Algeria national football team

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Algeria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) الأفناك  (The Fennecses)
الخُضر  (The Greens)
محاربي الصحراء  (The Desert Warriors)
Association Algerian Football Federation
Sub-confederation UNAF (North Africa)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Christian Gourcuff
Captain Madjid Bougherra
Most caps Lakhdar Belloumi (101)
Top scorer Abdelhafid Tasfaout (35)
Home stadium Stade 5 Juillet 1962
FIFA code ALG
FIFA ranking 24 Steady (14 August 2014)
Highest FIFA ranking 19 (November–December 2012)
Lowest FIFA ranking 103 (June 2008)
Elo ranking 40 (9 July 2014)
Highest Elo ranking 16 (November 1967)
Lowest Elo ranking 105 (July 2008)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 Tunisia 1–2 FLN [2]
(Tunis, Tunisia; 1 June 1957)[1][2]
 Bulgaria 1–2 Algeria
(Sofia, Bulgaria; 6 January 1963)
Biggest win
Algeria 15–1 South Yemen 
(Tripoli, Libya; 17 August 1973)
Biggest defeat
 Hungary 9–2 Algeria
(Budapest, Hungary; 16 August 1967)
World Cup
Appearances 4 (First in 1982)
Best result Round of 16, 2014
Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances 14 (First in 1968)
Best result Champions, 1990
Summer Olympics
Appearances 1 (First in 1980)
Best result Quarter-final, 1980

The Algeria national football team, nicknamed The Fennecs, represents Algeria in association football and is controlled by the Algerian Football Federation. The team plays its home games at the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers and their head coach is former French footballer Christian Gourcuff. Algeria joined FIFA on 1 January 1964, a year and a half after gaining independence.

Algeria has qualified for four World Cups in 1982, 1986, 2010 and 2014. Algeria has also won the African Cup of Nations once in 1990, when they hosted the tournament. At the 2014 World Cup, Algeria became the first African team to score four goals in a match at the World Cup after scoring four goals against South Korea.

The traditional rivals of Algeria have been Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. However, more recently, Egypt has become the main rival after a number of incidents involving the two teams, most recently during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, in which Algeria defeated Egypt 1–0 in a tense tiebreaker in Omdurman in Sudan to qualify to the World Cup.

History[edit]

Founded FLN team football in conditions of secrecy in 1958 during the French colonial period to Algeria

Beginning[edit]

The team was established in 1962 as the successor of the FLN football team.[3]

1982 FIFA World Cup[edit]

Lakhdar Belloumi. A legend of Algerian football in the 1980s
Algeria national football team in 1982 FIFA World Cup

Algeria caused one of the great World Cup upsets on the first day of the tournament with a 2–1 victory over the reigning European champions, West Germany. In the final match in the group between West Germany and Austria, with Algeria having already played their final group game the day before, the European teams knew that a West German win by 1 or 2 goals would qualify them both, while a larger German victory would qualify Algeria over Austria, and a draw or an Austrian win would eliminate the Germans. After 10 minutes of all-out attack, West Germany scored through a goal by Horst Hrubesch. After the goal was scored, the two teams kicked the ball around aimlessly for the rest of the match. Chants of "Fuera, fuera" ("Out, out") were screamed by the Spanish crowd, while angry Algerian supporters waved banknotes at the players. This performance was widely deplored, even by the German and Austrian fans. Algeria protested to FIFA, who ruled that the result be allowed to stand; FIFA introduced a revised qualification system at subsequent World Cups in which the final two games in each group were played simultaneously.[4]

1986 FIFA World Cup[edit]

In 1984, Algeria took third place in the 1984 Africa Cup of Nations in Côte d'Ivoire. During the 1986 Africa Cup of Nations, the national teams recorded two defeats and one draw and was eliminated in the first round. In Mexico, at the 1986 FIFA World Cup, the Algerians were not able to pass the first round once again in a group that included Northern Ireland (1–1 draw), Brazil (1–0 loss), and Spain (3–0 loss). Only one Algerian managed to score during this competition: Djamel Zidane. From thereon, Algeria failed to qualify for another World Cup until 2010.

