After taking a painful last minute penalty from Kaka's foot, Egypt's players walked out of the stadium with their heads held high - but they had no points to show for it.
Today, they've just beaten Italy 1-0.
A crucial goal by Momonos ensured that the North Africans have proven themselves worthy of the tag of African champs.
They got two yellow cards in the dying minutes of the game to goalie El Hadari and Wael Gomaa.
But who cares?