"The participation of the Desert Foxes at the World Cup, being held in Brazil, was impressive, as they managed to make it to the knockout stage for the first time in their history."
Algiers, July 3 - The Algerian soccer team received a hero's welcome upon their arrival at the Houari Boumediene International Airport here, following their impressive performance in the World Cup in Brazil.

The team, captained by Madjid Bouguerra, was welcomed Wednesday by top government officials, including Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and Sport Minister Mohamed Tahmi, reports Xinhua.

There was a massive crowd who rushed to the players to take pictures with them.

The team along with Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhozic drove in an open-top bus to the President's Office.

Along their way, the national team received a rousing welcome in the crowded streets. Fans waved national flag and chanted patriotic slogans, including the famous One, Two Three, Viva l'Algerie.

The participation of the Desert Foxes at the World Cup, being held in Brazil, was impressive, as they managed to make it to the knockout stage for the first time in their history.

They lost to Belgium in the opening game, before striking South Korea 4-2 and drawing with Russia 1-1. In the round of 16, Algeria faced Germany and lost 1-2 in extended time.


comments powered by Disqus
Read more on:
 

PERMALINK

http://www.nerve.in/news:2535002385517
You can quote the permanent link above for a direct link to the story. We do not archive or expire our news stories.


STORY OPTIONS
  Email this story to a friend
  XML feed for Africa


 
COPYRIGHTS INFORMATION
All rights reserved for news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.
Contact Nerve Staff for any feedback, corrections and omissions in news stories.
 

All rights reserved for the news content. Reproduction, storage or redistribution of Nerve content and articles in any medium is strictly prohibited.