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FIFA World Cup Group C: USA 1 v 0 Algeria

Loftus Versfeld Stadium, Tshwane/Pretoria, June 23rd 2010

sunny 46 °F

Landon Donovan's dramatic stoppage-time goal secured a narrow victory over Algeria and fired the United States into the last 16 of the World Cup as group winners.

The US were on the brink of going out of the competition when Donovan followed up a sharp save from goalkeeper Raid Ouheb M'bolhi in the 92nd minute to smash the ball home.

Until that moment it had been a story of inspired saves from M'bolhi, poor American finishing and a lineman's error, which denied Clint Dempsey a goal in the first half.

But Donovan's late intervention delivered a deserved victory, which pushed England into second place in Group C on goals scored following their 1-0 victory over Slovenia.

Photos of the game can be found at the following link:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=182492&id=661392130&l=b3a9b5d4d8

Ke Nako!

Posted by usroyal 02:41 Archived in South Africa Tagged events

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