Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySoccer World DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America ClassifiedsGame Report
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Federation wants Bradley to explain shock exit
by Paul Kennedy, July 3rd, 2012 1:25AM

MOST READ
TAGS:  african nations cup, americans abroad, world cup 2014

MOST COMMENTED

[EGYPT] Bob Bradley's Egyptian national team only managed a 1-1 tie with the Central African Republic and exited African Cup of Nations in the preliminary round of qualifying for the 2013 finals with a 4-3 loss on aggregate. The defeat is considered one of the biggest upsets in the history of the African Cup of Nations and means the Pharaohs will miss the finals for the second time in a row after winning the previous three tournaments.

"The EFA's executive committee has asked Bradley to provide a technical report in order to provide reasons for the defeat by Central Africa and pinpoint the obstacles that he faced," association spokesman Azmi Megahed said in a statement. "I hope people will pardon Bradley, given that he worked under difficult circumstances after football activities were suspended in the wake of the  Port Said disaster, which led to a dip in form for the players due to the lack of competitive action. However, this doesn't mean the technical staff and players should not shoulder some responsibility for what happened. We all must stand shoulder to shoulder to realize the dream of reaching the 2014 World Cup."

Bradley has blamed the 3-2 loss to the Central African Republic at home on the short turnaround time the Pharaohs had after winning 3-2 at Guinea in 2012 World Cup qualifying.

Egypt's strong start to its World Cup qualifying campaign should mean Bradley won't suffer the same fate as his predecessor, Hassan Shehata, who was fired after it failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
What They're Saying: Sunil Gulati    
"I used to think that I gave this talk because it would let me sleep better ...
MLS: No place like home no more    
Another MLS week began with another team losing at home. The Houston Dynamo's 1-0 loss to ...
USL: Charlotte's Berner edges Volesky for top honor    
Charlotte Independence goalkeeper John Berner, on loan from MLS's Colorado Rapids, was voted the USL Player ...
NASL: Armada's Keita named Player of the Week    
Guinea international Alhassane Keita was named the NASL Player of the Week after scoring a dramatic ...
Three networks win Sports Emmys for soccer work    
ESPN, NBC and Univision were singled out for their soccer coverage, winning awards at the 36th ...
By the Numbers: Dynamo digs hole with lost home points    
With 10 points in 10 games, the Houston Dynamo is bunched with two other teams just ...
MLS: Quakes win in Kinnear homecoming    
The San Jose Earthquakes beat the Houston Dynamo, 1-0, in a rare Tuesday night MLS game. ...
Video Pick: Drunk lion mascot loses his head     
Austrian league games usually don't attract worldwide attention, but Austria Vienna's 2-1 win over SC Wiener ...
Twenty for Canada 2015: Switzerland's Lara Dickenmann    
Lara Dickenmann was already a star on the Swiss national team in 2004 when she left ...
Video Pick: Spectacular bike golazo from Hannover's Sane     
Hannover's Senegalese defender Salif Sane took to the air with his back to Wolfsburg's goal to ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives