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ALGERIA – Les Fennecs to write history

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Title holders Algeria are looking to join a prestigious shortlist of teams who successfully defended their TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations title.

Nickname: Desert Foxes (Fennecs)

Participation No. 19

Records: Champions (1990, 2019)

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier - Algeria

Qualifiers:

Algeria 5-0 Zambia

Botswana 0-1 Algeria

Algeria 3-1 Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe 2-2 Algeria

Zambia 3-3 Algeria

Algeria 5-0 Botswana

Djamel Belmadi, head coach of Algeria during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Semifinal football match between Algeria and Nigeria at the Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 14 July 2019 ©Gavin Bark

Coach: Djamel Belmadi

Country: Algeria

Date of Birth: 25.03.1976

“AFCON is a big competition. Our target is to retain our title, even if it won’t be easy. Everyone is waiting for the defending champions.”

Squad

Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifier - Algeria v Niger

Players to watch:

Riyad Mahrez (30) Midfielder, Manchester City (England)

Ismail Bennacer (24) Midfielder, AC Milan (Italy)

Islam Slimani (33) Forward, Lyon (France)

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