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How will Algeria handle turmoil?
by SA Editorial, June 12th, 2010 1:36PM
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TAGS:  germany, world cup


[PREDICTIONS] Algeria's camp was thrown into chaos when popular captain Yazid Mansouri threatened to walk out on the team after he was dropped from the starting lineup for the Slovenia game. How will the Desert Foxes respond? For more on Sunday's three games and Soccer America's predictions ...

ALGERIA (0-0-0) vs. SLOVENIA (0-0-0)
June 13 in Polokwane
Kickoff: 7:30 a.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee: Carlos Alberto Batres (Guatemala).

Paul Kennedy: Slovenia 2-0
Ridge Mahoney: Tie 0-0
Mike Woitalla: Tie 0-0

Algeria's camp was thrown into chaos when captain Yazid Mansouri threatened to walk out on the team after he was dropped from the starting lineup for the Slovenia game. The Desert Foxes did get some good news when FIFA lifted the suspensions of goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi and outside back Nadir Belhadj.

SERBIA (0-0-0) vs. GHANA (0-0-0)
June 13 in Pretoria
Kickoff: 10 a.m. ET. Television: ESPN/Univision.
Referee: Hector Baldassi (Argentina).


Paul Kennedy: Serbia 1-0
Ridge Mahoney: Serbia 2-1
Mike Woitalla: Ghana 2-0

In midfield, two Inter Milan players will go up against each other: Sulley Muntari for Ghana and Dejan Stankovic for Serbia. On the sidelines are two Serb coaches: Radomir Antic for Serbia and Milovan Rajevac for Ghana.

GERMANY (0-0-0) vs. AUSTRALIA (0-0-0)
June 13 in Durban
Kickoff: 2:30 p.m. ET. Television: ABC/Univision.
Referee: Marco Rodriguez (Mexico).
Past World Cup Meetings: 1974 -- Germany 3-0.


Paul Kennedy: Germany 1-0
Ridge Mahoney: Germany 2-1
Mike Woitalla: Germany 3-0

Mark Schwarzer, born in Australia to German parents, will have his hands full when the Socceroos face group favorite Germany. As many as four players from Germany's 2009 European under-21 championship team could start against Australia.

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