World Cup Soccer
 
           === Ghana falls to Egypt but clinches World Cup berth ===
 
 Cairo,  Egypt  (SportsNetwork.com) - Amr Zaki  and Mohamed Gedo scored to give
 Egypt  a  2-1  second-leg win  over  Ghana  in  their  World Cup  playoff  tie
 at  Cairo International  Stadium, but it wasn't enough as Ghana still advanced
 to next summer's event in Brazil by virtue of a 7-3 aggregate triumph.
 
 After  suffering a  disappointing 6-1 first-leg loss on Oct. 15. Egypt knew it
 would  have to  start quickly  on Tuesday  to have  any chance  to overturn  a
 sizable deficit.
 
 The  hosts opened the scoring in the 25th minute through Zaki's goal and added
 a  second  goal through  Gedo in  the 83rd minute  to make  it a 6-3 aggregate
 score,  but Kevin-Prince  Boateng put the final nail in Egypt's coffin when he
 scored in the 89th minute.
 
 Elsewhere in African qualifying on Tuesday, after dropping a 3-2 result in the
 opening leg, Algeria earned a 1-0 win over Burkina Faso via a 48th-minute goal
 from  Madjid  Bougherra.  The  tie  finished 3-3  on  aggregate,  but  Algeria
 claimed the World Cup berth via the away goals tiebreaker.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 11/19 15:37:58 ET

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