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Algeria will look to avenge events from 32 years ago when they take on Germany in their last 16 clash.

In 1982, the Algerians caused one of the biggest upsets in world cup history when goals from Rabah Majder and Lakhdar Belloumi inspired a 2-1 win over West Germany in their first ever appearance at the tournament.

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However their chances of progress diminished when the Germans recovered to beat Austria 1-0 win in their final game, despite Algeria, who had lost to Austria 1-0 in their 2nd game, beating Chile 3-2.

The circumstances surrounding that German win still cause debate.

Austria and West Germany may have had an intense footballing rivalry however on this occasion it appeared that they found a common ground. A one or two goal win for West Germany would have been enough to send both teams through to the second round of the competition.

Any more than this and Austria would be packing their bags. A win or a draw for Austria would knock West Germany out in the first round of the competition.

West Germany scored what proved to be the winner very early before the match descended into a farce with neither side doing anything to affect the result. Algeria were out, but they haven’t forgotten.

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic want his side to use those events from 32 years ago to inspire a history making place in the quarter-finals.

“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? He told RMC. “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.”

Algeria will be confident of getting a result having overcome the challenge of Russia and South Korea to advance as runners up in the group behind Belgium.

Germany meanwhile claimed top spot in a group of death which consisted of Portugal, USA and Ghana.

An opening day win over Portugal was followed up with a 2-2 draw with Ghana before they closed out the group with a narrow 1-0 win over USA.

Neither side has any injury worries ahead of the game.

Islam Slimani and Sofiane Feghouli are the key men for Algeria while for Germany, Thomas Mueller, second in the top scoring charts, and Bastian Schweinsteiger has impressed so far.

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Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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