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Algeria stuns Ivory Coast in wild finish [VIDEO]
by Paul Kennedy, January 25th, 2010 7AM

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[AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS] Algeria, which will face the USA at the 2010 World Cup, showed why it will be a formidable foe, coming back from a goal down with a minute left to defeat heavily favored Ivory Coast, 3-2, in Cabinda on Sunday in the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations. The result set up the possibility of a rematch with Egypt, which the Desert Foxes defeated in a hotly charged playoff game to qualify for the World Cup.

Algeria-Ivory Coast Highlights:


The Elephants went ahead on Abdulkader Keita's spectacular goal from 30 yards in the 89th minute, but Madjid Bougherra equalized on a header to the far post in stoppage time and Hamer Bouazza won the game in the second minute of overtime.

Chelsea's Salomon Kalou put Ivory Coast ahead after only four minutes, but Algeria equalized on a goal by Karim Matmour shortly before halftime.

Algerian coach Rabah Saadane could not contain his joy afterwards.

"I wasn't surprised by my team," he said, "but more by Ivory Coast's decline. The critics said after we beat Mali (1-0) that we only scored goals from dead ball situations, well here we scored three goals from open play!"

Algeria will meet the winner of Monday's Egypt-Cameroon game in the semifinals.


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