1990 African Cup of Nations[edit]

In 1990, Algeria hosted the 1990 African Cup of Nations. In Group A, the Algerians started the tournament by beating Nigeria (5–1, with doubles by Djamel Menad and Rabah Madjer and a goal by Djamel Amani), Côte d'Ivoire (3–0, with goals by Djamel Menad, Tahar Cherif El Ouazzani, and Cherif Oudjani) and Egypt (2–0, with goals by Djamel Amani and Moussa Saib). In the semi-finals, Algeria beat Senegal 2–1 (goals by Djamel Menad and Djamel Amani in front of 85,000 fans in the Stade 5 Juillet 1962.

In the final against Nigeria, in front of 105,302 fans in the same stadium, Cherif Oudjani, in the 38th minute, enabled Algeria to win the African Nations Cup for the first time. Djamel Menad was crowned top scorer of the competition with four goals.[5]

Madjer is considered one of the best football players in the history of Algeria.

1990–2008[edit]

Having won an Africa Cup of Nations title, the Algerian team, however, had not managed to qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. In 1991, the national team won the Afro-Asian Cup of Nations against Iran. As title holders, Algeria disappointed at the 1992 African Cup of Nations in Senegal, recording a loss against Côte d'Ivoire (3–0) and a draw against Congo (1–1, with a goal by Nacer Bouiche. In 1994, Algeria was disqualified from the 1994 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia due to the use of an ineligible player and failed during the 1994 FIFA World Cup qualifying.

In 1996, Algeria returned to African Cup of Nations, but were eliminated by hosts South Africa in the quarter-finals. The Algerians failed to qualify for the following World Cups in 1998, 2002 and 2006. During the 1998 African Cup of Nations, Algeria finished last in its group with three defeats and was eliminated in the group stage. In the 2000 African Cup of Nations, the Fennecs managed to pass to the first round only to lose to 2–1 to eventual champions Cameroon in the quarter-finals. Algeria once more failed to pass the first round in the African competition in 2002 but managed to get to the quarter-finals in 2004. However, they were eliminated by Morocco by a score of 3–1 after extra-time, with the lone Algerian goal was scored by Abdelmalek Cherrad. Algeria failed to qualify for the following two Africa Cup of Nations in 2006 and 2008 although Algeria did manage to qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

World Cup 2010 qualifiers[edit]

Algeria fans at a friendly vs. Republic of Ireland in Dublin.

On 11 October 2008, Algeria returned to the top 20 African teams by finishing first in their group ahead of Senegal, Gambia, and Liberia for the second round on the combined 2010 World Cup and 2010 African Cup of Nations qualifications. In the third and final round of the qualifiers, Algeria was joined by Zambia, Rwanda, and Egypt. In July 2009, Algeria made their return amongst the world's top fifty after a 3–1 win against the double African champions Egypt and a 2–0 away win against Zambia. Beating Zambia in Blida 1–0 followed by a 3–1 win against Rwanda, Algeria ensured that the qualification for the World Cup would go down to the wire with a final encounter against Egypt in Cairo, where nothing less than a loss by three goals would stop the Fennecs from going to South Africa. Prior to the game the Algerian team bus was attacked, leaving several team members injured. This led to a diplomatic row between the two countries. Algeria lost the game 2–0. Algeria won the resulting play-off in Sudan 1–0. Algeria moved to the 29th position in FIFA ranking – one place behind Egypt in the October 2009 ranking. In November 2009, they beat fierce rivals Egypt in a playoff 2010 World Cup in South Africa and moved to the highest FIFA ranking ever reached by Algeria (26) in December 2009.[6][7]

They were drawn in Group C, where they faced England, the United States, and Slovenia.


Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13
 Egypt 6 4 1 1 9 4 +5 13
 Zambia 6 1 2 3 2 5 −3 5
 Rwanda 6 0 2 4 1 8 −7 2
  Algeria Egypt Rwanda Zambia
Algeria  3 – 1 3 – 1 1 – 0
Egypt  2 – 0 3 – 0 1 – 1
Rwanda  0 – 0 0 – 1 0 – 0
Zambia  0 – 2 0 – 1 1 – 0

African Cup of Nations 2010[edit]

The team put on a mixed performance in the tournament. Being drawn in Group A, with Angola, Malawi and Mali, Algeria started poorly by losing 3–0 to group outsiders Malawi. However, they improved in the following game against Mali, beating them 1–0 thanks to a Rafik Halliche header. In the last match, they drew 0–0 with Angola, which sent them to the second round, finishing with the same amount of points as Mali, but with a superior head-to-head record. Playing in Cabinda, Algeria faced Côte d'Ivoire in the quarterfinals, who were considered heavy favourites to qualify. But they got a historic win. After trailing 1–0, Karim Matmour equalized, but Keita gave the Ivorians the lead in the 89th minute, a goal which seemed sure to seal their victory. However, the Algerians equalized with Madjid Bougherra just 2 minutes later in added time, and Hameur Bouazza gave the Fennecs the lead in extra time. Algeria faced Egypt in the semi-finals, Egypt, in their first meeting since the World Cup qualification play-off. In the semi-final, Egypt won 4–0 which was the biggest defeat in the history of the teams' meetings. Algeria lost 1–0 to Nigeria in the third place game and finished fourth in the competition.

FIFA World Cup 2010[edit]

Algeria vs England in the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Algeria was drawn in Group C with England, USA, Slovenia. In their first game they lost to Slovenia 0–1. The match was scoreless until Slovenia's captain Robert Koren scored in the 79th minute after Abdelkader Ghezzal was sent off for his second bookable offence. In their second group game, Algeria drew with England leading to mass celebration throughout the world's Algerian communities.[8] The Fennecs lost their final group game to the United States 1–0 thanks to a Landon Donovan winner in second-half injury time. Algeria exited the championship as one of two teams, along with Honduras, to fail to score a goal.

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 United States 3 1 2 0 4 3 +1 5
 England 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 5
 Slovenia 3 1 1 1 3 3 0 4
 Algeria 3 0 1 2 0 2 −2 1


13 June 2010
13:30
Algeria  0–1  Slovenia
Report Koren Goal 79'
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane
Attendance: 30,325
Referee: Carlos Batres (Guatemala)

18 June 2010
20:30
England  0–0  Algeria
Report
Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town
Attendance: 64,100
Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

23 June 2010
16:00
United States  1–0  Algeria
Donovan Goal 90+1' Report

2010–11: A team in trouble[edit]

After the World cup, bad results were growing and growing with no wins. During that period, Algeria failed to qualify for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations which resulted their manager, Rabah Saâdane to be replaced with their new manager Abdelhak Benchikha. Their new manager brought new faces to the squad to bolster their offense but they still finished last in their group. After Algeria's 4–0 loss to Morocco, their manager resigned.

2011–12: The Arrival of Halilhodžić[edit]

When their new manager Vahid Halilhodžić came he managed to get few decent results before the start of the World cup qualifiers beat Central African Republic 2–0 and beat Niger 3–0. At the start of the qualifiers, Algeria beat Rwanda 4–0 to start off brightly. Next they beat Gambia 4–1 to advance in qualifying for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations and finally qualify by beating Libya.

CAN 2013: Shock results[edit]

Algeria arrived to the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations with confidence and power but kicked off with a 1–0 loss to Tunisia following a 2–0 defeat to Togo which meant they couldn't advance to the next phase of the tournament. It was considered a shock as Algeria was considered as a favourite to win the competition. Algeria ended their campaign with a 2–2 draw with Ivory Coast.

