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CAIRO –8 October 2017: The first half of the match between Egypt and Congo, which is being held at Borg Al Arab stadium in the fifth and final round of the 2018 World Cup qualifiers in Russia, ended with a draw. Egypt needs to win against Congo with any result to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.
The national team started the game with an early attack by Ramadan Sobhi and Mohammed Salah. Ramadan dribbled more than once past the guest’s defenders but to no avail.
The referee gave Egypt a free-kick, crossed by Mohammed Salah to Tarek Hamed, who fired off the net.
Despite the pharaohs’ attack, the Congolese team tried to reach the goal of Essam Elhadari and one of Congo players shot from afar but the ball missed the net.
The Egyptian team continued their attack and Mohammed Salah played a wonderful cross that Ahmed Hegazi treated very badly and shot it in the opponent’s defense. A Congolese counterattack was rebuffed by Ahmed Hegazi.
Over time the Congolese team started to dare the Pharaohs and succeed in keeping up with the Pharaohs and clearly threatened Essam Alhadari's goal.