Algeria's Vahid Halilhodzic replaced his captain Madjid Bouguerra with Esseid Belkalem. Rafik Halliche will lead the Algeria team instead.
Algeria can progress to the knockout stages of the World Cup for the first time if it beats Russia at Arena da Baixada in the southern Brazilian city of Curitiba. A draw may well be enough, too.
Russia can only progress if it beats Algeria and South Korea does not beat group leader Belgium by a margin that would undo the current advantage Capello's team has on goal difference.
Russia: Igor Akinfeev, Alexei Kozlov, Dmitry Kombarov, Vasily Berezutskiy, Sergei Ignashevich, Denis Glushakov, Viktor Faizulin, Oleg Shatov, Alexander Samedov, Alexander Kokorin, Aleksandr Kerzhakov.
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- Aleksandr Kerzhakov
- Rafik Halliche