2014 FIFA WC: Algeria goes through to next stage with 1-1 draw against Russia

Curitiba, Brazil (PANA - Algeria became the second African country after Nigeria to qualify for the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil when it drew 1-1 with Russia at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba.

Algeria went through with Belgium which saw off South Korea 1-0.

Aleksandr Kokorin put Russia ahead in the 6th minute, but a 61st minute header by Islam Slimani on the hour mark gave Algeria the precious one point to qualify.

Belgium topped group H with 9 points, Algeria ended with 4 points, Russia 2 and South Korea 1.
-0- PANA MA 26June2014

26 june 2014 22:08:56

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