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Algeria 1-1 Russia: Match Highlights (VIDEO) – Algerians Advance

ALGRUS Algeria 1 1 Russia: Match Highlights (VIDEO)   Algerians Advance

Algeria advanced to the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time in the nation’s history with a 1-1 Group H draw against Russia. Fabio Capello’s Russian side was highly touted entering the tournament but ultimately underwhelmed.

By contrast, Algeria who failed to record a goal in all three group games in 2010 were a high-flying side in this World Cup. The Algerians recorded six goals in three group games, and became the first side from North Africa to advance to the knockout stages since 1986 when Morocco achieved the feat.

Russia, the host of the next World Cup heads home early, while Algeria faces Germany on Monday in the Round of 16.

 

 

 

 

 


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A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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