Monday, June 23, 2014

World Cup 2014: Algeria keeping hopes alive with 4-2 win over South Korea

Algeria forward Islam Slimani scores his side's opener against South Korea
Slimani fires the Desert Foxes ahead 26 minutes into the match, his 11th in 22 caps (Photo: Reuters)
Three first half goals from Islam Slimani 26th, Rafick Halliche 28th and Abdelmoumene Djabou 38th were enough to keep alive Algeria's hopes of progressing to the next round.

South Korea's Son Heung-min pulled one back in the 50th minute, but Algeria's Yacine Brahimi responded with a 62 minute strike - before Koo Ja-cheol's 72nd minute goal tied the game at Algeria 4-2 South Korea.

Today's win at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre is Algeria's first World Cup win since 1982.

A dejected South Korea after being beaten by Algeria
Second place in group H is still open to both South Korea, Russia and Algeria in final matches (Photo: Associated Press)
Belgium tops group H with 6 points after an earlier 1-0 win over Russia on Sunday with a Divock Origi goal at the Estadio de Maracana inRio de Jeneiro. 
Algeria is second with 3 points after losing opener while Russia and South Korea are at 1 point each.
The Desert Foxes next and  final group match is against group H opponents Russia at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba on June 26 at 2000GMT. South Korea will play Belgium same day same time at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo.
Written by Modou S. Joof

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