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Egypt goalkeeper El-Hadary becomes World Cup's oldest-ever player

26 June 2018

El Hadary made his Egypt debut in 1996, 10 months before the youngest player in Egypt's World Cup squad, Ramadan Sobhi, was born and has now earned his 159th cap.

Salem Aldawsari scored with nearly the last kick of the match for the Saudis, shooting from a tight angle inside the Egypt penalty area and poking the ball past El Hadary.

24 - Exactly 24 years ago, Saudi Arabia achieved their historic maiden victory in the World Cup.

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.

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It was Egypt's first goal in open play at the World Cup since 1934.

But Salman Al Faraj scored a spot-kick for Saudi Arabia seconds before half-time, just five minutes after El Hadary had saved Al Muwallad's effort, and Al Dawsari fired in the victor with seconds left to secure the Saudis' first World Cup win since 1994.

While Saudi Arabia finish in third place in the group, Egypt end the tournament without a point and have not registered a victory at this competition in seven attempts.

The Green Falcons were, however, awarded another spot-kick in first-half injury-time when Al-Muwallad was adjudged to have been dragged down inside the area by Ali Gabr and, upon consultation with the Video Assistant Referee, the award stood.

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Almuwallad had earlier missed a chance to equalise when El Hadary saved his penalty.

El Hadary started the Group A game at the Volgograd Arena at the age of 45 years and 161 days.

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History-making keeper Essam El Hadary has apologised to his nation for Egypt's exit despite saving a penalty in their 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia.

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Egypt goalkeeper El-Hadary becomes World Cup's oldest-ever player