ALG
RUS
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FULL TIME: ALGERIA 1-1 RUSSIA It’s all over and Algeria are through! They’ll face Germany in the second round and the celebrations begin.
90+3'
Russia break but an excellent challenge from Halliche comes to their rescue. Time almost up…
Algeria Yellow card

Algeria

Russia

90+2'
Algeria can touch the second round! Just need to keep their shape for one more minute...
90+1'
Poor clearance from Mbolhi but Kozlov closed down quickly.
Algeria Substitution
90'
Slimani off for Soudani and we have three added minutes.
89'
RUSSIA CORNER: Samedov swings it in but there’s a foul in the box.
88'
Poor cross from Berezutskiy all the way out for a throw. TWO MINUTES REMAIN!
87'
Samedov whips it in. Algerian fans pray and Mbolhi takes comfortably before collapsing on the ball.
86'
 
Capello looks a worried man but Ghilas concedes a free kick in a dangerous area and goes into the book.
Algeria Yellow card

Algeria

Russia

85'
FIVE MINUTES REMAINING: Algeria sitting deep and inviting Russia on but it’s a poor ball and Mbolhi has it.
84'
Whistles from the Algeria fans have already started. Still some time to go though!
83'
Algeria can taste the knockout stage for the first time. The onus on Russia.
82'
Wasted corner for Russia all the way out for a throw to Algeria.
81'
Ambitious shot from Kombarov out for a goal kick. Kerzhakov goes off for Kannunikov. He immediately forces a corner.
Russia Substitution
80'
TEN MINUTES REMAIN: And if it stays the same, Algeria are through to their first World Cup second round.
79'
Algeria keeping the ball in the Russia half. Must be wary of the counter…

Pat Nevin: "The laser pen being shone in Akinfeev's face just before the free-kick was taken" may have put the keeper off. #ALG 1 - 1 #RUS

77'
News in the other fixture as Belgium go ahead. So it’s all down to these two now.
Algeria Substitution
76'
Slimani is stretchered off and Algeria temporarily down a man. Algeria sub: Djabou off for Ghilas of Porto.
75'
If Russia progress, the first time since 1986 for the knock-out phase of the WC. In 1986 the Soviet Union met Belgium in the Last 16 and lost 4-3 (AET), with a hat-trick from Igor Belanov. He still is the last player to score a hat-trick in a lost game in the WC.
74'
Slimani has gone down with a bit of cramp.
73'
Algeria break through Feghouli and he gets his shot away but it’s easy for Akinfeev.
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#ALG 1-1 #RUS. A green laser seemed to be shone into keeper Akinfeev's eyes as Slimani scored http://t.co/mInfrZBZYr http://t.co/OCSVPpbCko

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Equaliser - Slimani of #ALG with the goal they needed against #RUS. If result holds in both matches, #ALG advances. http://t.co/G6Z9tsnKeU

Algeria Substitution
71'
Less for Russia to worry about in terms of Algeria going forward now.
70'
 
Algeria sub: Brahimi off for Yebda
69'
Great save Mbolhi! Kerzhakov’s shot was arrowing for the corner.
68'
 
Russian sub: Dzagoev on for Shatov.
67'
Mbolhi urged to get to his feet by Kokorin after a slight nudge and there’s an ugly scuffle. The referee breaks it up and uses common sense. No bookings.
Russia Substitution
66'
Kokorin pulled back on the edge of the box. Looked a foul but the referee gives nothing. Russia force a corner.
65'
Kombarov also at fault for the goal. He went napping and allowed Slimani a free header.
64'
Shot from Djabou on target but Akinfeev bats it down comfortably!
63'
Oh dear...
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Igor Akinfeev is slowly destroying his legendary status on Football Manager at this World Cup. Another error! #RUS http://t.co/fKIiEVXZhD

62'
STAT: Islam Slimani: Has now scored 3 goals in his last 5 appearances for Algeria
61'
Massive half hour for both teams as Russia now go on the attack. Long range effort from Fayzulin that Mbolhi grabs at the second attempt.
60'
Again it looks like Akinfeev at fault. He came and punched at thin air. So now it’s Algeria going through.
Algeria Goal

Header - Bottom Right

59'
 
