Egypt has qualified for 2018 World Cup, after 27-years


Egypt's Essam El-Hadary celebrates wining against Congo's team during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017.

CAIRO – Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville Sunday and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.


Salah put Egypt ahead during the second half in Alexandria only for Arnold Bouka Moutou to equalise two minutes from the end of regular time.


Victory gave Egypt an uncatchable four-point lead over Uganda in Group E with one round of fixtures remaining.