- France, Portugal reach World Cup Updated: Nov-20-13 11:37 am
- Ghana through to World Cup, Egypt misses out Updated: Nov-19-13 3:19 pm
- Egypt matches a security test for troubled nation Updated: Nov-08-13 2:56 pm
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a dazzling hat trick to lift Portugal into next year's World Cup at the expense of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Sweden, and France came back in remarkable fashion to overtake Ukraine for a berth in the 32-nation field for next year's tournament in Brazil.
CAIRO - Ghana qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday with a comfortable 7-3 aggregate win over Egypt in the playoffs, claiming the fourth of five African places available at the finals and continuing the Egyptians' long absence from the top tournament.
CAIRO - Two international football matches, including a World Cup playoff, are set to take place in Egypt's turbulent capital, putting security there to the test after violent street protests and bloody security crackdowns followed a military coup.