Warda (Atromitos/GRE)

Forwards: Ahmed Ali Kamel (Al Mokawloon), Ahmed Hassan Kouka (Olympiakos/GRE), Marwan Mohsen (Ahly), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/ENG)


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South Africa

Goalkeepers: Darren Keet, Ronwen Williams, Bruce Bvuma

Defenders: Thulani Hlatshwayo, Buhle Mkhwanazi, Ramahlwe Mphahlele, Sifiso Hlanti, Daniel Cardoso, Thamsanqa Mkhize, Innocent Maela

Midfielders: Dean Furman, Thulani Serero, Sibusiso Vilakazi, Hlompho Kekana, Bongani Zungu, Themba Zwane, Kamohelo Mokotjo, Samuel Mabunda

Forwards: Percy Tau, Lebohang Maboe, Lebo Mothiba, Thembinkosi Lorch, Lars Veldwijk

Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Super Computer predicts which team will lift the trophy in Egypt

21 Jun

The first Africa Cup of Nations played during the summer months gets under way on June 21.

Host nation Egypt, captained by Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah will be looking to get off to a good start when the Pharaohs face Zimbabwe at the Cairo International Stadium.

Salah and Egypt will want to put their disappointing performance at last year’s World Cup behind them

A number of world class players will be on show including Salah’s Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane as well as Morocco and Ajax star Hakim Ziyech and Crystal Palace talisman Wilfred Zaha, who will be representing the Ivory Coast.



According to the bookies Egypt, who have won the competition seven times, are the favourites to win but AFCON is an inherently unpredictable tournament.

Luckily, talkSPORT.com has input the latest data into its trusty Super Computer and have had the results delivered.

You can see who will qualify from each group below and the how the knockout stages will pan out.

Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages qualifiers
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Round of 16

DR Congo 0-2 Algeria

Morocco 4-0 Benin

Nigeria 3-2 Zimbabwe

If there was a prize for best kit at AFCON, Nigeria would win it hands down
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Ghana 2-0 Mali

Tunisia 1-2 Ivory Coast – Ivory Coast win on penalties

Senegal 3-1 Burundi

Guinea 3-2 Cameroon – (After Extra-Time)

There are question marks surrounding Guinea midfielder Naby Keita’s fitness
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Egypt 4-1 South Africa

Quarter-finals

Algeria 1-2 Morocco – Morocco win on penalties

Nigeria 0-2 Ghana

Ivory Coast 0-1 Senegal – (After Extra-Time)

Palace man Wilfried Zaha will be looking to be one of the stars of the tournament
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Guinea 0-2 Egypt

Semi-finals

Morocco 1-0 Ghana

Senegal 2-1 Egypt – Senegal win on penalties

Sadio Mane could face Liverpool team-mate Salah at the tournament
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3rd place play-off

Ghana 1-3 Egypt

Final

Morocco 0-1 Senegal

talkSPORT.com’s Super Computer predicts Senegal will win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations
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Women’s World Cup round-up: Germany scrape past China, Spain claim comeback win over South Africa, Norway thrash Nigeria

8 Jun

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is off and running and there were three brilliant games played on Saturday.

Below you can read about the best of the action in France.

Germany Women 1-0 China Women

Germany began their Women’s World Cup campaign with an unconvincing win over China.

Germany are one of the favourites to win the tournament
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Teenager Giulia Gwinn scored the only goal of the game in the 66th minute but the Germans rode their luck with Yang Li hitting the post shortly before the half-time break.

Spain Women 3-1 South Africa Women

Jennifer Hermoso scored from the penalty spot twice as Spain came from behind to beat World Cup first-timers South Africa, who finished the game with ten players.

Thembi Kgatlana gave South Africa a shock lead with a chipped finish but Atletico Madrid’s Hermoso scored both spot-kicks in the second-half.

Hermoso scored twice as Spain beat South Africa
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The first was awarded for a handball and the second for Nothando Vilakazi’s rash challenge.

Lucia Garcia added a third with a cool finish in the 89th minute.

Norway Women 3-0 Nigeria Women

Norway cruised to victory over Nigeria in their Women’s World Cup Group A match in Reims.

Guro Reiten opened the scoring with a deflected shot in the 16th minute before Lisa-Marie Utland doubled their lead just after the half-hour mark with just her fifth touch of the game.

Norway were good value for their win
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Norway had their third goal in the 36th minute thanks to an own goal by Osinachi Ohale when she poked the ball into her own net after a cross from the right.


Sunday’s matches see Australia face Italy and Brazil take on Jamaica.

And then Phil Neville’s England side get their campaign under way against Scotland in Nice, a game you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT.

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You can listen to every single England and Scotland game LIVE across the talkSPORT network.

Our coverage in France will be led by Natalie Sawyer – presenter of talkSPORT’s Kick Off show and The Times’ The Game podcast.

There will be further coverage of the tournament, including both semi-finals, and the final too.

Who will in the 2019 Women’s World Cup? Super Computer predicts which team will lift the trophy in France this year

7 Jun

The 2019 Women’s World Cup gets under way on Friday night as hosts France take on South Korea.

You can listen to extended coverage of the tournament live on talkSPORT, including live commentary of every England and Scotland match.

England’s women are among the favourites for glory in France
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Phil Neville’s Lionesses are aiming to do better than their male counterparts once again and reach the final having won this year’s SheBelieves Cup.

