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It's been a dramatic finale to the group stages, and you can join us on our daily tournament blog as we digest Group H's conclusion and look ahead to the Round of 16. There are some mouth-watering ties in prospect and we'll hear what Marc Wilmots and Vahid Halilhodzic have to say about their knockout opponents: USA and Germany respectively. We hope you've enjoyed being in the Global Stadium for the group games, here's to the knockout stages

18:59

FULL TIME AND ROUND OF 16 TIES CONFIRMED

18:56
Algeria
AlgeriaALG
Russia
RussiaRUS

Statistics

Ball possession

47%
53%
15Fouls Committed13
6Attempts On Target7
8Shots11
1Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
18:56
18:53
SLIMANI
AlgeriaALG
Forward

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED22TOTAL PASSES1GOALS FOR2SHOTS
18:51
The final whistle sounds.

FULL TIME: Algeria are through to the World Cup knockout stages for the first time thanks to this point in Curitiba. Russia took the lead through a thumping Kokorin header in the first half but Islam Slimani's headed response in the second period was enough to send the African side through to a meeting with Germany. Already-qualified Belgium saw off Korea Republic 1-0 in the day's other game to top Group H.

18:51
90'+IGNASHEVICH (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SOUDANI (Algeria).
18:50
90'+V. BEREZUTSKIY (Russia) commits a foul.
18:50

We're into the final 90 seconds in Curitiba.

18:49

Russia are piling forwards now but their final ball doesn't have the sufficient quality to create the clear-cut chance that could send them through.

18:48
90'+ CADAMURO (Algeria) is yellow carded.
18:47
90' SOUDANI (in) comes off the bench to replace SLIMANI (out) (Algeria)
18:47
90'KOZLOV (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on FEGHOULI (Algeria).
18:46
90'SAMEDOV (Russia) takes a corner kick.
18:44
88'FEGHOULI (Algeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:43
87' GHILAS (Algeria) is cautioned.
18:43
86'GHILAS (Algeria) commits a foul.
18:42

Russia are camped in the Algeria half at the minute, but they're met with a white-shirted wall, which they're finding incredibly difficult to break down.

18:38
82'D. KOMBAROV (Russia) swings in the corner.
18:37
81' KANUNNIKOV (in) comes off the bench to replace KERZHAKOV (out) (Russia)
18:36

ELSEWHERE IN GROUP H: 
Belgium
 have taken the lead and that goal puts Korea Republic out of the qualification picture somewhat. It's a straight fight between these two in Curitiba for second spot as things stand.

18:35
18:33
77' GHILAS (in) comes off the bench to replace DJABOU (out) (Algeria)
18:33
76'DZAGOEV (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on BELKALEM (Algeria).
18:32

Feghouli is set free down the Algeria right by Yebda after a quick counter-attack which starts from inside Les Fennecs' own half. He runs towards the Russian penalty area, tries some stepovers and then hits a weak effort which is easily saved by Akinfeev.

18:31

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18:30
74'AKINFEEV (Russia) blocks the shot.
18:30
74'FEGHOULI (Algeria) sees his effort hit the target.
18:29
73'YEBDA (Algeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DENISOV (Russia).
18:28
71' YEBDA (in) comes off the bench to replace BRAHIMI (out) (Algeria)
18:27
71'BELKALEM (Algeria) blocks the shot.

The Russian goalscorer gets a sight of goal just inside the Algerian penalty area, but his shot is closed down well by the Algeria No4.

18:27
71'KOKORIN (Russia) sees his effort hit the target.
18:26
70'RAIS (Algeria) blocks the shot.

Samedov jinks inside from the Russian right and plays a lovely reverse ball to set Kerzhakov free. He fires a low drive at goal, but Mbolhi is down to stop it.

18:26
70'KERZHAKOV (Russia) sees his effort hit the target.
18:25
69'MEDJANI (Algeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on D. KOMBAROV (Russia).
18:24
67' DZAGOEV (in) comes off the bench to replace SHATOV (out) (Russia)

Russia's No17 ran almost 8.5km and completed 20 passes during his 67 minutes on the pitch.

