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In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Egypt last qualified for the World Cup in 1990 with the record seven-time African champions suffering numerous heart-breaking failures since.

In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
(L-R) Egypt's Mohamed Abdel-Shafy, Tarek Hamed, Essam El-Hadary, Mohamed Salah, Saleh Gomaa, Ahmed Fathy, Mohamed Elneny, Hassan Ahmed, Ramadan Sobhi, Ahmed Hegazi, Mohamed Abdel-Shafy pose for a team picture during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017.
In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Egypt's Mohamed Salah vies for the ball against Congo's Tobias Badila during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017.
In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
(L-R) Congo's Tobias Badila, Dzon Delarge, Barel Mouko, Ramaric Presley Etou Thomaso, Dylan Saint-Louis, Thievy Bifouma, pose for a team picture during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017.
In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Egypt's team players celebrate wining against Congo's team during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville Sunday and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Egypt's team players celebrate wining against Congo's team during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville Sunday and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Egypt's team players celebrate wining against Congo's team during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville Sunday and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Egypt's team players celebrate wining against Congo's team during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville Sunday and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Egypt's Essam El-Hadary celebrates wining against Congo's team during their World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg el-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017. Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah converted a stoppage-time penalty to give Egypt a dramatic 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville Sunday and a place at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Supporters of Egypt attend the World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying football match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg al-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017.
In pictures: Egypt's dramatic 2-1 win over Congo to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
Supporters of Egypt attend the World Cup 2018 Africa qualifying football match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg al-Arab stadium in Alexandria on October 8, 2017.