Bradley era for Egypt opens with loss to Brazil

Bradley was given the task of qualifying the Pharaohs for their first World Cup since 1990.

DOHA, Qatar _ In Bob Bradley’s first game as coach of Egypt’s national team, the Pharaohs lost to Brazil 2-0 in an exhibition game Monday night as Jonas Oliveira scored a pair of goals.

Bradley coached the United States from late 2006 until he was fired in July following a 4-2 loss to Mexico in the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup and replaced by Jurgen Klinsmann.

Bradley was hired by Egypt in September to succeed Hassan Shehata, who led Egypt to three straight African Cup of Nations titles but failed to qualify the team for next year’s tournament. Bradley was given the task of qualifying the Pharaohs for their first World Cup since 1990.

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