The Algerian World Cup team has decided to donate their team salary of $9 million they got after their Round of 16 match with Germany to the people of Gaza, revealed one of the squad’s forwards.
"They need it more than us," 26-year old Islam Slimani, whose club is Sporting Lisbon.
The manager of the team hasn’t yet officially confirmed Slimani’s statement.
June, 30 the team from Algeria lost 2:1 to the Germans the Round of 16 in a fierce battle.
BREAKING: Algeria's Islam Slimani has revealed that the country's squad will donate their World Cup bonus to the people of Gaza.— FIFA World Cup 2014 (@WorldCup_Net) July 2, 2014
Germany team needed extra time to beat Algeria and reach the quarter-finals.
Algeria was the only Arab country playing in the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup.
— Noafinho vanNeymessi (@noaf__14) July 3, 2014
However some of the celebrations got out of control in France. Hundreds of the Algerian team’s fans flooded the streets, with officers making at least 74 arrests.
— Haider (@YahoodiSaazish) July 3, 2014