GOAL ALGERIA! And it’s Slimani with his second goal of the World Cup as he nods in Brahimi’s cross.
Russia Yellow card

Algeria

Russia

58'
 
Foul by Kozlov on Djabou and now he goes into the book. Good chance.
57'
Brahimi swings it in. Slimani was there with the header but it’s a foul at the back post.
Russia Yellow card

Algeria

Russia

56'
 
Feghouli held back by Kombarov and that’s a yellow card.
55'
More and more hopeful balls from Algeria. Russia look in control. Medjani with the cross and it’s a good defensive header by Ignashevich.
54'
Still 0-0 in the other group game, so it’s Belgium and Russia who go through as it stands.
53'
Kerzhakov runs at Bentaleb into the penalty area but his cross is poor and easily cleared.
52'
ATTEMPTS: ALGERIA 5-7 RUSSIA
51'
Samedov takes the corner short and it’s swung into the box. Algeria clear the danger. Tense stuff here.
50'
Kerzhakov sprints clear and unleashes a shot that deflects over for a corner. Looking dangerous on the break.
49'
Brahimi swings it in but Ignashevich heads away for a corner. Akinfeev punches but it’s a throw. Early Algeria pressure.
48'
Brahimi fouled by Denisov and perhaps the referee could have played advantage. Still a dangerous position. No yellow.
47'
GREAT SAVE MBOLI! Samedov exchanges passes with Kokorin and is through on goal but the Algeria keeper has kept his side in it.
46'
No changes for Algeria, it’s as you were for the Desert Foxes.
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Russia sub: Denisov off for Glushakov.
Russia Substitution
45'
We’re back underway here in Curitiba and as it stands, Russia will progress to play Germany. Algeria need some inspiration from somewhere.
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HT stats: #ALG 0-1 #RUS Kokorin's power header could send Russia through to the #WorldCup last 16. http://t.co/T4oVpTcNjZ

HT: #RUS lead #ALG 1-0. #BEL and #KOR 0-0. As it stands, Round of 16 matchups: • #BEL vs #USA#GER vs #RUS

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HALF TIME: ALGERIA 0-1 RUSSIA
45'
We have one added minute here.
44'
Another late free kick for Algeria. Belkalem gets a head to it but over the bar.
43'
Algeria force a late corner. Brahimi curls it in and it’s a free header for Slimani but straight at Akinfeev. Great chance to equalise!
42'
Russia keeping the ball really well and frustrating Algeria for long periods. Great game management from Capello’s men.
41'
Kombarov swings it in and Halliche gets a good clearing head on it. Well defended by the skipper.
40'
 
Russia look to be controlling this match with five minutes remaining. Mesbah fouls Kerzhakov and it’s a yellow card.
Algeria Yellow card

Algeria

Russia

39'
Really poor free kick from Samedov and it’s all the way through to Mbolhi.
38'
Russia win a dangerous free kick. Chance.
37'
Not been a sparkling match but with so much at stake, it’s certainly intriguing.
36'
Mesbah has gone flying in on Samedov without connecting. He needs to be careful.
35'
As it stands, it will be Germany playing Russia in the next round.
34'
Low drive from Brahimi fielded by Akinfeev.
33'
PASSES COMPLETED: ALGERIA 119-136 RUSSIA
32'
By far the best Russia have played. Samedov brought down by Mesbah and Russia have a free kick.
31'
There was a definite tug on the shorts of Slimani in the box by Kozlov. If the referee sees that, it’s a penalty.
30'
Algeria can create so they need to be sensible. Can’t afford to concede a second.
29'
Great header by Slimani and an equally good save from Akinfeev to tip it over but there was a foul in the box anyway.
28'
Good move from Algeria but Brahimi surrounded by a wall of maroon Russian shirts. Djabou forces a corner.
28'
ATTEMPTS: ALGERIA 3-1 RUSSIA
27'
Shot comes in from Mesbah but it’s an easy claim for Akinfeev. Not even he’s going to let that in!
26'
Shatov has a crack from just outside the box and it’s a whisker away from dropping in the top corner. Russia asking a lot of questions.
25'
Mertens has missed an absolute sitter for Belgium. You can keep up with the other match here.

