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Algeria scouting report

Updated: June 21, 2010, 1:07 PM ET
By Luke Cyphers and Doug McIntyre

PRETORIA, South Africa -- What's the deal with Algeria?

It's not always easy to predict what you'll get from Les Fennecs, a squad filled with talented players, many of whom grew up in the French training system and now play for European clubs. But if anyone should know what it takes to win at the top level, it's Zinedine Zidane. Conveniently, the French superstar (whose parents hail from Algeria) also has served as an adviser to Les Fennecs. Insider got some exclusive time with Zizou on Monday, and here's what he had to say about the Algeria-U.S. matchup.

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