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Algeria

  1. Algeria 0-1 Slovenia
    Sunday, 13 June Match report
  2. England 0-0 Algeria
    Friday, 18 June Match report
  3. United States 1-0 Algeria
    Wednesday, 23 June Match report

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Games played Shots on target | off target
3 Total Algeria
17|22 Total Algeria
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0 Total Algeria
0 Total Algeria
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40|28 Total Algeria
6|2 Total Algeria

Team profile

Algeria have been known to upset the established order - they famously beat West Germany in the 1982 World Cup and infamously knocked out African champions Egypt to qualify for this year's finals - but they are unquestionably outsiders on their own continent this summer. The national team has failed to win anything bar the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations, after which they went into decline. This is their first World Cup appearance for 24 years.

A side packed with French-born players emerged bloodied but unbowed from the stoning of their team bus in Egypt to beat their bitter rivals in a World Cup play-off. They then recovered from a humiliating 3-0 defeat by Malawi, a team ranked 99th, to reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Squad List

NO POS PLAYER CLUB AGE CAPS
1 GK Lounes Gaouaoui JS Kabylie 32 48
2 DF Madjid Bougherra Rangers 27 44
3 DF Nadir Belhadj Portsmouth 28 48
4 DF Anther Yahia VfL Bochum 28 47
5 DF Rafik Halliche Benfica 23 20
6 MF Yazid Mansouri Lorient 32 67
7 MF Ryad Boudebouz Sochaux 20 3
8 MF Mehdi Lacen Racing Santander 26 6
9 FW Abdelkader Ghezzal Bari 25 21
10 FW Rafik Saifi Istres 35 62
11 FW Rafik Djebbour AEK Athens 26 18
12 DF Habib Bellaid Boulogne 24 1
13 FW Karim Matmour Borussia M'gladbach 25 26
14 DF Abdelkader Lafaoui ES Setif 28 7
15 MF Karim Ziani Wolfsburg 27 58
16 GK Faouzi Chaouchi ES Setif 25 11
17 MF Adlane Guedioura Wolverhampton 24 5
18 DF Carl Medjani AC Ajaccio 25 0
19 MF Hassan Yebda Benfica 26 12
20 MF Djamel Mesbah Lecce 25 2
21 MF Foued Kadir Valenciennes 26 5
22 MF Djamal Abdoun Nantes 24 8
23 GK Rais M Bolhi Slavia Sofia 24 3

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Group A Teams W D L GD PTS
Uruguay 2 1 0 4 7
Mexico 1 1 1 1 4
South Africa 1 1 1 -2 4
France 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B Teams W D L GD PTS
Argentina 3 0 0 6 9
South Korea 1 1 1 -1 4
Greece 1 0 2 -3 3
Nigeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group C Teams W D L GD PTS
USA 1 2 0 1 5
England 1 2 0 1 5
Slovenia 1 1 1 0 4
Algeria 0 1 2 -2 1
Group D Teams W D L GD PTS
Germany 2 0 1 4 6
Ghana 1 1 1 0 4
Australia 1 1 1 -3 4
Serbia 1 0 2 -1 3
Group E Teams W D L GD PTS
Netherlands 3 0 0 4 9
Japan 2 0 1 2 6
Denmark 1 0 2 -3 3
Cameroon 0 0 3 -3 0
Group F Teams W D L GD PTS
Paraguay 1 2 0 2 5
Slovakia 1 1 1 -1 4
New Zealand 0 3 0 0 3
Italy 0 2 1 -1 2
Group G Teams W D L GD PTS
Brazil 2 1 0 3 7
Portugal 1 2 0 7 5
Ivory Coast 1 1 1 1 4
North Korea 0 0 3 -11 0
Group H Teams W D L GD PTS
Spain 2 0 1 2 6
Chile 2 0 1 1 6
Switzerland 1 1 1 0 4
Honduras 0 1 2 -3 1

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