Egypt to host second leg of World Cup qualifying playoff vs. Ghana in Cairo

Egypt to host second leg of World Cup qualifying playoff vs. Ghana in Cairo

World Cup Qualifying

Egypt to host second leg of World Cup qualifying playoff vs. Ghana in Cairo

Bob Bradley

By FRANCO PANIZO

For the first time in two years, Bob Bradley and Egypt are heading back to Cairo.

The Egyptian FA announced Wednesday that the Pharaohs will host the final leg of their World Cup qualifying playoff against Ghana at 30 June Stadium in Cairo on Nov. 19. The game will mark the first time Egypt has played in Cairo, a city currently in turmoil and political upheaval, since a 3-0 victory over Niger in October 2011. That match came a mere four months prior to the deadly riot at an Egyptian League match in Port Said.

Egypt head coach Bradley had recently stated that he and the team hoped the match against the Black Stars would be played in Cairo and now they will get their wish. Egyptian fans will also be allowed to attend the game and the EFA expects the stadium, which seats around 30,000 spectators, to be full.

The first match of the two-legged playoff will take place on Oct. 15 in Ghana.

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