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24'
Run and shot from Kombarov as Algeria back off. Poor defending there and could have cost them.
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She might just be our favourite female fan of this tournament #RUS http://t.co/i1dI29ONYn

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Shhh! #RUS up 1-0 against #ALG in the first half after a goal by Alexander Kokorin. #RUS currently 2nd in Group H. http://t.co/qDxfE52Qvs

22'
Brahimi fouled and Algeria get on with it quickly. Keen to get back on level terms ASAP. Given away. They'll have to be more patient and get some flow to their game.
21'
Another angle of that great opening goal.
20'
 
Samedov slides it into Kerzhakov but the flag goes up for offside. Russia playing some really nice stuff at the moment.
19'
Kozlov crosses to Kokorin and he tries a second header on goal but this time it lacks direction and power. Goal kick.
18'
Russia have started at a high tempo, really forcing Algeria back. Kozlov wins an attacking throw down the right flank.
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Kokorin celebrating what could be a huge goal for Fabio Capello & #RUS. #WorldCup http://t.co/yTDVF00WDs

17'
Hang time from Kokorin.
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What a leap from Aleksandr Kokorin for the #RUS goal. http://t.co/PEJuQeG3Xj

16'
Samedov fouled by Belkalem and Russia win a free kick. Good tempo to this game. Glushakov wriggles into the box and is tackled at the last.
15'
STAT: Three countries have not enjoyed any lead at this World Cup: England, Cameroon and Iran. All others have led.
14'
Brahimi steals into the box but Akinfeev does just enough to cut out his cross.
13'
Alexander Kokorin: Has now scored 6 goals in his last 18 appearances for Russia in all competitions

7 - Russia have scored their earliest #WorldCup goal since Oleg Salenko's 4th minute effort vs Sweden in 1994. Rapid. #RUS.

11'
Good work from Djabou down the left flank as Algeria try to get a goal back. Russia clear.
10'
POSSESSION: Algeria 55%-45% Russia
9'
A massive test for Algeria now who haven’t faced going behind early on.
8'
The mummy returns! Feghouli is back on the pitch with his head bandaged up.
7'
So as it stands, Russia sneak into second spot with four points behind Belgium.
6'
 
GOAL Russia! And it’s the pinup boy Kokorin who heads home after a great cross from Shatov.
Russia Goal

Header - Top Left

5'
Feghouli has his head tended to but he’s okay.
4'
Fans making a lot of noise in Curitiba. Head injury for Feghouli with blood pouring out. He gets treatment.
3'
Russia already looking good...
2'
Algeria break through Mesbah down the left flank but he slips over. Not a frantic opening.
1'
Pretty even start, both teams enjoying early spells of possession.
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Fabio Capello's managerial record at the World Cup so far: Played 6, Won 1, Drawn 3, Lost 2. #RUS http://t.co/QzQ63T7rDP

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Referee Cuneyt Cakir blows the whistle to get us underway here. In 90 minutes we’ll have completed the line-up for the second round of the World Cup. How quickly time flies…

Group H #BEL: Clinch 1st w/ draw #ALG: Advance w/ win or draw & #KOR loss #RUS: Advance w/ win & #KOR loss/draw #KOR: Must win & make up GD

20.55
FIVE MINUTES TO KICK-OFF: We’ll also be keeping an eye on developments in the other Group H match tonight as Belgium take on South Korea. You can also follow that match with us here.

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20.50
The stats have Russia as marginal favourites to win this one.
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#ALG and #RUS face off in a crucial Group H showdown that will decide who advances with #BEL to the Round of 16. http://t.co/Rksl5M2W6b

20.45
Algeria ended a run of seven World Cup matches without a win by claiming victory in their second group game against South Korea.
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An Algeria fan is pictured at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba #WorldCup #Alg #Rus @ugartep http://t.co/FRyM1Q621s

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Looking forward to seeing Yacine Brahimi start again. Potential to be a breakout star from this World Cup. #ALG http://t.co/9oUXj0SbQ6

