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England Beat Lithuania 1-0 As Salah Sends Egypt To World Cup For The First Time In 28 Years

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Visiting England beat Lithuania 1-0 on Sunday in Group F of the 2018 FIFA World Cup European qualifiers.

Harry Kane scores from the spot

At LFF Stadium in Vilnius, capital city of Lithuania, captain Harry Kane gave England the lead with a 27th minute penalty following a foul on Dele Alli, who was chopped down by Ovidijus Verbickas as he pursued a bouncing ball.

Harry Kane has now scored 15 goals in his last 10 matches in all competitions for club and country

Topping Group F with 26 points, England has secured its place in the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia next year, while Lithuania maintains fifth place with six points from as many teams.

Harry Kane celebrates with England teammates after scoring only goal

The 2018 FIFA World Cup qualification process decides 31 of the 32 teams to play in the quadrennial international football tournament scheduled from June 14 to July 15, 2018 while Russia qualify automatically as hosts.

Mo Salah was mobbed for his Egypt heroics

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah caused a pitch invasion after sending Egypt to the 2018 World Cup with a 95th minute penalty.

Salah had had opened the scoring for Egypt early on against Congo only for the visitors to clinch an equaliser, leaving their qualification chances hanging in the balance.

Mohamed Salah scored both Egypt goals in the World Cup win

But the Egyptian side were given a golden opportunity in stoppage time when the referee pointed to the spot for a penalty to Egypt.

Liverpool ace Mohamed Salah is now an Egypt legend

And the former Chelsea man smashed home from 12-yards to beat Congo 2-1 with just seconds of injury time to spare.


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