2013–14: Road to Brazil[edit]

Team
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Algeria 6 5 0 1 13 4 +9 15
 Mali 6 2 2 2 7 7 0 8
 Benin 6 2 2 2 8 9 −1 8
 Rwanda 6 0 2 4 3 11 −8 2

After having a disappointing campaign in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, it was speculated that Halilhodžić was going to be sacked but the Algerian FA decided to stick with him. After confirming their manager's stay, Algeria continued the World cup qualifying camapign which they had started positively with one win and one loss. Algeria continued its campaign winning 3–1 versus Benin at home and beating them again 3–1 away of their stadium. They continued by winning versus Rwanda 1–0 away from their stadium, and that's how they guaranteed that they won the group. Their last game didn't mean anything but Algeria still won 1–0 versus Mali national football team at home and ended up finishing at the top of their group. After topping group H, Algeria was drawn with Burkina Faso as their final opponent. The 1st leg was held in Burkina, and the second was in Algeria. The first leg ended in 3–2 loss to Burkina Faso and it outraged some Algerian fans as Burkina was awarded a false penalty. The second leg was a harsh game but Algeria managed to scrap a controversial 1–0 victory to advance to the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup 2014[edit]

Algeria has been drawn in Group H with Belgium, Russia and South Korea. In their opening game, Feghouli scored Algeria's first World Cup goal for 28 years.[9] In their second game against South Korea, Brahimi scored the fourth goal against the opposition to set a record of being the first African team to score four or more goals in a single match in the World Cup. On 26 June, Algeria played Russia for second place in Group H, Russia scored the opening goal but Slimani became a hero by scoring the equalizer to carry Algeria to the second round of the World Cup for the very first time.

Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Belgium 3 3 0 0 4 1 +3 9
 Algeria 3 1 1 1 6 5 +1 4
 Russia 3 0 2 1 2 3 −1 2
 South Korea 3 0 1 2 3 6 −3 1
17 June 2014
13:00 UTC−3
Belgium  2–1  Algeria
Fellaini Goal 70'
Mertens Goal 80'
Report Feghouli Goal 24' (pen.)

22 June 2014
16:00 UTC−3
South Korea  2–4  Algeria
Son Heung-min Goal 50'
Koo Ja-cheol Goal 72'
Report Slimani Goal 26'
Halliche Goal 28'
Djabou Goal 38'
Brahimi Goal 62'

26 June 2014
17:00 UTC−3
Algeria  1–1  Russia
Slimani Goal 60' Report Kokorin Goal 6'
Arena da Baixada, Curitiba
Attendance: 39,311
Referee: Cüneyt Çakır (Turkey)

30 June 2014
17:00 UTC−3
Germany  2–1 (a.e.t.)  Algeria
Schürrle Goal 92'
Özil Goal 119'
Report Djabou Goal 120+1'
Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Attendance: 43,063
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)

2015 African Cup of Nations Qualifiers[edit]

Algeria have been drawn with Ethiopia, Mali and Malawi.

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
 Mali 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Algeria 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Ethiopia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Malawi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5–6 September 2014
Ethiopia  v  Algeria


10 September 2014
Algeria  v  Mali

10–11 October 2014
Malawi  v  Algeria

Kit history[edit]

Kit suppliers[edit]

Kit providers Period
Sonitex 1980–1986
Adidas 1990–1992
Cirta Sport 1996–2001
Baliston 2002–2004
Le Coq Sportif 2004–2009
Puma (2010–2014)
Adidas (2014–)

The Algerian national team home kit is all white with green trim, the away kit is all green with white trim.

2nd Kit[edit]

1962–67 Away
1968 CAN
1975 MG
1978 AG
1980 CAN
1980 OG
1982 CAN
1982 WC
1984 CAN
1986 WC
1986 CAN
1988 CAN
1990 CAN
2004 CAN
2010 CAN
2010 WC
2013 CAN
2014 WC

Competitive record[edit]

Other records[edit]

