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Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 in Group H


NATASHA BECKLES, [email protected]

Algeria beat South Korea 4-2 in Group H

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PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) — First-half goals by Islam Slimani and Rafik Halliche helped Algeria to a 4-2 victory over South Korea on Sunday, leaving the African nation second in Group H with one match left to play.
Algeria led 3-0 at halftime, but withstood a stronger South Korean second half performance to claim their first World Cup win since 1982.
Slimani scored on 26 minutes and, two minutes after the restart, defender Rafik Halliche headed in a corner. Algeria made it 3-0 in the 38th when Abdelmoumene Djabou side-footed home.
South Korea started positively after the break and pulled a goal back on 48 minutes when Son Heung-min shot through the legs of Rais Mbolhi.
Yacini Brahimi then scored for Algeria before South Korean captain Koo Ja-cheol bundled home his team’s second goal.
Group H Standings

 

Wins

Losses

Draws

Goals For

Goals Against

Points

Belgium

2

0

0

3

1

6

Algeria

1

1

0

5

4

3

Russia

0

1

1

1

2

1

Korea

0

1

1

3

5

1

 
Schedule and results
Tuesday, June 17 – Belgium 2, Algeria 1 at Belo Horizonte
Tuesday, June 17 – Russia 1, South Korea 1 at Cuiaba
Sunday, June 22 –Belgium 1,  Russia 0
Sunday, June 22 – Algeria 4,  South Korea 2
Thursday, June 26 – 4 p.m.: Belgium vs South Korea at Sao Paulo
Thursday, June 26 – 4 p.m: Algeria vs Russia at Curitiba

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