so it's official: Cairo vs. Algeria at 12:30PM NY time (which means it will be at 7:30 PM in Cairo, I think).
November 14th. Egypt needs to win by three goals to advance to the world cup. If they win only by two, there is a dead-heat tie on all accounts of the FIFA rules, to which FIFA rules say will result in drawing lots or another game due by November 18th at neutral soil (which is what makes this game so exciting).
If however Egypt won by only one goal, tied, or lost to Algeria in that game, no matter what, points add up in a fashion that Algeria will advance.
Scary circumstances, but the excitement is alive! Can't wait!