France midfielder Patrick Vieira believes African stars such as Didier Drogba and Samuel Eto'o were under too much pressure and lacked the support they needed to help their sides reach the knockout stages of the World Cup.
Algeria footballer Rafik Saifi faces a FIFA investigation after a female journalist claimed he slapped her in the aftermath of his side's defeat to USA.
Algeria coach Rabah Saadane has cast doubts over his future after they crashed out of the World Cup to a late goal from the USA.
Algeria coach Rabah Saadane has upped the stakes ahead of his team's Group C clash against USA, saying his side are not only representing the country but also Africa and the Arab world.
USA midfielder Landon Donovan has admitted that he is unsure over how Group C opponents Algeria will approach their game on Wednesday.
Steven Gerrard said England have "no excuses" after their dismal 0-0 draw with Algeria left them needing a win in their final game to stay in the tournament.
It is being reported that David James will replace Robert Green in goal for England tonight in their World Cup Group C match against Algeria in Cape Town.
England captain Steven Gerrard has called on star striker Wayne Rooney to start delivering goals ahead of England's Group C clash with Algeria on Friday.
Algeria defender Madjid Bougherra says they will take no notice of Wayne Rooney's suggestion England will not have to hit peak form to take three points on Friday.
Fabio Capello has confirmed England midfielder Gareth Barry will start Friday's World Cup match against Algeria in Cape Town.