Egypt becomes second African country to qualify for the World Cup

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Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville on Sunday and a place at the 2018 Soccer World Cup in Russian Federation.

The Egyptians become the second African team to reach the finals after Nigeria made it through on Saturday, with the continent's remaining three places to be decided in November.

Salah scored both Egypt's goals, with the second from the spot in the fourth minute of second-half injury time for a dramatic finish in front of a capacity crowd of 30,000 at a military stadium in the Mediterranean port city of Alexandria.

The victory gives Egypt an unassailable four-point lead over Uganda in Group E, with one round of fixtures left, while Ghana's dreams are also ended. Here's how much it means to Egyptian fans.

Congo (4-2-3-1): Mouko, Badila, Etou, Itoua, Mayembo, N'Dinga, Oniangue, Bahamboula (Ndockyt 84), Bifouma, Saint-Louis (Gandze 90+2), Delarge (Moutou 71).

The celebrations nearly got too much for goalkeeper Essam El Hadary.

Their latest attempt to do so had seen Argentine coach Cuper forced to take medication for high blood pressure.

But in the 95th minute, Egypt were awarded a penalty which Salah converted to send the whole nation into wild jubilation.

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