Egypt qualifies for 2018 World Cup after 2-1 win over Congo

His stoppage time penalty sparked wild scenes after the match

After Nigeria became the first African country to qualify for Russian Federation 2018 world cup after beating Zambia 1:0 though in a controversial way, Egypt followed suit.

Egypt last qualified for the World Cup in 1990 with the record seven-time African champions suffering numerous heart-breaking failures since.

Mohamed Salah scored from a penalty kick deep into injury time on Sunday to send Egypt to the World Cup and end a near 30-year wait for Africa's most successful team.

"Maybe we don't play handsome football but we are at the World Cup and that's the most important thing", Cuper said.

"I am proud of all the players but especially of Mo Salah who was fearless enough to take the crucial penalty".

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"Also thank you to coach Cuper who has made our dreams come true". "We realised a long-awaited dream", said Salah.

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.

Egypt has become the second African country after Nigeria to secure its place in the FIFA World Cup finals in Russian Federation. "God almighty will make us victorious, go, hooligans!" was one of the football chants of Al Ahly's supporters that spurred on people during the uprising.

"Regime! Be very scared of us, we are coming tonight with intent; the supporters of Al Ahly will fire everything up".