Impossible not to get chills listening to the commentary of Mohamed Salah's game-winning penalty that sent Egypt to the 2018 World Cup. pic.twitter.com/YFquwbgCpB— Adam Serrano (@AdamSerrano) October 8, 2017
They haven't been a part of one of the biggest sporting events on the planet since 1990, so it's understandable that Egyptians have gone absolutely bonkers over the goal that led them to qualify for the World Cup on Sunday.
Mohamed Saleh – an Egyptian who plays for Liverpool FC – is a hero today after scoring a penalty five minutes after a regular game would end (thank goodness for the extra stoppage time!) and it meant they beat Congo to the prize to send them to next year's soccer competition in Russia. In the video above, even the commentator has to fight back tears while he explains what's going on and for 44 year-old goalkeeper, Essam El-Hadary, it's a big deal too; it's the first time he's been able to go to the World Cup since making his debut in 1996.
Not only were reactions in the stadium OTT but the Twittersphere has chimed in with their reactions. From the history-making moment played along to the Titanic soundtrack, to cars jamming up the streets, see it all below.
This is Cairo tonight after Egypt qualifying to World Cup after 28 years pic.twitter.com/G6gqep8NT8— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) October 8, 2017
EGYPT!!! HEADED TO THE WORLD CUP FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1990!!!
MOHAMED SALAH'S GOAL IS EVEN BETTER WITH TITANIC MUSIC!!!
— 🚢Titanic Hoops🏀 (@TitanicHoops) October 9, 2017
Just look at the joy of this one legged man celebrating Egypt going to their first World Cup since 1990.
I LOOOVE THIS GAME! pic.twitter.com/ys0jg6ptLp
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) October 9, 2017
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_Jokes) October 9, 2017
Egypt will take part of their first World Cup tournament since 1990. Congrats!⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/QgOWsJeYhC
— Juan Direction (@JuanDirection58) October 9, 2017
Get in loser we're going to the World Cup pic.twitter.com/YjpdkDOMMa
— Asala (@ffsbarceIona) October 8, 2017
— Jack Hostager (@jackhostager) October 8, 2017