As you’ve no doubt seen, Egypt left it until the last possible moment to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, with Mohamed ‘nerves of steel’ Salah tucking away a 94th-minute penalty against Congo to seal the deal.
Bedlam ensued inside the stadium in Alexandria, with Egyptian fans rendered utterly ecstatic at reaching their first World Cup in almost 30 years.
At home it was a similar story, with some of the older heads reduced to sheer silent, teary-eyed euphoria…
So my dads soccer team won and this was the result…. 😭😭😭🇪🇬🇪🇬 pic.twitter.com/3zdHmf0E5P
— صوفيا (@sdeezy_) October 8, 2017
The power of football and all that.