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Egypt's Soccer Federation to Discuss Ghana Loss

  • Reuters, Thursday, October 17, 2013 3:15 PM

Egypt’s soccer federation (EFA) is set to meet on Monday to discuss, among other things, whether or not to replace coach Bob Bradley, who presided over the national team’s 6-1 mauling away to Ghana on Tuesday in the first-leg of a two-game series that sends the winner to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

The EFA said that the meeting is regarding “the events” of the Ghana game, but Bradley’s immediate role is suspected to be on the agenda amid reports that he will likely be asked to step aside for the second-leg next month.

As Reuters reports, Egypt also has a problem over the venue for the second leg after initially electing to play the game in Cairo, the capital, which has been beset by political turmoil since 2011. Ghana asked FIFA to reconsider that decision and Egyptian authorities have been tasked with providing security guarantees by Oct. 28.

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