Somalia, Ethiopia draw 0-0 in World Cup qualifier match

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Somalia drew 0-0 with 10-man Ethiopia in their World Cup qualifier in neutral Djibouti on Saturday

as the last two of Africa’s 22 lowest-ranked teams began their quest to qualify for football’s 2014

showpiece in Brazil.


Ranked way down at No. 192 of 208 international teams, Somalia couldn’t make a man advantage tell at the end after a red card for Ethiopia on 60 minutes.


Although Ethiopia is now favorite in the first-round contest with its home leg to come, the lowly Somali team needs just a scoring draw in Addis Ababa next week to progress to the main African qualifying competition and take its place alongside the continent’s big-name teams.

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The East African countries met in Djibouti because of the security situation in the troubled Somali capital Mogadishu.

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Source: Al Ahram

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