Saudi Arabia scored deep into both halves to beat Egypt 2-1 and finish third in Group A, with both teams already eliminated before kick-off.
The Saudis had a penalty saved by 45-year-old Essam El-Hadary, the oldest player in World Cup history, who capped a memorable day by clawing Fahad Al-Muwallad’s spot kick onto the crossbar.
At that point Egypt were still leading 1-0 thanks to Mohamed Salah’s opener, but they lost to goals from Salman Al-Faraj and Salem Al-Dawsari well into stoppage time in each half.
The result left Egypt bottom of the group with three defeats out of three and they’ll no doubt be wondering what could have been with a fully fit Salah.
Here are the best of the jokes from Saudi Arabia 2-1 Egypt at Russia 2018:
Egypt and Saudi Arabia could have just played this at the airport
— Georgesketch (@Georgesketch) June 25, 2018
Lineup #KSAEGY pic.twitter.com/aDvZix2Gqt
— Fathy Edghim (@F_AdgeeM) June 25, 2018
Egypt's 45 year old keeper has just pulled off a blinding penalty save in a #WorldCup game and I can barely pull my socks on #KSAEGY
— Patrick Galey #BlackLivesMatter (@patrickgaley) June 25, 2018
Egypt have a 45 year old goalkeeper in goal and he just saved a penalty!
Maybe i still have a chance to make the England national team?!
*puts tracksuit on
*coughs and splutters in the high pollen
*sits down and has a lolly#WORLDCUP
— Mr J in the UK (@mrjintheuk) June 25, 2018
The Ref wasn't reviewing the penalty, he was just checking his bank account for the Saudi-Money. #KSAEGY #السعوديه_مصر pic.twitter.com/xlQlVgbNXo
— Walied (@Walied_96) June 25, 2018
Egypt :how did you get 2 penalties in 10 minutes
Saudi : I'm rich
— عييييد (@Eidooooooooo) June 25, 2018
Complete heartbreak for Egypt this #WorldCup2018. #السعوديه_مصر #KSAEGY pic.twitter.com/9xyVVTu8EJ
— Emran El-Badawi (@emrane) June 25, 2018
I swear Saudi Arabia's only win against Egypt is proof that GOD has never really forgiven the Egyptians for the slavery.
— #diaryofnasawali (@nasawali_phame) June 25, 2018
Mo Salah and Egypt go home without a point in the 2018 FIFA World Cup. pic.twitter.com/CEhLYaWOkx
— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) June 25, 2018
Egypt's goalkeeper returns home to tell the others about how he saved the penalty #KSAEGY pic.twitter.com/KeZ5el8lW7
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) June 25, 2018