After 27 Years, Egypt Finally Qualifies For Russia 2018 World Cup
Egypt has finally qualified for Russia 2018 World Cup after 27 years since their first appearance in Italy. The Pharaohs became the second African team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, after defeating Congo 2-1 on Sunday in Alexandria.
Mohamed Salah proved Egypt’s hero, scoring twice, including a last-gasp penalty, to send them to their first World Cup finals since 1990 in a dramatic clash on Sunday with Congo. After years of underachievement on the international level, Egypt were finally given something to cheer with at their last match.
They remain on top of the group with 12 points, gaining an unassailable four-point lead over Uganda. They face Ghana next month in a meaningless match in Kumasi. The sell-out crowd in Alexandria remained glued to their seats following the final whistle, watching joyous scenes on the pitch as Salah was engulfed by ecstatic teammates.