June 17, 2014 / 4:47 PM / 5 years ago

Algeria end 28-year wait for World Cup goal

Algeria's Sofiane Feghouli celebrates after scoring a goal during their 2014 World Cup Group H soccer match against Belgium at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 17, 2014. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - Algeria ended their 28-year-old wait for a World Cup goal when Sofiane Feghouli converted a spot kick in the 25th minute to give them a 1-0 lead over Belgium in their Group H opener on Tuesday.

Feghouli’s goal was their first since their 1-1 draw against Northern Ireland when Djamel Zidane was on target in the 1986 tournament. They had since gone five World Cup games without a goal.

Algeria also play South Korea and Russia in their group.

Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; editing by Justin Palmer

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