On this day: Belloumi strokes home winner as Algeria shocks West Germany at 1982 World Cup

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FILE - In this June 16, 1982 file photo, Algeria's Lakhdar Belloumi, left, celebrates after scoring the second and winning goal for his team during the World Cup soccer match between Algeria and West Germany in Gijon, Spain. On this day: Algeria beats West Germany 2-1 in one of the great upsets in World Cup history. (AP Photo/File)

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On June 16 in World Cup history: Algeria shocks West Germany in Gijon, Spain, in 1982.

Algeria's 2-1 victory over one of the tournament favorites was only Africa's second ever in World Cup finals history. A minute after West Germany drew level through captain Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Lakhdar Belloumi stroked home the winner in the 68th minute. Belloumi said Algeria's victory provided a "blueprint" for other smaller nations to follow in future World Cups. Despite its win, Algeria failed to make it out of the group after a controversial match later between West Germany and Austria.

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