Jubilation in Egypt after first World Cup berth in 28 years

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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 as rare scenes of joy took hold of city blocks celebrating a 2-1 victory over Congo.

Winger Mohamed Salah scored twice, securing victory with a last-gasp penalty to put Egypt four points clear with one match left in their African group E qualifying campaign.

The win clinched Egypt a long-awaited spot in Russia for the 2018 World Cup finals, where the Arab world’s most populous country will compete on football’s ultimate...


Jubilation in Egypt after first World Cup berth in 28 years


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