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Algeria draws with Nigeria in last World Cup qualifier

IANS  |  Algiers (Algeria) 

Algeria was held 1-1 by on the final day of the football World Cup's qualifiers in Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine, 420 km eastern Algiers.

The newly-appointed coach of Algeria, Rabah Madjer, wanted to open his mission with a win, despite the absence of key players, including Hillal Soudani and Nabil Bentaleb on Friday, reports Xinhua.

John Ogu of the Super Egales scored the opener through a curled shot (63), while Yacine Brahimi equalised as he successfully converted a penalty into goal.

has already secured a berth in the World Cup 2018 in Russia, after grabbing 14 points to top Group B. Algeria wrapped up the qualifiers with only two points, in the last spot.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 13:24 IST
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