20.40
STAT: Russia have won their two games against African sides at the World Cup (6-1 v Cameroon in 1994 and 2-0 v Tunisia in 2002). Algeria have only won one of their 7 World Cup games against European opposition (D2 L4).
20.35
The teams warming up.
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Hey kids, we're back in #Curitiba at #ArenaDaBaixada for #ALGvsRUS. Here they are on the field warming up: http://t.co/3t3UTca8l8

20.30
Vahid Halilhodzic (Algeria): "Don't let's get carried away. But it would be an unforgettable moment if we win. Afterwards I can sing, I can dance and do everything. I don't think we are capable of seeking a draw, but of course a draw would be welcome if it happens. Sometimes to get a draw you have to score first. At the start of this World Cup my team had nothing to lose but now we have something to lose. It's a moment to make history and to make history you have to do everything right."
20.25
STAT: This will be the second match played involving Algeria and Russia. The previous match was a friendly and it ended 2-2.
20.20
Fabio Capello (Russia): "I believe this is a better team than the one we [England] faced in South Africa. It's a much quicker team and certainly much better organised. They are doing really well. We've always played an attacking game and created chances in every match. We had chances but the truth is we didn't take them."
20.15
So Aleksandr Kerzhakov, who scored off the bench in the opening game against Korea, will partner Alexander Kokorin, who is yet to open his account in Brazil as Russia go on the attack. Islam Slimani gets another chance to shine up front, while Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb retains his place in midfield.
20.10
TEAMS: Algeria: Mbolhi, Belkalem, Halliche (c), Mesbah, Feghouli, Brahimi, Medjani, Slimani, Bentaleb, Djabou, Mandi /// Russia: Akinfeev, Kozlov, Ignashevich, Glushakov, Kokorin, Kerzhakov, Berezutskiy (c), Shatov, Samedov, Fayzulin, Kombarov
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Great view from the @espn commentary position here at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba. http://t.co/XnqlNNiMMr

20.05
Only a win will give Russia a chance of progressing to the last 16 after picking up one point from their first two games. A draw will see Algeria through although a win could see them pip Belgium as group winners.

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20.00
Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Group H clash between Algeria and Russia from Curitiba. Kick-off 20.00 BST.

Watch the video Group H: Belgium aim for top on Yahoo Eurosport UK. Belgium will hope to secure top spot in Group H when the final round of fixtures is played in Brazil.

Starting Line-ups

Algeria
Russia
    • 23
      M'bolhi
    • 6
      Mesbah
    • 5
      Halliche
    • 4
      Essaïd Belkalem
    • 20
      Mandi
    • 14
      Bentaleb
    • 12
      Medjani
    • 18
      Djabou
    • 11
      Brahimi
    • 10
      Feghouli
    • 13
      Slimani
Team Manager:  Christian Gourcuff
    • Kokorin
    • 11
      Kerzhakov
    • Shatov
    • 19
      Samedov
    • 20
      Faizulin
    • Glushakov
    • 2
      Kozlov
    • Vassili Berezutski
    • Ignashevitch
    • Dmitri Kombarov
    • Akinfeev
Team Manager:  --
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
R. M'bolhiDFP
0 3 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. MesbahDFP
0 0 1 2 4 0 4 0 1 0 0 90
Essaïd BelkalemDFP
0 0 1 1 9 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
A. MandiDFP
0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
R. HallicheDFP
0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
S. FeghouliDFP
0 0 1 33 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 90
C. MedjaniDFP
0 0 0 42 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
N. BentalebDFP
0 0 1 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
A. DjabouDFP
0 0 1 15 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 77
Y. BrahimiDFP
0 1 1 33 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 71
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
I. SlimaniDFP
1 0 2 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 89
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
I. AkinfeevDFP
0 5 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Dmitri KombarovDFP
0 1 1 2 4 2 3 3 1 0 0 90
S. IgnashevitchDFP
0 0 0 2 10 0 1 2 0 0 0 90
Vassili BerezutskiDFP
0 0 0 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
A. KozlovDFP
0 0 0 5 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
V. FaizulinDFP
0 0 0 70 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. SamedovDFP
0 0 1 44 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 90
A. KerzhakovDFP
0 0 2 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 81
O. ShatovDFP
0 0 1 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 67
D. GlushakovDFP
0 0 0 26 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
A. KokorinDFP
1 0 2 26 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 90
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