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.
Mohamed Salah to the rescue!— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 8, 2017
His stoppage-time winner sends Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990! pic.twitter.com/HK0tZnPgaI
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.
27 years!!! Since Egypt has made the World Cup!! What a time to be alive!!! Tahya Masr!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/p7ae6HLSMu— ChampagneJuJu (@JHabashy15) October 8, 2017
Victory gave Egypt an uncatchable four-point lead over Uganda in Group E with one round of fixtures remaining.