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Algeria vs Burkina Faso, World Cup Playoff 2nd Leg; 1:15pm ET Kickoff

world cup brazil 600x342 Algeria vs Burkina Faso, World Cup Playoff 2nd Leg; 1:15pm ET Kickoff

The final game of the World Cup playoffs from the African continent will decide whether Algeria or Burkina Faso will play in next summer’s World Cup.

The first leg of this tie in Burkina Faso was one of the most exciting of the entire qualification campaign on any continent. Burkina Faso won 3-2 in a back and forth game, the winning goal was scored on a contentious late penalty.

Programming note: Watch Algeria vs Burkina Faso today at 1:15pm ET on beIN SPORTbeIN SPORT Espanol and DishWorld  Even if you don’t have a TV subscription to beIN SPORT, you can access those channels via online streaming service DishWorld for $10/month. Read our review of DishWorld. And sign up for DishWorld via their website.

Algeria aren’t in a bad position with a one goal deficit and two away goals, but Burkina Faso proved in the last leg they can play with Africa’s big boys. Burkina Faso are trying to qualify for their first World Cup, and much like Jordan, the country didn’t even exist in some of the football glory days of its opponent.

Burkina Faso are upstarts in this region, while Algeria have a well-deserved reputation for hot-headedness, and the Desert Foxes can run hot and cold.

The best bet for fireworks in the African qualifiers is in this game.

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation with fellow soccer fans regarding the game in the comments section below.

About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013. View all posts by Christopher Harris →
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One Response to Algeria vs Burkina Faso, World Cup Playoff 2nd Leg; 1:15pm ET Kickoff

  1. Christopher Harris says:

    Congratulations to Algeria for qualifying for World Cup 2014 after their 1-0 win against Burkina Faso.

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