Algeria to donate World Cup prize money to Gaza

Forward Islam Slimani says, "They need it more than us"; underdog Algeria nearly beat favorite Germany in Round of 16 game this week.

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July 3, 2014 09:11
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Algeria's soccer players (on bus) are welcomed by fans in downtown Algiers, after returning from the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament, July 2, 2014. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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The Algerian national team, which gave Germany a run for their money in this week's World Cup Round of 16 game, announced that it will be donating their prize money to the people of Gaza, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

Algeria forward Islam Slimani, who plays for Sporting Lisbon, was quoted by the Mail as saying, "They need it more than us."

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The team returned home to a heroes' welcome after they managed to push Germany into extra-time, before conceding 2-1.

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