A very Late penalty gave Egypt a ticket to Russian Federation

Kristopher Nichols
October 9, 2017

Egypt have qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1990, thanks to an injury-time penalty from Liverpool's Mohamed Salah against Congo.

They remain on top of the group with 12 points, gaining an unassailable four-point lead over Uganda.

The Egypt national football team have emerged as the second African country to qualify for the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup.

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.

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The win clinched Egypt a long-awaited spot in Russian Federation for the 2018 World Cup finals, where the Arab world's most populous country will compete on football's ultimate stage for the first time since Italy in 1990. Here's how much it means to Egyptian fans.

With just three minutes left, Congo equalised through Moutou. During this drought the Pharaohs have won four Africa Cup of Nations titles (1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010) but they haven't been able to mirror this success in World Cup qualification.

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

Hopes were raised as five minutes of stoppage time were indicated and in the penultimate of these, Egypt were awarded a penalty.

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