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Sunday, June 13, 2010

Algeria 0-1 Slovenia

Robert Koren's 79th minute goal gave Slovenia victory over 10-man Algeria in their opening World Cup game in Polokwane to send them top of Group C.

The midfielder's dipping 20-yard drive slipped through the grasp of Algeria keeper Faouzi Chaouchi and into the corner of the net to give the European side their first ever World Cup finals win.

The goal came just seven minutes after Desert Foxes substitute Abdelkader Ghezzal had seen red for two bookable offences as the mediocre encounter came briefly to life.

The two sides were only able to create a limited number of chances between them, the best of which Algeria defender Rafik Halliche headed wide from a corner.

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