World Cup 2014

Eight facts about Germany and Algeria

Eight facts about Germany and Algeria
Algeria fans celebrate in Algiers during their side's draw with Russia. Photo: DPA
Germany face Algeria in the first knock-out stage of the World Cup in Brazil on Monday night, but the countries’ relationship goes far beyond football. Here are eight things you may not know about their connections.

Joachim Löw’s side will be looking to become the first German team ever to beat Algeria when they meet in Porto Alegre at 10pm German time.

But away from the football field, Germany and Algeria enjoy very strong trade, culturally and political connections.

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