Burkina Faso vs. Egypt7pm @Stade De L’Amitie Sino-Gabonaise Libreville.
Burkina Faso are unbeaten in their last eleven competitive matches.
(W7 D4 L0)
Egypt are unbeaten in their last twenty three matches in the AFCON. Their last loss was in 2004 (Algeria 2-1 Egypt).
(W19 D4 L0)
Burkina Faso have never beaten Egypt in any match after six meetings.
(W0 D2 L4)
Egypt are also unbeaten in their last eleven competitive matches. (W9 D2 L0)
1973: Egypt 4-2 Burkina Faso (African Games)
1998: Egypt 2-0 Burkina Faso (AFCON)
2000: Egypt 4-2 Burkina Faso (AFCON)
2002: Egypt 2-2 Burkina Faso (friendly)
2004: Egypt 1-1 Burkina Faso (friendly
2016: Egypt 2-0 Burkina Faso (friendly)
EGYPT’S SEMI FINALS PERFORMANCE
10 semi finals appearances.
* Egypt has won 6 of their 10 semi finals
* The Pharaohs have won all of their last five AFCON semi final matches
* They last lost a semi final via open play in 1974.
* They have never won via shootout at this stage of the competition.
BURKINA FASO AFCON SEMI FINALS PERFORMANCE
1998: Burkina Faso 0-2 Egypt
2014: Burkina Faso* 1-1 Ghana (AET) (3-2 PSO)
*The Stallions have never won in open play in the semi final of the AFCON
The two teams alongside Cameroon remain unbeaten in the competition so far.
Egypt has gone 23 matches unbeaten at the AFCON. Their last defeat came against Algeria in 2004.
The Pharaohs are the only team yet to concede a goal at the tournament.
They last conceded a goal in 2010 in a quarter final win over Cameroon.
Its been 615 minutes since and the Pharaohs are yet to pick a ball from their net.
Egypt’s goalkeeping legend Essam El Hadary has gone without 590 minutes without conceding a goal at the AFCON.
Egypt has the best defence in the competition with 0 goals conceded.
Egypt and Cameroon are the sides with the least number of goals at this stage among the four semi finalists. (3)
Burkina Faso is yet to concede in the competition after their second group game keeping clean sheets in their last two games.
REFEREE: Malang Diedhiou (Senegal)
DOB: April 30, 1973 (43 yrs)
In 39 international matches, Referee Diedhiou awarded:
Yellow Card: 60
Red Card: 2
This will be his 4th AFCON game in charge.