Claims The Algerian Football Team Is Going To Donate Its $9m World Cup Winnings To Gaza Called Into Question
Updated: It appears the story is a hoax, but this has not yet been confirmed.
The Algerian team performed heroicially in the World Cup: so heroically that they were given an open-top bus tour on their arrival in Algiers.
They reached the knockout stages for the first time in their history thanks to a goal from striker Islam Slimani.
There were reports yesterday that Slimani had told Jordanian football writer Waleed Abu Nada that all of their prize money will be donated to the people of Gaza.
However, questions are now being asked as to the provenance of this story. Football blogger Maher Mezahi has deconstructed what he believes to be the basis of the rumour on his Twitter timeline. Algerian officials and Slimani have yet to comment on the story.