Egypt qualifies for Russia 2018 World Cup after defeating Congo

Supporters of Egypt attend the World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying football match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg al-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017. (AFP)

Egypt has qualified for the football World Cup for the first time since 1990 after defeating Congo on Sunday night.

Egypt’s star Mohamed Salah scored the first goal during the match’s 62 minute before Congo equalized at the 82nd minute.

Salah guarenteed the World Cup qualification with the second goal with a penalty kick during the game's last minute.

Congo Brazzaville coach Sebastien Migne praised the Egyptian national team before the clash between the two teams in the fifth round of the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.

“I think Egypt will reach the World Cup but we’ll do our best to win this match,” Migne told ON Sport TV channel. “It is a big challenge for us and we know that the stadium will be packed with Egyptian fans.”


Last Update: Sunday, 08 October 2017 KSA 22:11 - GMT 19:11