Algeria World Cup qualification sparks massive celebrations

Jun 27, 2014, 8:17 AM EDT
CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 26: Abdelmoumene Djabou of Algeria celebrates with teammates after a 1-1 draw during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Algeria and Russia at Arena da Baixada on June 26, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil. Credit Clive Rose/Getty Images
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Qualification prompted mass celebrations in the packed Algerian section in Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, and on the pitch among the players. Even the combative coach, Vahid Halilhodzic, was hugging staff and players and shaking his head in apparent disbelief.

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