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Algeria looks to jumpstart attack against England

  • Guardian, Friday, June 18, 2010 2:49 AM

Algeria hopes to make amends for its 1-0 loss to Slovenia when it faces England on Friday in Cape Town.

"It was very disappointing, we were full of regrets after the game," the midfielder Karim Matmour said. "It was clear that we had a great chance to get off to a good start and we missed the opportunity. But we've lifted our heads up and we'll be 200 percent determined to atone for that against the English."

The Desert Foxes managed only two shots on goal against Slovenia, continuing their poor attacking form in recent games.

"We need to refine the way we move forward," added Matmour, plays at Borussia Moenchengladbach with American Michael Bradley. "The linkages between midfield and attack were where we had the most difficulty. We need to improve."

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