Algeria World Cup team donates £5m prize money to Gaza

Algeria World Cup team donates £5m prize money to Gaza

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Algeria will donate their £5.25m ($9m) Brazil World Cup second round prize money to the people of Gaza, according to striker Islam Slimani.

The North African side won a new legion of fans after their heroic Group H performances earned them a Second Round tie against Germany.

Slimani, a striker for Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon, announced that the entire squad will donate their hefty prize money to the occupied territory because “they need it more than us”, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

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The Gaza Strip is a narrow territory occupied by Israel currently under a land, sea and air blockade. Humanitarian conditions have continued to deteriorate rapidly because of the blockade, according to the United Nations and aid agencies. [Emphasis added]

The Algeria team returned to the capital of Algiers for an open-top parade through the city centre after reaching the Second Round of the global tournament for the first time in their history.

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