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:
Why I love football, politics & how it impacts society. Egypt this evening after qualifying to World Cup. pic.twitter.com/8Rv7NjCZPQ
— Raphael Gellar (@Raphael_Gellar) October 8, 2017
🇪🇬 EGYPT have qualified for #Russia2018 - their first World Cup since 1990!
These are the scenes in #Cairo! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/MLdOJnp7lm
— DW Sports (@dw_sports) October 8, 2017
Picture of the year?
'Football gives wings to who doesn't have legs'.
Yesterday in Egypt after qualifying to World Cup after 28 years pic.twitter.com/hwpYgzDtwg
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) October 9, 2017
Salah's goal for Egypt in their World Cup Qualifier! pic.twitter.com/ppXRLXAzYW
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) October 8, 2017
All set in #Egypt for the #worldcup #Russia2018 #football #BuzzSport 👇https://t.co/Luxh2eyLBL pic.twitter.com/21USDm1iO7
— societybuzzmagazine (@societybuzzmgzn) October 8, 2017
Nigerian fans were equally excited:
NIGERIA HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE WORLD CUP.
FIRST AFRICAN COUNTRY TO DO SO. pic.twitter.com/uwQD94shYk
— Oluwacloutinho (@Nigerianscamsss) October 7, 2017
Nigeria have never lost a home World Cup qualifier during the 21st century:
They're going to the World Cup. 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/j475aI5g7Z
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) October 7, 2017
Arsenal's Alex Iwobi scores the goal that sends Nigeria into the 2018 #WorldCup 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/iZtUF8C7n9
— Def Pen Sports (@DefPenSports) October 7, 2017
Even Nigerian MC Jidenna joined in:
🇳🇬 Now they need to put us back in FIFA video games! 🇳🇬 #WorldCup 2018 🇳🇬 #SuperEagles @thenff pic.twitter.com/mQmRlEWuzK
— Jidenna (@Jidenna) October 7, 2017
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!