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Egypt's World Cup chances "nearly impossible" - Bradley

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Egypt coach Bob Bradley has admitted the country’s hopes of reaching the 2014 World Cup is almost out of sight after the Pharaohs were thrashed 6-1 by the Black Stars in the first leg of the World Cup play-off tie in Kumasi on Tuesday.

“The dream of going to the World Cup is what kept out team united for these two years. But today, we’ve seen that dream become nearly impossible.

I say nearly impossible because the situation we’ve put ourselves in is a very difficult one. We know this and we feel this,” Bradley said at the post-match press conference.

"But we still have a chance in the second leg. I will try to work on the players," he briefly added.

“Ghana is a proud footballing nation. Today the players and fans’ talent and emotion all came through in a way that Ghana can be proud of," the former United States coach also said.

Egypt now need a 5-0 win when they host the Black Stars in the second leg on November 19 in Cairo in order to qualify to the World Cup since their last time in 1990.

 

Source: Stephen Amos | footy-ghana.com

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