Algerian supporters would have his FIFA World Cup Brazil ™ approaching their country 2014 opener against Belgium with a certain trepidation, given the fact that their heroes on the edge of the is with a most unwanted from the competition statistical records were saddled.
If Les Fennec is not found before the 36th minute in the network, she would have been through the longest goalless sequence in the history of the World Cup. Algeria had not since Djamel Zidane's strike against Northern Ireland in Mexico 1986 - football - scored a run of 506 consecutive minutes but with Bolivia's apparent 517 minutes finally found a way in the tournament to the target.
The North Africans a penalty was awarded in the 25th minute of the encounter of Group H, after foul on Sofiane Feghouli from Belgian Defender Jan Vertonghen. While the whole country the breath held, the dynamic playmaker, even picked up, his composure and slot held his spot kick right next to the diving Thibaut Courtois.
This was in contrast to two Spanish League matches between Valencia and Atletico Madrid this season in the Algerian footballer no way past the impressive goalkeeper could find. "I'm so proud of it, finally shot a goal for Algeria after these 28 years of waiting. It was one of the biggest moments in my career; the sense of joy was indescribable", Feghouli, 24, told FIFA.com after the game.
"At the world championships a dream I had as a young boy is represented Algeria. I for the first time to kick a ball around on the street, when I was a kid, and today, I a goal in the World Cup in Brazil shot. It is amazing! The Algerian people had waited this moment for a very long time, "he continued.
Feghouli was the glee short-lived, as the game completely in the second half turned Rouges Les Diables and extend to depriving themselves of the Algerians a valuable World Cup victory their winless on seven.
However, was the former Grenoble player despite the 2-1-defeat pleased with the teamwork. "We held out for 70 minutes against one of the strongest Nations in the World Cup. We have learned a lot from the game. As a young team, we have nothing to lose, "he explained.
"It's always disappointing to lose, but we need the positive aspects, in particular the manner note we played as a unit. We fought to show great teamwork, and that's why I still think we reach the knockout stage, "the skilful African added.
To achieve this goal, Feghouli and his team-mates must have the upper hand over South Korea on Sunday, also have their eyes on the qualification for the knockout stage. "There are no easy matches in this tournament; the level is very high, "he said.
"We are 100 percent against the South Koreans. There is often little things that make all the difference, as we have seen the Belgium match. At this level can tiny mistake will be expensive. We are now very focused and in a different way, these problems caused and want to play in the search after the victory.
"We are backed by 40 million fans back home, as well as the entire Arab world. We have therefore a great responsibility. We always try to give everything that we have in any game, so that they can be proud of us, and we have no intention to change this habit "closed the Algerian No10, who his debut against Gambia in February 2012 made.
As it is against Belgium Feghouli write a new chapter in the history of Algerian football and propelling his teammates to their first World Cup success since a 3-2-be confident victory over Chile in Spain 1982.