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Saudis add to Salah's misery, beat Egypt 2-1 in farewell

26 June, 2018, 11:05 | Author: Rachael Silva
  • Egypt's Mohamed Salah

Saudi Arabia fought back after falling behind to Mohamed Salah's second FIFA World Cup goal to claim a 2-1 win over Egypt in their final Group A game of Russian Federation 2018.

But Saudi Arabia did equalise from the spot shortly afterwards, Salman al-Faraj sending El-Hadary the wrong way in added time at the end of the first half.

No sooner had the veteran goalkeeper finished celebrating and he was facing another spot-kick, this time given after the lightest of shirt tugs by Ali Gabr on Al Muwallad.

The Middle East nation were handed another chance from the spot after a foul by Ali Gaber, and this time they made no mistake as Salman Al faraj converted easily on the stroke of halftime.

It was Salah's second goal at the World Cup, and Egypt's first in open play at the World Cup since 1934.

Egypt's Mohamed Salah during training on June 24, 2018.

This was Egypt's seventh match at the World Cup without winning (D2 L5) - only Honduras have played more times at the World Cup without recording a win (9).

That game, at the time of writing, remains 1-0 to Egypt and Hector Cuper's side look set to bow out with a win.


Although he gave up the two goals, he also saved a penalty in the first half.

Egypt's national team failed to collect a single point at the 2018 FIFA World Cup after suffering their third successive defeat at the hands of Saudi Arabia.

Egypt, though, went ahead with their first effort on goal as Mohamed Salah edged ahead of the defence to control brilliantly before lobbing goalkeeper Yasser Al Mosailem following a pinpoint pass by Abdallah El Said.

Going into their final Group A encounter the teams knew their World Cup chances were over, having both lost their opening two games.

El-Hadary came to Egypt's rescue on 68 minutes as the shot-stopper showed good reflexes to keep out Hussain's towering header.

After weathering Egypt's dominance in the early stages of the first half, Saudi Arabia visibly grew in confidence, keeping possession for long stretches.

"We got to the final of the African Nations Cup playing in this way". That changed in the 41st minute when the Asian side were awarded a penalty for Ahmed Fathy's handball.

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