Algerian players donate prize money to Gaza

Monday, July 7, 2014
Islam Slimani said Algeria's players would donate about US$9 million in prize money to Gaza.

Players in Algeria's national football team have announced that they plan to put prize money earned in the World Cup to good use, said on July 2.

Striker Islam Slimani said the entire squad would donate the earnings to the people of embattled Gaza, saying “They need it more than us”. said: “Algeria won over a lot of new fans with a spirited World Cup that saw them advance into the round of 16 for the first time in the country's history and fought valiantly to an extra-time defeat to favoured Germany.

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