A draw was all Algeria needed, unless South Korea would secure an outstanding win against already qualified Belgium, which they didn’t, the game finished with a Belgian victory (1-0), and meant that Algeria finished second in group H. “I’m very proud of what we achieved tonight,” coach Vahid Halilhodzic said after the game. “I think Algeria played a heroic match and our qualification is perfectly deserved.”
Algeria lost its opening game to Belgium with 2-1 but followed up with a 4-2 victory against South Korea, which meant that Halilhodzic’s team, well-organized around midfielder Sofiane Feghouli, secured the country’s first win in the World Cup since 1982.
Fans on Twitter expressed their joy…
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Algeria will now go on to meet European football giant Germany on Monday in Porto Alegre.