THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

7 December 2009 ~ England's 2010 World Cup opponents Algeria became the first African side to beat a European team in a World Cup with a shock victory over West Germany in their opening game at Spain 82. Indeed, they may well have been the first country from their continent to qualify for the second round were it not for the controversial Shame of Gijón game between Austria and West Germany. Algeria's performances were no doubt inspired by their official World Cup song.

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Comment by ian.64 2009-12-07 18:38:43

As I don't speak Algerian, some subtitles would've been okay. Some of the audience reactions tell the story well enough, though.

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