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World Cup: Slovenia Beat Algeria in Opener

Polokwane, 13 June - A 79th minute goal by Robert Koren lifted Slovenia to a 1:0 (0:0) victory over Algeria in a scrappy affair in Polokwane on Sunday. The win is Slovenia's first ever at a World Cup.

Polokwane, South Africa
Slovenia cheer after securing their first ever World Cup victory with a 1:0 against Algeria.
Photo: Xinhua/STA

Polokwane, South Africa
Slovenia cheer after securing their first ever World Cup victory with a 1:0 against Algeria.
Photo: Xinhua/STA

Polokwane, South Africa
Slovenian keeper Samir Handanovic facing Algerian defender Madjid Bougherra in a Group C World Cup match that sees Slovenia win 1:0.
Photo: Xinhua/STA

Polokwane, South Africa
Slovenian striker Zlatko Dedic (green) battles Algerian Madjid Bougherra in a Group C World Cup match that sees Slovenia win 1:0.
Photo: Xinhua/STA

Polokwane, South Africa
Robert Koren celebrates after scoring the only goal against Algeria, taking Slovenia to their first World Cup win.
Photo: Xinhua/STA

Polokwane, South Africa
Robert Koren celebrates after scoring the only goal against Algeria, taking Slovenia to their first World Cup win.
Photo: Xinhua/STA

Polokwane, South Africa
Striker Zlatko Dedic jumps over an Algerian defender in a World Cup match that sees Slovenia win 1:0.
Photo: Xinhua/STA

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