Algeria national under-23 football team

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Algeria U-23
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) الأفنــاك
(Fennec Foxes)
Association Fédération Algérienne de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Pierre-André Schürmann
Captain Oussama Darfalou
Home stadium Stade Mustapha Tchaker
FIFA code ALG
First colours
Second colours
First international
Morocco U-23 Morocco 3–1 Algeria Algeria U-23
(Morocco; 1 November 1965)
Olympic Games
Appearances 1 (First in 1980)
Best result Quarter-finals (1980)
All-Africa Games
Appearances 7 (First in 1965)
Best result Champion Gold Medal (1978)

Algeria Olympic football team represents Algeria in international football competitions in Olympic Games. The selection is limited to players under the age of 23, except during the Olympic Games where the use of three overage players is allowed. The team is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football (FAF).

History[edit]

Algeria first appeared in the final of the Summer Olympics held in Moscow in 1980.[1] They managed to reach the quarter finals of the tournament.

In 2010, the under-23 team won the 2010 edition of the UNAF U-23 Tournament.

Honours[edit]

Summer Olympic Games:
All-Africa Games:
  • Gold Medalist: 1978
UNAF U-23 Tournament:

in 1978 All-Africa Games & 1980 Summer Olympics, Algeria participate with the A team at this time

Competitive record[edit]

2012 Men's Olympic Tournament qualifying[edit]

2012 CAF Men's Pre-Olympic Tournament qualifying rounds[edit]

First round[edit]

26 March 2011
15:00 UTC+1
Algeria  3 – 0  Madagascar
Chalali Goal 45+1'78'
Mesfar Goal 86'
Dar El Beïda Stadium, Algiers

10 April 2011
Madagascar  0 - 1  Algeria
Aouedj Goal 1'

Second round[edit]

3 June 2011
20:00
Algeria  3 – 0  Zambia
A.Maamoune Goal 27'66'
Belamri Goal 45'
Report

18 June 2011
14:00
Zambia  2 - 0  Algeria
Mapanda Goal 13'
Mwansa Goal 75'
Report
Nchanga Stadium, Chingola

2011 CAF U-23 Championship (2012 Pre-Olympic Tournament)[edit]

Algeria team qualified to the CAF Pre-Olympic Tournament.[2]

Group A[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
 Morocco 3 2 0 1 2 1 +1 6
 Senegal 3 2 0 1 3 2 +1 6
 Nigeria 3 1 0 2 5 4 +1 3
 Algeria 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 3

26 November 2011
20:30
Algeria  1 – 0  Senegal
Benaldjia Goal 77' Report
Stade de Tanger
Referee: Alioum Neant (Cameroon)

29 November 2011
17:30
Morocco  1 – 0  Algeria
Tighadouini Goal 59' Report
Stade de Tanger
Referee: Sikazwe Janny (Zambia)

2 December 2011
19:00
Nigeria  4 – 1  Algeria
Lawal Goal 47'75'85'
Uchechi Goal 87'
Bounedjah Goal 42'

Current squad[edit]

