The "Match of Hate" -- 20 Years Later

Unbelievable. Egypt needed to win their World Cup qualifier vs. Algeria by exactly two goals to none today in order to force a sudden death playoff between the two national teams this Wednesday in Sudan. Oh, and it was a rematch of the November 1989 "match of hate." Egypt went up 1-0 early, and the score remained unchanged, until the 95th minute...




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Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. More

Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times, Bookforum, Slate, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe Ideas section and The Wire (for whom he writes a bi-monthly column). He is on the editorial board for the New Literary History of America.

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