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How Algeria qualified for the World Cup

Kamel Ghilas

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They did it the hard way, the Algerians, after being forced to play a one-off game against Egypt following their 2-0 loss in Cairo in the final group game, which meant the two sides finished neck-and-neck at the top of Group C.

Algeria came through the contest at a neutral venue in the Sudanese capital Khartoum thanks to defender Antar Yahia magnificent first-half volley that crashed in off the crossbar.

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