The following list of 24 players were called up by the national coach Pierre-André Schürmann for a friendly match against Sudan U-23 held in May 2015.[3]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
23 1GK Abdelkader Salhi (1993-03-19) March 19, 1993 (age 22) 8 0 Algeria ASO Chlef
1 1GK Oussama Methazem (1993-12-16) December 16, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Algeria CA Batna
1GK Farid Chaâl (1994-07-03) July 3, 1994 (age 20) 0 0 Algeria MC Alger
2 2DF Mohamed El Amine Barka (1993-03-20) March 20, 1993 (age 22) 8 0 Algeria ASM Oran
20 2DF Rédouane Cherifi (1993-02-22) February 22, 1993 (age 22) 7 1 Algeria USM Bel-Abbès
5 2DF Ryad Keniche (1993-04-30) April 30, 1993 (age 22) 7 1 Algeria USM El Harrach
13 2DF Houari Ferhani (1993-02-11) February 11, 1993 (age 22) 3 0 Algeria RC Arbaâ
15 2DF Mohamed Sofiane Bouchar (1994-05-21) May 21, 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Algeria ES Sétif
2DF Nour El Islam Salah (1993-03-17) March 17, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Algeria ASO Chlef
3 2DF Ayoub Abdellaoui (1993-02-16) February 16, 1993 (age 22) 8 0 Algeria USM Alger
2DF Ayeche Ziouache (1995-01-20) January 20, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Algeria ES Sétif
6 3MF Mohamed Benkhmessa (1993-06-28) June 28, 1993 (age 22) 9 1 Algeria USM Alger
3MF Khaled Semahi 0 0 Algeria ASO Chlef
3MF Abderaouf Benguit (1996-04-05) April 5, 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Algeria Paradou AC
3MF Ahmed Gagaâ 1 0 Algeria USM Bel-Abbès
21 3MF Larbi Tabti (1993-04-23) April 23, 1993 (age 22) 6 0 Algeria ASM Oran
24 3MF Oussama Chita (1996-10-31) October 31, 1996 (age 18) 5 0 Algeria MC Alger
3MF Zakaria Draoui (1994-02-20) February 20, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Algeria CR Belouizdad
3MF Djamel Belalem (1993-08-12) August 12, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Algeria ASM Oran
4 4FW Abdelkader Meziane-Bentahar (1994-03-07) March 7, 1994 (age 21) 8 4 Algeria USM Alger
9 4FW Oussama Darfalou (Captain) (1993-09-29) September 29, 1993 (age 21) 8 3 Algeria RC Arbaâ
10 4FW Mohamed Benkabila (1993-02-02) February 2, 1993 (age 22) 8 2 Algeria ASM Oran
4FW Zakaria Haddouche (1994-08-19) August 19, 1994 (age 20) 5 0 Algeria ASO Chlef
4FW Oussama Abdeldjelil (1993-06-23) June 23, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Algeria JS Kabylie
4FW Tayeb Meziani (1996-02-27) February 27, 1996 (age 19) 1 0 Algeria Paradou AC

Recent call-ups[edit]

0#0 Pos. Player Date of birth (age) Caps Goals Club
16 1GK Sofiane Kacem (1993-01-11) January 11, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Algeria JSM Bejaia
2DF Abderrahim Salem Dekhinet (1993-06-12) June 12, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Algeria CA Batna
2DF Hamouda Bendoukha (1993-08-26) August 26, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Algeria MC Alger
2DF Hamouda Bendoukha (1993-08-26) August 26, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Algeria MC Alger
2DF Ramy Bensebaini (1995-04-16) April 16, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Belgium Lierse SK
2DF Mohamed Amrane (1994-01-27) January 27, 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Algeria USM Alger
19 2DF Nour Islam Abrous (1993-02-06) February 6, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Algeria ESM Koléa
2DF Hichem Aoulmi (1993-03-10) March 10, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Algeria ES Sétif
3MF Abderrahmane Ensaad (1993-12-09) December 9, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Algeria ORB Oued Fodda
3MF Chouaib Zalami (1993-03-05) March 5, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Algeria AS Khroub
3MF Mohamed Imadeddine Aouina (1993-08-21) August 21, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Algeria DRB Tadjenanet
3MF Tarek Bouflih (1993-01-11) January 11, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Algeria CA Bordj Bou Arreridj
3MF Abderrahmane Saighi (1993-03-03) March 3, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Algeria JSM Bejaia
3MF Sofiane Khadir 2 0 Algeria MC Alger
3MF Sofiane Chlaoua (1993-07-27) July 27, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Algeria MC Oran
8 3MF Abderrahmane Bourdim (1994-06-14) June 14, 1994 (age 21) 5 1 Algeria USM Alger
3MF Mohamed Taib (1994-04-20) April 20, 1994 (age 21) 0 0 Algeria USM Alger
3MF Zinedine Ferhat (1993-03-01) March 1, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Algeria USM Alger
4FW Samir Aiboud (1993-12-11) December 11, 1993 (age 21) 1 0 Algeria JS Kabylie
4FW Mounir Fekih (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 22) 1 0 Algeria MC Oran
4FW Kamel Zeghli (1993-08-20) August 20, 1993 (age 21) 0 0 Algeria JSM Bejaia
4FW Billel Bensaha 0 0 Algeria JSM Bejaia
4FW Smail Bekacemi (1993-06-24) June 24, 1993 (age 22) 0 0 Algeria USMM Hadjout
4FW Fethallah Tahar (1994-01-22) January 22, 1994 (age 21) 6 0 Algeria ASM Oran
4FW Abdelhakim Amokrane (1994-05-10) May 10, 1994 (age 21) 3 0 Algeria ES Sétif
4FW Zakaria Naidji (1995-01-19) January 19, 1995 (age 20) 0 0 Algeria Paradou AC
4FW Malik Ihadjadene (1994-03-19) March 19, 1994 (age 21) 2 0 Algeria JS Kabylie

Notable players[edit]

Former squads[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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