Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Algeria stuns Ivory Coast in wild finish [VIDEO]
by Paul Kennedy, January 25th, 2010 7AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[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.


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
U.S. U-17s drop second straight game    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team dropped its second game in two days at ...
Zusi celebrates his first post-World Cup goal     
[VIDEO PICK: MLS Goals of the Week] Sporting Kansas City midfielder Graham Zusi scored his second ...
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 20] In case anyone had forgotten, the Galaxy is still to be reckoned with. ...
Galaxy turns out lights on Sounders    
[MLS: Monday] The power went out at CenturyLink Field in the second minute, and as far ...
What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal    
"When there is success, you have a very good squad, and now I have to follow ...
College soccer returns on NSCAATV    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The "NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire" will return for ...
Ibrahimovic scores wonder goal in Hong Kong    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the summer off because Sweden missed the World Cup, but ...
Sweet goal from Lewandowski as Bayern preps for U.S. tour     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazos] Bayern Munich, which faces the MLS All-Stars Aug. 6, has been getting some ...
2014 PDL All-Conference Teams    
[AWARDS] Golden Boot winner Dzenan Catic (16 goals) is among three Michigan Bucks players named to ...
Julian Green is happy where he is    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Should he stay or should he go? At 19 and still without any Bundesliga ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives