Egyptian Commentator Dies After Watching His Country Lose to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian Commentator Dies After Watching His Country Lose to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia finished Group A in third place with three points, while Egypt was last after losing all three of its games.

Saudi Arabia ended their FIFA World Cup 2018 campaign on a winning note, edging past Egypt 2-1 in their final Group A game at the Volgograd Arena here on Monday.

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.

"I think that in general we kept control of the pace, we kept possession. and I think that we deserved to win", Saudi coach Juan Antonio Pizzi said. "Yes we lost all three matches but we lost two games with goals conceded after 90 minutes".

Salah, who went into the tournament with doubts over his fitness, scored the two goals for his country.

The Liverpool striker did not celebrate his goal, fueling speculation he could still quit the national team over a political row.

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The oldest player in World Cup history, Essam El Hadary, made a superb save in the first-half of Egypt's final group game with Saudi Arabia on Monday.

He also dismissed suggestions Salah could retire from global football because he is unhappy about being over-used for publicity purposes.

It was Egypt who broke the deadlock on 21 minutes as Salah latched onto a long ball before lobbing the on-rushing Yasser Al Mosailem to nestle the ball in the back of the net.

After the restart, the intensity of the game dropped but Hattan Bahebri nearly put Saudi Arabia into the lead with a volley from an acute angle but his strike going just over the bar.

The celebration was cut short shortly after Salman Al-Faraj scored another penalty in the 6th minute of injury time to level things up for the Asians.

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