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World Cup live blog: June 30

June 30, 2014

The knockout round continues with France vs. Nigeria at noon, followed by Germany vs. Algeria at 4 p.m.

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While France sailed through quite easily today, it was a nail-biter between Germany and Algeria. In the end, Germany pulled more goals out in extra time than Algeria, ensuring a quarterfinal between two European powers. Get a full recap and all the stats by clicking here, and see you tomorrow for Argentina vs. Switzerland and the USA vs. Belgium.

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Mesut Ozil (Oliver Weiken)

Mesut Ozil (Oliver Weiken/EPA)

Well, who knew both teams would save the entire game for extra time? All three goals that were scored during the game came in the 30 minutes of extra time. And Algeria made things extra exciting by waiting till the stoppage time in extra time. Wow!

In the end, though, Algeria could not equalize (at that point, they had just 30 seconds to do so), which means the last African team in the World Cup is now out, and Germany will advance to meet France in the quarterfinals on July 4.

Here’s how the stats shook out:

Germany Algeria
2 Goals 1
1 Assists 1
28 Shots 10
21 Shots on Goal 6
5 Saves 19
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
21 Crosses 11
10 Corner Kicks 4
4 Offside 4
11 Fouls Committed 21
1 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
66% Ball Possession 34%
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Perhaps, Germany did not just ensure their win… Djabou scores in stoppage time during extra time. They have just about 30 second to equalize, however.

Abdelmoumene Djabou scores for Algeria late in Extra Time to ... on Twitpic
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Mesut Ozil popped this one past the goalkeeper and two Algerian defenders to put Germany up 2-0.

Mesut Özil scores to put Germany up 2-0 [GIF]: on Twitpic
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It didn’t turn out as planned. The Algerian, who’s been in the game since the beginning, had the ball tackled away from him.

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Algeria's midfielder Medhi Lacen vies with Germany's defender Per Mertesacker. (Lucas Uebel/AFP/Getty Images)

Algeria’s midfielder Medhi Lacen vies with Germany’s defender Per Mertesacker. (Lucas Uebel/AFP/Getty Images)


Well, except for the fresher substitutes.

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A very tired Schweinsteiger exits the field, while the fresh-legged Christoph Kramer goes on.

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And he got a yellow card for it.

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Andre Schurrle (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

Andre Schurrle (Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty Images)

We’ll see if they use it as they head into the second 15-minute chunk of extra time.

So far, they’ve benched Gotze and Mustafi and put in Schurrle (the goal scorer) and Khedira.

The Algerian, meanwhile, have used all of their substitutions. They benched Taider, Halliche and Soudani and put in Brahimi, Bougherra and Djabou.

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Algeria coach is here to PUMP. YOU. UP. [GIF]: on Twitpic
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This is a much more enthusiastic than this.

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André Schürrle scores in the first minute of Extra Time to pu... on Twitpic
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(Via Gfycat.com)

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After 90 minutes of nothing, it took just 90 seconds for Andre Schurrle to put Germany up 1-0 in extra time. The pressure’s on Algeria now.

This post mistakenly named Muller has the goal scorer when it was first published.

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People react as they watch Germany play against Algeria at the Fanmeile public viewing arena in Berlin. (Thomas Berlin/Reuters)

People react as they watch Germany play against Algeria at the Fanmeile public viewing arena in Berlin. (Thomas Berlin/Reuters)

After 90 minutes of regulation times, the score remains 0-0, which means get ready for 30 more minutes of Algeria vs. Germany.

I think it’s safe to say everyone is surprised about this, as the Germans were expected to sweep the Algerians. Needless to say, that did not happen, despite how much longer the Europeans have possessed the ball.

Here’s how the stats have broken down so far.

Germany Algeria
0 Goals 0
0 Assists 0
21 Shots 7
14 Shots on Goal 4
4 Saves 14
0 Penalties Scored 0
0 Penalty Kicks 0
18 Crosses 7
9 Corner Kicks 3
3 Offside 3
8 Fouls Committed 18
0 Cautions/Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
69% Ball Possession 31%
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How can you tell? Whenever Germany has possession of the ball boos ring out from the crowd. And Algeria? Cheers, cheers and more cheers.

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This time he got in front of a hot header from Schweinsteiger. The score is STILL 0-0.

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Someone somewhere got really confused with a German free kick and players were running everywhere. ESPN announcers called it “comedic relief.”

Muller was supposed to run in front of the ball to get behind the Algerian wall, but he tripped and fell instead.

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It doesn’t look great…

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He may not be coming out of the goal area very often, like his German counterpart, but Algeria’s goalkeeper is making things happen. Or, perhaps more fittingly, making things not happen. He just had another clutch save, this time against Muller.

Germany didn't score here and I have no words to describ... on Twitpic
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Yacine Brahimi, who started against Russia, will come in for Saphir Taider. About one in six goals have been made by substitutes this World Cup, according to ESPN commentators. Perhaps Brahimi can pad that stat.

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