Jacinto in Cairo

17 June 2006

Football madness

As if to spite the World Cup, for which Egypt did not qualify even though they won the African Nations' Cup, the Egyptian Cup tournament has been happening over the past couple weeks. In a showdown between Cairo's archrivals, Ahli beat Zamalek 3-0, which means nothing to me, but it's sort of like if the Mets beat the Yankees in the World Series. The streets were full of shabab in red waving red flags and pounding on the hoods of passing cars. At the time of writing, I could still hear occasional hornhonking.


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