Posts Tagged "Algeria"

World Cup 2010: The United States Of America 1-0 Algeria

World Cup 2010: The United States Of America 1-0 Algeria

By on Jun 23, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 6 comments

This match isn’t, as Gary Lineker insists twice, just for “you Americans and Algerians.” England’s struggles to date have turned this into a tight group where three teams need a win, so the natural choice for the neutral is surely the match with two of them. Such are the vagaries of the group that both sides are likely to still need the win right to the end, which...

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World Cup 2010: England 0-0 Algeria

World Cup 2010: England 0-0 Algeria

By on Jun 19, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 10 comments

It would appear that Wayne Rooney is of the opinion that the England football team (and, especially upon this evening, his performance in particular) is worthy of the undying support of the English people and, in particular, of those that have given up valuable holiday time and a fistful of cash that they may or may not be able to afford to travel to South Africa to...

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World Cup 2010: Algeria 0-1 Slovenia

World Cup 2010: Algeria 0-1 Slovenia

By on Jun 13, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 2 comments

I volunteered for this game. On paper it seemed a good idea to do. I’d seen Slovenia play Spain at Euro 2000, and Slovenia are some of the loudests fans I’ve ever come across. They only really have one song: “Kdor ne skače,ni Slovenc, hej, hej, hej”. And when they sing, they jump up and down in unison, and if you’re in the upper tier of a stadium with 10,000...

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World Cup Tales: The Shame Of Gijon, 1982

World Cup Tales: The Shame Of Gijon, 1982

By on May 9, 2010 in History, Latest | 9 comments

Algeria make their first appearance in the World Cup finals since 1986 this year, and if they are looking for any more encouragement to perform than the prospect of playing on the world’s biggest stage, then the sense of injustice at their previous treatment by the competition could be enough to spur them on that little bit more. Algeria have previously...

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World Cup Preview: Group C

World Cup Preview: Group C

By on Apr 30, 2010 in International Football, Latest | 3 comments

The 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off in six weeks today, close enough that you can start to hear the vuvuzelas and smell the biltong.  Continuing his preview of this summer (winter)’s events, Dotmund has now reached Group C, where he will do his best to cover the large three lions tattoo on his face and behave in the sort of balanced way we like here at...

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