Algeria sent in security forces to protect the Egyptian embassy in the capital, Algiers, after Egyptian businesses were attacked. Egypt Air and an Egyptian phone company were ransacked over the weekend after Algerian football fans gathered to buy plane tickets to Sudan for the World Cup play-off match against Egypt on Wednesday. The game determines which of the sides attends the tournament in South Africa in 2010. Twenty Algerians were injured in clashes in and around Cairo after Saturday's first round match, according to Egyptian police. Egypt won that match 2-0 to keep alive its 2010 hopes. Read more: BBC, Sapa-AFP
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