Saudi Arabia ends World Cup appearance with 2-1 win on Egypt

Saudi Arabia beat Egypt 2-1 in the final game of Group A of the World Cup in Russia 2018, though both teams were already eliminated.

Egypt took the lead in the 22nd minute when their star Mohammad Salah received a long pass and without any hesitation tipped it over the Saudi goalkeeper. This was Salah’s second goal in the tournament.

Saudi Arabia got a penalty caused by a handball by Ahmad Fathi, but Egypt’s veteran goalkeeper Essam Al-Hadhary, the World Cup’s oldest player ever, saved the shot.

Saudi Arabia has been relentless against the Egyptians, and got another penalty when Ali Jabr tackled a Saudi player inside the area.

Salman Al-Faraj converted the penalty and equalized the score in 46th minute.

Al-Hadhary made many saves that prevented the Saudis from boosting their score in the second half.

But Salem Al-Dosari drilled the ball into the far left corner in the 95th minute to end the game in favor of Saudi Arabia 2-1. (end) Saudi Arabia are third in the table with three points, while Egypt leave the World Cup without any point

Source: Kuwait News Agency