Algeria 1 - 1 Russia

Match info: FIFA World Cup - Gp H at Estadio Joaquim Americo Guimaraes

Date: 26/06/2014 KO: 21:00 Ref: C Cakir Att: 39,311

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Islam Slimani 60



Aleksandr Kokorin 6

FT (ht: 0-1)

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  • Algeria 1 Russia 1. All over and Algeria make their way into the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in their history. Russia and Capello will be on the first flight home.

  • Berezutski blocks a counter from Soudani. Free-kick just what Algeria want at this stage. They take an age to take it, and then clip it down the line. One last chance for Russia. They can't take it as they concede another needless free-kick.

  • Feghouli takes the ball to the corner flag. He can't keep it there and Russia break. Great defending by Halliche as he steps across his man to clear.

  • Nerves from M'Bolhi as he clears out of play on halfway, inviting Russia forward. Algeria bench on their feet and ensuring that the ball doesn't get back into play quickly. Card being shown to one of those on the bench. Cadamuro into the book.

  • Algeria make their final change. Slimani is given a well-earned rest as he is replaced by Soudani. Three minutes of stoppage-time being played.

  • Kombarov to the by-line and forcing a corner. Samedov floats the ball towards the penalty spot. Kozlov gets up to nod wide, but the whistle has gone anyway.

  • Ball back with Akinfeev. Algeria happy to let Russia get to halfway before they look interested. Some supporters can't bring themselves to watch events on the field!

  • Another over-hit cross and Russia are left kicking themselves. Kombarov playing as a winger now, but needs to deliver better than that.

  • Ghilas goes into the book for a lunging challenge. No need for him to make it as Kombarov was going nowhere. Free-kick to Russia wide on their left. Samedov takes, straight into the arms of M'Bolhi.

  • Ignashevich runs Russia forward. A white wall stands between them and the last 16. Algeria happy to thump the ball towards the corner flag whenever they get the opportunity.

  • Algeria have six men strung out across the edge of their box. Not going to be easy for Russia to break through that rearguard. They are knocking on the door, but again the final pass lets Fayzulin down.

  • Algeria looking to keep the ball inside their own half. Russia pushing men forward to challenge. They will be laving holes at the back.

  • Another heavy cross from Russia, this time from the right flank. They aren't giving those in the box a chance. Clock against Capello's men now.

  • Bentaleb has to put the ball behind for a corner. Kombarov takes, but gets far too much on his delivery and it sails over the heads of those in the middle. Algeria can take their time with the throw.

  • Komabarov bombing down the left, but slicing a cross out of play. Russia with their final throw of the dice as the experienced Kerzhakov makes way for Kanunnikov.

  • Mesbah with a long throw, which dips over the head of Slimani. Russia look to break through Dzagoev, but his pass wide to the right intended for Kerzhakov gets nowhere near its target.

  • Russia down by their own corner flag, not where they want to be. Referee not happy, he wants them even further back. Kozlov keeps stealing a yard and ends up being pulled up for a foul throw.

  • Things are getting better for Algeria, Belgium have scored against South Korea. Everything going their way at the moment. Here, M'Bolhi takes another tame, low shot from distance.

  • Another odd change by Algeria. Having taken off the lively Brahimi, they now replace the impressive Djabou with Ghilas. Saving legs for the second round already?

  • Algeria with 11 men behind the ball. A slip by Mesbah, though, sees them concede a throw deep inside their own half. Pressure can be relieved as Halliche wins a free-kick on the edge of his own box.


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