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FIFA World Cup: Germany beat valiant Algeria to enter quarters

PORTO ALEGRE: Germany had to battle all the way into extra-time to beat Algeria 2-1 in their last-16 World Cup clash on Monday, crushing the North Africans' dream of revenge and setting up a quarter-final duel against fellow former champions France. The Germans were pushed hard by an inspired Algeria before goals from Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil sealed victory in a tense game marked by swift Algerian counter-attacks and a second-half German barrage of the "Desert Foxes" goalmouth. The North African outsiders,…

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…