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World Cup preview: Group H rundown
World Cup preview: Group H rundown

A look at the teams competing in Group H at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil: WORLD CUP PREVIEW GROUP H ALGERIA FIFA World ranking: 22. Last World Cup: 2010. Best World Cup finish: Group stage. How qualified: Beat Burkina Faso in CAF playoff. It's a fact: Author Albert Camus was a goalkeeper in school, which probably makes the University of Algiers the only college to have had a Nobel Prize-winning keeper. The skinny: Algeria, which hasn't won a major trophy since capturing the African Cup of Nations in 1990, has had to fight for respect. South Africa marked the team's first appearance in a World Cup in 24 years and Algeria...

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