Egypt beats Congo in Alexandria to secure their place in Russia. Mohamed late goal fires Egypt to Russia for the first time in over a quarter of a century.
It was indeed a time to celebrates as Egypt beats Congo in the ongoing world cup qualifier. Mohamed Sallah was the hero to the Egyptians as he scored the both goals that secured their place in the world cup.
Egyptians dramatic win sparkles a wild celebration both on and off the pitch. The fans took to the field to celebrates while supporters wept with joy.
In the last three decades, Egypt has won four Africa Cup of Nations titles – in 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010 – but not so lucky in the World Cup qualifying.
Egyptians have suffered several heart-breaks instead, with one of the most painful defeats coming in 2009 when losing a bitterly-contested play-off against Algeria.
Egypt was so desperate to win Congo that their coach Hector Cuper confessed he was on medications for high blood pressure.
Their win gave them an undeniable four-point lead over Uganda in Group E, while Ghana is left with a try again option.
Egypt becomes the second African team to reach the finals after Nigeria made it through on Saturday, while the continent’s remaining three matches to be decided in November
Egypt goalkeeper El Hadary could become the oldest player at a World Cup ever and also doubt he’ll play next year. The Colombian goalkeeper Faryd Mondragon sets the record in the 2014 world cup, while Hadary turns 45 next year.