The likes of Steph Houghton, Fran Kirby, and Lucy Bronze will be doing all they can across the Channel but will be wary of some familiar foes in Group D.

Scotland have reached their first ever World Cup and with stars like Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert in their squad they have the potential to cause a stir, with Japan and Argentina also up against them.

United States are looking to retain the trophy following their victory over Japan in 2015 but won’t have things their own way with France, Germany, and the Netherlands among the favourites, along with England, Japan, and Australia.

But who will win the biggest tournament in world sport this summer?

talkSPORT.com has input the latest data into its trusty Super Computer and have had the results delivered.

You can see who qualify from each group below and the how the knockout stages will pan out.

This is how the Super Computer predicted the qualifiers from the Group Stages.

Round of 16

Norway 1-1 Italy – Norway win on penalties

England 2-1 New Zealand

France 3-1 Brazil

Can France claim victory on home soil?
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Spain 1-4 United States

Australia 3-2 South Korea

Netherlands 2-1 Japan

The Dutch will be looking to build on their European Championships win two years ago
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Germany 2-0 Scotland

Sweden 1-2 Canada (After Extra-Time)

Canada have legendary 281-cap star Christine Sinclair among their ranks
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Quarter-finals

Norway 1-2 England

France 2-3 United States

Australia 1-2 Netherlands

Germany 2-0 Canada

Germany were semi-finalists back in 2015
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Semi-finals

England 1-3 United States

Netherlands 3-2 Germany

Final

United States 3-2 Netherlands (After Extra-Time)

The talkSPORT Super Computer reckons United States are set to win the World Cup in France
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Women’s World Cup winner odds: Where do England and Scotland rank among the pre-tournament favourites to lift the trophy?

7 Jun

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is just around the corner as 24 teams battle for the right to call themselves world champions.

You can listen to coverage of every single England and Scotland game LIVE across the talkSPORT network.

England Women are among the favourites for glory in France
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Commentaries will be shared across talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2, as we capture all the colour from France, analysis of the action and build-up to the biggest ever event in women’s football.

Our coverage will be led by Natalie Sawyer – presenter of talkSPORT’s Kick Off show and The Times’ The Game podcast.

There will be further coverage of the tournament, including the opening game, both semi-finals, and the final.

But who are the favourites to win the tournament this summer?

talkSPORT.com have consulted Betfair via Oddschecker and below you can see what the odds are for each team to win the 2019 Women’s World Cup.

20= Thailand (500/1)

20= Cameroon (500/1)

20= Argentina (500/1)

20= Chile (500/1)

Chile are in Group F alongside USA, Sweden and Thailand
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20= South Africa (500/1)

16= Jamaica (100/1)

16= Nigeria (100/1)

16= South Korea (100/1)

South Korea captain Cho So-Hyun plays her club football with West Ham
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16= New Zealand (100/1)

15. Scotland (66/1)

13= Italy (50/1)

13= China (50/1)

12. Norway (40/1)

9= Brazil (25/1)

Brazil will have a chance of going far if star striker Marta plays well
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9= Sweden (25/1)

9= Spain (25/1)

8. Canada (16/1)

6= Australia (14/1)

6= Netherlands (14/1)

The Netherlands won the Women’s European Championships on home soil in 2017
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5. Japan (12/1)

4. England (7/1)

Phil Neville’s players are one of the favourites for World Cup glory
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3. Germany (5/1)

2. France (7/2)

1. USA (11/4)

The Americans are the favourites to triumph in France
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Liam Williams to replace Leigh Halfpenny for Wales’ clash vs South Africa

22 Nov

Leigh Halfpenny will be replaced at full-back by Liam Williams for Wales’ Under Armour Series finale against South Africa.

Halfpenny misses Saturday’s encounter due to concussion he suffered during the 9-6 victory over Australia 12 days ago.

Halfpenny is being forced to sit out the series closer

And Saracens back Williams has been handed the number 15 shirt by head coach Warren Gatland in a solitary change from the side that beat Australia.

Williams, who lined up on the wing and scored two tries when Wales beat Tonga 74-24 five days ago, started twice at full-back for his country last season and in all three 2017 British and Irish Lions Tests against New Zealand.

Gareth Anscombe will fill the fly-half berth, with Dan Biggar on replacement duty, while Adam Beard is again captain Alun Wyn Jones’ second-row partner.

Elsewhere, wing George North has recovered from a leg injury that forced him off against the Wallabies and Gatland retains a back row of Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric and Ross Moriarty.

Wales have won four of the last five games against South Africa and they are also chasing a ninth successive victory against all opponents, which would equal their longest unbeaten run since 1999.

And they go into the Principality Stadium clash needing victory to complete a first four-from-four autumn Tests clean sweep after seeing off Scotland, Australia and Tonga earlier this month.

Reflecting on his selection, Gatland said: “We have rewarded the team that faced Australia with another start this weekend.

“Leigh misses out with concussion, but it’s a great opportunity for Liam at full-back.

Williams has been chosen to replace Halfpenny by Warren Gatland

“We are really pleased with how the bench has gone in the first three games, so we will be looking for that impact again on Saturday.

“There were a lot of tough selection calls, but that is what we want. The team that played last week was hugely impressive and there are some disappointed boys who miss out.

“We want to end the campaign with a big performance against a very good South African side.”