This was doubled straight from the second half kick-off as Salah's clever pass caught out Belgium's static defence and Mahmoud Trezeguet finished off with his left foot on the counter-attack. Lois Openda pulled back a goal with 14 minutes to play, set up by Yannick Carrasco, who then almost had an equaliser four minutes later. But Egypt held out for the win with Salah close to getting a goal of his own right at the end. Belgium, who are second in the FIFA rankings and were semi-finalists at the last World Cup, made several switches but showed little rhythm and cohesion with captain Eden Hazard looking out of sorts. They were able to get in some game minutes for veteran defender Jan Vertonghen, who had been an injury concern over recent weeks.
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82, Martinez makes another change as Jeremy Doku is introduced at the expense of Timothy Castagne. Just under 10 minutes to go here. 80, Mertens sees a shot well saved by El Shenawy but the flag would have gone up for offside had the Belgium forward found the back of the net. 79, That old Vertonghen-Alderweireld axis has been reunited for Belgium here. There was a time when they were arguably the best defensive partnership in the Premier League. It'll be interesting to see how they get on here. GOAL! Belgium 1 – 2 Egypt 75, Openda gets one back for Belgium! The Lens forward was found unmarked in the six yard box by Carrasco's cross form the left. Openda made no mistake with his finish as he lifted the ball beyond the goalkeeper's reach and into he roof of the net.
We should have an exciting last 15 minutes of so here! Belgium 0 – 2 Egypt 73, Rui Vitoria has also elected to make his first change as the scorer of Egypt's first goal, Mostafa Mohamed, is replaced by Hussein El Sayed. 71, Roberto Martinez makes two more changes as he replaces Hazard and Theate with Meunier and Vertonghen. 68, Tielemans sends a shot over the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area. Replays showed that he should have passed to Castagne who was clean through if his run had been spotted. 65, Hazard produces his best moment yet.
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Courtois was scrambling to get across - I'm not sure he would have reached it had Salah's shot been on target. 86, Doku thinks his team should have been awarded a corner but the referee points for a goal kick after Hamad's tackle. Replays show that the Belgium substitute is right to feel aggrieved. 85, Doku's introduction has moved Carrasco into a more central attacking position. The Atletico Madrid winger has been good today and the majority of Belgium's attacks have come down his side.
Start time: 3pm GMT Live stream/TV: Not televised in UK Follow all the action with our live blog below... Goodbye from Kuwait! Belgium's morale will have taken a blow today after they struggled to impose themselves on Egypt and were undone by two simple goals. De Bruyne was at fault for Egypt's first when he lost possession cheaply on the edge of his own penalty area, but the ease with which Egypt scored their second will come as more of a concern. The Red Devils struggled to defend against the pace of the Pharaohs'' frontline all afternoon and that could be an issue when they come up against the likes of Alphonso Davies (if he recovers from injury in time) in group F. Roberto Martinez’ team seemed to lack a focal point up front in the absence of Romelu Lukaku who is facing his own fitness battle ahead of Belgium’s first group game on Wednesday.
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Belgium 1 – 2 Egypt 90, It's not often that you see a side try and hold the ball in the corner in a friendly match. But this result would be a famous one for Egypt, especially after they failed to quality for the World Cup. 90, Egypt win a free kick on the left wing. Just what the Pharaohs needed to relieve some of the pressure that they were under. 90, There's going to be four minutes added on at the end of this game. Can Belgium find a late, confidence-boosting equaliser? 87, Two more changes for the Pharoahs That chance was Salah's last involvement in the game as he's replaced by Koka. Vitoria also introduces Emam Ashour at the expense of Trezeguet. 86, So close from Salah! He receives the ball in space on the edge of the penalty area but sends his shot just wide of the far post.
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