Published: Mon, October 09, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Salah double fires Egypt to World Cup

Salah double fires Egypt to World Cup

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.

Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing victory with a last-gasp penalty to put Egypt four points clear with one match left in their African group E qualifying campaign.

Former Egypt manager Bob Bradley has congratulated the Pharaohs for reaching the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation after beating Congo on Sunday.

Sisi said the players and technical staff members set an example to follow with their determination, adding that he is waiting for more success from the players in the future.

However, late on, Arnold Bouka-Moutou equalised for the hosts to stun the home fans.

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Slovenia had chances themselves and could even have won the game had Joe Hart not made a fearless double save late on. England have comfortably coasted through qualifying winning seven of nine.

The celebrations nearly got too much for goalkeeper Essam El Hadary.

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

The Pharaohs were awarded a penalty in stoppage-time and the 25-year-old stepped up and converted from the spot to send the Borg El Arab Stadium into ecstatic celebration.

Their Argentina-born coach Hector Cuper had admitted the pressure to end their absence had seen him take medication for high blood pressure.

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