Algeria won all six of their home games during the qualifying rounds for the FIFA World Cup. For more info on the Algeria National Football Team/squad for the FIFA world cup 2010, read on.

Algeria World Cup 2010 Team

Nicknamed “Les Fennecs” (The Desert foxes), the Algerian National Football team are finally back in the FIFA World Cup After failing to qualify for the World Cup the last 24 years. After appearing at the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico, Algeria won the CAF African Cup of Nations. But the long hiatus from the top 32 teams and a list of injured and recovering players make Algeria’s line-up look a bit weak compared to the other teams, nevertheless Algeria has proved to be a force to reckon with among the African nations.
Algeria won all six of their home games during the qualifying rounds for the FIFA World Cup. They lost three games on their away matches, drew one and won the remaining game. This was enough to give them a slender lead over Senegal, Liberia and Gambia in the first qualifying group. In the second group, they ended up on equal grounds with Egypt, thus enforcing a tie-breaker.
Antar Yahia, Madjid Bougherra, Nadir Belhadj and goalkeeper Lounes Gaouaoui are the defensive pillars that hold the Algerian fortress together. Captain Yazid Mansouri holds the midfield along with Karim Ziani and Khaled Lemmouchia for support. The front line of the Algerian National team still has to be strengthened though striker Karim Matmour has been proving his skills on the right wing.
Coached by Rabah Saadane, the Algerian team finally gets an opportunity to play in the World Cup finals after 24 long years. Saadane has been coaching various youth teams for a long time and was part of the coaching staff when Algeria disputed the FIFA World Cup in Spain.
The FIFA World Cup at South Africa will mark the third time Algeria plays in the Football World Cup final tournament and this time they will be aiming to graduate from the group stage for the first time.
Algerian Team/Squad For FIFA World Cup 2010
The Pre-World Cup list of players for Algeria is given below.
Lounès Gaouaoui
Faouzi Chaouchi
Mohamed Zemmamouche
Raïs M'Bohli
Nadir Belhadj
 Left Wingback / Left Winger
Antar Yahia
 Centre back
Madjid Bougherra
 Centre back
Rafik Halliche
 Centre back
Abdelkader Laïfaoui
Mohamed Meftah
Carl Medjani
 Centre Back
Habib Bellaid
Djamel Mesbah
Yazid Mansouri
 Midfielder (captain)
Karim Ziani
Khaled Lemmouchia
Mourad Meghni
 Attacking midfielder
Hassan Yebda
Lazhar Hadj Aïssa
Djamel Abdoun
Hocine Metref
Mehdi Lacen
 Defensive midfielder
Ryad Boudebouz
Adlène Guedioura
Foued Kadir
Rafik Saïfi
 Forward, Attacking Midfielder
Karim Matmour
 Attacking midfielder / Forward
Abdelkader Ghezzal
Rafik Djebbour
Chadli Amri

Date - Time Venue
13-June 12:30 Polokwane Algeria Algeria vs Slovenia Slovenia Slovenia won by 1-0
18-June 19:30 Cape Town England England vs Algeria Algeria Draw 0-0
23-June 15:00 Tshwane/Pretoria Algeria Algeria vs United States United States USA won by 1-0

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