Egypt qualify for World Cup after late penalty drama


Egypt qualified for the 2018 FIFA World Cup after Mohammed Salah’s late penalty, the nation qualifying for showpiece after 27 years.

The Pharaohs witnessed drama in the final minutes after Arnold Bouka-Moutou equalized for Congo after 88 minutes.

Salah had found the opener at the hour mark and all they needed is three points.

Egypt were awarded a penalty in stoppage time and Salah sent the Congo keeper the wrong way to spark wild celebrations in the stands and the coutry world-wide.

Fans ran onto the pitch to hug the Liverpool star.

Egypt now sit four points clear of second-placed Uganda with one Group E game remaining.