Egyptian Football Federation decided to assign Egypt coach Hector Cuper، Egypt assistant coach Mahmoud Fayez and Egyptian Football Federation president Hany Abou-Rida as representatives of Egypt national team in 2018 World Cup bid in Russia. 2018 World Cup bid is scheduled to be held on December 1 in Russia. On Sunday Egypt won 2-1 over Congo. Egyptian winger Mohamed Salah scored the opener in the match’s 62 minute، he received the high ball، passing by speed and put Congolese defender in his back، in a preferable one-v-one situation، Salah eased the ball over the goalkeeper to the net.
Egypt was hit by an equalizer in the 82nd minute as Congo's Arnold Bouka dampened spirits in Alexandria.
In a dramatic turn of events، Egypt were awarded a penalty after 2 minutes of the 5-minute stoppage time، Salah again rise to shine to become the hero and secure Egypt’s ticket in 2018 World Cup، even before playing Ghana away.
Following the victory، Egypt is now four points ahead of second-placed Uganda in African qualifying Group E with just one match remaining.
"DMC" Channel broadcasted footages of President Sisi's reception to the national football team.