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Egypt Won't Fire Bradley

  • BBC Sport, Friday, October 18, 2013 2:27 PM

Despite leading Egypt to a 6-1 defeat in the first-leg of its two-game World Cup qualifying series against Ghana on Tuesday, Bob Bradley will not be fired, Egypt soccer association chairman Gamal Allam revealed in an interview. "It is not logical to sack [Bradley] and pay a big fine for the last match of his contract," Allam told the BBC, noting that the EFA would have to pay $360,000 in compensation to Bradley, whose contract only lasts for the duration of World Cup qualifying.

Even if EFA doesn’t fire him, it has been suggested that Bradley might not take charge of the second-leg in Cairo on Nov. 19 over fears to his safety, as many fans were angered by the result in Kumasi, which left the politically torn country with virtually no chance of qualifying for next summer’s World Cup in Brazil.

The BBC report notes that in the last two days, Egyptian police and the army have clashed with Ahly Ultras, a fans' group who tried to attack the Ahly handball team after it was beaten to the gold medal in the Champions Handball League by a Tunisian side. Last week, Ghana asked FIFA to move the second-leg from Egypt because of safety fears; FIFA has given EFA until Oct. 28 to provide security guarantees.

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