It finally happened. After 27 years of groans, moans and general systematic disappointment, Egypt have qualified for the World Cup - yay! But before we consider what twists and turns this fairy tale story will take in Russia next year at football's grandest stages, let us bask in the glory of millions of Egyptians celebrating eleven men with with various degrees of talented feet besting another eleven men.

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Celebrations in 6th of October City. (Photos: Islam Abdel Aziz)

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More of 6th of October City, this time at El Hosary Square. (Photo: Unknown)

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One particularly happy supporter after the match at Borg El Arab Stadium. (Photo: @thefootiesfans)

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Celebrations on Gameat El Dowal Street raged through the night. (Photo: Aly Fahim)

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If you were stuck in traffic in Mohandiseen last night, it's these guys' fault. (Photo: Aly Fahim)

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In times of such celebration, all safety laws and logic go out of the window. Like this chap. (Photo: Aly Fahim)

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Can someone please explain the correlation between celebrations and getting naked? (Photo: Aly Fahim)

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Mama, no! Get back up here before you get hurt! (Photo: Aly Fahim)


Oh, that feeling of relief. Salah and co. really took it to the wire. (Photo: Aly Fahim)


This guy. (Photo: Unknown)

By Haisam Awad