Amidst mindless death and pointless destruction, a flicker of hope

July 3, 2014

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Algeria team donating money earned at Brazil World Cup to people of Gaza

Published time: July 03, 2014 12:16
Edited time: July 03, 2014 13:14

Algeria's national team (AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Algeria’s national team (AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev)

“They need it more than us,” 26-year old Islam Slimani, whose club is Sporting Lisbon.

Algeria's Islam Slimani. (Reuters / Denis Balibouse)

Algeria’s Islam Slimani. (Reuters / Denis Balibouse)


The manager of the team hasn’t yet officially confirmed Slimani’s statement.

June, 30 the team from Algeria lost 2:1 to the Germans the Round of 16 in a fierce battle.


Germany team needed extra time to beat Algeria and reach the quarter-finals.

Algeria was the only Arab country playing in the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.


However some of the celebrations got out of control in France. Hundreds of the Algerian team’s fans flooded the streets, with officers making at least 74 arrests.

Algeria supporters riot across France after historic World Cup qualification (PHOTOS, VIDEO)