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Egypt's Olympic soccer team on mission in London

Updated: July 25, 2012, 5:13 AM ET
Associated Press

CARDIFF, Wales -- For the Egyptian men's soccer team, the Olympic tournament is more than an attempt to win a gold medal. It will be about trying to restore pride in the sport despite political unrest back home and the killing of more than 70 fans in a stadium riot.

The team is hoping a good performance at the London Games will help give Egyptians reason to celebrate again and show that soccer in the country is still vital. Egypt, playing in the Olympics for the first time since 1992, opens ...

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