Ahli, Zamalek draw as Egypt gives politics rest (Reuters)

By Tom Finn CAIRO (Reuters) – Soccer provided Egyptians with a welcome distraction from the country’s mounting political strife on Wednesday as holders Al Ahli drew 1-1 with arch rivals Zamalek in the African Champions League. Roars in Cairo’s streets came from street cafes rather than protests as supporters watched the game on television after it was moved to the Red Sea resort of El Gouna having originally been scheduled to take place in Alexandria on Sunday. …

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