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
yes im saudi but im not stupid so im cheering for Egypt
— fucking robin (@deadqueer) June 25, 2018
— Dr.Fathy Edghim (@F_AdgeeM) June 25, 2018
— F. (@cabellotz) June 25, 2018
— Patrick Galey (@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
— Walied (@Walied_96) June 25, 2018
Egypt :how did you get 2 penalties in 10 minutes
Saudi : I'm rich
— عييييد (@Mahmoud09992731) June 25, 2018
— ¹³ (@Regixta) June 25, 2018
If Saudi didn’t fix that result my name’s not Hasan Hafidh. #KSAEGY
— Hasan Hafidh (@HasHafidh) June 25, 2018
— 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
— East India Comedy (@EastIndiaComedy) 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
— Football Burp ⚽ (@FootballBurp) June 25, 2018