Ghana secured a third successive World Cup finals appearance despite a 2-1 defeat by Egypt.
The Ghanaians triumphed 7-3 on aggregate, having done the hard work in the first leg in Kumasi last month, and will now get the opportunity to improve on their quarter-final finish at the World Cup in South Africa in 2010.
Kevin-Prince Boateng grabbed a late goal for Ghana.
For Egypt it is another heart-breaking qualification near-miss, having not appeared at the World Cup since Italia 90 despite winning an unmatched four African Nations Cup titles in the same period.
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