18:23
66'KOKORIN (Russia) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
18:22
66'D. KOMBAROV (Russia) takes a corner kick.
18:21
64'AKINFEEV (Russia) blocks the shot.

Djabou cuts inside from the Algeria left and gets a sight of goal. He jabs a left-footed effort, but Akinfeev collects comfortably.

18:21
64'DJABOU (Algeria) sees his effort hit the target.
18:19
63'MANDI (Algeria) commits a foul.
18:18
62'RAIS (Algeria) blocks the shot.

Denisov pings an effort at goal from the edge of the penalty area and Mbolhi spills the first shot. As Kokorin closes in, the Algeria keeper comes out to collect.

18:18
62'DENISOV (Russia) sees his effort hit the target.
18:16
60' SLIMANI (Algeria) scores!!

GOAL! ISLAM SLIMANI WITH A HEADER! Akinfeev comes to try and claim Brahimi's free-kick but he misses the ball completely and Slimani is there to power home a towering header. The picture changes in Group H - Algeria will be through to the knockout stages if the scores remain the same.

18:15
59' KOZLOV (Russia) is booked by the referee.
18:15
59'KOZLOV (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DJABOU (Algeria).
18:14
58'SLIMANI (Algeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:13
57' D. KOMBAROV (Russia) is booked by the referee.
18:13
57'D. KOMBAROV (Russia) is penalised after committing a foul.
18:13
56'KERZHAKOV (Russia) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
18:09
53'KOKORIN (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on BELKALEM (Algeria).
18:09
52'KOKORIN (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on MEDJANI (Algeria).
18:08
51'SAMEDOV (Russia) swings in the corner.

Kerzhakov cuts inside on to his left foot around 25 yards out and smashes an effort towards goal, but it's blocked and it loops behind for a corner.

18:07
51'KERZHAKOV (Russia) sees an effort go off target.
18:07

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18:06
49'DJABOU (Algeria) swings in the corner.
18:05
48'DENISOV (Russia) commits a foul.
18:04
47'RAIS (Algeria) blocks the shot.

GREAT SAVE! Samedov breaks from the Russia midfield and plays a neat one-two with Kokorin. The Russian No19 finds himself one-on-one with Mbolhi, but the Algeria keeper thwarts the midfielder.

18:04
47'SAMEDOV (Russia) sees his effort hit the target.
18:02
46' Before the second half begins DENISOV (in) comes off the bench to replace GLUSHAKOV (out) (Russia)
18:02
The second half kicks off.

The Russians get us underway for the second period.

17:48
17:46

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17:46
Algeria
AlgeriaALG
Russia
RussiaRUS

Statistics

Ball possession

49%
51%
9Fouls Committed5
3Attempts On Target2
5Shots4
0Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored0
17:46
The referee brings the first half to an end.

HALF TIME: It's 1-0 to the Russians in Curitiba and as things stand, that would be enough to put Fabio Capello's side through to the knockout stages - with ten man Belgium and Korea Republic goalless at the interval. The single goal at the Arena da Baixada came from Alexander Kokorin's thumping header, supplied by a delicious Dmitry Kombarov cross. 

17:46
45'+RAIS (Algeria) blocks the shot.
17:46
45'+KERZHAKOV (Russia) sees his effort hit the target.
17:44
45'BELKALEM (Algeria) sees an effort go off target.
17:44
44'KOZLOV (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on DJABOU (Algeria).
17:42
43'AKINFEEV (Russia) blocks the shot.

Slimani rises highest from the corner kick, but it's headed straight at Akinfeev who grabs the ball to his chest.

17:42
43'SLIMANI (Algeria) sees his effort hit the target.
17:42
43'BRAHIMI (Algeria) swings in the corner.
17:40
41'FEGHOULI (Algeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:40
41'SAMEDOV (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on BRAHIMI (Algeria).
17:39
39' MESBAH (Algeria) is cautioned.
17:38
39'MESBAH (Algeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on KERZHAKOV (Russia).
17:37
38'BELKALEM (Algeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on KOKORIN (Russia).
17:35
36'DJABOU (Algeria) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:34
35'AKINFEEV (Russia) blocks the shot.

