Algeria came from behind to draw with Russia and reach the last 16 of the Fifa World Cup for the first time.

Ex-England boss Fabio Capello saw his Russia side take an early lead when an unmarked Aleksandr Kokorin headed in from Dmitri Kombarov's left-wing cross.

But Algeria grabbed an equaliser in the second half as Islam Slimani converted from Yacine Brahimi's free-kick.

Russia could not score a winning goal as Algeria held on to secure a tie with Germany in the second round on Monday.

Igor Akinfeev

A laser was shone into the face of Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev moments before Algeria's goal

However, the north Africans' equaliser was a controversial one as television pictures showed a laser from the crowd had been shone in the face of Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev moments before the goal.

Nevertheless, the CSKA Moscow custodian will be unhappy with the concession as he came off his line to try to intercept Brahimi's delivery but failed to get there ahead of Slimani.

The goalkeeper had also made a costly error in his side's opening 1-1 draw with South Korea as he let a shot from Lee Keun-Ho slip through his fingers and into the net.

Analysis

"Russia were shocking at the last Euros, and they never seem to improve. Everyone thinks that they'll do well, because the Russian League looks quite strong. But they don't have any width or clever players.

"They've no one who can beat anyone. They've never had a number nine and they're clueless going forward. There's nothing to them."

Those dropped points proved decisive as Algeria, who failed to advance past the first phase in 1982, 1986 and 2010, joined Group H winners Belgium in the next round.

Capello had guided England into the last 16 in South Africa but his Russia side failed to win any of their three group games in Brazil. They only found the net twice and did not have the cutting edge to score another against the Algerians, despite piling on the pressure in the closing stages.

The Russians - who will host the 2018 finals - knew a victory would put them through to the last 16 and they made a perfect start as they took the lead in the sixth minute.

Viktor Fayzulin released Kombarov and his cross was met by Kokorin, who powered a header from 12 yards past goalkeeper Rais M'bolhi.

Algeria fought their way back into the game, but Akinfeev saved weak efforts from Djamel Mesbah and Brahimi and was also well placed to block Slimani's powerful header from eight yards.

Last-16 matches and teams out

  • Last 16: Brazil v Chile, Colombia v Uruguay, Netherlands v Mexico, Costa Rica v Greece, France v Nigeria, Germany v Algeria, Argentina v Switzerland, Belgium v USA
  • Teams out: Australia, Bosnia-Hercegovina, Cameroon, Croatia, Ecuador, England, Ghana, Honduras, Iran, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Spain, Portugal, Russia, South Korea

Russia almost doubled their lead three minutes into the second half, but Aleksandr Samedov was denied by M'bolhi after linking up with Kokorin.

But Slimani, who scored in Algeria's 4-2 victory against South Korea on Sunday, equalised on the hour with what turned out to be the most important goal in their history.

Russia pushed forward in a desperate attempt to get the goal that would have taken them into the last 16 for the first time since the break-up of the old Soviet Union.

Their best chance fell to Aleksandr Kerzhakov, but his low attempt was saved by M'bolhi as Algeria held on for a historic result.

Algeria v Russia match stats

Algeria failed to keep a clean sheet for the 11th time in their 12 World Cup matches

Algeria become the sixth different African team to make the knockout stages of a World Cup, emulating Morocco, Cameroon, Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana

Russia have gone out of the World Cup in the group phase in their last three appearances - 1994, 2002 and 2014

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic said: "Algeria played a heroic match and our qualification is perfectly deserved.

"During the first half Russia used their experience, my players were a bit naive."

Russia coach Fabio Capello said: "Our goalkeeper was affected by a laser 10 seconds before the goal. He was blinded by a laser, there are photos, films of it. I'm not looking for excuses. I accept defeats."

Asked whether he would stay in charge of the Russian side, Capello replied: "If they still want me, yes."

