Wednesday’s match between Algeria and the United States could be an instant classic.
Both teams can still make it to the round of 16 and each is coming off their best match of the tournament.
The US was able to tie Slovenia after being down 2-0 at halftime and almost had a chance to win. Algeria was a huge underdog against England but was able to keep a clean sheet and get the draw.
On paper the US appears to be the superior team, but the Desert Foxes will not go down easily.
Out of the 23 man roster, 17 of Algeria’s players were born in France (France could have used them). Also, several of their players play in top flight European leagues.
Who has the advantages at each position? Let’s take a look.