Egypt, Algeria may face play-off

Football's world governing body, Fifa, has confirmed that Algeria and Egypt could face a play-off to decide who qualifies for the 2010 World Cup.
If Egypt beat Algeria by a two-goal margin in Cairo in the final Group C game the two sides will be inseparable.
Both teams will have the same points as well as identical goals scored and goals conceded.
Fifa says rather than a drawing of lots there will be a single play-off game on a neutral ground on 18 November.
At present no venue for the play-off match has been decided.
The possible play-off means that Egypt have had to cancel their friendly against Germany planned for the 18 November.
Instead Germany will now play fellow World Cup qualifiers the Ivory Coast.

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