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FIFA World Cup: Late Slimani equalizer puts Algeria through

CURITIBA: Islam Slimani headed an ecstatic Algeria into the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time with the equalizer in a 1-1 draw against Russia on Thursday that dumped Fabio Capello's team out of the tournament. On a momentous night for the North Africans, who were the last team through to the knockout round, Slimani rose to the occasion and nodded home in the 60th minute to cancel out Alexander Kokorin's sixth-minute header. There was controversy surrounding the Algerian goal, however, with Capello complaining…