Brahimi works an opening on the edge of the Russian box, but his effort doesn't have enough power on it to trouble Akinfeev, who collects calmly.

17:34
35'BRAHIMI (Algeria) sees his effort hit the target.
17:32
33'MESBAH (Algeria) commits a foul.
17:29
30'D. KOMBAROV (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on FEGHOULI (Algeria).
17:28
29'MANDI (Algeria) is ruled offside.

GREAT SAVE! Medjani flicks the corner on at the near post and Slimani heads a looping effort towards goal which Akinfeev tips over. It wouldn't have counted had it gone in, Mandi was offside in the goalkeeper's eyeline.

17:28
29'DJABOU (Algeria) takes a corner kick.
17:26
27'AKINFEEV (Russia) blocks the shot.
17:26
27'MESBAH (Algeria) sees his effort hit the target.
17:25
26'SHATOV (Russia) sees an effort go off target.

Shatov breaks through the Algerian midfield and hits a snap shot from around 25 yards out. The No17's effort bends away from goal at the last minute as a stranded Mbolhi watched it fly past him.

17:25
25'MESBAH (Algeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
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17:23
24'HALLICHE (Algeria) blocks the shot.
17:23
24'D. KOMBAROV (Russia) sees his effort hit the target.
17:22
23'BRAHIMI (Algeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:21
22'GLUSHAKOV (Russia) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on BRAHIMI (Algeria).
17:20
21'MEDJANI (Algeria) commits a foul.
17:19
20'KERZHAKOV (Russia) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
17:18
19'KOKORIN (Russia) sees an effort go off target.

Shatov spreads the play wide to Samedov, who gets his head up and crosses into the Algerian area. Kokorin tries another header towards goal, but it's not as accurate as his first and it goes wide.

17:17
17'MESBAH (Algeria) concedes a free-kick following a challenge on SAMEDOV (Russia).
17:16

Glushakov dances past a number of Algerian challenges and finds himself in the penalty area. He tries to play in Kerzhakov but it's too short and the pass is snuffed out by the Algeria defence.

17:15
15'MEDJANI (Algeria) is penalised after committing a foul.
17:14

Brahimi plays a neat one-two with Feghouli and works some space for himself inside the Russian penalty area. The No11 darts to the byline and pulls a cross back in a dangerous area, but Akinfeev parries and it's cleared away.

17:11
17:09

AS THINGS STAND
Kokorin's 
goal would be enough to put the Russians into the knockout stages, leapfrogging Algeria if the scores remain the same.

17:07
8'BENTALEB (Algeria) sees an effort go off target.
17:07
8'D. KOMBAROV (Russia) commits a foul.
17:06
6' KOKORIN (Russia) scores!!

GOAL! KOKORIN WITH A THUMPING HEADER! Kombarov receives the ball in space on the Russian left and the left-back puts in a beautiful cross, which is begging to be headed home. Russia's No9 duly obliges and Capello's men are ahead!

17:00
The match kicks off.

Algeria get us underway in all-white, facing Russia in their all-scarlet kit.

16:58

LINE-UPS:

Algeria v. Russia - Teams Line-ups EXCLUSIVE

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Algeria
AlgeriaALG

23 RAIS, 4 BELKALEM, 5 HALLICHE, 6 MESBAH, 10 FEGHOULI, 11 BRAHIMI, 12 MEDJANI, 13 SLIMANI, 14 BENTALEB, 18 DJABOU, 20 MANDI

1
2
4
8
9
11
14
17
19
20
23
Russia
RussiaRUS

1 AKINFEEV, 2 KOZLOV, 4 IGNASHEVICH, 8 GLUSHAKOV, 9 KOKORIN, 11 KERZHAKOV, 14 V. BEREZUTSKIY, 17 SHATOV, 19 SAMEDOV, 20 FAYZULIN, 23 D. KOMBAROV

16:56

Next up is the Russian national anthem, and the players grip each other as the crowd join them in song.

