Saadane warns side after hapless showing

29 May 2010 01:38

Algeria coach Rabah Saadane has warned his players they face World Cup humiliation at the hands of England if they do not improve.

The North African side were comprehensively beaten 3-0 by the Republic of Ireland - who will not be in South Africa - at Dublin's RDS on Friday night, just three weeks before they are due to meet Fabio Capello's men in Cape Town.

"Ireland are a formidable team - they were superior to us and deserve a place in the World Cup," said Saadane. "But England will be a tougher team than the one we faced tonight. They are one of my favourites to reach the final."

Source: PA

World Cup Group G

Belgium 1 0 0 3 3
England 1 0 0 1 3
Tunisa 0 0 1 -1 0
Panama 0 0 1 -3 0
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