FOOTBALL: Algeria are history-makers

FOOTBALL: Algeria are history-makers

FOOTBALL: Algeria are history-makers

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Algeria came from behind to draw with Russia and reach the last 16 of a World Cup for the first time.

Ex-England boss Fabio Capello saw his Russia side take an early lead when an unmarked Aleksandr Kokorin headed in from Dmitri Kombarov's left-wing cross.

But Algeria grabbed an equaliser in the second half as Islam Slimani converted from Yacine Brahimi’s free-kick.

Russia could not score a winning goal as Algeria held on to secure a tie with Germany in the second round on Monday.

Capello was furious that his team were not awarded a penalty.

“Look, I’m disappointed,” said Capello. “I don’t like to speak about referees, but every time they’re against Russia.

“We should have had a penalty. I don’t understand why all the referees are against us.”

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