World Cup 2014: Algeria did not go in to the World Cup with high expectations, but after making it to the Round of 16 they are leaving with heads held high.
On the pitch the team accomplished a lot. For the first time since 1986 the team actually scored a goal in World Cup action. Their four goal game against South Korea was the first time a team from an African nation scored four goals in a World Cup game. In fact, with seven goals during the tournament the team surpassed it’s previous World Cup goal total.
Not only did they score, but they played well enough to move on to the knockout stages of the World Cup before losing to Germany in the Round of 16.
So there is plenty for the team and its fans to be proud of, but it is something that the team did away from the pitch that they should be proud of the most.
They did not take a penny of the salary they earned from playing in the World Cup. Instead they donated it to people that need it much more than they do.
BREAKING: Algeria’s Islam Slimani has revealed that the country’s squad will donate their World Cup bonus to the people of Gaza.
— FIFA World Cup 2014 (@WorldCup_Net) July 2, 2014
Well done gentlemen. Well done indeed.[RT]