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World Cup dream became nearly impossible: Egypt Coach

Coach Bradley admits insurmountable task for Egypt in second-leg of World Cup play-off following Tuesday's 6-1 defeat in Ghana

Mohamad Mosselhi , Tuesday 15 Oct 2013
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Pharaohs' coach Bob Bradley (Photo: Reuters)
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Coach Bob Bradley says Egypt's dream of reaching the World Cup is almost out of sight after a 6-1 loss to Ghana in the first-leg of the World Cup play-off on Tuesday. 

"Our dream of qualifying for the World Cup has become nearly impossible," Bob Bradley said in the post-match news conference. 

"But we still have a chance in the second leg. I will try to work on the players," he briefly added.

The Pharaohs will host Ghana on 19 November in the second leg of the World Cup play-off. 

The American Coach apologised to the Egyptian people, saying he takes responsibility for the heavy defeat.

"I apologise to the Egyptian people for Tuesday's loss. I know that reaching the World Cup is the dream of all Egyptians, and I failed to realise that dream."

Bradley said his men were all out of form during Tuesday's clash. 

"I tried to mix young and experienced players, but we committed a lot of mistakes during the game. It was not our day."

"I sought a recovery in the second half but the players' mistakes were numerous," he added.

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