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Egypt’s Hassan Sets Soccer Record

January 9, 2001

CAIRO, Egypt (AP) _ Hossam Hassam broke Lothar Matthaeus’ world record, making his 151st international appearance Tuesday night as Egypt beat Zambia 3-1 in an exhibition game.

Hassan, a midfielder who made his international debut in 1985 against Norway, was hoisted on the shoulders of his teammates before the start of the game.

Matthaeus played his 150th game for Germany at last summer’s European Championship, then retired from international soccer.

Egypt got two goals from Abdel-Sattar Sabry and one from Muhammad Farouk, the last off a pass from Hassan.

Moses Sichone scored for Zambia.

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