#WC2018: Salah’s Egypt leave WC winless after Saudi defeat

By AFP

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Saudi Arabia’s defender Osama Hawsawi (C) celebrates with forward Salem Al-Dawsari (L) after they won the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd on June 25, 2018. (Photos: AFP)

(AFP) – Saudi Arabia winger Salem Al-Dawsari scored a last-gasp winner as Mohamed Salah’s Egypt suffered a 2-1 loss in their Group A dead rubber in Volgograd today.

The 45-year-old Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player in World Cup history and saved the first of two controversial penalties after Salah had opened the scoring, with Salman Al-Faraj equalising from the second spot-kick, before Al-Dawsari had the final say.

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