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​Saudis stun Egypt 2-1 in World Cup farewell despite Salah strike

​Saudis stun Egypt 2-1 in World Cup farewell despite Salah strike

Monday, June 25, 2018, 23:10 GMT+7

VOLGOGRAD, Russia, June 25 - Saudi Arabia managed their first win at the 2018 World Cup by beating Egypt 2-1 with a last-gasp winner that eclipsed Egyptian talisman Mohamed Salah's 22nd minute goal in Monday's Group A game between the two eliminated teams.

Saudi Arabia finished third in the group standings, scoring their only goals of the tournament and vastly improving from the 5-0 thrashing by hosts Russia in their opening game.

It was a bitter disappointment for the Egyptian side, however, with Liverpool striker Salah unable to prevent three consecutive defeats for his country. 

Egyptian keeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup at 45-years-old.

Saudi Arabia got back in the game with a penalty awarded just before halftime and Salman Al-Faraj scored from the spot.

They then pulled off a win in the 95th minute thanks to Salem Al-Dawsari's angled shot.

Reuters

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