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Saudi Arabia v Egypt 25 June 2018

26 June 2018

"I just want to say that Egypt reached the World Cup after 28 years, some players here do not have the required experience".

In the first match of Day 12 of the FIFA World Cup saw Egypt taking on Saudi Arabia in one of the two matches from Group A to start simultaneously.

It was an enthralling first half between the two teams from Group A who have already been eliminated.

Saudi Arabia fought back after falling behind to Mohamed Salah's second FIFA World Cup goal to claim a 2-1 win over Egypt in their final Group A game of Russian Federation 2018.

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Earlier, Mohamed Salah found the back of the net in the 22nd minute to hand Egypt an early lead in the game.

It was Egypt's first goal in open play at the World Cup since 1934.

Salman-al-Faraj restored parity for Saudi Arabia dispatching a penalty in the stoppage time of the first half after Ahmed Hegazi was cautioned for tugging the shirt of Fahad Al-Muwallad.

El Hadaray did not finish victorious, however, as Salman Alfaraj - with another penalty - levelled Mohamed Salah's opener and Salem Aldawsari struck an injury-time victor.

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Juan Antonio Pizzi's men found the early rhythm as Hussain Al Moghawi was presented a few yards of open space and made a decision to test Essam El Hadary, but the effort was skewed wide.

El Hadary was unable to repeat the feat at the end of the half, going the wrong way and having no chance as Alfaraj scored from the spot. A minute later, he parried away a goal-bound header from Muhannad Asiri.

That save kept Egypt up 1-0, but he couldn't go 2-for-2 on penalty kicks.

Essam El Hadary became the oldest player in World Cup history on Monday and marked the occasion with a penalty save. The Colombia goalkeeper was 43 when he came on as a late substitute in his team's 4-1 victory over Japan four years ago at the World Cup in Brazil.

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Saudi Arabia v Egypt 25 June 2018