Live updates as Ghana and Senegal beat Nigeria and Egypt to qualify for World Cup: Reaction to Africa 2022 World Cup play-offs

March 29, 2022 at 4:46 PM EDT

That is all for tonight!

Thank you for tuning in to this evening’s blog, we hope that you enjoyed it and we will see you soon!

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March 29, 2022 at 4:10 PM EDT

laser show

Unsavory scenes at the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium.

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The laser pens were a disgrace throughout, especially in the shootout. But no doubt that Senegal much the better side tonight. pic.twitter.com/mo5LJRpYtO

— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) March 29, 2022

March 29, 2022 at 3:55 PM EDT

The Lions of Teranga roar

After winning the Africa Cup of Nations, Senegal are now heading to the World Cup.

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March 29, 2022 at 3:53 PM EDT

SENEGAL ARE THROUGH TO THE WORLD CUP!

Sadio Mane sends Senegal to the World Cup as they defeat Egypt 3-1 on penalties!

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March 29, 2022 at 3:51 PM EDT

EGYPT MISS!

Edouard Mendy saves Mostafa’s penalty!

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March 29, 2022 at 3:50 PM EDT

2-1 SENEGAL

Dieng puts his penalty in the top corner!

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March 29, 2022 at 3:49 PM EDT

1-1 EGYPT!

Amr Al Sulaya levels the scores in the shoot-out with a superb penalty!

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March 29, 2022 at 3:48 PM EDT

1-0 SENEGAL!

Ismaila Sarr scores from the spot!

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March 29, 2022 at 3:48 PM EDT

DOES ANYBODY WANT TO SCORE?

Zizo shoots wide, all four penalties have been unsuccessful!

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March 29, 2022 at 3:46 PM EDT

SENEGAL MISS AGAIN!

It remains 0-0 in the shoot-out as Saliou Ciss sees his penalty saved!

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March 29, 2022 at 3:45 PM EDT

EGYPT MISS AS WELL!

Mohamed Salah skies his penalty!

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March 29, 2022 at 3:44 PM EDT

SENEGAL MISS!

Kalidou Koulibaly hits the bar!

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March 29, 2022 at 3:37 PM EDT

EXTRA TIME FT: SENEGAL 1-0 EGYPT

Penalties await the two sides at the Abdoulaye Wade Stadium. The tie will be decided in the same way that the Africa Cup of Nations final was – in which Senegal emerged victorious with a 4-2 shoot-out win.

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March 29, 2022 at 3:34 PM EDT

Two minutes added on

120′ Senegal 1-0 Egypt

Two minutes additional time in Senegal.

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March 29, 2022 at 3:31 PM EDT

Déjà-vu

118′ Senegal 1-0 Egypt

Just as in the Africa Cup of Nations final, the tie looks destined for penalties.

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March 29, 2022 at 3:27 PM EDT

Dieng effort

112′ Senegal 1-0 Egypt

A nice turn from Dieng, before the Marseille forward lets fly from distance. Although his shot does not trouble El Shenawi.

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March 29, 2022 at 3:25 PM EDT

El Shanawi unhappy

112′ Senegal 1-0 Egypt

Egypt goalkeeper El Shenawi makes his feelings known towards the home fans as he is smothered with lasers before taking a goal kick.

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March 29, 2022 at 3:23 PM EDT

Senegal in full control

110′ Senegal 1-0 Egypt

Egypt are struggling to get out of their own half, with Senegal piling on the pressure to snatch a winner.

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March 29, 2022 at 3:20 PM EDT

Back underway

106′ Senegal 1-0 Egypt

Just 15 minutes separate the two sides and a penalty shoot-out.

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March 29, 2022 at 3:18 PM EDT

EXTRA TIME HT: SENEGAL 1-0 EGYPT

The tie remains 1-1 on aggregate. Sarr had a golden chance to give the Lions of Teranga the advantage but El Shenawi made a great stop, and the Egyptian goalkeeper was at it again just moments later to deny Cisse from close range.

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