Year Position
Iraq 1972 Palestine Cup of Nations 3rd
Libya 1973 Palestine Cup of Nations 3rd
Iran 1982 Vahdat Cup 2nd
Iran Algeria 1991 Afro-Asian Cup of Nations 1st
Brazil 2011 World military Cup 1st
Germany 2005 World military Cup 2nd
Greece 1969 World military Cup 2nd
Uganda 2008 African Military cup 2nd
1979 African youth Championship 1st
1981 African youth Championship 3rd
1983 African youth Championship 3rd
1989 African youth Championship 3rd
Algeria 2009 African U-17 Championship 2nd
Algeria 2006 UNAF U-17 Tournament 1st
Tunisia 2008 UNAF U-17 Tournament 2nd
Morocco 2011 UNAF U-17 Tournament 2nd
Tunisia 2012 UNAF U-17 Tournament 1st
Morocco 2007 UNAF U-17 Tournament 4th
Libya 2009 UNAF U-20 Tournament 2nd
Libya 2011 UNAF U-20 Tournament 2nd
Algeria 2012 UNAF U-20 Tournament 2nd
Egypt 2006 UNAF U-20 Tournament 3rd
Libya 2010 UNAF U-20 Tournament 3rd
Tunisia 2007 UNAF U-23 Tournament 1st
Morocco 2010 UNAF U-23 Tournament 1st
Libya 2006 UNAF U-23 Tournament 2nd
Morocco 2011 UNAF U-23 Tournament 2nd
Total 7 titles

Fixtures and results[edit]

Algerian national team results and fixtures for 2013 and 2014.[10]

Date Location Opponent Score Competition
12 January 2013 Johannesburg  South Africa 0–0 Friendly
22 January 2013 Rustenburg  Tunisia 0–1 2013 African Cup of Nations
26 January 2013 Rustenburg  Togo 0–2 2013 African Cup of Nations
30 January 2013 Rustenburg  Ivory Coast 2–2 2013 African Cup of Nations
26 March 2013 Blida  Benin 3–1 2014 FIFA WC Qualifier
2 June 2013 Blida  Burkina Faso 2–0 Friendly
9 June 2013 Porto-Novo  Benin 3–1 2014 FIFA WC Qualifier
16 June 2013 Kigali  Rwanda 1–0 2014 FIFA WC Qualifier
14 August 2013 Blida  Guinea 2–2 Friendly
10 September 2013 Blida  Mali 1–0 2014 FIFA WC Qualifier
12 October 2013 Ouagadougou  Burkina Faso 2–3 2014 FIFA WC Qualifier
19 November 2013 Blida  Burkina Faso 1–0 2014 FIFA WC Qualifier
5 March 2014 Blida  Slovenia 2–0 Friendly
31 May 2014 Sion  Armenia 3–1 Friendly
4 June 2014 Geneva  Romania 2–1 Friendly
17 June 2014 Belo Horizonte  Belgium 1–2 2014 FIFA World Cup
22 June 2014 Porto Alegre  South Korea 2–4 2014 FIFA World Cup
27 June 2014 Curitiba  Russia 1–1 2014 FIFA World Cup
30 June 2014 Porto Alegre  Germany 1–2 (a.e.t.) 2014 FIFA World Cup
5–6 September 2014 Addis Ababa  Ethiopia 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
10 September 2014 Blida  Mali 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
10-11 October 2014 Blantyre  Malawi 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
15 October 2014 Blantyre  Malawi 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
14-15 November 2014 Blida  Ethiopia 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification
19 November 2014 Bamako  Mali 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification

Coaches[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Manager France Christian Gourcuff
Assistant Manager Algeria Nourredine Kourichi
general manager Algeria Abdelhafid Tasfaout
Goalkeeping Coach Algeria Abdenour Kaoua
Algeria Hassan Belhadji
Fitness Coach Italy Gianni Biscotti
France Cyril Moine
Team Doctor Algeria Dr. Mohamed Boughlali
Algeria Dr. Ali Yekdah
U-20 Manager France Jean-Marc Nobilo
A' Manager Algeria Ali Fergani
A' Assistant Manager Algeria Lakhdar Belloumi
Women's Manager Algeria Azzedine Chih
U-23 Manager Algeria Toufik Kourichi
U-17 Manager Algeria Abdelkader Soltani

Players[edit]

Current squad[edit]

The following 27 players were called up to the squad for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualification games against Ethiopia and Mali on 6 and 10 September 2014.
Caps and goals, updated on 30 June 2014 after the game against Germany.

