Desert Foxes make history

June 26, 2014 at 11:55 pm
Posted under: 2014 FIFA World Cup, Algeria, Algeria News, News

Algeria fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Algeria and Russia at Arena da Baixada on June 26, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
Algeria fans cheer during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Algeria and Russia at Arena da Baixada on June 26, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Algeria became the second African team to qualify for the knockout phase of this year’s World Cup after they drew 1-1 with Russia at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.

Both teams still stood a chance of advancing with Algeria needing only a draw and Russia requiring a win to make it through to the next round. It was the Algerians though who seized the moment as they held on to earn the point they needed.

Russia started the game with much intent and drew first blood when they scored the opened the scoring through Aleksandr Kokorin in the 6th minute.

The Algerians struck back in the 60th minute when they equalised – Islam Slimani with the goal. The game ended that way and it is the first time Algeria have made it beyond the group stage.

Algeria face Germany next in what is already a fairytale World Cup for them.

By Farren Collins


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