Salah´s Egypt leave World Cup winless after late Saudi defeat

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Mohamed Salah put aside his highly publicized troubles to score another World Cup goal.

But the team was still eliminated from the World Cup after three straight losses in Group A.

But Salah's injury in the Champions League final relegated him to the bench in Egypt's opening loss to Uruguay and severely hampered his performance in the Pharoah's second match, when they were hammered by host nation Russian Federation.

An Egyptian commentator died after reportedly suffering a heart attack shortly after his country lost its final World Cup game against Saudi Arabia on Monday.

"We want to apologise to all the Egyptian fans, who came to support us here in the three matches", he said after the match, according to beIN SPORTS.

"I will be very happy if I participate and set the record", said El-Hadary. But there was nothing he could do about the result.

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Salah's 22nd-minute goal was a typical effort that his fans have grown accustomed to.

But as he struggled for fitness a picture of Salah walking beside Chechnya leader Ramzan Kadyrov became a major talking point at the World Cup.

The 26-year-old controlled a long ball over the top with one touch of his left boot at pace and did not break stride before lobbing a deft finish with the same foot over the onrushing goalkeeper Yasser Al-Mosailem.

The 45-year-old Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary became the oldest player in World Cup history and saved the first of two controversial penalties after Salah had opened the scoring, with Salman Al-Faraj equalising from the second spot-kick, before Al-Dawsari had the final say.

Subsequently Kadyrov made Salah an honorary citizen of the Chechen Republic. "I gave Mohamed Salah a copy of the order and a pin at a celebratory dinner that I gave in honour of the Egyptian team".

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