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Egypt: We Are The Champions

The Egyptian football team beat Ghana in the African Cup of Nations’ final match, and achieved its third consecutive championship. This is also Egypt's seventh championship since the launch of the tournament in the 50's. Bloggers join the rest of the country in celebrating the achievement.

Zeinobia wrote here about the Egyptian victory saying:

We played a good game against Ghana, and at the end fate made Gedo the reason of making nearly 80 million Egyptian happy around the globe, uniting them in a very rare occasion regardless of its psychological meaning or political meaning or whatever. Coach Hassan Shehata is insisting to become one of the best coaches not only in Egypt's football history but also in Africa's football history. This man managed to make something great from our national team for real. His discovery Mohamed Nagi aka Gedo. Ahmed Hassan was fantastic. All of the players were great.

The victory wasn't only celebrated here in Egypt. In Qatar, Qatar Living wrote here about the victory, and the expected sleepless night in Doha:

Egypt beats Ghana 1-0 to earn African Cup title..
Mod Note : It's going to be a noisy night in Doha! Congratulations to all the Egyptians in Qatar!

An Egyptian blogger living in USA, Egyptian Wish, wrote a new post here saying:

Dear Egyptians,
Congratulations for CAN2010!
Egyptian-in-USA

Also in Palestine, Hamas didn't miss the opportunity, and congratulated the Egyptians on their seventh Championship. Kelmety wrote about it here:

قدمت حركة حماس التهنئة لمصر رئيسًا وحكومة وشعبًا لحصولها على لقب “بطولة كأس الأمم الأفريقية” السابعة والعشرين للمرة السابعة فى تاريخها والثالثة على التوالى
Hamas has congratulated the Egyptian president, government, and people on their winning their seventh African Cup of Nations, and their third consecutive championship.

Zeinobia wrote another post here, about the Egyptian president's sons, who went to Angola to support the Egyptian football team:

I believe that the photos of the Mubarak brothers should have its own post. As I hinted before the brothers went to Angola to watch the final match between Egypt and Ghana. Some people will see it as political publicity stunt , others knowing how crazy the brothers about football.

Another blogger, My Oblivia, had a different point of view here:

Therefore, will someone please bother explaining how can one lousy tournament make us cheer for the same country where this happens…

In this country people die of hunger, they die of torture, they simply die because they don’t have half the basic humane standards of living and medical attention, let alone awareness…

So God did not want us to win our daily battles of mere survival, instead, He destined us for winning a soccer game, and entire tournament, hallelujah, we’re saved!
So, this is our destined victory, in soccer…
And now, all out other problems are solved and we are eternally blessed!

And finally, the Egyptian national team usually adds a new star on their jersey every time they win the African Cup of Nations. But Adel Ghaly was wondering here if we have any place left for an extra star:

بينما كنت أعدد المكاسب التى خرج بها المنتخب المصرى من مشاركتة هذا العام بأمم افريقيا التى اقيمت فى انجولا وجدتها لاتعد ولا تحصى بالنسبة للاعبين والجهاز الفنى وتاريخ الكرة المصرية ………..
ولكن وجدت مشكلة عويصة ستقابل المنتخب بعد هذا الفوز وهى ان المنتخب الان اصبح يمتلك 7 نجوم يرمزون الى 7 بطولات افريقية أين سيضع كل هذة النجوم على فانلة المنتخب المليئة بالنجوم ؟!
While I was counting the benefits of participating in this year's championship, I found that the players, the coach, and the overall Egyptian football history has achieved many unmatched achievements. But there is one problem here: where will we put all those stars on our national team's jerseys now that we have won our seventh championship.

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