World Cup 2014 Qualifying: Ethiopia Progress, South Africa Knocked Out

Ethiopia defeated South Africa 2-1 on Sunday in Addis Ababa advancing to the final round of playoffs for the 2014 World Cup qualifying games. (Getty Images)

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Ethiopia progressed to the African play-offs after knocking 2010 World Cup hosts South Africa out of the race to Brazil with a 2-1 win in Addis Ababa.

The come-from-behind victory means the Ethiopians cannot be caught in Group A, with one round of matches still left.

South Africa started perfectly when Bernard Parker scored after 33 minutes.

But Getaneh Kebede levelled just nine minutes before Parker scored a spectacular own goal after 70 minutes to hand Ethiopia victory.

Coach Sewnet Bishaw has been the mastermind behind Ethiopia’s success and the team are now a two-legged tie away from qualifying for the World Cup for the first time.

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