Russia 2018: El-Hadary Shines But Egypt Lose Again
Essam El-Hadary was outstanding but his Egypt side fell 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in their final 2018 World Cup game to finish bottom of Group A.
The 2-1 defeat to Saudi Arabia now means Egypt exit Russia without a single victory.
El-Hadary stopped Fahad Al-Muwallad’s 41st minute penalty after Mohamed Salah had scored a 22nd minute goal.
Saudi Arabia was awarded another penalty which was converted in the 45th minute by Salman Al-Faraj.
After the break, the Saudis came out stronger and were dominant from the restart, which later paid off in the 90th minute with a brilliant striker from Salem Al-Dawsari.
Despite their poor Russia 2018 performance, El-Hadary broke a record to become the oldest player in World Cup history.
Liverpool forward, Salah scored Egypt’s only two goals at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
He converted a 73rd minute penalty in a 3-1 loss to host country, Russia, before scoring on Monday against Saudi Arabia.
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