16:55

Standings - Group H

TeamsPts MP W D L GF GA
BelgiumBEL
6220031
AlgeriaALG
3210154
RussiaRUS
1201112
Korea RepublicKOR
1201135
16:54

The teams are now out on the pitch, and it's time for the national anthems. Qassaman is first and the crowd sing along as the players grip each other around the shoulders.

16:50

Your 11

These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.

Algeria
AlgeriaALG

23 Rais MBOLHI, 2 Madjid BOUGUERRA, 3 Faouzi GHOULAM, 4 Esseid BELKALEM, 5 Rafik HALLICHE, 7 Hassan YEBDA, 8 Medhi LACEN, 10 Sofiane FEGHOULI, 14 Nabil BENTALEB, 11 Yacine BRAHIMI, 13 Islam SLIMANI

Russia
RussiaRUS

1 Igor AKINFEEV, 2 Aleksei KOZLOV, 3 Georgy SHCHENNIKOV, 4 Sergey IGNASHEVICH, 23 Dmitry KOMBAROV, 7 Igor DENISOV, 8 Denis GLUSHAKOV, 10 Alan DZAGOEV, 20 Victor FAYZULIN, 9 Alexander KOKORIN, 11 Aleksandr KERZHAKOV

16:46

ALEXEY KOZLOV
"We’ve still got a chance of continuing in the tournament. While that’s the case, we can’t start thinking about anything else."

16:42

ISLAM SLIMANI
"It doesn't matter who plays. We’re a strong squad, full of guys who play at top clubs. Any changes to the line-up today came about because we had to win this match, come what may."

16:40

Head-to-Head

Algeria
AlgeriaALG
Russia
RussiaRUS
.0Wins0.
.1Draws1.
2Total Goals scored2
16:38

FABIO CAPELLO
"I still believe we have a chance, but we now have no choice but to beat Algeria. The important thing for us – in what is our first FIFA World Cup for 12 years – is learning about the level required to compete in these kinds of tournaments."

16:36

ABDELMOUMENE DJABOU
"It's going to be a very difficult match as the Russians absolutely have to win if they want to qualify for the next round. I hope it's our day and that we'll rise to the challenge. Russia will take the initiative to come at us. We'll have to be wary because they have some great players. We'll try to surprise them."

16:33

WYCLEF WANTS A WIN

16:29
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16:20

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16:09

DISCOVER ALGERIA AND RUSSIA
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16:03

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15:58

BOAS TARDES: 
Hello and welcome to the final round of group matches from Brazil where the last Round of 16 place will be confirmed. Group H is where the first phase fun finishes and we're here to guide you through Algeria-Russia in Curitiba. Belgium have already qualified for the knockout stages and Algeria will join them if they don't lose today and Korea Republic don't win. A Russia win would see them through to the Round of 16, dependant on the goal difference swing in the event of a Korea Republic victory in Sao Paulo. We'll bring you the big updates from Korea Republic-Belgium and a minute-by-minute report from the Arena da Baixada. Remember to #joinin the global conversation on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, which are all a part of our World Cup social hub.

15:38

Weather

Arena da Baixada, Curitiba

  • Sunny
  • 23° CTemperature
  • 6 m/sWind
  • 57 %Humidity
15:38
Algeria
AlgeriaALG
  • 23RAIS (GK)
  • 4BELKALEM
  • 5HALLICHE (C)
  • 6MESBAH
  • 10FEGHOULI
  • 11BRAHIMI
  • 12MEDJANI
  • 13SLIMANI
  • 14BENTALEB
  • 18DJABOU
  • 20MANDI
Russia
RussiaRUS
  • 1AKINFEEV (GK)
  • 2KOZLOV
  • 4IGNASHEVICH
  • 8GLUSHAKOV
  • 9KOKORIN
  • 11KERZHAKOV
  • 14V. BEREZUTSKIY (C)
  • 17SHATOV
  • 19SAMEDOV
  • 20FAYZULIN
  • 23D. KOMBAROV