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16/06/1982 Algeria shocks at its World Cup debut

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Algeria debuted at the 1982 FIFA World Cup by recording a shock 2–1 win over West Germany on the opening day, described as the "greatest World Cup upset since North Korea beat Italy in 1966", and as "one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history". Algeria became the first African and Arab team to defeat a European team at the FIFA World Cup.
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