Starting well Ireland found themselves behind to a well-taken goal by Egypt. Both teams were nervous and Ireland found it difficult to get into their rhythm, however Ireland equalised through Captain Adrian Power but parity didn't last long as once again Egypt went in front with a clever toe poke which found the corner of the net.
Half time 2-1 in favour of Egypt.
Ireland came out the second half and forced the play and again equalised when the nimble footed Michael McDonagh scored after a clever move.
The Irish however were still finding it difficult to impose themselves as they had in previous games and once again fell behind to a forceful toe poke from outside the box. 3-2 up the Egyptians were putting it up to the Irish and with time running against them Ireland continued to pushed forward and were justly rewarded when Adrian Power lived up to his name and powered in an equaliser.
Now the Irish had the bit between their teeth and after clever work by Dean O' Connell, McDonagh put Ireland in front. With time running out Ireland looked comfortable to see out the match but once again there was a twist in the tale and stunningly and to Ireland’s horror with the last kick of the game Egypt equalised
and the final whistle blew. And so, as has been the case in Ireland’s campaign their inability to see out games was costing them dearly and now they faced a penalty shootout once more.
Come the hour come the man and up stepped Limerick man and Captain Adrian Power to the penalty spot the Irish held their breath but they need not have worried because Power's penalty was text book leaving the goalie no chance. Now it was Egypt’s turn and with Ireland’s goalie John Farrell between the posts the pressure was on. The ball came flying in off the Egyptian's boot but Farrell stayed big and made the save.
Ireland win the Homeless World Cup plate competition.
13 games unbeaten in six days an incredible achievement by the team and Homeless Street League coach Thomas Morgan, as a delighted manager Sean Kavanagh beamed “What a team, our coach Thomas instilled a wining mentally and these lads gave it their all, I am proud and their country can be proud, there were no prima donnas on this team, just honest lads and footballers who gave their all for the green jersey. What more can I say”