Australia’s roller coaster campaign in men’s football ended in a sudden crash after they were raided by Egypt on Wednesday night.

Egypt left the Olyroos devastated in a 2-0 defeat.

Egypt scored just before half-time – the team’s first goal in the tournament – when Ramadan Sobhi overtook Harry Souttar for the bouncing ball before putting nutmeg on it and overtaking Ahmed Rayan to score the lightest goals and make it 1-0 .

The Olyroos spent the second half putting all the pressure on the Pharaohs goal, but couldn’t crack it.

The result only took a draw to progress and the result blew Australian football commentators after such a promising start against Argentina.

The reaction to the loss to Egypt has been mixed, but the result has put Australian coach Graham Arnold back in the spotlight.

Australian legend Mark Bosnich suggested that the biggest mistake of the entire game could have been an Arnold before kick-off.

“So in the end the opening game was lost, congratulations Egypt,” he wrote on Twitter.

“Just a little observation … defending against a team that has not yet scored a goal is a recipe for sowing the seeds in the minds of your players that ‘we cannot be our real selves’. It leads to doubts. “

Australian football journalist Daniel Garb also wrote on Twitter: “I’m not here to defend Graham Arnold. If he’s not your thing as a coach, so be it.

“But I assume that after the Asian Cup and the Olympic qualification he is now on the whole even.

World Cup qualification will have a huge impact on how his stint is viewed IMO from now on. “

The Egyptians broke Australian hearts when substitute Ammar Hamdy scored the winning goal.

While the clock still had time, the olyroos did not get on the board.

After raising hopes with a shock win over Argentina at the start of the games, Australian football fans were devastated by the recent defeat.

Arnold answers after half time

Coach Graham Arnold pushed through immediately after scoring the late first half by bringing in Daniel Arzani, who started in the tournament’s first two games, and Keanu Baccus early in the second half.

It was Arzani who came closest to the goal in the opening stages of the second verse when he fired a first shot from the edge of the box after a clean pass from Marco Tilio – but was well held by the bailing Egyptian goalkeeper Mohamed Elshenawy.

With half an hour remaining and he had to score a goal to keep his Olympic dream alive, Olyroos coach Graham Arnold turned to a stunning wildcard.

Jay Rich-Baghuelou – a former striker who has been turned into a center-back at club level in recent seasons – was substituted on for striker Lachlan Wales and quickly took a position at the forefront of the Australian attack.

“Kind of like a Graham Arnold wildcard game,” Brenton Speed ​​said in a Channel 7 comment.

It was the first few minutes of the tournament for Rich-Baghuelou.

In the end, it just wasn’t Australia’s night.