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
Bradley: Qualifying 'Nearly Impossible' for Egypt
Reuters, October 16th, 2013 2:05PM

TAGS:  ghana, world cup 2014


Bob Bradley reflected on the probable end to his team’s fairytale run to the 2014 World Cup after Egypt was thrashed 6-1 in Kumasi in the first-leg of the African zone playoff by Ghana. "The dream of going to the World Cup is what kept our team united for these two years. But we've seen that dream become nearly impossible," he said. "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 was speaking in reference to both Tuesday’s record-breaking first-leg loss and to the political turmoil that the North African country has endured since early 2011. Even though Bradley’s contract is tied to the World Cup cycle, Egyptian media speculated on Wednesday about a possibly replacing the American ahead of the return leg in Cairo on November 19th.

Meanwhile, Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah told his team to forget the first-leg result when the two teams clash again next month. "We must prepare well for the return match and forget we have a five-goal advantage," Appiah said. "My team dare not underestimate Egypt and their strengths after this result."

Read the original story...

No comments yet.

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



Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Youth soccer fights back against 49ers    
Northern California youth soccer advocates, including Santa Clara Youth Soccer League President Tino Silva, have launched ...
Cal South TOPSoccer Program Turns 25    
"We're all soccer players, special needs or not," says Sandy Castillo, chair of the Cal South ...
How Neymar Played in Childhood     
Neyrmar: "I used to pick up the ball, set up the furniture and go around dribbling ...
Roma Partnering with U.S. Youth Clubs    
Italian Serie A club Roma, which has American ownership, aims to forge partnerships with seven U.S. ...
LVG: Falcao "Has to Prove Himself"    
Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal has responded to criticism over dropping Radamel Falcao by claiming ...
Report: Adidas to Assist Messi Move?    
According to Spanish sports daily AS, Lionel Messi's sponsor Adidas could be the key to the ...
Toure Admits Man City Future in Doubt     
Speaking ahead of the opening games of the African Nations' Cup in Equatorial Guinea this weekend, ...
Ronaldo Blasts 'Defensive' Atleti Tactics    
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted Atletico Madrid for its unattractive style after the Rojiblancos ousted Real Madrid from ...
Fabian Johnson's 'Spat' with 'Gladbach Coach Favre    
According to Bild, USA defender Fabian Johnson is in a "spat" with Borussia Monchengladbach coach Lucien ...
Serie A to Introduce Goal-Line Technology     
Serie A will introduce goal-line technology next season after the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) gave its ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives