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Two-goal Salah sends Egypt to World Cup with last-gasp penalty

09 October, 2017, 00:47 | Author: Greg Wolfe
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Egypt entertains Congo at the Alexandria based Burg El Arab stadium on Sunday 8 October as the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifications Group E enters its penultimate round.

Unused subs: Samir, Zakaria, Kahraba, Ashour, Morsy, Ekramy, Al Shenawy, Gaber, Gabr.

Egyptian FA president Hany Abo Rida said the Pharaohs will start their preparations for the 2018 World Cup starting from their upcoming game against Ghana in the final round of the the qualifiers.

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

The last time Egypt reached the World Cup, the tournament featured four countries that don't even exist anymore, such has been the length of their absence.

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The Liverpool star had broken the deadlock just after the hour on a tense night in Alexandria as he latched on to Mohamed El Nenny's pass before poking home from close range.

Egypt were awarded a 95th-minute spot-kick, and Salah held his nerve to find the back of the net and wrap up a historic win.

Egypt was arguably Africa's best team during the 1990s and 2000s, despite never making the World Cup.

Egypt's coach Hector Cuper has revealed he is ready to face Congo in a major decider despite increasing pressure from nationals for him to prove his worth.

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