Egypt qualified for the 2018 World Cup finals after beating Congo 2-1 in a game that finished with nail-biting moments on Sunday in Alexandria.

Egypt won after a penalty kick scored in the fifth minute of second half added time to reach the World Cup for the first time in over a quarter of a century.

Liverpool FC star Mohamed Salah was the Egyptian hero, scoring both goals in a win that qualified them for their third finals, and the first since 1990.

The euphoria was intense since Arnold Bouka-Moutou had stunned the hosts when equalising for Congo after 88 minutes.

But the Egyptians’ World Cup hoodoo ended as Salah held his nerve late on.

His dramatic winner sparked wild scenes of celebration both on and off the pitch.
Several players and fans took to the field to celebrate while supporters wept with joy in the packed stands.


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