World Cup - Ghana lose to Egypt but still qualify for Brazil

World Cup qualifying play-off second leg, Cairo - Egypt 2 (Zaki 25, Nagy Gedo 84) Boateng (89)

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Ghana secure spot in Brazil with 7-3 aggregate win over Egypt (Reuters)

Ghana secured a third successive World Cup finals appearance despite a 2-1 defeat by Egypt.

The Ghanaians triumphed 7-3 on aggregate, having done the hard work in the first leg in Kumasi last month, and will now get the opportunity to improve on their quarter-final finish at the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.

Egypt, playing in strife-torn Cairo for the first time in two years, restored some pride with victory on the night thanks to goals by former Wigan Athletic forward Amr Zaki and Gedo.

Kevin-Prince Boateng grabbed a late goal for Ghana.

For Egypt it is another heart-breaking qualification near-miss, having not appeared at the World Cup since Italia 90 despite winning an unmatched four African Nations Cup titles in the same period.

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