Twitter explodes as Mohamed Salah ends Egypt's long wait for World Cup qualification

Liverpool's Mohammed Salah scored an injury-time penalty to send Egypt to their first World Cup since 1990, and fans celebrated wildly on the streets of Cairo - and on Twitter.

Aditya Devavrat
by Aditya Devavrat
8th October 2017

article:8th October 2017

Egypt have had their fair share of near-misses and heartbreak when it comes to World Cup qualifying in recent years, so when Congo pegged them back after they’d taken a 1-0 lead, nerves on the pitch and off it would have been frayed.

But Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, who had scored Egypt’s opener, coolly slotted home an injury-time penalty to send fans wild and end his nation’s long wait for a World Cup, with Egypt last appearing in the showpiece event in 1990.

Here’s the best of the reaction on Twitter.