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Controversy continues to blight Algeria


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Mahrez makes Algeria Afcon squad but Delort misses out

Algeria have named Manchester City attacking midfielder Riyad Mahrez in their 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, but there was no place for Montpellier forward Andy Delort.

French junior international Delort had hoped to debut for the side after announcing a switch of allegiance earlier this month, but has been left out by coach Djamel Belmadi.

Napoli midfielder Adam Ounas did make the squad, along with prolific forward Baghdad Bounedjah, who netted 39 goals in 21 starts for Qatari...

USM Alger officials unconcerned by Saddam Hussein chants

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 in Algiers on Sunday, walking off the pitch with 18 minutes to play, after the home sides' fans repeatedly chanted the name of the late Iraqi leader and reportedly also delivered anti-Shiite...

Rachid Ghezzal makes Algerian history for Leicester vs. Liverpool

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 and Roberto Firmino.

However, Ghezzal's goal saw Leicester become the first team in the history of the Premier League to have had three Algerian players score for them in the tournament.


Algeria announce Djamel Belmadi as new national coach

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 between 2000 and 2004, including a quarter-final place at the 2004 African Nations Cup finals.

His club career started at Paris St Germain and included...


World Cup 2030: Algeria considering joint bid with Morocco and Tunisia

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 tournament, but were beaten by a North American coalition of United States, Canada and Mexico. However, Algerian sports minister Mohamed Hattab told reporters that the Maghreb countries are "studying the possibility" of making an immediate offer for the next World Cup.

"An application from the Maghreb with Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia can...