Madjid Bougherra is adamant that Algeria remain fully focused ahead of their final group match, in which they face Russia tonight.

The fixture comes less than a week after the African side celebrated their first victory at a World Cup in 32 years - beating Group H rivals South Korea 4-2.

It was an historic moment and one which Bougherra, the Algeria captain, has since described as a "great honour". However, the former Rangers defender is now determined to lead his team into the knockout phase of the competition by beating Russia in Curitiba.

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"The most important thing is for us to play our own game and also play to our strengths," he said. "We now have a chance to make it to the round of 16 but we need to get our feet back on the ground."

Russia must simply tread carefully, with anything less than a victory causing them to be knocked out at the group stage. They must also better South Korea's result should the Asian side beat Belgium. "We've still got a chance and while that's the case we can't think about anything else," said Aleksei Kozlov, the Russia full-back.