......decimating Algeria 4 - 0 in the process.Algeria ended the game with 8 men,losing the plot completely and making the game look as it were being played in the red sea.They picked up three red cards.Halliche (second yellow) for a foul in the penalty area,Nader Belhadj -straight red for a two footed lunge
(which means that he might miss out the opening game at the world cup) and goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi(second yellow) for kicking out at an Egyptian forward.
Egypt assistant coach Chaouki Gharib said: "We've played against three World Cup qualifiers in our five matches here, we've beaten them all and scored ten goals against all of them. "
Algeria coach Rabah Saadane attacked Benin referee Koffi Codjia for Halliche's red card.
He said: "The referee sent off our best defender, it was free fall after that. You have to look at the reality, it was the referee who turned the game upside down."
The other semifinal was a placid affair in comparision.Ghana went ahead of Nigeria with this goal from Asamoah Gyan.