Julian Finney

Algeria vs. Russia, 2014 World Cup: Live coverage and score updates

Algeria's 1-1 draw with Russia was enough for them to progress into the World Cup's knockout stages for the first time ever.

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Algeria progress with draw vs. Russia

Algeria drew 1-1 with Russia to guarantee their place in the World Cup knockout stages for the first time ever.

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Algeria draw level, set to qualify for knockouts

Igor Akinfeev has already cost Russia points with a mistake against South Korea, but now he's caused an even bigger problem: Algeria have equalised through Islam Slimani, and it's difficult to say that it wasn't at least partially the veteran goalkeeper's fault:

Note to kids, flapping at crosses is bad.

Why does this goal matter so much? Russia needed a win to get second spot in Group H, Algeria needed a draw to guarantee a place in the knockout rounds. Oopsies, Russia!

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M'Bolhi prevents Samedov doubling Russia's lead

Russia are still in position to leapfrog Algeria and qualify second in Group H, but if not for a great save from Fennec Foxes goalkeeper Raïs M'Bolhi they could be in even better shape:

With Algeria qualifying with a win or a draw, keeping the game within a goal is huge. This could be enough to get the momentum titled in the African side's favour -- poor Alexander Samedov will feel very silly if his failure to convert here costs Russia a place in the knockout rounds.

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Russia grab early goal against Algeria

The Fennec Foxes might have demolished South Korea, but they're finding UEFA sides slightly harder going: they've gone 1-0 down against Russia after just six minutes. Aleksandr Kokorin is the man who's scored it, nodding in a neat cross from Dmitriy Kombarov :

It was a very tidy finish, and as it stands Russia are in position to get the last spot in Group H.

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How to watch Algeria vs. Russia online

Algeria and Russia are both looking to advance to the next round. Here's how you can watch online.

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Algeria vs. Russia: Lineups

Both Algeria and Russia have made a single change to their starting lineups ahead of their crunch match.

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Russia vs. Algeria: a win puts either side through

A draw would put Algeria through, but only if South Korea don't win, so it's best if the Fennec Foxes press for a victory over Russia (whose own win would put them into the next round).

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Russia need to beat impressive Algeria

Russia need to beat Algeria to jump above them in Group H and stand any chance of making the knockout stages.

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