Algeria and Nigeria through to Round of 16 Stage.
Two African teams have successfully managed to make it past the group stage at this year’s FIFA World Cup. Algeria have made history as this is the first time the country has ever made it past the group stage at a World Cup tournament. Nigeria have twice made it to the second stage of the World Cup but lost 2-1 to Italy in 1994 and 4-1 to Denmark in 1998.
After Algeria’s 1-1 draw with Russia yesterday, the North Africans managed to finish as runners up in group H. Unfortunately for Ghana, the odds tipped in favour of the USA as the Black Stars succumbed to a 2-1 defeat to Portugal and, despite their 1-0 loss to Germany last night, the USA’s goal difference allowed them to stay above Portugal even as both teams finished with the same amount of points.
Nigeria, the first and only other African team through to the next round this year, and Algeria both face some stiff competition in their next matches.
The Super Eagles will play one of the favourite and most tipped teams to win the World Cup this year as they face France who have scored a combined total of seven goals at this year’s tournament so far.
Algeria have their work cut out for them as Les Fennecs find themselves facing Germany who are yet to lose a game at this year’s World Cup.
Both Nigeria and Algeria play their upcoming matches on Monday, June 30th, with Nigeria taking on France at 18:00 (CAT) and Algeria facing Germany at 22:00 (CAT).