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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…

FIFA World Cup: Algeria beats South Korea to keep hopes alive

PORTO ALEGRE:¬†Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash on Sunday that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive and triggered celebrations across the Arab nation. Algeria's first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who beat Russia 1-0 earlier in the day to top the standings on six. South Korea and Russia, who drew 1-1 in their tournament opener, both have one point. The only Arab…