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FIFA: Algeria-Slovenia preview

With games against England and USA to come for these two teams in Group C, Algeria and Slovenia know that points dropped against each other on Sunday in Polokwane will be severely damaging to their chances of advancing to the second round. Yet with both teams short of recent FIFA World Cup™ experience, their match-up at the Peter Mokaba Stadium may prove a tentative affair. The North Africans have not appeared on the world stage since Mexico 1986, while Slovenia lost all three of their matches at Korea/Japan 2002. As surprise qualifiers, each will have something to prove heading into what could be a physically rugged contest.

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