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MAH-N DOWN Man City ace Riyad Mahrez withdraws from Algeria squad for personal reasons

Posted Sunday, November 17, 2019 by hits

Mahrez, 28, the national team captain, has been excused from travelling to Botswana for an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Monday. Riyad Mahrez has withdrawn from the Algeria squad for personal reasons Credit: EPA Former Leicester star Mahrez provided an assist in Thursday's 5-0 thrashing of Zambia to kick start their qualifiers for the 2021 finals. But he did not travel on Friday for thei...Full Story »

Senegal 0 - 1 Algeria: Algeria beat Senegal to win second Africa Cup of Nations title

Posted Saturday, July 20, 2019 by PA101 hits

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for only the second time in their history after an early fortuitous goal saw them beat Senegal 1-0 in Friday’s final in Cairo.It took Algeria just two minutes to take the lead with a lucky deflection from Baghdad Bounedjah’s strike finding the back of the net.Djamel Belmadi’s side then managed to hold off Senegal – looking to win the ...Full Story »

Senegal(N) vs Algeria - Sadio Mane would swap Champions League for Africa Cup of Nations glory

Posted Friday, July 19, 2019 by PA697 hits

Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane said he would exchange his Champions League title for a win over Algeria in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.Senegal will be looking to win the tournament for the first time in Cairo having only reached the final once before in 2002.Speaking to the BBC, Mane said: “For sure, I would be ready (to swap), even today.“We know it wo...Full Story »

Last-gasp Riyad Mahrez free-kick sends Algeria into Africa Cup of Nations final

Posted Monday, July 15, 2019 by PA74 hits

Riyad Mahrez curled in an injury-time free-kick to send Algeria through to the Africa Cup of Nations final in a 2-1 victory against Nigeria.The game had looked to be heading to extra time as the two teams battled for the right to play Senegal in Friday’s showpiece, but Manchester City midfielder Mahrez won it for Algeria late on.Algeria went ahead courtesy of a first-half own goa...Full Story »

Algeria(N) vs Nigeria - Iwobi talks up golden generation as Nigeria bid to reach final

Posted Saturday, July 13, 2019 by PA539 hits

Arsenal forward Alex Iwobi believes Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalists Nigeria are standing on the brink of a golden future.The Super Eagles, tournament winners on three occasions, play Algeria in Cairo on Sunday for a place in the final.“I hope we can achieve in this year’s edition and even if we don’t do that this time we can achieve more in the future because we are a youn...Full Story »

Algeria through to semi-finals after edging out Ivory Coast on penalties

Posted Friday, July 12, 2019 by PA49 hits

Wilfried Bony missed from the spot as Algeria edged past the Ivory Coast in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.Sofiane Feghouli had fired Les Fennecs into a 20th-minute lead and then saw team-mate Baghdad Bounedjah squander a second-half penalty before Jonathan Kodjia levelled in a tight encounter in Suez.But substitute Bony and skipper Serey Die both fai...Full Story »

Cote d'Ivoire(N) vs Algeria - Ivory Coast boss Ibrahim Kamara wary of Algeria

Posted Thursday, July 11, 2019 by PA334 hits

Ivory Coast boss Ibrahim Kamara has warned against treating Algeria as a one-man team.Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez has been one of the stars of the Africa Cup of Nations ahead of Thursday’s quarter-final showdown in Suez.Algeria have won all four of their matches without conceding with Mahrez scoring twice and Adam Ounas the competitions’s joint-leading scoring with thre...Full Story »

Mahrez magic helps Algeria reach quarter-finals

Posted Monday, July 08, 2019 by PA52 hits

Riyad Mahrez scored a wonderful goal as Algeria underlined their status as one of the favourites for the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3-0 win over Guinea which booked their place in the quarter-finals.The Manchester City winger’s superb control and composed finish in the 57th minute put his side two goals up after Youcef Belaili’s 24th-minute opener in Cairo.And Algeria sealed their ...Full Story »

Algeria vs Guinea - Group-stage heroics mean nothing now, insists Belmadi

Posted Saturday, July 06, 2019 by PA106 hits

Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi has warned his side their group-stage heroics mean nothing as they prepare to enter the knockout phase of the Africa Cup of Nations.Belmadi’s men have emerged as one of the tournament favourites after cruising through all three of their group games, scoring six goals without conceding any.But Belmadi is aware that the rising expectations will mean nothing if th...Full Story »

Algeria maintain perfect start to Africa Cup of Nations by beating Tanzania

Posted Tuesday, July 02, 2019 by PA50 hits

Adam Ounas and Islam Slimani inspired Algeria to a comfortable 3-0 win over Tanzania as they completed a 100 per cent Group C record in the Africa Cup of Nations.Leicester forward Slimani, who spent last season on loan at Fenerbahce, gave the Fennec Foxes a 35th-minute lead when he took advantage of some woeful defending to latch on to a hopeful long pass from Ounas and stroke the ball past goal...Full Story »

