Bob Bradley, Egypt into final round of African World Cup qualifying after win over Mozambique

Bob Bradley with Egypt

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Bob Bradley has his Egyptian national team charges on the verge of history, having led them to the final round of African World Cup qualifying with a game to spare.

The former US national team head coach, who has been in charge of the Pharaohs since 2011, saw his team triumph 1-0 over Mozambique Sunday afternoon to secure a first-place finish in their second round qualifying group.

Mohamed Salah, who hit a hat-trick to lift the team over Zimbabwe last weekend, scored the lone goal of the game five minutes before halftime, a day after his 21st birthday.

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Egypt has one more game to play in the round, a home game against Guinea on September 6, but will then look forward to a home-and-home series with another winner of one of the 10 qualifying groups to secure one of Africa's five qualifying spots for next year's World Cup in Brazil.

Should they advance, it would be the first World Cup appearance since 1990 for soccer-crazy Egypt and just their second overall.

Ethiopia, Tunisia, Algeria and the Ivory Coast also secured their places in the final qualifying round on Sunday, with the other five berths to be decided when qualifying resumes in September.