Algeria to donate World Cup prize money to Gaza

The Algerian World Cup team has decided to donate their team salary of $9 million they got after their Round of 16 match with Germany to the people of Gaza, revealed one of the squad’s forwards.

“They need it more than us,” 26-year old Islam Slimani, whose club is Sporting Lisbon.

The manager of the team hasn’t yet officially confirmed Slimani’s statement.

June, 30 the team from Algeria lost 2:1 to the Germans the Round of 16 in a fierce battle.

Algeria Gaza World Cup tweet

Germany team needed extra time to beat Algeria and reach the quarter-finals.

Algeria was the only Arab country playing in the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The Desert Foxes from North Africa won the respect of the football fans after the team became one of the leaders in Group H. The Algerians pushed through round of 16 for the first time, giving their fans plenty of reasons to cheer and smile.

Algeria World Cup team

Algerian 2014 World Cup team

Source: http://rt.com/news/170180-algeria-team-donate-gaza/