Salah Fires Egypt To First World Cup Since 1990

Salah Fires Egypt To First World Cup Since 1990

By James Agberebi:                                                                                                                                          Egypt have qualified for the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia after edging Congo 2-1 in a thrilling Group E encounter in Alexandria on Sunday.Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah was the hero as his second half brace helped Egypt qualify for their first World Cup since Italia 1990 and their third ever qualification after debuting at the 1934 edition also in Italy.
Arnold Bouka Moutou was the scorer for Congo late in the game.

The win means Egypt now hold an unassailable lead on 12 points, become the second African team after Nigeria to qualify for next year’s World Cup with a game to spare.

After a 0-0 first half, Salah eventually calmed the Egyptian fans nerves by breaking the deadlock in the 63rd minute.

With just three minutes left, Congo equalised through Moutou.

But in the 95th minute, Egypt were awarded a penalty which Salah converted to send the whole nation into wild jubilation.

Their last group fixture is an inconsequential game away to Ghana while Congo will entertain Uganda.

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  • Simply means they have not qualified for the world since 1990. In total this makes it their 3rd appearance 1934′ 1990& 2018.

  • Very contradicting story. So Nigeria qualified for its first world cup since 2014. Lol

  • Congratulations! To the Egyptians.

  • How come they won the cup of Nation almost 3thrice during the 90’s.and can’t qualify during that period. Anyway congrat

  • Ayodele Oloyede 1 year ago

    Sorry for the Ghanians. Am really glad the Egyptians made it after a long absence from the tournament. I am sure they will represent Africa well with our darling super Eagles

  • So Egypt have jus been a local champion all this while??…#pensive

  • What James Agberebi reported is self explanatory.
    I know it could have been simpler than this but is still not ambiguous in statement.

  • Completesport i am disappointed with you guys,i predict super Eagles match correctly but you didn’t give me my prize

  • Fasasi Kunle 1 year ago

    Congratulations Egyptian I hope and wish all Africa teams well in Russia. God bless Nigerians! God bless Egyptians! God bless Africans!!!!

  • Femi FORTUNE-IDOWU 1 year ago

    I congratulate Egyptians while wishing all African representatives all the best of results in Russia 2018 but no results is achievable without work and effective planning.

  • Its a great job for the boys to qualify salah played a good roles