Algeria

  • World Cup 2014: Mueller admits botched free kick was trick that failed 02-07-2014 10:06 AM

    Santo Andre Brazil: Germany's Thomas Mueller admitted that his bizarre stumble while running towards the ball for a free kick late in the World Cup last 16 match against Algeria was a ploy. "Is this interview going to be broadcast worldwide or only in Germany?" Mueller asked a German television...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany and France end African hopes, Suarez sorry 01-07-2014 10:06 AM

    Brasilia: Germany and France snuffed out African hopes and reached the World Cup quarter-finals on Monday with hard-won victories over Algeria and Nigeria, while Uruguay striker Luis Suarez broke his silence to apologise for biting. Both European powerhouses struggled for their wins, France needing late goals to see off African...
  • World Cup 2014: Germany into quarters with 2-1 win over Algeria in extra time 01-07-2014 03:46 AM

    Porto Alegre: Germany were pushed all the way by an inspired Algeria on Monday before Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil eventually secured them a 2-1 extra-time victory to send them into a mouthwatering World Cup quarter-final meeting with France. The north African outsiders played with energy and confidence to regularly...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Germany vs Algeria, Round of 16 01-07-2014 12:23 AM

    Catch all the live updates from match six of round of 16 played between Germany and Algeria at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) If revenge is a plate best served cold, Algeria will hope to dish it out to Germany in their World Cup...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria fight for glory, revenge against powerful Germany 29-06-2014 10:52 AM

    If revenge is a plate best served cold, Algeria will hope to dish it out to Germany in their World Cup Round of 16 match on Monday 32 years after one of the most shameful games in the tournament's history. In all likelihood, however, a powerful Germany side will bring...
  • World Cup 2014: Don't want this dream to end, says Algeria's Slimani 28-06-2014 08:21 PM

    Algerian striker Islam Slimani gushed over his team's advance to the FIFA World Cup Round of 16, saying "it was a dream come true" and hopes that the journey of the 'Desert Warriors' does not end at this stage of the tournament. Algeria will take on three-time champions Germany in...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria hold Russia to 1-1 draw, enter last 16 27-06-2014 03:11 AM

    Curitiba: Algeria have qualified for the World Cup knockout stages for the first time, with Islam Slimani's headed equaliser giving his team a 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday and enough competition points to reach the second round. Algeria placed second in Group H behind Belgium with four points, meaning...
  • As it happened: Korea vs Belgium, Algeria vs Russia 27-06-2014 12:35 AM

    Catch all the updates from both the Group H matches as Korea take on Belgium whereas Algeria face Russia. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) Struggling South Korea will need to rediscover the magical spirit of 2002 as they fight to rescue their dismal World Cup campaign against unbeaten Belgium....
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on Day 15 26-06-2014 11:33 AM

    Rio de Janeiro: It's the last day of the group stage at the World Cup, and seven teams are still vying for the last three spots in the Round of 16. While most teams are either on their way home or preparing for the knockout stage, there's still everything to...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria eye historic progress against Russia 25-06-2014 11:25 AM

    Curitiba: Algeria can make history by qualifying for the second round of the World Cup for the first time in four appearances at the tournament when they face Russia on Thursday. The Desert Foxes will be assured of their place in the last 16 with a win, but should also...
  • World Cup 2014: African hopes slowly growing in the tournament 24-06-2014 03:34 PM

    It looked like the same sad old story at the World Cup for Africa, the continent which still hasn't quite done it on the big stage. Africa has never had a semi-finalist - never mind a real contender for the title - and initially appeared out of its depth again...
  • Football World Cup 2014: How the world tweeted #KOR versus #ALG 23-06-2014 12:50 PM

    New Delhi: They might want to change Porto Alegre's name to Porto Algeria after the Desert Foxes' 4-2 victory over South Korea in the southern Brazilian city on Sunday. Algeria's four goals ended a 32-year wait for a World Cup win and shot them into contention for a last 16...
  • World Cup 2014: Algeria register record 4-2 win over South Korea 23-06-2014 02:12 AM

    Porto Alegre: First half strikes by Islam Slimani and Rafik Halliche helped Algeria to beat South Korea 4-2 on Sunday and become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match. Algeria led 3-0 at half-time, but withstood a stronger South Korean second half performance to...
  • As it happened: South Korea vs Algeria, World Cup 2014 22-06-2014 11:25 PM

    Catch all the Live action from the Group H encounter between South Korea and Algeria at Estadio Biera-Rio in Porto Alegre. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) South Korea and Algeria have to put disappointing opening results behind them when they meet, each knowing a victory would leave them well-placed...
  • World Cup 2014: South Korea meet Algeria with all to play for 21-06-2014 12:00 PM

    PORTO ALEGRE: South Korea and Algeria have to put disappointing opening results behind them when they meet on Sunday, each knowing a victory would leave them well-placed to qualify from a World Cup group that remains wide open. The group standings will become clearer once Russia and Belgium play earlier...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium with enough firepower to confirm contenders tag 18-06-2014 07:48 PM

