Sports Algeria

  • Afcon squads: Who will be on the plane to Egypt?
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    The 24 qualifiers for the expanded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations are naming their 23-man squads for the showpiece tournament. Find out below who is on the plane to Egypt, and remember that teams have until the day before their first game at the tournament to replace an injured player.… Read more »
  • Mahrez completes end-of-season turnaround with FA Cup triumph: Africans Abroad
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    With the English Premier League having concluded the weekend before, attention in the United Kingdom turned to the FA Cup final in which Riyad Mahrez's Manchester City completed a domestic treble by thrashing Watford 6-0 at Wembley. The Algeria international was an unexpected starter in the final, continuing his late-season… Read more »
  • Africans Abroad: Mahrez makes his mark as City clinch title
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 Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may have ended the Premier League season sharing the Golden Boot, but the final day belonged to Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez. After a frustrating maiden season at City, Algeria's Mahrez made his mark on the campaign with a stunning strike against Brighton… Read more »
  • Afcon qualifying: Lesser lights take centre stage on final weekend
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    When the Confederation of African Football ratified an expansion to the Africa Cup of Nations in July 2017, introducing eight more teams to the biennial competition, the dynamic of the qualifying program was always going to change. As had been the case ahead of the European Championship in 2016, for… Read more »
  • Africa Cup of Nations qualification: What's still at stake?
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    The road to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations has been paved with troubles, with the tournament often appearing to be at the mercy of the Confederation of African Football's internal politics and, notably, the regime change from Issa Hayatou to Ahmad Ahmad in March 2017. The change in CAF… Read more »
  • USM Alger officials unconcerned by Saddam Hussein chants
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    Officials of Algerian club USM Alger have played down chants from the side's fans about Saddam Hussein at a match over the weekend that prompted a political crisis. The Iraqi Air Force side, Nadi Al-Quwa Al-Jawiya Al-Riyadhi, abandoned the Arab Club Champions Cup quarterfinal against USMA at Omar Hamadi Stadium… Read more »
  • Rachid Ghezzal makes Algerian history for Leicester vs. Liverpool
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    Rachid Ghezzal made Premier League history on Saturday when he netted his first Premier League goal in Leicester City's 2-1 home defeat by Liverpool. The 26-year-old's 63rd-minute strike, following an error by Reds stopper Alisson, wasn't able to turn the tide of the contest following opening goals from Sadio Made… Read more »
  • Algeria announce Djamel Belmadi as new national coach
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    Algeria have appointed former international Djamel Belmadi as their new national coach, the country's football federation announced on Thursday. The former Manchester City midfielder will travel to Algiers to sign a contract replacing Rabah Madjer, who resigned in June, the Algerian Football Federation said. French-born Belmadi, 42, played for Algeria… Read more »
  • World Cup 2030: Algeria considering joint bid with Morocco and Tunisia
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    The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup. Algeria are considering a joint bid with Tunisia and Morocco for the 2030 World Cup, the country's sports minister has said. Morocco recently bid for the 2026… Read more »
  • Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco plan joint bid to host 2030 World Cup
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    The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup. Despite having Spain and Portugal in their group, Ed Dove highlights some of the key reasons Morocco could surprise a few people at the 2018 World Cup… Read more »
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