Egyptian national soccer team has qualified for the World Cup 2018 finals to be held next year in Russia after beating Congolese national team with 2-1 in the Egyptian coastal city of Alexandria.

Egypt has become the second African country after Nigeria to secure its place in the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia.

Egyptian world-known striker Mohamed Salah, currently playing for Liverpool, was the man of the match as he scored Egypt’s two goals in the 63rd and 93rd minutes of the match.

Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi approved a reward of 1.5 million Egyptian pounds (about 85,000 U.S. dollars) for each player of the national team for the achievement.

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