Shawky Gharib, coach of Egypt’s Olympic football team, was satisfied with the refereeing performance in the match between his squad and Spain in Sapporo. A match marked by the harshness with which the Egyptians were used, who injured Mingueza and Ceballos, and in which there was no expulsion.
“We accept the decision of the referee, it is the judge here; it does not matter if the decision favors my interests or not. We have to accept any decision, we respect and respect the FIFA system and I believe that today we saw the referee act with great responsibility”
Egypt at the Games
“I have good impressions with our game. Against a difficult rival, with six players from the European Championship. It was different for us in the second half of the game compared to the first. We gave them the ball a lot in the first half, but at half-time we did some changes and we improved. The result was satisfactory for both parties because we have the opportunity to continue with all the options open. “