World Cup 2014 Algeria National Team
|31||22/06||13:00||Rio De Janeiro||Belgium||Russia|
|32||22/06||16:00||Porto Alegre||South Korea||Algeria|
|47||26/06||17:00||São Paulo||South Korea||Belgium|
Algeria is the 26th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil after having qualified on the 19th of November 2013. Algeria was 1 of the 10 CAF countries to play the continental play-offs. Their opponent was Burkina Faso which has never participated before in a World Cup. It was a close call for the World Cup 2014 Algeria national team to qualify. In their first match of the play-off Algeria lost with 2-3. Sofiane Feghouli and Carl Medjani scored for Algeria. However since the 2nd match was won with 1-0 which was scored by Madjid Bougherra, Algeria qualified. The first match was an away match and away goals count double. This meant Algeria has scored in total a value of 5 goals and Burkina Faso only 3 goals. Algeria can now prepare themselves in peace for the upcoming World Cup.
Players who will probably be selected for the World Cup 2014 Algeria national team are:
|Raïs M'Bolhi||Madjid Bougherra|
El Arbi Hillel Soudani
Head Coach: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslav)
Captain: Madjid Bougherra
Pld=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GF=Goals scored, GA=Goals against
Will be based in Sorocaba, São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup
1982 – Group stage: Algeria almost made it to the 2nd round. 2 matches have won against West Germany and Chile, but was eliminated due to goal difference. Algeria had 4 points together with West Germany and Austria, but Algeria had the smallest goal difference (0).
1986 – Group stage: Algeria lost 2 matches, against Brazil and Spain. Algeria had a goal difference of -4, which means they scored 1 goal in the group phase and 5 goals were scored against them.
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