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Slovenia sneak win to go top

A late goal from Robert Koren handed Slovenia their first-ever FIFA World Cup victory as well as the top spot in Group C as they beat 10-man Algeria 1-0 in Polokwane.

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The final whistle sounds.
90'+ YEBDA (Algeria) is cautioned.
90'+YEBDA (Algeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on PEČNIK (Slovenia).
90'+HALLICHE (Algeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on NOVAKOVIĆ (Slovenia).
90'+ KOMAC (Slovenia) is cautioned.
90'+KOMAC (Slovenia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on BELHADJ (Algeria).
90'+KIRM (Slovenia) swings in the corner.
90'+YAHIA (Algeria) sees an effort go off target.
89'YEBDA (Algeria) sees an effort go off target.
88'ŠULER (Slovenia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SAIFI (Algeria).
87' KOMAC (in) comes off the bench to replace RADOSAVLJEVIĆ (out) (Slovenia)
87'HALLICHE (Algeria) commits a foul.
86'YEBDA (Algeria) commits a foul.
84' PEČNIK (in) comes off the bench to replace BIRSA (out) (Slovenia)
82' GUEDIOURA (in) comes off the bench to replace KADIR (out) (Algeria)

Man of the Match

Midfielder

Statistics

Ball possession
48
%
52

Attempts

11Attempts7
2On-Target4
8Off-Target2

Disciplinary

17Fouls Committed10
1Yellow cards2
0Red Cards0

Attacking

4Corners3
2Offsides3
0Free kicks0
3Saves2

Line-ups

Algeria
AlgeriaALG
Slovenia
SloveniaSVN
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
(C)
10
84'
58'
81'
13
15
14
53'
19
17
21
82'
87'
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
23
(GK)
(GK)
58'
84'
10
81'
53'
15
82'
20
87'
20
22
CoachCoach
Rabah SAADANE (ALG)Matjaz KEK (SVN)

Match Facts

Polokwane

Polokwane is often described as a vibrant, busy and colourful wonderland in a sea of grasslands, surrounded by scenic mountains. 

Peter Mokaba Stadium

  • Stadium namePeter Mokaba Stadium
  • CityPolokwane

Weather

  • Sunny
  • 19° CTemperature
  • 10 m/sWind
  • 42 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Carlos Alberto BATRES GONZALEZ
    Guatemala
    GuatemalaGUA
  • Assistant Referee 1: Leonel LEAL (CRC)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Carlos Enrique PASTRANA MENDOZA (HON)
  • Fourth official: Peter O'LEARY (NZL)

Groups

Group C
TeamsTeamsTeamsMPWDLGFGA+/-Pts
USA
USA
31204315
England
ENG
31202115
Slovenia
SVN
31113304
Algeria
ALG
301202-21