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Bougherra has revelled in the Fennecs' success over Egypt, telling their North African neighbours to "shut up"...

Rangers centre-back Madjid Bougherra has expressed his delight at Algeria's qualification to the 2010 World Cup at the expense of great rivals Egypt.

The Fennecs' ambitions were dealt a huge blow last weekend when the Pharaohs scored a last-gasp goal to force a play-off following a controversial encounter in Cairo.

"I am very happy because we have found justice in the world. We played, we won and we just say to Egypt, 'Shut up!'" Bougherra was quoted as saying by reporters.

"It was difficult as Egypt played good football and we were waiting, waiting and then went forward quickly. There weren't many chances, but we scored and Egypt didn't."

Algeria hadn't qualified for a World Cup since the 1986 tournament, when they were eliminated in the group phase.

Stefan Coerts, Goal.com



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