|Feghouli scores a penalty to end Algeria's goal drought at the World Cup but loss 2-1 to Belgium (Photo: Getty Images)|
The Desert Foxes forward Sofiane Feghouli fired home a penalty after winning a foul against Belgian defender Jan Vertonghen just 24 minutes into the game.
Feghouli's goal at the Estadio Muneirao in Belo Horizonte is Algeria's first goal since the 1986 finals in Mexico.
|Fellaini celebrates equaliser in crucial come-back against Algeria on Tuesday (Photo: Getty Images)|
Later in the day, Russia and South Korea drew 1-1 in the last World Cup opener at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba.
African opening games has been the least encouraging with Ivory Coast the only African side to win its opening game in a 2-1 defeat over Japan.
Written by Modou S. Joof
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