Algerians celebrate victory over Egypt

Published Nov. 19, 2009 3:47 a.m. ET

Algerians burst onto streets in celebration after the national team earned its first World Cup berth since 1986 with a 1-0 victory over bitter rival Egypt on Wednesday.

The Algerian flag was brandished by women in hijabs, a rare sight in this North African nation, as fans set off fireworks and traffic came to a standstill in the center of Algiers.