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Egypt Defeats Congo in Africa’s World Cup Qualifiers, Rising to Top of Qualifying Group

Egypt Defeats Congo in Africa’s World Cup Qualifiers, Rising to Top of Qualifying Group

Egypt's players celebrate a goal during the African Cup of Nations qualification match between Egypt and Nigeria in Kaduna, on March 25, 2016 (AFP)
Egypt’s players celebrate a goal during the African Cup of Nations qualification match between Egypt and Nigeria in Kaduna, on March 25, 2016 (AFP)

Egypt’s national soccer team defeated Congo in the first game of their campaign in Africa’s World Cup qualifiers on Sunday, walking away with a 2-1 victory.

The game, held in Congo’s Brazzaville, allowed Egypt to top its qualifying group after Ghana and Uganda ended their match with a 0-0 draw on Friday.

Congo took the lead 24 minutes into the game with a goal by forward Férébory Doré but failed to score any further points against Egypt, whose goal was guarded by veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary.

Mohamed Salah, who officially signed with Italy’s AS Roma earlier this year, scored Egypt’s first goal 40 minutes into the game, while Abdallah El-Said secured Egypt’s victory with a second goal at the 50-minute mark.

Egypt has only qualified for the World Cup in 1934 and 1990 and has since been absent from soccer’s most important tournament. The Egyptian national team will play against Ghana in Cairo next month for the next round of the qualifiers.

The upcoming World Cup is set to take place in Russia in 2018.

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