Algeria name AFCON squad

2014-12-16 08:31
AFCON 2015 (Supplied)
AFCON 2015 (Supplied)

A clip from the U12 Danone Nations Cup which took place in Brazil earlier in November. Algeria beat South African 1-0 courtesy of a brilliant spinning back-heel goal.

Cape Town - Algeria squad for Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Equatorial Guinea from January 17 to February 8:

Algeria have been drawn alongside Sengal, Ghana and South Africa in Group C, dubbed the "Group of Death" and will face Bafana in their opening match on January 19.

Algeria were Africa's top performing team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, reaching the round of 16 before succumbing to eventual winners Germany. 


Goalkeepers: Doukha Izzedine (JS Kabylie), Mbolhi Rais (Philadelphia Union/USA), Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche (USM Alger)

Defenders: Essaid Belkalem (Trabzonspor/TUR), Madjid Bouguerra (Fujaira), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli/ITA), Rafik Haliche (SC Qatar/QAT), Assa Mandi Aissa (Reims/FRA), Carl Medjani (Trabzonspor/TUR), Mesbah Djamel Eddine (Sampdoria/ITA), Mehdi Zeffane(Lyon/FRA).

Midfielders: Mehdi Abeid Mehdi (Newcastle/ENG), Nabil Bentaleb (Tottenham/ENG), Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto/POR), Abdelmoumen Djabou (CA Tunis/TUN), Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia/ESP), Foued Kadir (Real Betis/ESP), Mehdi Lacen (Getafe/ESP), Saphir Tader (Sassuolo/ITA)

Forwards: Ishak Belfodil (Parma/ITA), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester/ENG), Islam Slimani (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Hilal Al Arabi Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb/CRO).

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