Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

Reigning African champion Algeria added the Arab crown to its jewel press after beating neighbors Tunisia 2-0 in the Arab Cup final in Al Khor, Qatar on Saturday.

Extra-time pretensions by cover Amr Sayoud and Yacine Brahimi gave Algeria the palm in the final at the Al Bayt Stadium.
The 31- time-old Sayoud made his transnational debut in Algeria’s opening game of the event but didn’t play again until coming on just past the hour mark in the final.

His sonorous 99th- nanosecond shot gave Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen no chance and turned Sayoud into an instant public idol.
Brahimi scored on a breakaway with the last kick of the game as Tunisia pushed everyone up for a last- rustle corner and he contended down unbounded after the ball was cleared by the Algeria defense.

Both countries were playing without their European- grounded players and looked tired at the end of the 18- day event but kept pressing for pretensions against the background of a rumbustious atmosphere delivered by a capacity crowd.
The event was designed as a dress trial for coming time’s World Cup. It has been the first time suckers have packed into some of the colosseums the Gulf Arab state erected in medication for the global showpiece event.

Thousands of addict- filled buses decorated with Algerian, Tunisian and Qatari flags headed north along the desert thruway leading to Al Bayt Stadium, around 50 kilometers north of the Qatari capital.
The colosseum, which resembles a giant black and white Bedouin roof like those traditionally used by vagrant lines in the Arab Gulf, will be the venue for the World Cup’s opening match.

Tunisia struck the bar through Bilel Ifa in the 14th nanosecond and Algeria goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi had to cock Naim Sliti’s trouble over the top in a bright launch for the killers.
But Algeria should have led when Tayeb Mezaini had the thing at his mercy in the 21st nanosecond but put his trouble wide.

Algeria had the better of the possession but the stylish occasion of the alternate half went Tunisia’s way, as Seifeddine Jaziri led a last- nanosecond counterattack but put his shot into the side network.
Algeria eventually made the advance in redundant time, although it demanded more saves from Mbolhi to keep their lead complete.

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