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Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, football | The controversial plays of the Egypt-Spain that marked the match

Spain could not get past the draw (0-0) against Egypt in its debut at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. However, the match was marked by two tough tackles by the Egyptians on Mingueza and Ceballos that the referee only punished with yellow. Both players had to be substituted.

Mingueza hurts on the grass.

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At minute 4, The Fotouh made a very hard entrance with the studs in front on Mingueza’s right ankle that left the defender hurting on the pitch for a few minutes. Shortly after, at 20 ‘, the winger had to leave the game due to a muscle discomfort in his left thigh after an effort in a race.

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But the hardest play of the game Ceballos would suffer it on his left ankle. In the fight for a divided ball, Taher He stepped on the Real Madrid player with the studs, bending his left ankle and causing an inflammation in it that forced Luis de La Fuente to replace the midfielder, who was showing off.

The referee Adham Makhadmeh went to the VAR to review several times the action of the Egyptian on the Spanish, but finally punished the action only with yellow to the amazement of the entire Spanish Olympic team.

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