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Live Reporting

By Mantej Mann

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  1. Post update

    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    Percy Tau hits it left-footed and Mohamed Elshenawy makes a good save to his right to prevent the ball from nestling into the top corner.

    That was some strike by the number 19.

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    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    South Africa win a free-kick just outside the Egyptian box and the impressive Percy Tau is stood over the ball...

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    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    Mahmoud Trezeguet picks up the ball in a dangerous area once more, but again, his cross into the box goes over everyone and out for a South African goal kick.

    Frustrating.

  4. Post update

    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    Percy Tau cuts in on his left foot before firing a shot at goal, but Mohamed Elshenawy gets behind it and completes the save.

    As Stuart Baxter said they would, South Africa are playing with plenty of confidence.

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    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    South Africa have possession in the Egyptian half but the tenacious Tarek Hamed wins the ball before feeding Mo Salah.

    The forward sets off but his through ball to Mahmoud Trezeguet is wayward. Egypt are being frustrated here.

  6. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Keith: Egypt 1-2 South Africa - Salah will be sent off! I feel a big shock!

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    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    South Africa are maintaining a good shape as Egypt seem content just to keep hold of the ball at the back.

    Bafana Bafana look set-up to frustrate the hosts.

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    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    Mahmoud Trezeguet brings the party to Cairo with some neat footwork before being hauled down by the byline.

    Egypt win the free-kick in a dangerous area but Abdallah El Said wastes the opportunity by sending the ball straight out for a goal kick.

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    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    Four minutes in and Mohamed Salah has his first sight at goal.

    The Liverpool forward smashes the loose ball just wide on the half volley - there was some venom in that.

  10. Post update

    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    Egypt have started on the front foot and Mahmoud Trezeguet gets to the byline before whipping a ball into the South African box, but it's too high and eludes everyone.

  11. KICK-OFF

    Egypt 0-0 South Africa

    Seven-time winners Egypt get us underway...

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    Egypt v South Africa (20:00 BST)

    The anthems have been sung, the hands have been shaken and the tracksuits have been removed.

    All of the pre-match formalities are done and we're all set for kick-off in the Egyptian capital.

  13. Get Involved

    #bbcfootball

    Remember, you can have YOUR say on this last-16 tie but Tweeting using #bbcfootball or by sending a text to 81111 (UK only).

    We'll be sharing your best comments throughout the evening!

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    Egypt v South Africa (20:00 BST)

    Both sets of players and the officials have made their way out onto the pitch at the Cairo International Stadium.

    Time for the anthems.

  15. The story of the day...

    Egypt v South Africa (20:00 BST)

    In today's other game, Nigeria booked their place in the quarter-final after knocking out holders Cameroon in a thrilling game.

    Goals from Stephane Bahoken and Clinton Njie saw Cameroon lead 2-1 at half-time after Odion Ighalo had put Nigeria ahead in Alexandria, Egypt.

    But two goals in three minutes swung the game back in Nigeria's favour and set up a quarter-final with the winners of this tie.

    You can read the full match report here.

    Nigeria celebrate
  16. Hoping to cause a 'national disaster'

    Egypt v South Africa (20:00 BST)

    South Africa boss Stuart Baxter believes it would be a "national disaster" for Egypt if the hosts were beaten by his side.

    Bafana Bafana, who qualified in the final spot reserved for the four best third-place sides, scored just once in an unimpressive group stage campaign.

    "The fact that we're playing against the home nation is inspiring," said Baxter.

    "Knowing the Egyptian people, knowing their passion for football, knowing their expectations are very high, knowing that they have some great players, I believe that the pressure would be more on them."

    Stuart Baxter
  17. Team news

    Egypt v South Africa (20:00 BST)

    Was it ever really in doubt?

    Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has shaken off a cold to be named in starting line-up for the hosts

    Meanwhile, South Africa have made two changes to the team that played Morocco, as Dean Furman comes in for Thulani Serero and Thembinkosi Lorch replaces the suspended Themba Zwane.

    Egypt XI: Elshenawy, Elmohamady, Alaa, Hegazy, Ashraf, Elneny, Elsaid, Hamed, Salah, Mohsen, Trezeguet

    South Africa XI: Williams, Mkhize, Hlanti, Mkhwanazi, Hlatshwayo, Furman, Mokotjo, Zungu, Lorch, Tau, Mothiba

    Mohamed Salah
  18. Pressure mounting

    Egypt v South Africa (20:00 BST)

    Hosts Egypt have won all three games in the Africa Cup of Nations - but the fans still aren't happy.

    Many Egyptians feel that the current team is a shadow of the side which won three successive tournaments between 2006 and 2010.

    And with the pressure mounting, talisman Mohamed Salah missed training on Thursday with a cold.

    He couldn't miss his side's first knockout game over a few coughs and sniffles could he?

    Egypt fans