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Egypt announces date, venue for Ghana match at World Cup qualifiers

Egypt lost 1-0 to South Africa on Tuesday amid preparations for the 2018 World Cup qualifiers

Ahmed Abd El Rasoul , Wednesday 7 Sep 2016
South Africa
South Africa's Sibusiso Vilakazi (L) is tackled by Egypt's Omar Gaber. (Reuters)
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Egypt’s national team will host Ghana in the second round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on 13 November at Alexandria's Borg El-Arab Stadium, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Wednesday.

The Pharaohs launched their preparations for the qualifiers by tying with Guinea 1-1 in a friendly in Alexandria last week, before losing 1-0 to South Africa in Soweto on Tuesday.

Also on Tuesday, the Black stars lost 1-0 to Russia amid preparations for the qualifiers.

In late June, World Cup-hungry Egypt were drawn in a tight group for the qualifiers' final round alongside Ghana, Congo and Uganda.

Egypt kicks off its World Cup qualifying campaign against Congo on 3 October.

Seven-time African champions Egypt have made only two World Cup appearances, both in Italy, in 1934 and 1990.

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