Algeria want Germany revenge for exit at 1982 World Cup

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic shouts orders from the touchline on January 26, 2013.
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Algeria seek revenge over Germany after the controversial circumstances of Algeria exit from the World Cup in 1982 at the hands of the Germans.

Algeria's coach Vahid Halilhodzic has warned Germany that they have not forgotten their controversial 1982 World Cup exit at the hands of the Germans and Austria.

West Germany beat Austria 1-0 as both teams progressed at the expense of Algeria, after which Algerian officials claimed that the match was fixed but the allegations were never proved correct.

Vahid Halilhodzic claims that no-one has forgotten that match in Algeria as everyone talks about the 1982 World Cup.

"Thirty-two years ago is a long time. I am very proud of what we have achieved tonight and we deserve to be here," he told reporters.

"I think Algeria played a heroic match and our qualification for the second round is perfectly deserved."

As a result of the controversy in 1982, the final round of World Cup group fixtures now kick off at the same time.

Algeria's Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhodzic celebrates after an equalising goal during the Group H football match between Algeria and Russia at The Baixada Arena in Curitiba on June 26, 2014
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