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This is an Algerian side that has players plying their trade all over Europe.
Furthermore, there isn't a player on the field for Algeria who isn't willing to sacrifice himself for a tackle or a block.
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"For three and a half months I have not had the time to recover. You could see that even in the build up to the World Cup I hadn't had a lot of practice until the friendly against Germany."
Cameroon need a 'miracle'
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South Korea. Taking more risks is what led to the Algerians going up a goal from the penalty spot midway through the first half.
"I am hoping the gods grant me a miracle and that I am able to defend my dear, beautiful country," Eto'o said. "If this is not the case, I will always play my role as captain and especially as the big brother to push my young teammates to victory.
In Brazil, you don't have to. At least that's the case at the Salvador airport, where tens of thousands of wealthy tourists are looking to pick up extra games they weren't awarded in FIFA's original lottery process.
To sum it up, it's no surprise Algeria came close to taking points off Belgium in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday.
Samuel Eto'o, a staple of the West African side for more than a decade, informed a Cameroon TV station Tuesday that a minor miracle will be the only way he takes part in Wednesday's Group A match against Croatia in Manaus.
They were also fantastic in their pre World Cup friendlies, something you can only come to learn if you ignore UEFA bias and give other teams the time of day.
Cameroon's chances at World Cup glory might be doomed. Its most dangerous player's time at the tournament could be coming to an end.
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He says he still needs more time to recover.
After Mexico ripped through Cameroon late last week, that could spell the end for the perennial underachievers, who finish up group play against Brazil later in the week.
On Tuesday, they were in a defensive shell after the break, the curse of going up early against a European power.
And while it still might not come to fruition, nobody can say the North Africans don't belong in this tournament.
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They're hard in defence, organized and no longer play the stagnant, defensive minded stuff we witnessed four years ago in South Africa.
Bosnian manager Vahid Halilhodzic also has the Fennec Foxes playing more inventive soccer.
Standing on a street corner outside a stadium scalping tickets is for suckers.
Nobody wants to deal with someone whose solicitation screams "I'm trying to rip you off."
While Eto'o's revelation could be the death of the Indomitable Lions, Croatia looks set to get a new lease on life.
You're familiar with those greasy looking swindlers who are looking to sell you a set of seats for twice the price?
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