Ethiopia have eyes on place in World Cup 2014
The African nation are close to a place in the tournament in Brazil
Monday 17 June 2013
Ethiopia, aiming to make their World Cup finals debut in 2014, were joined by Ivory Coast and Egypt in becoming the first teams to progress to the final round of play-offs in African qualifying.
Ivory Coast won 4-2 in Tanzania yesterday to wrap up Group C. Egypt, under former United States coach Bob Bradley, clinched the play-off place in Group G with a 1-0 win in Mozambique.
Ethiopia are now just a play-off away from making history after Bernard Parker's own goal in Addis Ababa let the Ethiopians defeat South Africa 2-1, ending the 2010 World Cup hosts' chances of making it to Brazil next year.
South Africa had led the match but Parker's 70th-minute header into his own net gave Ethiopia a memorable victory.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Bomber jacket worn by Mary Berry sells out within an hour
Latest in Sport
Think before you ink: Manchester United fan gets Sir Alex Ferguson tattoo - and will regret it for the rest of his life
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal player ratings: How did Ozil and Welbeck do in Germany?
Colombian women's cycling team kit that makes wearer appear naked is branded 'unacceptable' by UCI president
Bayern Munich vs Manchester City player ratings: Joe Hart? Thomas Muller? Jerome Boateng? Who was the star man?
Borussia Dortmund vs Arsenal: Mesut Ozil given the worst rating possible by German newspaper Bild after poor performance
- 1 Thailand beach murders: Thai PM suggests 'attractive' female tourists cannot expect to be safe wearing bikinis
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
- 5 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police