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Jun 30, 2014

Germany beat brave Algeria 2-1 in extra time

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Germany were pushed all the way by an inspired Algeria on Monday before Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil secured them a 2-1 extra-time victory to send them into a mouth-watering World Cup quarter-final meeting with France.

The North African outsiders played with energy and confidence to regularly expose a static German defense but in the end the European team’s power and fitness counted.

Jun 30, 2014

Soccer-Germany beat brave Algeria 2-1 in extra time

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil June 30 (Reuters) – Germany were pushed all the way by an inspired Algeria on Monday before Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil secured them a 2-1 extra-time victory to send them into a mouth-watering World Cup quarter-final meeting with France.

The North African outsiders played with energy and confidence to regularly expose a static German defence but in the end the European team’s power and fitness counted.

Jun 29, 2014

Angry Algeria coach says Ramadan is matter for players

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic reacted angrily on Sunday to questions on whether the Moslem holy month of Ramadan had affected the team’s preparations for the World Cup last-16 match against Germany, saying it was a private matter for the players.

Underdogs Algeria battled through to the knock-out stage with a combination of skill and tenacity and are carrying the hopes of many in the Arab and Muslim world into their clash with mighty Germany.

Jun 29, 2014

Soccer-Angry Algeria coach says Ramadan is matter for players

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 29 (Reuters) – Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic reacted angrily on Sunday to questions on whether the Moslem holy month of Ramadan had affected the team’s preparations for the World Cup last-16 match against Germany, saying it was a private matter for the players.

Underdogs Algeria battled through to the knock-out stage with a combination of skill and tenacity and are carrying the hopes of many in the Arab and Muslim world into their clash with mighty Germany.

Jun 28, 2014

German roots go deep in Porto Alegre

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – From beer to super models, German roots run deep in southern Brazil and Germany’s soccer players can expect a fraternal welcome and plenty of support when they turn up for their World Cup last-16 match against Algeria in Porto Alegre.

Rio do Grande do Sul is the heartland of German Brazil, with many people descended from the immigrants who came here in the 19th Century. German names and traditions abound. Radio stations play the polka as much as samba.

Jun 28, 2014

Soccer-German roots go deep in Porto Alegre

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 28 (Reuters) – From beer to super models, German roots run deep in southern Brazil and Germany’s soccer players can expect a fraternal welcome and plenty of support when they turn up for their World Cup last-16 match against Algeria in Porto Alegre.

Rio do Grande do Sul is the heartland of German Brazil, with many people descended from the immigrants who came here in the 19th Century. German names and traditions abound. Radio stations play the polka as much as samba.

Jun 28, 2014

Algeria fight for glory, revenge against powerful Germany

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – If revenge is a plate best served cold, Algeria will hope to dish it out to Germany in their World Cup Round of 16 match on Monday 32 years after one of the most shameful games in the tournament’s history.

In all likelihood, however, a powerful Germany side will bring the Desert Foxes’ run to an end and deprive them of retribution and further glory. But it might not be easy.

Jun 28, 2014

Preview – Algeria fight for glory, revenge against powerful Germany

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – If revenge is a plate best served cold, Algeria will hope to dish it out to Germany in their World Cup Round of 16 match on Monday 32 years after one of the most shameful games in the tournament’s history.

In all likelihood, however, a powerful Germany side will bring the Desert Foxes’ run to an end and deprive them of retribution and further glory. But it might not be easy.

Jun 28, 2014

Soccer-Algeria fight for glory, revenge against powerful Germany

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 28 (Reuters) – If revenge is a plate best served cold, Algeria will hope to dish it out to Germany in their World Cup Round of 16 match on Monday 32 years after one of the most shameful games in the tournament’s history.

In all likelihood, however, a powerful Germany side will bring the Desert Foxes’ run to an end and deprive them of retribution and further glory. But it might not be easy.

Jun 25, 2014

Argentine shot in Brazil bar fight during World Cup

PORTO ALEGRE Brazil (Reuters) – An Argentine fan in Brazil for the World Cup soccer tournament was shot in the leg during a bar fight, security officials said on Wednesday, stoking concerns about possible violence if Argentina meets Brazil in the championship match.

Six other Argentine fans were arrested for trying to steal tickets to their national team’s match against Nigeria on Wednesday in Porto Alegre, the southernmost World Cup host city.

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      "Angus MacSwan has reported for Reuters for 25 years from Asia, Latin America, the United States, the Middle East, South Africa and the Balkans. He has covered events from the overthrow of President Marcos in the Philippines in 1986 to the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003. He stood next to Archbishop Desmond Tutu when he voted in South Africa's first free election and witnessed the arrival of the first prisoners to the U.S. camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba."
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