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Ghana beats Egypt on 7-3 aggregate following 2-1 loss, reaches 3rd straight World Cup

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    An Egyptian supporter waves a national flag during the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)The Associated Press

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    A Ghana fan wears the national colors during the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Ghana and Egypt, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Ghana qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday with a 7-3 aggregate win over Egypt in the playoffs to seize the fourth of five African places available at the finals. Egypt won the second leg 2-1 in the first international in Cairo in two years but Ghana progressed because of its 6-1 win at home in the first leg last month _ when Egypt’s dream of making a World Cup for the first time since 1990 effectively ended. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)The Associated Press

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    A Ghana fan wears the national colors during the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Ghana and Egypt, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Ghana qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday with a 7-3 aggregate win over Egypt in the playoffs to seize the fourth of five African places available at the finals. Egypt won the second leg 2-1 in the first international in Cairo in two years but Ghana progressed because of its 6-1 win at home in the first leg last month _ when Egypt’s dream of making a World Cup for the first time since 1990 effectively ended. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)The Associated Press

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    Egypt supporters burn flares at the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manu Brabo)The Associated Press

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    American Bob Bradley, the head coach of Egypt's national soccer team, watches during the World Cup qualifying playoff second leg soccer match between Ghana and Egypt, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Ghana qualified for the World Cup on Tuesday with a 7-3 aggregate win over Egypt in the playoffs to seize the fourth of five African places available at the finals. Egypt won the second leg 2-1 in the first international in Cairo in two years but Ghana progressed because of its 6-1 win at home in the first leg last month _ when Egypt’s dream of making a World Cup for the first time since 1990 effectively ended. (AP Photo/Ahmed Gomaa)The Associated Press

Ghana qualified for its third straight World Cup, defeating Egypt on 7-3 aggregate with a 2-1 loss Tuesday that knocked out the Pharaohs and American coach Bob Bradley.

Trailing 6-1 from the first leg last month, Egypt took a 2-0 lead on goals by Amr Zaki in the 25th minute and Gedo in the 84th. Kevin Prince-Boateng scored for Ghana on a counterattack in the 89th.

Egypt has not qualified for the World Cup since 1990, and Bradley said he would leave if his team didn't qualify. Ghana also eliminated Bradley's U.S. team in the second round of the 2010 tournament.

A quarterfinalist three years ago, Ghana joined Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Nigeria as Africa's representatives at June's World Cup in Brazil. Burkina Faso had a chance to make it a sweep for west Africa when it played Algeria later Tuesday.

About 30,000 were at Air Defense Stadium for the first international match in the Egyptian capital since 2011. It was among the first games in Egypt with a crowd of that size since the Port Said riot last year, when more than 70 people were killed.

It was played on the second anniversary of some of the worst clashes between protesters and police near Cairo's Tahrir Square, on the other side of the city. While there were some scuffles near the square Tuesday, there appeared to be no trouble at the game.

About 200 Ghanaian fans in the stadium sang and waved flags to celebrate their country's qualification.