Islam Slimani

Islam Slimani scored the equaliser to take Algeria into the last 16 for the first time

Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello has only won one of his seven World Cup games as a coach. He took England to the last 16 in South Africa in 2010, but has exited in the group phase with Russia in Brazil

Algeria fans

Algeria went out in the group phase of the 1982, 1986 and 2010 World Cups

Aleksandr Kokorin's goal gave Russia an early lead against Algeria

Aleksandr Kokorin's header gave Russia an early lead against Algeria in Curitiba

Russia celebrate

Russia had only scored once in their two previous World Cup games but went ahead after six minutes

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (6)

Algeria

  • 23 M'Bolhi
  • 20 Mandi
  • 06 Mesbah Booked
  • 14 Bentaleb
  • 04 Belkalem
  • 05 Halliche
  • 10 Feghouli
  • 12 Medjani
  • 13 Slimani (Soudani - 91' )
  • 11 Brahimi (Yebda - 71' )
  • 18 Djabou (Ghilas - 77' Booked )

Substitutes

  • 01 Mohamed
  • 02 Bougherra
  • 03 Ghoulam
  • 07 Yebda
  • 08 Lacen
  • 09 Ghilas
  • 15 Soudani
  • 16 Zemmamouche
  • 17 Cadamuro
  • 19 Taïder
  • 21 Mahrez
  • 22 Mostefa

Russia

  • 01 Akinfeev
  • 02 Kozlov Booked
  • 23 Kombarov Booked
  • 08 Glushakov (Denisov - 45' )
  • 14 Berezoutski
  • 04 Ignashevitch
  • 11 Kerzhakov (Kanunnikov - 81' )
  • 20 Faizulin
  • 09 Kokorin
  • 17 Shatov (Dzagoev - 67' )
  • 19 Samedov

Substitutes

  • 03 Schennikov
  • 05 Semenov
  • 06 Kanunnikov
  • 07 Denisov
  • 10 Dzagoev
  • 12 Lodygin
  • 13 Granat
  • 15 Mogilevets
  • 16 Ryzhikov
  • 18 Zhirkov
  • 21 Ionov
  • 22 Eshchenko
Ref: Cüneyt Çakir
Att: 39,311

Match Stats

Shots

8 9

On target

6 4

Corners

3 4

Fouls

15 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Algeria 1, Russia 1.

90:00 +4:02 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Algeria 1, Russia 1.

90:00 +3:36

Foul by Sergei Ignashevitch (Russia).

90:00 +3:36

Soudani (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +2:55

Foul by Igor Denisov (Russia).

90:00 +2:55

Soudani (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +1:17 Booking

Booking Liassine Cadamuro (Algeria) is shown the yellow card.

90:00 +0:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Algeria. Soudani replaces Islam Slimani.

89:37

Foul by Alexander Kokorin (Russia).

89:37

Carl Medjani (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:16

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Nabil Ghilas.

87:34

Igor Denisov (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

87:34

Foul by Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria).

86:00 Booking

Booking Nabil Ghilas (Algeria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

85:58

Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

85:58

Foul by Nabil Ghilas (Algeria).

80:48

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Essaïd Belkalem.

80:17 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Russia. Maksim Kanunnikov replaces Alexander Kerzhakov.

76:07 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Algeria. Nabil Ghilas replaces Abdelmoumene Djabou.

75:42

Foul by Alan Dzagoev (Russia).

75:42

Essaïd Belkalem (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:44

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73:44

Delay in match Islam Slimani (Algeria) because of an injury.

73:13

Attempt saved. Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Hassan Yebda.

72:10

Igor Denisov (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

72:10

Foul by Hassan Yebda (Algeria).

70:48 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Algeria. Hassan Yebda replaces Yacine Brahimi.

70:08

Attempt blocked. Alexander Kokorin (Russia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alan Dzagoev.

69:18

Attempt saved. Alexander Kerzhakov (Russia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandr Samedov.

68:06

Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:06

Foul by Carl Medjani (Algeria).

66:55 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Russia. Alan Dzagoev replaces Oleg Shatov.

65:37

Offside, Russia. Vassili Berezoutski tries a through ball, but Alexander Kokorin is caught offside.

65:12

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Carl Medjani.

