CAN 2021 – Postponement of the final: The background of the request made by Egypt to (CAF) Confederation of African Football.
After the qualifying match against Cameroon on Thursday night (0-0, 3-1), the Egyptian assistant coach Diaya Said requested the postponement of the final against Senegal, which was to take place on Sunday.
“I asked the coffee to play the final on Monday,” he said, believing that his Senegalese opponent would benefit from an extra day of recovery.
“Senegal still has a day to recover, I hope, because we moved to third place (from Sunday to Saturday, ed.) and we play Monday,” said the technician, who replaced coach Carlos Queiroz, excluded from the competition. press conference during the match.
In 2019, the two semi-finals were played on the same day. In 2017, Egypt recovered a day on Cameroon but lost (2-1) in the final. This year, Egypt qualified after three overtimes in their last three games.
This new requirement hides the influence game that Egypt is trying to build to win the psychological war with the Senegalese. The idea is to send an unfair message, while creating the belief that the players have been eliminated from the long games, especially their games before extra time. The manipulation begins!