Published: Tue, October 10, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

School Renamed After Mohammed Salah For Guiding Egypt To Russia 2018

School Renamed After Mohammed Salah For Guiding Egypt To Russia 2018

The win clinched Egypt a long-awaited spot in Russian Federation for the 2018 World Cup finals, where the Arab world's most populous country will compete on football's ultimate stage for the first time since Italy in 1990.

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

Egypt is the second Arab country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after Saudi Arabia's historic win against Japan in September.

It was far from plain sailing for Egypt, however, as Congo - who'd only collected one point from their first four matches - cancelled out Salah's opener in the 87th minute.

Egypt substitute Mahmoud Hassan was brought down in the box two minutes into injury time and Salah, Egypt's star player, clinched victory from the spot. Nigeria became the first African qualifiers with a 1-0 win over Zambia thanks to a goal from another EPL player, Alex Iwobi of Arsenal.

Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has rewarded members of the Egyptian football national team with the sum of $85,000 for qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russian Federation.

The World Cup qualification was Cuper's greatest achievement, though.

The Pharaohs have won a record seven Africa Cup of Nations titles but have only been to the World Cup twice in 1934 and 1990 and are yet to win a game at the finals.

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