Algeria women's national football team

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Algeria
Shirt badge/Association crest
Association Fédération Algérienne
de Football
Sub-confederation UNAF (North Africa)
Other affiliation UAFA (Arab Nations)
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Azzedine Chih
Home stadium Stade 5 Juillet 1962
FIFA code ALG
FIFA ranking 69 Increase5
Highest FIFA ranking 64 (June–November 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking 125 (June–July 2013)
First colours
Second colours
First international
 France 14–0 Algeria 
(Cesson-Sévigné, France, May 14, 1998)
Biggest win
 Algeria 12–0 Lebanon 
(Alexandria, Egypt, April 16, 2006)
Biggest defeat
 France 14–0 Algeria 
(Cesson-Sévigné, France, May 14, 1998)
African Women's Championship
Appearances 4 (First in 2004)
Best result Group Stage (2004, 2006, 2010)

The Algeria women's national football team (Arabic: منتخب الجزائر لكرة القدم للسيدات‎) represents Algeria in international women's football. The team is currently ranked 69th in the world in the FIFA women's rankings. The team's highest ranking was 64th, in June 2009.[1] The team is coached by Azzedine Chih. Algeria played its first match in May 14, 1998 against France, and lost 14-0.

Algeria has never qualified for a World Cup. It has qualified three times for the African Women's Championship, in 2004, 2006 and 2010, all finishing in group stage.

Beginning[edit]

Algeria played its first match in May 14, 1998 against France and was beaten 14-0, who today is still its worst result.

2004 African Women's Championship[edit]

Algeria qualified for its first African Championship in South Africa, after drawing 2-2 and winning 1-0 against Mali in the qualifiers. At the final tournament, Algeria was paired with Nigeria, Cameroon and Mali in Group B. Their opening match was against Nigeria, who was lost 4-0, after being 1-0 at the half-time. Second match was against Mali, won 3-0 with goals of Sedhane at 11 minutes, Imloul at 45' and Laouadi at 46'. Last match where against Cameroon, and ended with a 1-3 loss, with a goal of Imloul at 12 minutes, with this results, Algeria's road in the Championship ended.

2006 African Women's Championship[edit]

Algeria was set to start the qualifications in Round 1, against Libya, but it withdrew, the team advanced to Round 2 by walkover. Their rival in Round 2 where Egypt who both matches where won by 1-0 and 3-0, with the aggregate of 4-0, Algeria qualified to the 2006 African Women's Championship, who was held in Nigeria. Algeria where in Group A along Nigeria, South Africa and Equatorial Guinea. They played the tournament's inaugural match against South Africa, who was loss 4-0. Second match was against Nigeria and was also lost, but his time 6-0. Third match was a 3-3 draw against Equatorial Guinea with goals of Boumrar at the 35 minutes and Bouhani at 56 and 76 minutes. These results made the elimination of Algeria.

2010 African Women's Championship[edit]

The team again entered to the qualification rounds, this time the rival was Egypt, but withdrew, because this Algeria advanced by walkover. The first round was against Tunisia. In the first leg, they draw 1-1 with goal of Laouadi at the 90+4 minutes, and in second leg they won by 1-0 by a 65 minute goal of Wadah, with an aggregate result of 2-1, Algeria qualified for its third African Women's Championship who was held in South Africa. Algeria was paired in Group B with Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. Opening match was lost 2-1 to Ghana when it was 1-0 in favour of Algeria in the half-time, the goal was scored at the four minutes by Ouadah. Second match was again lost against Equatorial Guinea by 1-0. Closing match against Cameroon where also lost by 2-1 and a goal of Bouhani at the 55 minutes. To the date, this was the worst participation in the African Championship of Algeria, having lost all of the three matches, scoring 2 goals and receiving 5 goals.

2014 African Women's Championship[edit]

After not entering the 2012 African Women's Football Championship qualification, Algeria entered to the 2014 qualifiers in the First Round, against neighboring rivals Morocco, winning 2–0 in the first leg with goals of Bouhani at the 12 and 56 minutes; and a 0–0 draw in the second leg, thus advancing to the Second Round with an aggregate of 2–0. The Second Round was against Tunisia, where the first leg was a 2–1 victory thanks to the goals of Laifa at the first minute and Sekouane at the 45 minutes. The second leg was another victory, this time by 3–2, thus qualifying to the tournament in South-African country Namibia, by an aggregate of 5–3.

Honours[edit]

Competitive record[edit]

Last matches and results[edit]

Date Location Opponent Score Competition
14 January 2014 Sidi Moussa  Senegal 1 - 2 Friendly
17 January 2014 Algiers  Senegal 3 - 0 Friendly
14 February 2014 Algiers  Morocco 2 - 0 2014 African Women's Championship qualification
1 March 2014 Rabat  Morocco 0 - 0 International friendly
30 April 2014 Algiers  Ivory Coast 1 - 3 International friendly
3 May 2014 Sidi Moussa  Ivory Coast 1 - 2 2014 African Women's Championship qualification
23 May 2014 Algiers  Tunisia 2 - 1 2014 African Women's Championship qualification
8 June 2014 Bizerte  Tunisia 2 - 3 2014 African Women's Championship qualification
October 2014 Windhoek TBD TBD 2014 African Women's Championship

Current Team[edit]

The Algerian team for the 2010 African Women's Football Championship:[3]

Number Player Club
1 Farida Yahi Algeria ASE Algiers-Centre
2 Sabrina Delhoum Algeria ASE Algiers-Centre
3 Nadjet Fedoul Algeria ASE Algiers-Centre
4 Amina Haley Algeria ASE Algiers-Centre
5 Habiba Sadou Algeria Affak Relizane
6 Sabrina Moussaoui Algeria Affak Relizane
7 Nassira Rezig Algeria Affak Relizane
8 Leila Maatouk Algeria Affak Relizane
9 Fatma Sekouane Algeria Affak Relizane
10 Naima Bouheni Benziane Algeria Affak Relizane
11 Nabila Imloul Algeria FC Bejaia
12 Yasmina Benatia Algeria COS Tiaret
13 Mounia Houheche Algeria CLT Belouizdad
14 Nora Hamou Maamar France Montpellier HSC
15 Safia Bengueddoudj France AS Saint-Étienne
16 Sabbah Meftah Saoues France Rodez AF
17 Dalila Zerrouki France Claix Football
18 Lilia Boumrar France COM Bagneux
19 Leila Meflah France COM Bagneux
20 Lydia Miraoui Spain UE L'Estartit
21 Isma Ouadah United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi FC

Background and development[edit]

Women's football teams in the country have had to deal with killings around their matches.[4]

All-time record[edit]

  • Correct as of June 23, 2014

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