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    Egypt’s president rewards world cup players and coach with $US85, 000 each

    Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has given a bonus of $US85,000 to each of the players who clinched a place at the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

    The president announced the reward on Monday as he met the Argentine coach Hector Cuper and the players.

    A 2-1 win over Congo Brazzaville saw them qualify for the global showpiece for the first time since 1990.
    They are the second Arab country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after Saudi Arabia.

    Al-Sisi had special praise for match-winner Mohamed Salah, who scored a penalty in injury time to secure the qualification.
    "I am proud of all the players but especially of Mo Salah who was brave enough to take the crucial penalty," the president said.

    The Pharaohs have won a record seven Africa Cup of Nations titles but have only been to the World Cup twice in 1934 and 1990 and are yet to win a game at the finals.


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