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
1GK Raïs M'Bolhi (1986-04-25) 25 April 1986 (age 28) 32 0 United States Philadelphia Union
1GK Faouzi Chaouchi (1984-12-05) 5 December 1984 (age 29) 11 0 Algeria MC Alger
1GK Mohamed Zemmamouche (1985-03-19) 19 March 1985 (age 29) 7 0 Algeria USM Alger
1GK Cédric Si Mohamed (1985-01-09) 9 January 1985 (age 29) 1 0 Algeria CS Constantine
2DF Madjid Bougherra (Captain) (1982-10-07) 7 October 1982 (age 31) 65 4 United Arab Emirates Al-Fujairah
2DF Rafik Halliche (1986-09-02) 2 September 1986 (age 27) 33 2 Qatar Qatar SC
2DF Carl Medjani (1985-05-15) 15 May 1985 (age 29) 29 1 Turkey Trabzonspor
2DF Djamel Mesbah (1984-10-09) 9 October 1984 (age 29) 28 0 Italy Parma
2DF Essaïd Belkalem (1989-01-01) 1 January 1989 (age 25) 16 1 Turkey Trabzonspor
2DF Faouzi Ghoulam (1991-02-01) 1 February 1991 (age 23) 8 0 Italy Napoli
2DF Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba (1988-03-05) 5 March 1988 (age 26) 7 0 Spain Real Sociedad
2DF Aïssa Mandi (1991-10-22) 22 October 1991 (age 22) 5 0 France Reims
2DF Mehdi Zeffane (1992-05-19) 19 May 1992 (age 22) 0 0 France Lyon
3MF Medhi Lacen (1984-05-15) 15 May 1984 (age 30) 33 0 Spain Getafe
3MF Adlène Guedioura (1985-11-12) 12 November 1985 (age 28) 29 2 England Crystal Palace
3MF Sofiane Feghouli (1989-12-26) 26 December 1989 (age 24) 23 6 Spain Valencia
3MF Ryad Boudebouz (1990-02-19) 19 February 1990 (age 24) 16 1 France Bastia
3MF Saphir Taïder (1992-02-29) 29 February 1992 (age 22) 13 3 England Southampton
3MF Abdelmoumene Djabou (1987-01-31) 31 January 1987 (age 27) 11 3 Tunisia Club Africain
3MF Yacine Brahimi (1990-02-08) 8 February 1990 (age 24) 9 1 Portugal Porto
3MF Nabil Bentaleb (1994-11-24) 24 November 1994 (age 19) 6 1 England Tottenham Hotspur
3MF Riyad Mahrez (1991-02-21) 21 February 1991 (age 23) 3 0 England Leicester City
3MF Amir Karaoui (1987-03-07) 7 March 1987 (age 27) 1 0 Algeria MC Alger
4FW El Arbi Soudani (1987-11-25) 25 November 1987 (age 26) 25 11 Croatia Dinamo Zagreb
4FW Islam Slimani (1988-06-18) 18 June 1988 (age 26) 24 12 Portugal Sporting Lisbon
4FW Nabil Ghilas (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 24) 8 2 Portugal Porto
4FW Ishak Belfodil (1992-01-12) 12 January 1992 (age 22) 2 0 Italy Parma

Recent call-ups[edit]

The following players have been called up to the Algeria squad within the last 12 months.

Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club Latest call-up
GK Azzedine Doukha (1986-08-05) 5 August 1986 (age 28) 4 0 Algeria JS Kabylie 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad[11]
GK Sofiane Khedaïria (1989-04-01) 1 April 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Algeria ES Sétif v.  Mali, 10 September 2013
DF Ali Rial (1980-03-26) 26 March 1980 (age 34) 0 0 Algeria JS Kabylie v.  Slovenia, 5 March 2014
DF Abderahmane Hachoud (1988-07-02) 2 July 1988 (age 26) 3 0 Algeria MC Alger v.  Slovenia, 5 March 2014 (Preliminary)
DF Féthi Harek (1982-10-21) 21 October 1982 (age 31) 1 0 France Nîmes v.  Slovenia, 5 March 2014 (Preliminary)
DF Mohamed Khoutir Ziti (1989-04-19) 19 April 1989 (age 25) 0 0 Algeria ES Sétif v.  Mali, 10 September 2013
MF Mehdi Mostefa (1983-08-30) 30 August 1983 (age 30) 25 0 France Lorient 2014 FIFA World Cup
MF Hassan Yebda (1984-05-14) 14 May 1984 (age 30) 26 2 Spain Granada 2014 FIFA World Cup
MF Foued Kadir (1983-12-05) 5 December 1983 (age 30) 23 2 France Marseille 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad[11]
MF Nacereddine Khoualed (1986-04-16) 16 April 1986 (age 28) 4 0 Algeria USM Alger 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad[11]
MF Zinedine Ferhat (1993-03-01) 1 March 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Algeria USM Alger v.  Slovenia, 5 March 2014
MF Hocine El Orfi (1987-01-27) 27 January 1987 (age 27) 1 0 Algeria USM Alger v.  Slovenia, 5 March 2014 (Preliminary)
MF Laurent Agouazi (1984-03-16) 16 March 1984 (age 30) 2 0 Free agent v.  Burkina Faso, 6 October 2013
FW Rafik Djebbour (1984-03-08) 8 March 1984 (age 30) 33 5 Cyprus APOEL 2014 FIFA World Cup preliminary squad[11]
FW Mohamed Amine Aoudia (1987-06-06)6 June 1987 (aged 25) 7 0 Germany FSV Frankfurt v.  Slovenia, 5 March 2014 (Preliminary)
Algeria national football team in 31 May 2014

Records[edit]

The caps and goals for Algeria, correct on 26 June 2014.
Bold denotes players still playing or available for selection.

All-time record against FIFA recognized nations[edit]

  • Below is a record of all matches correct on 30 June 2014

(a) Denotes defunct national football team.
(b) Includes games against USSR.
(c) Includes games against Yugoslavia

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

A.^ Prior to Algerian independence in 1962, matches were organised under the auspices of the Front de Libération Nationale and it's called the FLN football team.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Courtney, Barrie (23 April 2010). "Algeria – List of International matches". RSSSF. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  2. ^ "World Football Elo Ratings: Algeria". ELO. Archived from the original on 22 November 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2010. 
  3. ^ "Une équipe qui symbolisait la révolution Algérienne " Devoir de mémoire ! "". Reflexion. 31 October 2010. 
  4. ^ "The Game that Changed the World Cup – Algeria". algeria.com. 
  5. ^ "CAN 1990 – The final match". Reflexion. 
  6. ^ "Yahia sends Algeria to World Cup". BBC Sport. 18 November 2009. Archived from the original on 19 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  7. ^ "Yahia cracker seals play-off win". ESPN. 18 November 2009. Archived from the original on 23 November 2009. Retrieved 2009-11-19. 
  8. ^ "Video of Police intervention at Champs-Élysées gathering". YouTube.com. Retrieved 2014-06-30. 
  9. ^ Grohmann, Karolos. "Algeria end 28-year wait for World Cup goal". Reuters. Retrieved 17 June 2014. 
  10. ^ [1] fifa.com
  11. ^ a b c d "Release list of Players". FIFA.com. 16 May 2014. 
  12. ^ "Classement des joueurs les plus capés" (in French). DZFootball. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  13. ^ "Classement des meilleurs buteurs" (in French). DZFootball. Retrieved 2012-12-26. 

External links[edit]

Titles[edit]

Preceded by
1971 Yugoslavia 
Mediterranean Games
1975 (First title)
Succeeded by
1979 Yugoslavia 
Preceded by
1973 Nigeria 
All-Africa Games
1978 (First title)
Succeeded by
1987 Egypt 
Preceded by
1988 Cameroon 
Africa Cup of Nations
1990 (First title)
Succeeded by
1992 Ivory Coast 
Preceded by
1988 South Korea 
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
1991 (First title)
Succeeded by
1993 Japan 

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