Algeria v Russia, 26 June 2014

Score1-1
Referee Cüneyt Çakir
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Finals group H
VenueArena da Baixada
Attendance39,311
Kick-off 5.00pm local (9.00pm BST) Man of the Match: Islam Slimani (Algeria) Assistant referees: Bahattin Duran (Turkey) Tarık Ongun (Turkey) Fourth official: Joel Aguilar (El Salvador) Fifth official: Juan Zumba (El Salvador) The two teams had met in three previous matches (only involving matches during the time period of the Soviet Union). Aleksandr Kokorin opened the scoring for Russia, which had to win to have chance of qualifying for the knockout stage, in the 6th minute when he scored with a header after a cross from Dmitri Kombarov from the left. Algeria equalised in the 60th minute when Islam Slimani scored with a header at the back post after a free kick from the left by Yacine Brahimi which was missed by Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev. Algeria held on for the draw, and as South Korea lost to Belgium in the other match played at the same time, Algeria finished as group runners-up and reached the second round for the first time in their history (after unsuccessful campaigns in 1982, 1986, and 2010), while Russia failed to advance out of the group stage in all three tournaments since the break-up of the Soviet Union. For Algeria's goal, television replays showed that Akinfeev had a green laser light shining in his face during the play. After the match the Algerian Football Federation was fined 50,000 CHF by FIFA for the use of laser pointers, a prohibited item in the stadium according to FIFA Stadium Safety and Security Regulations, and other violations of the rules by Algerian fans. With fellow African representative Nigeria also reaching the knockout stage earlier, this was the first time there were two teams from the Confederation of African Football in the knockout stage of a World Cup.

1  Algeria

Manager: Vahid Halihodzic

1  Russia

Manager: Fabio Capello

Goals:

Islam Slimani 60 G

Goals:

Aleksandr Kokorin 6 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Raïs M'Bolhi
Defender Essaid Belkalem
Defender Rafik Halliche (captain)
Defender Aïssa Mandi
Defender/Midfielder Carl Medjani
Defender/Midfielder Djamel Mesbah
Midfielder Nabil Bentaleb
Midfielder Yacine Brahimi
Midfielder Abdelmoumene Djabou
Midfielder Sofiane Féghouli
Forward Islam Slimani

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev
Defender Vassili Berezutskiy (captain)
Defender Aleksei Kozlov
Midfielder Viktor Faizulin
Midfielder Denis Glushakov
Midfielder Dmitriy Kombarov
Midfielder Aleksandr Samedov
Midfielder Oleg Shatov

Substitutions:

Hassan Yebda for Yacine Brahimi 71
Nabil Ghilas for Abdelmoumene Djabou 77
Hillel Soudani for Islam Slimani 90

Substitutions:

Igor Denisov for Denis Glushakov 46
Alan Dzagoev for Oleg Shatov 67
Maxim Kanunnikov for Alexander Kerzhakov 81

Cards:

Djamel Mesbah 39 Y
Nabil Ghilas 87 Y

Cards:

Dmitriy Kombarov 57 Y
Aleksei Kozlov 59 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Cédric Si Mohamed
Goalkeeper Mohamed Zemmamouche
Defender Madjid Bougherra
Defender Faouzi Ghoulam
Midfielder Medhi Lacen
Midfielder Mehdi Mostefa
Midfielder Saphir Taïder
Midfielder Hassan Yebda
Midfielder/Forward Riyad Mahrez
Forward Nabil Ghilas
Forward Hillel Soudani

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin
Goalkeeper Sergei Ryzhikov
Defender Andrei Eshchenko
Defender Vladimir Granat
Defender Andrei Semenov
Defender/Midfielder Yuri Zhirkov
Midfielder Igor Denisov
Midfielder Alan Dzagoev
Midfielder Aleksei Ionov
Midfielder Pavel Mogilevets

Comments:

Unused substitute Liassine Cadamuro was shown a yellow card in the first minute of added time at the end of the game for time wasting by kicking the ball high into the stands.