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Nov 19, 2009

Algeria book World Cup spot

A stunning first-half strike by defender Antar Yahya crushed Egyptian dreams as Algeria booked their ticket to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Les Fennecs beat Egypt 1-0 at the neutral playoff venue of Sudan's Khartoum Stadium.

A playoff was required as a result of Saturday's dramatic 2-0 win for Egypt in Cairo when Emad Meteab scored the second goal in the dying moments of injury time.

The result delayed Algeria's passage to the World Cup finals as both sides finished level on points and goal difference at the top of African qualifying Group C.

become the fifth African nation to reach the finals, alongside Cameroon, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana. (Source: Al-Jazeera)


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