Rousing welcome to Algerian soccer team back home
Brasilia: The Algerian soccer team received a "hero`s welcome" upon their arrival at the Houari Boumediene International Airport here, following their impressive performance in the World Cup in Brazil.
The team, captained by Madjid Bouguerra, was welcomed Wednesday by top government officials, including Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal and Sport Minister Mohamed Tahmi, reports Xinhua.
There was a massive crowd who rushed to the players to take pictures with them.
The team along with Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhozic drove in an open-top bus to the President`s Office.
Along their way, the national team received a rousing welcome in the crowded streets. Fans waved national flag and chanted patriotic slogans, including the famous "One, Two Three, Viva l`Algerie".
The participation of the Desert Foxes at the World Cup, being held in Brazil, was impressive, as they managed to make it to the knockout stage for the first time in their history.
They lost to Belgium in the opening game, before striking South Korea 4-2 and drawing with Russia 1-1. In the round of 16, Algeria faced Germany and lost 1-2 in extended time.
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