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Tears of joy as Mohamed Salah's victor clinches Egypt World Cup spot

09 Octobre 2017

Egypt picked the second African ticket, after Nigeria, to the Russian FIFA World Cup, on Sunday after grinding out a 2-1 win over stubborn Congo in Alexandria.

Egypt head over to Russian Federation for the first time since the World Cup in 1990 in Italy and needless to say the people were sent into frenzy.

Salah is now the top scorer in the CAF qualifiers, with five goals, having scored in all but one of Egypt's games.

Egypt striker Mohammed Salah is mobbed by fans after he sealed his country's qualification for the 2018 World Cup.

Salah was not just attempting to score a penalty on Sunday night, he was trying to elevate 100 million Egyptians at trying times across the nation.

After making his worldwide debut in 1996, goalkeeper Essam El Hadary could make history in Russian Federation next summer by becoming the oldest player to appear at a World Cup is he is selected by their Argentine coach Hector Cuper.

But for Egyptians themselves, the triumph means so much more.

Kahraba remained on the bench as the Pharaohs claimed a crucial win over Congo at Borg El-Arab Stadium, thanks to two goals from Mohamed Salah.

Uganda, who drew 0-0 with Ghana on Saturday, are second in the group with eight points and with only one 2018 World Cup qualifying game to go.

"The game was a hard one tonight and all the qualifiers were hard games as well, today there is no big difference between every team and the other". The winger has the pace to burn and an eye for goal and it will be great fun to watch him in the World Cup.

Tears of joy as Mohamed Salah's victor clinches Egypt World Cup spot