Saudis stun Egypt 2-1 in World Cup farewell

Saudis stun Egypt 2-1 in World Cup farewell

Saudi Arabia's midfielder Abdullah Otayf (bottom) falls while fighting for the ball with Egypt's midfielder Amr Warda (L) and midfielder Mohamed Elneny during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group A football match between Saudi Arabia and Egypt at the Volgograd

Saudi Arabia managed their first win at the 2018 World Cup by beating Egypt 2-1 with a last-gasp winner that eclipsed Egyptian talisman Mohamed Salah's 22nd-minute goal in Monday's Group A game between the two eliminated teams.

Saudi Arabia finished third in the group standings, scoring their only goals of the tournament and vastly improving from the 5-0 thrashing by hosts Russia in their opening game.

It was a bitter disappointment for the Egyptian side, however, with Liverpool striker Salah unable to prevent three consecutive defeats for his country. Egyptian keeper Essam El-Hadary became the oldest player ever to appear at a World Cup at 45-years-old.

Saudi Arabia got back in the game with a penalty awarded just before halftime and Salman Al-Faraj scored from the spot. They then pulled off a win in the 95th minute thanks to Salem Al-Dawsari's angled shot.