HT: SPAIN 0-0 EGYPT
Spain and Egypt are goalless after a rather dramatic first half at the Sapporo Dome.
The Furia Roja were the better side but also the unluckiest as they lost both Oscar Mingueza and Dani Ceballos to injury.
Mingueza limped off on 22 minutes following a rough challenge whereas Ceballos hobbled off during stoppage time due to a clash with Taher Mohamed.
The former Arsenal loanee’s knock poses as a major blow for manager Luis de la Fuente as the midfielder was very influential.
In fact, the Real Madrid ace rattled Mohamed Elshenawy’s post on 27 minutes when his wonderful curling shot just missed the bottom left corner