I love Homos!!
Mohamed Homos heads Egypt's winner
Egypt upset world champions Italy 1-0 at the Confederations Cup on Thursday to ensure the outcome of Group B hangs in the balance.
All four teams can still reach the semi-finals after Mohamed Homos' goal five minutes before halftime clinched the first points of the tournament for the African champions, who had narrowly lost to Brazil in their opening game.
Key second half saves from goalkeeper Essam Al Hadari kept the Italians at bay while Vincenzo Iaquinta hit the bar with just minutes remaining as Egypt weathered a late onslaught.
Brazil, who beat the U.S. in Pretoria earlier on Thursday, lead the standings with six points while Italy and Egypt have three.
Brazil and Italy meet in Pretoria on Sunday while the Egyptians play the Americans, who have yet to pick up a point, in Rustenburg at the same time.
I love Homos!!
I'll be rooting for Homos.
love the tags.
I think this is the eighth sign of the Apocalypse or something.
Oh f*ck, teh irony! This is just cruel...
Mods please move to the Paulie Blue Balls forum...
bump for Paulie Blue Ballz.
Italy has a tremendously long way to go in just under a year. Lippi needs to revamp the whole squad, and perhaps say goodbye to some old warriors (I'm looking at you, Cannavarro).
This tournament will hopefully serve as a wakeup call and start the process of rebuilding in Italy.
the defense, which should be Italy's main strength, is an embarrassment. Cannavaro is a shell of his former self, and the back line just doesn't look or play like an Italian defense should.
i wouldn't want to be in Lippi's shoes right now -- the dude has to really mix things up, but at the same time, does he dare to do so this far into qualifying? tough...