VIDEO: Highlights Brazil 2-0 Egypt, Bob Bradley Post Game Interview

Egyptian head coach Bob Bradley made a reputation for himself as the U.S. National team coach by measuring his side against the very best the world had to offer in friendly competitions.

Yesterday, the Jersey native did the same in his very first game at the helm of the Pharoah’s side, and the result was an expected 2-0 loss against football giants, Brazil.

Facing Brazil is never an easy task (even if it is their B-side), but even so, the result and play was a disappointment all around. Egypt played a basic and lifeless game, rarely if ever challenging Brazil in the final third of the pitch. The only real danger of the match came when Sunderland’s Ahmed Elmohamady took a cracker of a shot on frame, which Brazilian keeper Diego Alves parried away for a corner. Otherwise, the offense belonged to Brazil.

Egyptian fans and media, desperate to see improvement in a spiraling National program, went home disappointed with the result despite the opposition. Leaving off goalkeeping fixture Essam Al-Hadari in favor of 20 year old Mohamed Al-Shennawi was a questionable move by many, though Shennawi made good on the vote of confidence with a solid performance against a superior side.

And then there was also the larger subplot of the match; Ahmed Hassan’s quest to equal the all time caps record in international play. Though not starting, Hassan did come in as a 73rd minute sub, and was greeted like a king by his teammates as he was given the captains armband in honor of his 178 game accomplishment.

In the end, the result was deflating for many looking to see a vast improvement in play under the Bradley era.

Check out the game highlights below and judge for yourself.

  • David Johnson

    Bob Bradley, Jurgen Klinsmann – a bunch of fail everywhere. Just sayin.

    (Btw welcome back Dave!)