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   Tuesday, April 16 2024 
Germany and France qualified for the quarter-finals - Brazil World Cup 2014

Algeria played its first World Cup final 8 game at Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre on Monday. The Fennecs broke apart in the extra-time after holding Germany to a scoreless draw in regular period. Their dream to qualify for the final 4 is actually stopped by their 2-1 score defeat over André Schürrle and Co. The match has surprised fans and lovers of sports betting with an aggressively talented Algeria, the style of play of whom frightened Germany coach Joachim Löw and the whole Mannschaft. In fact, Algeria had loads of opportunity to score in the first period with Slimani (10th), Feghouli (15th), Ghulam (19th) and Mostefa (39th), but unfortunately none of them hit Germany net. For their part, Germany faced a well folded defense. The German offensive was kept unsuccessful facing a super talented goalkeeper, Rais M'Bolhi. It took extra-time for both teams to separate. Germany was ahead with a 1-0 lead since the beginning of the extension with André Schürrle (92nd); Mesut Özil scored one more in the 120th minute. Algeria waved goodbye to the World Cup despite an enticing goal signed by Abdelmoumene Djabou before the end of the game (120th +1), a fruitless goal which reduced in any case the scoreline.

Earlier in the evening, Nigeria also frightened France at Mane Garrincha National Stadium in Brasilia. France national football team faced a tough Super Eagles team during a great part of the regular time, especially with Vincent Enyeama who was simply imperial as opposed to Karim Benzema. But France eventually found the way to the target in the 79th minute following a poor clearance from the corner circle. Paul Pogba successfully exploited this error by scoring with a header. Yobo’s own goal added one more on France’s scoreline (90 +2'), the result of which led to 2-0 score defeat for Nigeria. Thus France and Germany will meet at Maracana Stadium in Rio this Friday for the quarter-finals, a highly anticipated event by gamblers on sports betting sites.

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