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Loftus Versfeld Stadium (ATT 35,827) 23rd June 2010 - Kick off 15:00

USA United States of America vs Algeria Algeria

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Group C still up for grabs

Last Updated: 23/06/10 10:20am

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Algeria and USA lock horns in their final Group C clash with both sides in with a chance of progression.

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The stakes could not be much higher in the first ever meeting between the two countries

A win for USA will secure a spot in the last 16 for Bob Bradley's men, while a draw could be good enough if England fail to beat Slovenia.

Algeria must win to have any chance of qualifying and they may need to win by a two-goal margin dependent on England's result against Slovenia.

USA will be pressed into an enforced change with Robbie Findley suspended after picking up two bookings in the opening two games.

In his absence Clint Dempsey could be moved further forward alongside Jozy Altidore in attack.

Benny Feilhaber is pushing for a place in the starting line-up after impressing off the bench in the 2-2 draw with Slovenia.

Rangers midfielder Maurice Edu could also start in place of Jose Torres after he was replaced at half-time against Slovenia.

Algeria welcome striker Abdelkader Ghezzal back into the squad after he missed last Friday's goalless draw with England through suspension

Desert Foxes' first-choice goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi is available again after recovering from a knee injury, but Rais M'Bolhi may keep his place after keeping a clean sheet against England.

Algeria coach Rabah Saadane is likely to stick with the same starting XI that did so well against England as the Africans look to defy the odds and qualify for the knockout stages.

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