World Cup fans panic after Mohamed Salah's subdued goal celebration

World Cup fans panic after Mohamed Salah's subdued goal celebration

World Cup fans panic after Mohamed Salah's subdued goal celebration

Saudi Arabia coach Juan Antonio Pizzi has stated that his side deserve to win in the game that saw them beat Egypt 2-1 in the final round of 2018 World Cup's Group A.

El Hadary overtook Faryd Mondragon as the oldest person to play at the World Cup.

Al Muwallad took the spot-kick, but his firm strike was brilliantly pushed onto the bar by the veteran.

Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary, 45, is the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup competition upon appearing in the team to face Saudi Arabia in Volgograd.

Salem Al-Dawsari sealed the win for Saudi Arabia in added time of the second half.

Salah missed Egypt's opening defeat against Uruguay but returned against Russian Federation and scored a terrific penalty.

The Egyptian FA confirmed Salah's inclusion in the line-up minutes after a tweet was published with a list omitting the star striker's name.

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Salah squandered an easier chance to score after breaking Saudi Arabia's questionable offside trap, lacking his earlier composure and clipping an effort wide of the right-hand post.

The win for Saudi Arabia means they finish the group stages with a win, even if it is just a consolation.

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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.

He soon underlined his importance on the pitch though, calmly lifting the ball over advancing goalkeeper Yasser Al Mosailem in the 22nd minute after latching on to a raking pass forward.

It was second time lucky from the spot as Salman Al-Faraj took responsibility from 12 yards and El-Hadary could not repeat his heroics as the first-half clock ticked past 51 minutes.

El-Hadary wasn't simply out on the field to set a record.

The Saudis are looking desperate to avoid finishing at the bottom for the fourth time while victory for Cúper's men would be their first after unsuccessful appearances in 1934 and 1990. That changed in the 41st minute when the Asian side were awarded a penalty for Ahmed Fathy's handball.

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