Germany lost to Algeria twice – will this time be different?

30 June, Monday – Birthday of the Chevrolet Corvette

4:00 PM EST

Venue: The Estádio Beira-Rio Stadium

Stadium Capacity: Nearly 43,000

 

Official 2014 FIFA Rankings

Germany: 2nd Position

Algeria: 22nd Position

 

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Former Confrontations in FIFA

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Image: Overview of former confrontations between Germany vs. Algeria in FIFA – Borrowed from FIFA.com

 

PERFORMANCE IN FIFA 2014

 

GERMANY (from Group G)

vs Portugal

  • Ripped through Portugal with 4-0 on 16 June at the Arena Fonte Nova
  • Goal Scorers: 24 year old Forward Thomas Müller scored 3 goals while 25 year old Defender Mats Hummels scored 1
  • 54% Ball Possession and 9 attempts to score

 

vs Ghana

  • Tied with Ghana on 21 June at 2-2 at the Estadio Castelao
  • Goal Scorers: 22 year old Mario Gotze and 36 year old Forward Miroslav Klose scored 1 goal each for Germany
  • 59% Ball Possession and 6 attempts to score

vs USA

        • Beat USA by 1-0 on 26 June at the Arena Pernambuco
      • Goal Scorers: 24 year old Forward Thomas Müller scored the single goal that led Germany to victory
      • 63% Ball Possession and 9 attempts to score

 

       

ALGERIA (from Group H)

 

vs. Belgium

        • Algeria lost to Belgium with only 1 goal against Belgium’s 2 on 17 June at the Estadio Mineirao
      • Goal Scorer: 24 year old Midfielder Sofiane Feghouli scored the only goal for Algeria in the 25th minute after which Belgium scored 2 consecutively
      • 35% Ball Possession with only 1 attempt to score

 

     

vs. Korea Republic

  • Won against Korea by scoring 4 goals against Korea’s 2 on 22nd June at the Estadio Beira-Rio
  • Goal Scorers: 26 year old striker Islam Slimani, 27 year old defender Rafik Halliche, 27 year old midfielder Abdelmoumene Djabou, and 24 year old Yacine Brahimi scored 1 goal each in the 26th, 28th, 38th and 62nd minutes of the match.
  • 46% Ball Possesion with 8 attempts to score

 

vs Russia

  • Algeria tied with Russia with 1-1 on the 26th of June at the Arena da Baixada
  • Goal Scorer: 26 year old Islam Slimani saved Algeria by scoring a goal in the 60th minute to even out Russia’s single goal that had been scored in the 6th minute
  • 46% Ball Possession with 6 attempts to score

 

LEADERSHIP

 

GERMANY: 54 year old Joachim Löw

 

  • Career as player spans from 1978 to 1995 including for the Western Germany Under 21 National Team from 1979 to 1980
  • Coaching since 1995 and Coaching Germany full-time since 2006
  • Has led the German National Football team to victory in 73 out of 108 matches
  • Makes $3,602,460 USD annually, which comes to around $300,205 USD per month

 

ALGERIA: 61 year old Vahid Halilhodžić

  • Career as player spans from 1968 to 1985 including Youth, Senior and National Team levels
  • Managing since 1990 and managing Algeria since 2011
  • Algeria has won 18 out of 29 matches under Vahid’s leadership
  • Currently making 7 Million USD annually as Coach to the Algerian team

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