The same string of problems occurs every SWC campaign that diverge an African teams or are African teams just not good enough.
Germany booked their place in the SWC quarter-finals following a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Algeria in Porto Alegre.
A recap of how the action unfolded in the SWC Last 16 match between Germany and Algeria.
Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic has voiced his displeasure at being asked which of his players are observing Ramadan.
European powerhouses Germany and France block the way for Nigeria and Algeria to make some World Cup history on Monday.
Germany defender Jerome Boateng is fit to face Algeria in the knockout round of the World Cup following a knee injury.
Fabio Capello said a laser beam that distracted goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev had been to blame as his side crashed out of the World Cup.
Algeria have reached the SWC last 16 for the first time after fighting back for a draw against Russia to clinch second place in Group H.
Recap the Soccer World Cup match between Algeria and Russia.
On the last day of the group stages there are just three spots up for grab in the second round of the World Cup and seven teams pining for them.
Millions of fans have traveled to Brazil to cheer on their favourite teams as they compete for soccer's greatest prize.
Fabio Capello believes his Russian charges will put a last-gasp loss to Belgium behind them and reach the second round of the World Cup.
Algeria put themselves in pole position to reach the SWC knock-out stages for the first time with victory over South Korea.
A recap of the scoring and commentary from the SWC match between Korea Republic v Algeria.
Dark horses Belgium have staged a late fightback to beat Algeria and deny the Africans a first World Cup win in 32 years,