Mohammed Salah was the star as the Pharaohs of Egypt qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
Salah scored an injury-time penalty that ensured Egypt qualified for next year’s World Cup finals in Russia after beating Congo 2-1 on Sunday to move into an unassailable position at the top of their group with one match still to complete.
The Pharaohs, who have not reached the World Cup finals since 1990, needed victory in Alexandria to guarantee their place next summer after Uganda and Ghana drew on Saturday.
They looked on course when Salah put Héctor Cúper’s side ahead just after the hour, only for Arnold Bouka Moutou to equalize with his first international goal, firing past 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam Al Hadary with three minutes left.
Salah, Liverpool’s big summer arrival clinched the ticket to Putin’s Russia with a very late penalty to make the Pharaohs the second African nation to qualify after Nigeria’s victory over Zambia on Saturday.
The emotions in the stadium and from the commentaries at the end of the match are stuffs not to be forgotten in a hurry.