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Monday, 25 June 2018

World Cup 2018: Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt, Mohamed Salah Scores Again! (Details & Facts)

Saudi Arabia have managed their first win at the 2018 World Cup by defeating Egypt 2-1 with a late winner.

Mohamed Salah had given Egypt the lead in the 20th minute but Saudi Arabia equalised with a penalty in the 50th minute.

HT: Saudi Arabia 1-1 Egypt

The 2nd-half began with Saudi doing more of the attack which Egypt kept on defending to avoid defeat.

The goal eventually came for Saudi Arabia in 90th Minute by Salem Al-Dawsari's angled shot to secure all three points for Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia finished the group stages third, scoring their only goal of the tournament and vastly improving after the 5-0 thrashing by Russia in the opening match.

However, it was a bitter defeat for Egypt, with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah unable to prevent three consecutive defeats for his country.

Egypt Goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup at 45-year-old, more facts below:


Saudi Arabia XI: Al-Mosailem, Al-Breik, Osama Hawsawi, Motaz Hawsawi, Al-Shahrani, Bahbir, Al-Faraj, Otayf, Al-Moqahwi, Al Dawsari, Al-Muwallad.

Subs: Al-Muaiouf, Al-Harbi, Al-Shehri, Al-Sahlawi, Al-Khaibri, Kanno, Al-Khaibari,Asiri, Al-Owais.

Egypt XI: El Hadary, Fathi, Gabr, Hegazi, Abdel-Shafy, Elneny, Hamed, Salah, Said, Trezeguet, Mohsen.

Subs: Elmohamady, Morsy, Kahraba, Ashraf, Sobhi, Hamdy, Shikabala, Samir, Warda, El Shenawy.

Referee: Wilmar Roldan Perez (Colombia)


12 - Saudi Arabia have ended a run of 12 World Cup matches without a win (D2 L10), recording their first victory in the competition since June 1994 (1-0 v Belgium). Consolation.

4 - Essam El Hadary has become the 4th goalkeeper to save a penalty on his World Cup debut since 1966: 🇪🇬 El Hadary v Saudi Arabia in 2018 🇮🇸 Halldorsson v Argentina in 2018 🇺🇸 Meola v Czechoslovakia in 1990 🇵🇪 Quiroga v Scotland in 1978 Clutch.

50:36 - Salman Al Faraj's penalty for Saudi Arabia is the latest recorded goal in the first half of a World Cup game since 1966 (50:36). Gasp.

1 - Igor Smolnikov is the first outfield playerto be sent off for the host nation of a WorldCup since Marcel Desailly for France in 1998 (v Brazil). Dismissed.

50 - Since joining Liverpool in July 2017, Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah has scored 50 goals in 58 appearances for club and country in all competitions. Superstar.

2y 158d - Essam El-Hadary (45y 161d) breaks the record for the oldest player to appear at a World Cup finals, with the Egyptian goalkeeper aged two years & 158 days older than Colombian Faryd Mondragón, who previously held the record. Golden.

45y 161d - Egypt goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary (45y 161d) is older than three of the managers at the 2018 World Cup finals: 179 days older than Roberto Martínez 413 days older than Mladen Krstajic 1164 days older than Aliou Cissé

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