Thursday, 26th June
vs Russia in Curitiba.
In the final Group H matches, Algeria take on Russia in Curitiba
while South Korea play Belgium in Sao Paulo.
This is the first time Algeria and Russia meet in a World Cup Finals
match; although they did draw (2:2) in a friendly match.
Algeria reached the knockout stage of the World Cup for the first
time in their history with a well-earned draw against Russia.
Fabio Capello's side started well; Aleksandr Kokorin opening the scoring for Russia in the
Islam Slimani brought the score level on the hour, heading in a Yacine Brahimi free-kick,
at the far post.
Algeria held on to earn the point that would see them through to the
last sixteen and a game against three-times World Cup winners, Germany.
At least Russia have already qualified for the 2018 World Cup Finals, as hosts.
Final Score Algeria 1 - Russia 1
23-Rais M'Bolhi; 20-Aissa Mandi, 4-Essaid Belkalem, 5-Rafik Halliche, 6-Djamel Mesbah;
12-Carl Medjani, 14-Nabil Bentaleb, 10-Sofiane Feghouli, 11-Yacine Brahimi;
18-Abdelmoumene Djabou, 13-Islam Slimani.
1-Igor Akinfeev; 2-Aleksei Kozlov, 14-Vasili Berezutski, 4-Sergei Ignashevich, 23-Dmitri
Kombarov; 8-Denis Glushakov, 20-Viktor Fayzulin, 19-Alexander Samedov, 9-Aleksandr
Kokorin; 17-Oleg Shatov, 11-Aleksandr Kerzhakov.
Referee: Cuneyt Cakir - Turkey
4 yellow cards:
39 mins - Djamel Mesbah (Algeria)
57 mins - Dmitri Kombarov (Russia)
59 mins - Aleksei Kozlov (Russia)
89 mins - Nabil Ghilas (Algeria)
South Korea vs Belgium
2014 World Cup Finals - Knockout Stage.
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