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Nigeria and Egypt Qualified for The World Cup Over the Weekend and Fans Went Wild

Nigeria and Egypt have become the first two African nations to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Nigeria became the first African nation to qualify for the 2018 World Cup on Saturday after beating Zambia 1-0 during a home game, making The Super Eagles the Group B winners and sending them to the international tournament for the sixth time in the past seven games.

Egypt followed soon after with a 2-1 win over Congo on Sunday, making The Pharaohs the second African team to make it on to The 2018 World Cup ticket. This is Egypts first time at the games since 1990s.

There are still three remaining tickets for African teams to qualify for the 2018 games. Those will be determined with games occurring between November 10-14.

Upon hearing the news, fans from both countries, where rightfully excited, and they shared their enthusiasm via social media.

Here how Egyptian fans celebrated the win:


Nigerian fans were equally excited:

Even Nigerian MC Jidenna joined in:

There are still three remaining tickets for African teams. We'll have to wait till November 10-14 to see which other African teams will qualify.

Congrats to The Super Eagles and The Pharaohs!

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