Egypt vs Saudi Arabia

Mohamed Salah's Egypt suffered a 2-1 loss in their Group A dead rubber in Volgograd on Monday

Mohamed Salah's Egypt suffered a 2-1 loss in their Group A dead rubber in Volgograd on Monday

The game saw Egypt keeper Essam El Hadary make World Cup history when he became the oldest player to appear in the final stage aged 45 years and five months.

Saudi Arabia got back in the game with a penalty awarded just before halftime and Salman Al-Faraj scored from the spot.

"I'm proud of what I have achieved and this achievement is worthy of Egypt".

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.

Faraj did the business deep into first-half injury time.

The Liverpool forward put Egypt ahead but wasted a golden opportunity to double the lead, giving Saudi Arabia the chance to claw their way back into the game that was settled by a 95th-minute victor by midfielder Salem Al-Dawsari.

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Salem Aldawsari scored with nearly the last kick of the match for the Saudis, shooting from a tight angle inside the Egypt penalty area and poking the ball past El Hadary.

Mohamed Salah's neatly-taken lob over the onrushing goalkeeper looked to have knocked the wind out of the Saudi sails, and they nearly conceded a second to the Liverpool forward immediately afterwards. The decision was confirmed after a video review and the penalty was taken in the sixth minute of injury time.

Ten minutes into the second half, Saudi Arabia almost took the lead as El-Hadary's clearance landed at the feet of Bahbri, who volleyed over the bar from 12-yards out.

Egypt come bottom with zero points and a goal difference of -4.

As much as you hate to see matches that are ultimately meaningless in the World Cup, they can bring some phenomenal moments.

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