For the second time in his international management career, Bob Bradley will have to face Ghana, with defeat meaning the end of a dream for him and the nation he currently calls home.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) presented the results of their third-round draw on Monday morning, which will decide the five entrants to the World Cup in Brazil next year. Egypt and Ghana were drawn together in one of a two mouth-watering ties, including Senegal vs. Ivory Coast. The matches will be played over two legs on October 11-15 and November 15-19.
Of the teams in the draw, Burkina Faso, and 93rd ranked Ethiopia have never qualified for the World Cup finals. The two other ties see Tunisia face Cameroon and Burkina Faso play Algeria. Tunisia was originally out of this round, but a ruling from FIFA sent them on after Cape Verde was forced to forfeit a match where they used an ineligible player.
Bradley last faced Ghana as coach of the U.S. Men’s National Team, when Ghana defeated the Americans in overtime in the 2010 World Cup Round of 16.
Egypt is the only nation in the continent of Africa to still have a 100% record in qualifying and will be looking to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1990 with an upset victory against a talented Ghana side. History is on Egypt’s side though. The Pharoes have a 10-6-5 record against Ghana, last defeating the Black Stars in the 2010 African Cup of Nations Final.
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