Egypt, Bob Bradley debut with loss
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. They are in an African second-round group with Comoros, Guinea, Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Oliveira scored in the 39th and 59th minutes at Al Rayyan Stadium.
Egypt's Ahmed Hassan entered in the 73rd minute, tying former Saudi Arabia goalkeeper Mohammad Al Deayea for the record with 178 international appearances.
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