Oldest Player in World Cup History Saves Penalty Kick for Egypt

Oldest Player in World Cup History Saves Penalty Kick for Egypt

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah gave Egypt the lead with a brilliant chip over goalkeeper Yasser Al-Mosailem before Saudi Arabia were awarded two penalties in quick succession.

Having lost both of their opening two clashes, Saudi Arabia and Egypt's World Cup journey ended on Monday.

El Hadary beat the previous age record, held by Colombia keeper Faryd Mondragon, who was 43 years and three days old when he appeared at the World Cup in 2014.

El Hadaray did not finish victorious, however, as Salman Alfaraj - with another penalty - levelled Mohamed Salah's opener and Salem Aldawsari struck an injury-time victor.

"I think we played well but the results didn't go our way", Cuper told reporters. "Talking about the future, well, the association will have to decide what they're going to do".

El-Hadary wasn't simply out on the field to set a record. The veteran goalkeeper dived to his right and flicked his left hand up to push the shot onto the bar before it was cleared.

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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. A minute later, he parried away a goal-bound header from Muhannad Asiri.

El Hadary, who is 45 years and 161 days old, is at his first World Cup for the Pharaohs and won his 157th cap.

They had lost 1-0 to Uruguay and 3-1 to hosts Russian Federation in their first two fixtures.

It has been a busy World Cup for both referees and their VAR helpers, who between them have set a new benchmark at the worldwide celebration of football. Following the later matches in Group B, Uruguay will play Portugal in Sochi on Saturday in the round of 16 while host Russian Federation will face 2010 champions Spain at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.

Ten minutes into the second half, Saudi Arabia almost took the lead as El-Hadary's clearance landed at the feet of Bahbri, who volleyed over the bar from 12-yards out.

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