Salah scored a 95th-minute penalty to down Congo 2-1, shortly before fans inside the stadium raced onto the streets in scenes of sheer joy and jubilation.
Egypt's Mohamed Salah celebrates with his teammates after defeating Congo during the 2018 World Cup Group "E" qualifying match.
Egypt is the second Arab country to qualify for the 2018 World Cup after Saudi Arabia's historic win against Japan in September.
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Salah also told Ahram how he had stayed calm amid a frenzied atmosphere when taking the penalty.
The home fans were jubilant, knowing a World Cup ticket was theirs, but with two minutes to go Congo drew level - Arnold Bouka ghosting in at the far post to sweep home a volley past El Hadary.
The Pharaohs are however in more joyous mood than their Nigeria counterpart following their qualification this weekend for next year's world cup in Russian Federation which is their first in nearly 27 years.
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The president announced the reward on Monday as he met the Argentine coach Hector Cuper and the players.
"It's been 28 years and we're finally going to enter the World Cup".
Egypt have won the Africa Cup of Nations title on seven occasions but have only been to the World Cup twice in 1934 and 1990 and are yet to win a game at the finals.
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"Maybe we don't play attractive football but we are at the World Cup and that's the most important thing", Cuper said.