After Algeria qualified for World Cup 2014 yesterday on the away goal rule, Algerians in their thousands took to the streets to celebrate. Sadly, 12 people died and 240 were injured as a result of the celebrations.
According to the AP,
“The statement from emergency services said five celebrating fans were killed when their van slid off the road into a ravine in the mountain town of Bejaia, east of Algiers, while four others died in the southern city of Biskra when two trucks collided.
“A 10-year-old was killed in the town of Bouira, also east of the capital, just after midnight when the vehicle he was traveling in drove off the road. Eight other passengers, including four children between the ages of 3 and 8, were also injured, said the state news agency.
“The remaining two deaths occurred in the towns of Tipaza and M’Sila, the statement added without further details. Much of the north of the country was blanketed with heavy rains Tuesday, making road conditions dangerous.”
Next summer’s World Cup appearance will be the country’s fourth time playing in the World Cup.
Here are today’s world soccer news headlines:
- Algeria: 12 die during celebrations of World Cup qualifier victory — AP
- Croatia’s Josip Simunic defends ‘pro-Nazi’ World Cup celebration chant — The Guardian
- Weather presenter Doria Tillier to host forecast naked after France qualify for World Cup — The Mail
- Roy Hodgson is refusing to panic despite England’s friendly defeats — BBC Sport
- Aussies get a handle on self promotion and push the Twitter boundaries — Inside World Football
- The night Cristiano Ronaldo ran away with the Ballon d’Or — The Guardian
- Roy Hodgson will NOT recall John Terry despite worries over England defense — The Mirror
- France look to young generation to usher in a new dawn — The Guardian
- Sinisa Mihajlovic leaves Serbia, set for Sampdoria — ESPN FC
- Sepp Blatter must back up claims that World Cup brings social benefits — The Guardian
- Brazil’s dope testing failure leaves ‘shocked’ FIFA with few options — Inside World Football
- Liverpool offer Luis Suarez to Real Madrid, claims Spanish press — ESPN FC
- Crystal Palace make improved offer to Tony Pulis as new manager search continues — The Mirror
- West Brom receive referee Mike Riley apology over penalty — Four Four Two
- Olympic Stadium being transformed into West Ham’s new home — Sky Sports
- Jack Wilshere sets his sights on becoming Arsenal captain — The Independent
- Cardiff City set for battle with Spanish club Elche over signature of striker Hugo Vieira — Wales Online
- Brek Shea must move from Stoke City in January — Pro Soccer Talk
- Nemanja Vidic will captain Manchester United at Cardiff City Stadium after recovering from blow — Wales Online
- Everton aim to beat Swansea to Diogo Viana — Off The Post
- Brazil legend Roberto Carlos says Michael Laudrup’s Swansea City model is an inspiration to managers — Wales Online
- Piers Morgan on Arsenal, Wenger, Twitter power and why he loves Zlatan — Bleacher Report
- BSkyB keen to sign wholesale football rights deal with BT — FT
- Hull owner offers season ticket holders a refund over ‘Tigers’ name change — The Independent
- Lionel Messi awarded third Golden Shoe for most league goals in Europe last season — Sky Sports
- Victor Valdes could be out for six weeks as Barcelona injury list lengthens — The Independent
- Brian Laws sacked by Scunthorpe following FA Cup defeat to Grimsby — The Independent
- 5 ways to fix MLS TV ratings — Awful Announcing
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