Belaili goal earns Algeria contentious win

Posted Friday, June 28, 2019 by PA42 hits

Youcef Belaili fired Algeria into the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with the only goal of a bad-tempered 1-0 victory over Senegal in Cairo.There was particular frustration for Sadio Mane, whose reasonable shout for a second-half penalty fell on deaf ears as Algeria’s physical approach proved the more effective method at the 30 June Stadium.Algeria, through to the knockout stages for...Full Story »

Riyad Mahrez makes his mark as Algeria beat Kenya

Posted Monday, June 24, 2019 by PA95 hits

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez was on target as Algeria launched their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with a 2-0 Group C win over Kenya.Baghdad Bounedjah scored from the penalty spot in the 34th minute to give Les Fennecs the lead.A meandering run from Youcef Atal was brought to an end by a poor challenge from Dennis Odhiambo and Bounedjah made no mistake from the resulting penalt...Full Story »

Mexico mine the spirit of Algeria to down Germany in a World Cup opener

Posted Monday, June 18, 2018 by PA124 hits

An inspired Mexico held on to beat defending champions Germany 1-0 in a stunning performance at Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium.Man of the match Hirving Lozano scored the only goal of the game when he finished a Mexican break by drilling a low shot past Manuel Neuer but, in truth, this was a breathtaking team performance.Germany, on the other hand, took too long to get going and lacked the poise...Full Story »

Portugal 3 Algeria 0: Guedes at the double in Ronaldo's 150th outing

Posted Friday, June 08, 2018 by fourfourtwo.com156 hits

Cristiano Ronaldo was held scoreless on his return to action, but it mattered little as Portugal eased past Algeria. Goncalo Guedes impressed with an eye-catching brace in Cristiano Ronaldo's 150th international appearance as Portugal brushed aside Algeria 3-0 in a routine World Cup warm-up. In his first appearance of any kind since Real Madrid's victory in the Champions League final, Ronald...Full Story »

Mahrez leaves Algeria camp to finalise transfer

Posted Thursday, August 31, 2017 by fourfourtwo.com294 hits

Algeria have allowed Leicester City star Riyad Mahrez to leave camp in order to finalise a transfer before the window closes. Mahrez has been linked with moves to Roma, Manchester United, Barcelona and Arsenal, and the 2015-16 Premier League winner is now nearing an exit from Leicester. As Algeria prepare for a World Cup qualifier against Zambia, the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) confir...Full Story »

Algerian tensions break out after World Cup exit

Posted Wednesday, July 02, 2014 by YAHOO Sport64 hits

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (AP) -- Wiping tears from his eyes, Algerian coach Vahid Halilhodzic embraced each of his exhausted players as they walked off the pitch after pushing Germany to the very end of extra time. But any pride in playing in the World Cup knockout stage for the first time was soon overshadowed by questions over Halilhodzic's future amid a reported spat with the national football a...Full Story »

Germany 2 : 1 Algeria - Germany edge past Algeria

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 by PA296 hits

Germany scraped through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup despite being given a real scare by Algeria on a thrilling night of football in Porto Alegre. Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil scored as Germany won 2-1 after extra-time, but for much of the night, it seemed Joachim Low's men were heading for what would have been the shock defeat of the tournament so far. Algeria spotted Germany's v...Full Story »

Algeria coach angry at Ramadan questions

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 by BBC.com434 hits

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic refused to divulge which of his Muslim players are observing Ramadan ahead of Monday's World Cup last-16 meeting with Germany. The 30-day dawn-to-dusk fast began on Sunday and Halilhodzic, 61, bristled at a routine question about the subject in his pre-match news conference. "This is a private matter and when you ask this you lack respect and ethics," said the...Full Story »

Germany vs Algeria preview - Low not taking Algeria lightly

Posted Monday, June 30, 2014 by PA405 hits

Joachim Low has warned Germany they must not underestimate Algeria, who will be looking to settle a 32-year-old score on Monday. Algeria will make it through to the quarter-finals of the World Cup for the first time if they beat Germany in Porto Alegre. The African team have another motivation to beat the Germans - revenge. At the 1982 World Cup, Austria appeared to allow West Germany to beat...Full Story »

Algeria 1 : 1 Russia - Slimani sends Algeria through

Posted Thursday, June 26, 2014 by PA205 hits

Algeria booked their place in the last 16 of the World Cup for the first time in their history with a 1-1 draw against Russia in Curitiba. Aleksandr Kokorin gave Russia a sixth-minute lead, which would have earned Fabio Capello's team a clash against Germany in Porto Alegre on Monday. However, Islam Slimani netted on the hour to ensure it was the north Africans who progress from Group H beh...Full Story »

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