The match was all about glory for Saudi Arabia and Egypt as both the teams had already bowed out of the FIFA World Cup 2018. Records were tumbled again as Saudi Arabia missed a glorious chance to level the match from the penalty spot as El-Hadar became the oldest goalkeeper to save a penalty kick in the World Cup and only the 4th player in World Cup history to save a penalty in his debut match.
El-Hadary wasn't simply out on the field to set a record.
He opened the scoring in the 22nd minute when he raced on to Abdallah Said's long pass and kept his cool to lob Saudi goalkeeper Yasser Al-Mosailem.
Just minutes later, however, a second penalty was given to Saudi Arabia, and this time converted by Salman Al Faraj.
At 45 years and 161 days, El Hadary is now the oldest World Cup player ever.
El Hadary also made a series of good saves in the second half to deny Saudi Arabia, notably in the 69th minute when he tipped a header from Hussain Almoqahwi over the bar.
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El Hadary overtook Faryd Mondragon as the oldest person to play at the World Cup.
Cavani sealed the win with a tap in from close range for his first World Cup goal.
Uruguay sealed top spot in World Cup Group A with a 3-0 win over 10-man Russian Federation at the Samara Arena this afternoon. Following the later matches in Group B, Uruguay will play Portugal in Sochi on Saturday in the round of 16 while host Russian Federation will face 2010 champions Spain at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday.
Saudi Arabia pressed for a victor in the second half but the game appeared to be heading for a 1-1 draw - which would have meant Egypt finished third in the group - until Abdullah Otayf teed up Al-Dawsari to angle his shot past El-Hadary.