Ghana advances to World Cup at Egypt's expense despite 2nd-leg loss

Former USA manager Bob Bradley guided Egypt to a 2-1 victory over Ghana Tuesday, but the Black Stars advanced to the World Cup on a 7-3 aggregate.
Ahmed Gomaa/AP

CAIRO (AP) — Ghana has qualified for the World Cup with a 7-3 aggregate win over Egypt in the playoffs to seize the fourth of five African places available at the finals.

Egypt won Tuesday's second leg 2-1 in the first international in Cairo in two years, but Ghana progressed because of its 6-1 win at home in the first leg last month.

The 2010 quarterfinalist joins Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Cameroon at the showcase in Brazil next year. Burkina Faso can make it a clean sweep for West Africa if it ousts Algeria later Tuesday for the continent's final place at the World Cup.

Amr Zaki scored in the 25th minute and Gedo in the 84th for Egypt. Kevin Prince-Boateng scored Ghana's goal on the counter in the 89th.

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