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Spare a thought for Algeria. On Monday, after playing Germany, the country became the latest and perhaps the greatest team to go through the agonizing throes of “if only” and “we were so close.” If only their super keeper Raïs M’Bolhi had saved one more German strike to add to his total of nine stunning saves, the team might have gone through on penalties. Algeria was so close to its first quarter-final place, and so close to one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history. Uli, a German fan from Berlin, said he’s grateful Germany won, considering how terrible the first half went for his team:



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