Watch: Egyptian fan’s reaction

Watch: Egyptian fan’s reaction to first World Cup qualification in 27 years [video]

It’s not just a game!

Watch: Egyptian fan’s reaction

For almost three decades, the FIFA World Cup has meant having to adopt a country to cheer on for Egyptian football fans. Something not too foreign to us in South Africa too.

We all known how much that sucks, but football lovers across Egypt do not have to worry about that for next year’s showpiece. A last minute Mohamed Salah penalty against Congo on Sunday they are guaranteed a place in Russia.

This became a little too much for one fan as he was filmed by his daughter in his living room, overwhelmed with emotion. The referee had barely blown the final whistle, but the old man was bawling his eyes out overjoyed that the long wait for World Cup action is finally over.

Watch the old man’s emotional reaction here:

Egypt join Nigeria as the only two African countries guaranteed a place in Russia so far.

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