63:40

Attempt saved. Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Sofiane Feghouli.

62:29

Foul by Aissa Mandi (Algeria).

62:29

Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

61:30

Attempt saved. Igor Denisov (Russia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Viktor Faizulin.

59:15 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Algeria 1, Russia 1. Islam Slimani (Algeria) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yacine Brahimi with a cross following a set piece situation.

58:25 Booking

Booking Aleksei Kozlov (Russia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

58:22

Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

58:22

Foul by Aleksei Kozlov (Russia).

57:13

Foul by Essaïd Belkalem (Algeria).

57:13

Sergei Ignashevitch (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

56:19 Booking

Booking Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

56:13

Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

56:13

Foul by Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia).

55:41

Offside, Russia. Viktor Faizulin tries a through ball, but Alexander Kerzhakov is caught offside.

52:29

Essaïd Belkalem (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:29

Foul by Alexander Kokorin (Russia).

51:38

Carl Medjani (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

51:38

Foul by Alexander Kokorin (Russia).

50:11

Corner, Russia. Conceded by Carl Medjani.

50:09

Attempt missed. Alexander Kerzhakov (Russia) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Aleksandr Samedov.

48:37

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Sergei Ignashevitch.

47:48

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

47:48

Foul by Igor Denisov (Russia).

46:34

Attempt saved. Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alexander Kokorin.

45:00

Second Half begins Algeria 0, Russia 1.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Russia. Igor Denisov replaces Denis Glushakov.

45:00 +1:01 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Algeria 0, Russia 1.

44:29

Attempt missed. Essaïd Belkalem (Algeria) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Djamel Mesbah with a cross following a set piece situation.

44:00

Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

44:00

Foul by Aleksei Kozlov (Russia).

42:28

Attempt saved. Islam Slimani (Algeria) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yacine Brahimi with a cross.

42:01

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Aleksei Kozlov.

40:38

Foul by Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria).

40:38

Sergei Ignashevitch (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:25

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

40:25

Foul by Aleksandr Samedov (Russia).

38:57 Booking

Booking Djamel Mesbah (Algeria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

38:50

Foul by Djamel Mesbah (Algeria).

38:50

Alexander Kerzhakov (Russia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:23

Foul by Essaïd Belkalem (Algeria).

37:23

Alexander Kokorin (Russia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

35:30

Offside, Algeria. Islam Slimani tries a through ball, but Abdelmoumene Djabou is caught offside.

34:21

Attempt saved. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nabil Bentaleb.

32:09

Foul by Djamel Mesbah (Algeria).

32:09

Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

29:29

Foul by Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia).

29:29

Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:50

Offside, Algeria. Islam Slimani tries a through ball, but Aissa Mandi is caught offside.

28:16

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Aleksei Kozlov.

26:23

Attempt saved. Djamel Mesbah (Algeria) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Yacine Brahimi.

25:22

Attempt missed. Oleg Shatov (Russia) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Viktor Faizulin.

24:59

Alexander Kerzhakov (Russia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

24:59

Foul by Djamel Mesbah (Algeria).

23:43

Attempt missed. Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Viktor Faizulin.

22:40

Foul by Yacine Brahimi (Algeria).

22:40

Viktor Faizulin (Russia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:08

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

21:08

Foul by Denis Glushakov (Russia).

20:09

Alexander Kokorin (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:09

Foul by Carl Medjani (Algeria).

19:32

Offside, Russia. Aleksandr Samedov tries a through ball, but Alexander Kerzhakov is caught offside.

18:19

Attempt missed. Alexander Kokorin (Russia) header from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aleksandr Samedov with a cross.

17:03

Foul by Djamel Mesbah (Algeria).

17:03

Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:59

Foul by Carl Medjani (Algeria).

14:59

Aleksandr Samedov (Russia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

7:41

Attempt missed. Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

7:02

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

7:02

Foul by Dmitriy Kombarov (Russia).

5:47 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Algeria 0, Russia 1. Alexander Kokorin (Russia) header from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Dmitriy Kombarov with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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