Monday, June 30, 2014
Vahid Halilhodzic's men failed to avenge 'The Shame of Gijon' but their exciting and spirited team gave Joachim Low's Germany a huge scare in Porto Alegre
Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil scored the decisive goals in extra time to send Joachim Low's side through against the spirited north Africans
Joachim Low's side put in a poor performance but eventually prevailed against Algeria, though serious questions remain about its ability to win the World Cup
The Chelsea forward turned home Thomas Muller's cross before the Arsenal playmaker fired home. Djabou scored a consolation in the dying seconds.
Germany's complicit 1-0 victory over Austria saw both teams progress at the expense of the North Africans back in 1982 — leaving fans and neutrals alike outraged.
The three-time winner is looking to set up a last eight match against either France or Nigeria but Halilhodzic's side should not be underestimated.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
The Germany forward is joint-top of the Golden Boot standings once again and his head coach believes he is blessed with a natural instinct in attack.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
The Fennec Foxes' coach does not want to focus too much on Germany just yet as he wishes to celebrate his team's historic achievement.
The Italian is furious with decisions that have gone against his side in the World Cup, and was left enraged by lasers distracting goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev against Algeria.
Algeria advanced to the second round of the World Cup with a 1-1 draw against Russia.
A second-half header has made history for Vahid Halilhodzic's side, which reached the knockout stage for the first time.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Russians have collected just one point from two matches and must defeat the African side in order to stand a chance of reaching the knockout stages.
Monday, June 23, 2014
With the second set of matches over, Goal takes a look at which teams are qualified, which ones are going home and which are still battling to make the knockout stage.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
A hectic first half performance from Halilhodzic's men. with Brahimi leading the charge, was enough to topple plucky South Korea in a six goal thriller in Porto Alegre in Group H.
The African nation raced to a three-goal lead in the first half and, though it was made to work in the second period, sealed a crucial victory.
The Asian giants were denied two points by Aleksandr Kerzhakov's equalizer for Russia while the North Africans fell victim to a late Belgium comeback in Belo Horizonte.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Goal pundits from around the world ranked all teams in Brazil 2014 from 1 to 32. Here is their view of the participants after one matchday
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens scored to help Belgium get past upstart Algeria.
Sofiane Feghouli scored the opener from the spot, but Marc Wilmots' men turned up their game in the second-half to defeat the African nation.
Monday, June 16, 2014
Marc Wilmots has concerns over Kevin De Bruyne and Divock Origi but Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is set to lead the line against the African nation on Tuesday