Egypt qualifies to World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation, thanks to Salah

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25-year-old Salah scored twice for Egypt as they beat Congo 2-1 to secure their place at Russian Federation 2018, with his victor coming from the penalty spot in the fifth minute of stoppage time, sparking wild scenes.

The Congolese almost ruined Egypt's World Cup hopes, after Boukah Moulou cancelled Mohammed Salah's 64th minute goal in the 87th minute.

Arnold Bouka Moutou was the scorer for Congo late in the game. Just after the hour mark, Salah latched on to a pass from Arsenal's Mohamed El Nenny before poking home from close range.

The coach adds that they have studied Congo and hope to leave central Africa with three points.

However, the Pharaohs were awarded a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

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Salah coolly sent the Congo keeper the wrong way to spark a night of celebrations across Egypt and end the record seven-time African champions' poor World Cup record.

They had suffered repeated heart-break instead, with one of the most painful defeats coming in 2009 when losing a bitterly-contested play-off against Algeria.

Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing victory with a last-gasp penalty to put Egypt four points clear with one match left in their African group E qualifying campaign.

The last time Egypt reached the World Cup, the tournament featured four countries that don't even exist anymore, such has been the length of their absence.

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