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Germany's players celebrate a goal Reuters

Germany will take on Algeria in the 2014 World Cup round-of-16 match, which will kick off from the Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre on Monday.

Where to Watch Live

The kick-off is set for 9pm BST. Live coverage is on ITV and ITV HD. Live Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


Germany will come into this game as favourites to progress to the quarter finals. They have looked one of the strongest teams during the group stages and are among the group of teams that could go all the way. The Germans have been more efficient than prolific making sure they topped their group.

Joachim Low might stick to the same side that started the previous game, with exception of Lukas Podolski who is injured and doubtful for this game. Low will be hoping Thomas Muller can continue his goal scoring exploits which has seen him score nine goals in his last nine World Cup matches. The German coach will hope that his other players come into form as well with bigger matches coming up if they cross this hurdle.

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Algeria's Yacine Brahimi celebrates with Madjid Bougherra, Nabil Bentaleb and Rafik Halliche Reuters

Meanwhile, Algeria come into this match with nothing to lose. They have already gone past all expectations in this World Cup. It will just be one big party for the Algerian fans, and the players will do good to just enjoy the football and express themselves.

Vahid Halilhodzic's Algerian team has shown that they are very compact in defence yet can attack with a lot of verve. This is a completely different team from the one that arrived and left the 2010 World Cup without scoring a single goal. They have a talented bunch of players in Sofiane Feghouli, Islam Slimani, Yacine Brahimi, and Abdelmoumene Djabou, who could pose a threat to Germany.

What Managers Say

Joachim Low (Germany): "We must remain focused and on our toes because any complacency will be punished. I took a look at Algeria yesterday for an hour and I know we're up against a very compact side who run a lot and are aggressive. I've rarely seen a team defend so vehemently, but still attack with purpose. Their whole country is euphoric, so we're up against strong opponents."

Vahid Halilhodzic (Algeria): "When you see the Italy, England, Portugal and Spain already eliminated, it is exceptional to be in the 16 best teams. Now, Germany has the right to lose. I said again that if in 1982 an Algerian team can beat a great team of Germany, then why can't we? If we lose, we will congratulate them because they will have been better and if we win everyone will appreciate this Algeria team a little more. Now, we are confident in our chances and we know we can make something if we are at our best. We will have to be up for the fight on Monday."


Germany 3 - 0 Algeria

Betting Odds (Bwin)

Germany: 1/3

Algeria: 31/4

Draw: 17/4

Team Form


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): W D W W D
  • Last Result: Germany 1 – 0 USA


  • Last Five (all competitions, most recent first): D W L W W
  • Last Result: Algeria 1 – 1 Russia

Team News


  • Injured: Lukas Podolski
  • Doubtful:N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: Neuer (GK)—Boateng, Hummels, Mertesacker, Höwedes—Kroos, Lahm, Schweinsteiger—Özil, Müller, Götze


  • Injured: N/A
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Probable Lineup: M'Bohli (GK)—Mesbah, Halliche, Belkalem, Mandl—Bentaleb, Medjani—Djabou, Brahimi, Feghouli, Slimani