23 Jun 2014

Algeria close in on play-off spot at World Cup

11:03 am on 23 June 2014

Algeria have taken a huge step towards qualifying for the knockout round of the football World Cup for the first time with a 4-2 Group H win over South Korea in Porto Alegre.

Algeria led 3-nil at halftime and they become the first African side to score four goals in a World Cup game.

Algeria are second in Group H on three points, ahead of the Koreans and Russia, who each have one.

Belgium beat Russia 1-nil to seal their spot in the next round.

In the final group matches Algeria play Russia and South Korea play Belgium.