Algeria striker announces team will donate World Cup prize money

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Homecoming: The Algerian squad are paraded through Algiers on an open-top bus on Wednesday Homecoming: The Algerian squad are paraded through Algiers on an open-top bus on Wednesday

Tony Seed (July 3) – Algeria striker Islam Slimani said that the team will donate their World Cup prize money to the people in Gaza because “they need it more than us.” It will be a solid contribution, around $9 million. Surely a gesture for respect.

Islam Slimani Algeria striker Islam Slimani

Previously the team had dedicated their victory in the opening round to Palestine. They followed that up by playing an inspired game that scared top-ranked Germany, which was fortunate to win in extra-time.

The astounding act of kindness was revealed by journalist Waleed Abu Nada earlier today.

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