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It's a good draw; everything is possible in this group: Algeria's captain

Algeria avoid the World's heavyweights in Group H of the 2014 World Cup

Karim Farouk, Friday 6 Dec 2013
Algeria's defender Madjid Bougherra (Photo: AFP)
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Algeria Captain Madjid Bougherra believes his side got a favourable World Cup draw but insisted they will need to work hard if they are to advance to the knockout stage in next year's Brazil finals.

"The draw was kind to us but everything can happen in this group and we have to keep our feet on the ground," Bougherra told Al Jazeera sports.

The Desert Foxes avoided the big guns as they were paired with Russia, Belgium and South Korea in Group H.

"I wanted to face Brazil in a world-class confrontation. We have Belgium and Russia who are the favourites in this group. We will try to play big games and honor Algeria," he added.

Algeria finished fourth in their World Cup group in 2010 with a single point.

"We have to be very well prepared to realize a better result. We have a very young team and a lot of them will play their first ever World Cup. It will also depend on how much the team will be able to handle pressure," Bougherra concluded.

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