By David Salazar, d.salazar@latinospost.com (staff@latinospost.com) | First Posted: Jun 16, 2013 02:12 AM EDT
Tags Soccer

Egypt's players celebrate after scoring against Zimbabwe during their 2014 World Cup qualifying soccer match at Borg El Arab "Army Stadium", west of the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, 230 km (143 miles) north of Cairo, March 26, 2013. (Photo : REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh (EGYPT - Tags: SPORT SOCCER))

Egypt will look to clinch the top spot in Group G when it takes on Mozambique in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers on Sunday.

The Egyptians are a win or Guinean loss away from heading to the third round. In the third round, the 10 group winners are drawn into five two-legged matchups. The winner of each matchup moves on to the World Cup finals next summer.

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Egypt current sits atop the group with 12 points in four games thanks to four wins; the Pharaohs are the only team in the entire African confederation to win every single game in the group stage.

The team defeated Mozambique 2-0 in the opener before defeating Guinea 3-2 on the road. The Egyptians then took down Zimbabwe in two straight games, including a 4-2 win on the road. The Egyptians have been better away from home than in Alexandria. They have scored four times in front of their home fans but have found the back of the net seven times on the road.

Mozambique is officially eliminated from contention after failing to win a single game in its first four matches. The team has two points and can earn a maximum of eight points if it wins its final two games.

The Egyptians are looking to make their first World Cup appearance since 1990 when they failed to get out of the group stage. The team has had terrific continental success over the last few years with three straight African Cup of Nations championships in 2006, 2008, and 2010. The team failed to qualify for the 2012 and 2013 iterations but looks primed to make a statement in the World Cup qualifiers under current coach Bob Bradley.

Prediction: Egypt pulls off a 4-1 victory.

Start Time: Kick off starts at 9 AM Eastern Standard Time.

TV Info: The match will not be transmitted on television in North America.

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