Egypt qualify for Russian Federation 2018 with late Mohamed Salah goal

2018 World Cup qualifiers Nigeria Egypt lead Africa's pack

2018 World Cup qualifiers: Nigeria, Egypt lead Africa's pack [Football Planet]

Egypt's capital crackled with fireworks and blared with horns as the football-crazy country reached the World Cup for the first time in 28 years, sparking rare scenes of joy in the centre of the city.

It was way back in 1990 when Egypt last featured in a World Cup.

The win sent hundreds of thousands of fans across Egypt celebrating in the streets, honking auto horns and waving the country's red, white and black flags.

Egypt was the second African country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, after Nigeria clinched its place on Saturday. Other African teams will have to wait till November for the other three to qualify.

Egypt will now finish top of Group E, making sure of its place at the World Cup with a game to spare - against Ghana next month.

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Syria star Omar Al Somah has thanked Egypt worldwide Mohamed Salah for his support in the recent period ahead of Syria's World Cup Asian playoff encounter against Australia.

"Also thank you to coach Cuper who has made our dreams come true, " the President was reported to have said.

Salah is no stranger to the World Cup games. The following year, he participated in the Summer Olympics held in London.

Misairy said the general performance of the players was still "humble", but he still vowed to go to Russian Federation to support the Egyptian team in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Aboutrika played for the national team between 2001 and 2013, winning the African Cup of Nations twice and scoring 38 goals - but never qualifying for the World Cup.

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