Published: Tue, June 26, 2018
Sport | By Floyd Cook

Twitter reacts as Saudi Arabia beats Egypt 2-1

Twitter reacts as Saudi Arabia beats Egypt 2-1

Mohamed Salah has apologised to fans after Egypt failed to collect any points at the World Cup following their latest defeat against Saudi Arabia.

El Hadary made his Egypt debut in 1996, 10 months before the youngest player in Egypt's World Cup squad, Ramadan Sobhi, was born and has now earned his 159th cap.

In the other group match, Saudi Arabia ended their 11-game winless streak at the World Cup in dramatic style courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Egypt in Group A clash in Volgograd.

Salem Aldawsari scored with nearly the last kick of the match for the Saudis, shooting from a tight angle inside the Egypt penalty area and poking the ball past El Hadary.

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.

Football star Mo Salah scored first within the first 25 minutes, marking Egypt's fourth ever goal at the World Cup.

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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. The decision was confirmed after a video review.

Almuwallad had earlier missed a chance to equalize when El Hadary saved his penalty.

Brilliant as the save was, El-Hadary wasn't able to duplicate it a few moments later when Salman Alfaraj got a second penalty shot in stoppage time.

El Hadary, who is 45 years and 161 days old, is at his first World Cup for the Pharaohs and won his 157th cap.

Cavani sealed the win with a tap in from close range for his first World Cup goal.

Egypt crashed out of the 2018 edition of the tournament in Russian Federation without picking up a single point after a late defeat against Saudi Arabia and two other losses at the group stage.

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