    Belo Horizonte, Brazil: Belgium breathed a sigh of relief after edging past Algeria 2-1 on Tuesday to get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start but the depth of their squad looks set to carry them well past the group stage. The Belgians, who breezed through the qualifiers...
  • World Cup 2014: Missed foul, unfit players behind Algeria defeat, says coach Halilhodzic 18-06-2014 10:27 AM

    Algeria's coach conceded his inexperienced team were exposed by a much fitter Belgium on Tuesday but also complained a foul was missed in the runup to the deciding goal during the Africans' 2-1 defeat. Algeria scored their first World Cup goal in 28 years to take a surprise first-half lead...
  • World Cup 2014: Fellaini shines for Belgium, buries awful Manchester United season 18-06-2014 08:35 AM

    Lanky midfielder Marouane Fellaini had a dreadful season for Manchester United. It wouldn't be a huge surprise if the newly appointed club manager Louis van Gaal cuts his losses and sells the Belgian before the upcoming season. But Fellaini managed to prove his critics wrong. He put a miserable season...
  • The Beautiful Game: Belgium beat Algeria 2-1 in Group H 18-06-2014 12:05 AM

    They came into the game as dark horses, trailed for more than an hour but Belgium showed why they are rated so highly with a never say die performance to beat Algeria. ...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium come from behind to beat Algeria 2-1 17-06-2014 11:11 PM

    Belo Horizonte: Belgium opened their World Cup campaign with a 2-1 comeback win over Algeria on Tuesday, relying on second-half goals from two substitutes after a tense start in Group H. Algeria opened the scoring with a penalty in the 25th minute and the surprising lead stood for 45 minutes...
  • World Cup, Belgium vs Algeria: as it happened 17-06-2014 08:38 PM

    Catch the Group H opener Live as Belgium take on Algeria. (Scroll down for live updates from the match) Belgium return to their first World Cup in 12 years brimming with confidence and determination. Belgium's best cluster of players in a generation is in fierce competition for a starting place...
  • World Cup 2014: What to watch on day six 17-06-2014 01:11 PM

    Neymar and his Brazilian team-mates will be back in action for their second match at the World Cup, before Russia and South Korea have even kicked off their campaigns. Brazil won the tournament's opening game last week against Croatia and on Tuesday will meet Mexico, who beat Cameroon 1-0 in...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium want Hazard to shine against Algeria 17-06-2014 12:51 AM

    Belo Horizonte: Belgium is looking to playmaker Eden Hazard to come alive during Tuesday's opening World Cup match against Algeria to make sure the team can live up to the pre-tournament hype. Coach Marc Wilmots said that the Chelsea star "can be among the five best in world," with his...
  • World Cup 2014: Belgium full of confidence before Group H opener against Algeria 16-06-2014 03:35 PM

    Belgium return to their first World Cup in 12 years brimming with confidence and determination before the Group H opener against Algeria. Belgium's best cluster of players in a generation is in fierce competition for a starting place Tuesday at Estadio Mineirao. It's so fierce that a couple of players...
  • FIFA World Cup: Belgium's time to shine in Group H 11-06-2014 12:45 PM

    Bullish Belgium arrived in Brazil brimming with confidence and strong favourites to top Group H after cruising through qualifying unbeaten, while the clash between Russia and South Korea is likely to decide who joins them in the knockout stages. Algeria have been given little chance of making it to the...
  • World Cup: Exciting battles in Group H can spring a few surprises 05-06-2014 01:22 PM

    The eighth and final pool of the 2014 FIFA World Cup - Group H - will see an exciting battle among four energetic teams who are eager to make their mark in the sport's showpiece event. Belgium, Algeria, Russia and South Korea will give their best for the two Round...
  • Halilhodzic names final 23-man Algeria World Cup squad 02-06-2014 06:20 PM

    Algiers: Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic has left forward Rafik Djebbour and midfielder Foued Kadir off his final 23-man squad for the World Cup. The 30-year-old Djebbour has struggled since joining Nottingham Forest from the Turkish team Sivasspor in January, scoring only once and playing mostly as a substitute. Kadir will...
  • Algeria include Bentaleb, Mahrez in football World Cup squad 13-05-2014 10:39 AM

    The shop window of English football has catapulted three players into Algeria's 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup, including Tottenham Hotspur teenager Nabil Bentaleb and uncapped Leicester midfielder Riyad Mahrez. Bentaleb, promoted up to Spurs' first team after Tim Sherwood took over as manager at the start of the...
  • Algerian military plane crashes into mountain, 77 killed 12-02-2014 08:09 AM

    Algeria: A military transport plane carrying members of the Algerian armed forces and their relatives crashed into a mountain on Tuesday, killing 77 people, the worst air disaster in the North African country in a decade. State television showed footage of the wreckage of the plane near the village of...