Mohamed Salah's 95th-minute winner ended his nation's 28-year exile from the World Cup on Sunday, sending millions Egypt fans into raptures in the process.
Chief among them was Ashraf Eldib, whose daughter Sophia shared this video on Twitter moments after Salah scored from the penalty spot to seal the Pharaohs' 2-1 win against Congo-Brazzaville.
So my dads soccer team won and this was the result.... 😭😭😭🇪🇬🇪🇬 pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017
Despite winning the African Nations Cup in 1998, 2006, 2008 and 2010, Egypt have consistently come unstuck in World Cup qualifying. Until now, that is.
When it's been 28 years since your last appearance at the biggest tournament in the world, clinching a spot means one thing: Party time!
So it was that, after Mohamed Salah's 95th-minute penalty sealed Egypt's qualification for Russia 2018, the celebrations began in the dressing room and across the country.
Why I love football, politics & how it impacts society. Egypt this evening after qualifying to World Cup.pic.twitter.com/8Rv7NjCZPQ— Raphael Gellar (@Raphael_Gellar) October 8, 2017
The Pharaohs are seven-time African champions and have won their continental tournament four times since last playing at a World Cup. Back then, at Italia '90, they failed to advance beyond...
Egypt became the second African nation after Nigeria to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup following a last-gasp 2-1 win against Congo-Brazzaville.
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was the hero with a brace as the Pharaohs reached the finals for the first time in 27 years, in the process ending Ghana's feint hopes of qualification.
Egypt were always expected to win this game, but the gravity of the situation seemed to get to the players as they battled to get going against the Diables Rouges, with...