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Aboutrika rewards Egypt for Bradley's faith in him
March 26th, 2013 7:22PM

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[WORLD CUP 2014 QUALIFYING: Africa] Bob Bradley's faith in Mohamed Aboutrika was justified as the popular Egyptian scored the winning goal from the penalty spot in the 88th minute to give the Pharaohs a 2-1 win over Zimbabwe in World Cup 2014 qualifying on Tuesday.

The 34-year-old Aboutrika, who played on Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations championship teams in 2006 and 2008, was not called up for Bradley's first game as Egyptian coach, but he later won his way back into the team.

The win was Egypt's third in three games to lead its group, but the road to Brazil remains long in Africa. The winners of Africa's 10 groups move into the final round, where they will be paired off in five winner-take-all series.

Tuesday's game was the Pharaohs' first home game in over a year at which fans were allowed to watch. The game drew 10,000 fans in Alexandria.

They watched a tense match during which the visitors held on until midfielder Hosny Abd Rabo put Egypt ahead in the lead with a free kick on 65 minutes. Knowledge Musona equalized for Zimbabwe 10 minutes later.



1 comment
  1. Ramon Creager
    commented on: March 27, 2013 at 5:29 p.m.
    "The game drew 10,000 fans in Alexandria." I read that attendance was capped at 10,000.


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