Fans can watch the Nigeria vs. Egypt football match live online and see whether the Golden Eagles can put past the controversy of Friday's match and avoid an early exit in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
The teams played to a 1-1 draw on Friday, with Egypt scoring a controversial late goal to notch a tie and put Nigeria in danger of elimination when the teams meet again on Tuesday. Nigeria will be eliminated from contention if they lose to Egypt on Tuesday. As it stands, even a win might not be enough as Nigeria would still have to win their final group game.
The teams will meet on Tuesday at 7 p.m. local time (5 p.m. GMT) at Cairo International Stadium. The match will be available to watch online with a link to livestreaming video found below.
Fans who watch the Nigeria vs. Egypt football match live online will see if Tuesday's contest can match the drama of Friday's draw, with Egypt notching a late goal to avoid a loss. Highlights of the match can be seen below.
Friday's match between Nigeria and Egypt had some added drama as 40,000 supporters streamed into Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna, a venue that only fits 25,000 people. It was also the same stadium that saw a pitch invasion in June, the Guardian reported, which brought increased security for this Africa Cup of Nations match.The local government decided to open the gates to the public, and within hours of the match, the stadium was surrounded by tens of thousands of fans, some of them climbing fences to get inside. There was some thought that the game might have to be called off, but officials closely monitored the crowd and it started as scheduled.
"I felt the game was not going to take place because I thought the number of people on the pitch side was going to cause encroachment," Rotimi Akindele, a reporter for Beat FM, told Goal.com.
It turns out that the real controversy took place on the pitch. While the game went on without any incidents from the crowd, some Nigerian players accused Egypt of cheating on Mohamed Salah's late goal to tie the match.
The Guardian noted that a Nigerian player, Godfrey Oboabona, was injured and limping off, but Egypt refused to kick the ball out. Instead, they played through and Salah was able to score the equalizer.
"I think we played very well but we lost a lot of chances that we created that could have fetched us total victory in today's match against Egypt," said John Obi Mikel, Nigeria's captain.
"Everybody is saying we lost the game in the last three minutes but all I can say is that fair play is fair play, it doesn't matter, fair play is fair play.Friday's match also saw promising young Arsenal player Alex Iwobi enter as a late substitution, meaning he cannot represent England in international play.
"OK, you can say we should have concentrated a little more but fair play is fair play. This is cheating, that is all I can say. It happens in Egypt, it happens everywhere. It doesn't matter how many minutes it is, you have to allow it. It is the referee that controls the game."
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