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Algeria targeting knockout round, says Slimani

23 June 2014 06:05

Islam Slimani insisted his Algeria team-mates will not be dwelling on their victory over South Korea as they aim to reach the next round.

Algeria are on track to qualify for the round of 16 at the FIFA World Cup after dismantling Group H rivals South Korea 4-2 in Porto Alegre on Sunday.

The win was not only Algeria's first at the finals since 1982, it also sent the north African nation (three points, +1) two points clear of Russia (one point, -1), and South Korea (one point, -2) in second place with one game remaining against Fabio Capello's men.

And goal-scoring hero Slimani, who broke the deadlock at the Estadio Beira-Rio, said Algeria were striving to reach the knockout phase for the first time after their historic win.

"I can say that all of the players gave everything for this win today," man-of-the-match Slimani told FIFA.com post-game.

"It's still our aim to reach the round of 16, we have a chance and I hope we'll achieve that."

Slimani's 26th-minute opener was his 11th international goal in 23 appearances - enough to move him into the country's top-10 for all-time leading scorers.

The Sporting Lisbon forward is 10th in the standings alongside team-mate El Arbi Hillel Soudani - 24 goals behind record holder Abdelhafid Tasfaout (35) - and he paid tribute to coach Vahid Halilhodzic, who handed him his debut in an international friendly against Niger in 2012.

"It's brilliant to score for my team, it's a wonderful feeling," said the 26-year-old.

"I have to thank the coach for giving me the opportunity."

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Competition
World Cup
Date
22 June 2014
Game week
2
Kick-off
21:00
Half-time
0 - 3
Full-time
2 - 4

Goals

0 - 1
26' I. Slimani
 (assist by C. Medjani)
0 - 2
28' R. Halliche
 (assist by A. Djabou)
0 - 3
38' A. Djabou
 (assist by I. Slimani)
Heung-Min Son 50'
(assist by Sung-Yong Ki) 
1 - 3
1 - 4
62' Y. Brahimi
 (assist by S. Feghouli)
Ja-Cheol Koo 72'
(assist by Keun-Ho Lee) 
2 - 4

Lineups

Substitutes

Wednesday 22 October

Tuesday 21 October

23:59
23:57
23:50
23:47
23:44
23:24
23:19
23:01
23:00
23:00
22:51
22:44
22:43
22:40
22:04
22:00
21:19
21:05
20:59
20:25
20:01
20:00
19:53
19:22
18:22
18:20
18:14
18:10
17:44
17:01
16:45
16:02
15:06
14:57
14:37
14:04
13:04
10:48
10:06
10:00
06:20
05:25
05:16
04:44
04:37
04:19
04:01
03:23
03:07
02:25
02:14
02:12
01:12
00:11
00:07

Monday 20 October

23:49
23:29
23:01
22:24
22:06
22:02
21:25
21:13
21:04
19:54
19:47
19:21
19:19
19:03
18:35
18:20
18:17
17:50
17:22
17:20
16:54
16:38
16:00
15:53
15:47
15:29
15:24
15:15
14:56
14:43
14:35
14:34
14:22
14:08
13:22
13:11
13:09
12:36
12:14
12:11
11:54
11:02
10:45
10:14
09:42
09:22
08:40
08:21
07:29
07:18
06:55
06:28
05:42
05:14
05:11
04:49
04:41
03:55
03:44
03:34
03:15
03:02
02:37
02:15
00:51

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