Original Post under headline “Algeria to donate World Cup prize money to Gaza: ‘They need it more than us’”:
It’s no secret we were rooting for Algeria in the World Cup around here. Although they lost in a surprisingly close match to Germany in the round of 16, the team exceeded many expectations and has been celebrated upon its return home. This announcement from striker Islam Slimani will likely only increase their popularity:
Striker Islam Slimani has revealed #ALG will donate their World Cup prize money to the people in Gaza. “They need it more than us.”
— Waleed Abu Nada (@waleedabunada) July 2, 2014
The Bleacher Report estimates the prize money amounts to roughly $9 million.