Egypt is in the Africa Cup final after a dramatic victory over Burkina Faso. The game went to penalties, with Egypt coming out on top thanks to some heroics from their goalkeeper. For Egypt fans, the outcome made the rollercoaster ride worthwhile.
The nine remaining places at World Cup 2018 will be decided in the next week. A serial winner, a pair of Africa’s greatest powers and a potential first timer are among those who have it all to play for. DW takes a look.
Burkina Faso waited until just before full time to down Ghana in the third place Africa Cup of Nations playoffs. It was their second-best finish in the continental tournament.
Burkina Faso may look like the surprise name in the last four of the African Nations Cup but they deserve their place with the big boys. Egypt though are record seven-times winners, writes Mark Meadows in Libreville.
Egypt's evergreen captain saved back-to-back spotkicks to best Burkina Faso in their African Cup of Nations semifinal following a 1-1 draw. It was tough on Burkina Faso, who arguably deserved to win.
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