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Friday, 18 June 2010
World Cup 2010 Finals First Phase Group C, Match Four

England 0 Algeria 0 [0-0]

Match Summary
England Squad
Algeria Squad
Team Records
   
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The Desert Foxes World Cup Finals Squad  June 2010
Player Birthdate Age Pos Club App G
22. Abdoun, Djamel
    
جمال عبدون
14 February 1986 24 M FC Nantes, France 6 0
12. Bellaïd, Habib Mohamed 28 March 1986 24 D US Boulogne-sur-Mer Côte d'Opale, France, on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt eV, Germany 1 0
Also has France Youth Caps
3. Belhadj, Nadir
    نذير بلحاج
18 June 1982 27 D Portsmouth FC, England 45 4
2. Bougherra, Madjid
   
مجيد بوغرة
7 October 1982 27 D Glasgow Rangers FC, Scotland 41 3
7. Boudebouz, Ryad
  
رياض بودبوز
19 February 1990 20 M FC Sochaux-Montbéliard, France 1 0
Also has France Youth Caps
16. Chaouchi, Faouzi 5 December 1984 25 G Entente Sportive de Sétif 10 0
11. Djebbour, Rafik Zoheir 8 March 1984 26 F PAE Athlitiki Enosis Konstantinoupoleos, Greece 16 3
1. Gaouaoui, Lounès 28 September 1977 32 G ASO Chlef 48 0
9. Ghezzal, Abdelkader
   
عبد القادر غزال
5 December 1984 25 F AC Siena SpA, Italy 19 3

Abdelkader Ghezzal is suspended for the match against England following his expulsion against Slovenia in their opening World Cup match.

17. Guedioura Pons, Adlène
   
  عدلان قديورة
12 November 1985 24 M Wolverhampton Wanderers FC, England 2 0
5. Halliche, Rafik
 
   رفيق حليش
2 September 1986 23 D CD Nacional Madeira, Portugal,  on loan from Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Portugal 17 1
21. Kadir, Foued 5 December 1983 26 M Valenciennes FC, France 2 0
8. Lacen, Medhi Gregory Guiseppe 5 February 1984 26 M Real Racing Club de Santander SAD, Spain 3 0
18. Laïfaoui, Abdelkader 29 July 1981 28 D Entente Sportive de Sétif 7 0
23. M'Bolhi Ouhab, Adi Raïs Cobos Adrien 25 April 1986 24 G PFC Slavia Sofia, Bulgaria 1 0
6. Manṣūrī, Yazīd
    يزيد منصوري
25 February 1978 32 M FC Lorient Bretagne Sud, France 66 0
13. Matmour, Karim
    
كريم مطمور
25 June 1985 24 F Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach eV, Germany 23 2
14. Medjani, Carl
      كارل مدجاني
15 May 1985 25 D AC Ajaccio, France 0 0
Also has France Youth Caps
20. Mesbah, Djamel Eddine 9 October 1984 25 M US Lecce SpA, Italy 1 0
10. Saïfi, Rafik
 
   رفيق صايفي
7 February 1975 35 F FC Istres Ouest Provence, France 60 18
4. Yahia, Antar
    
عنتر يحيى
21 March 1982 28 D VfL Bochum 1848 F eV, Germany 44 5
Also has France Youth Caps
19. Yebda, Hassan
    
حسان يبدة
14 May 1984 26 M Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Portugal 10 0
Also has France Youth Caps
15. Ziani, Karim Koceila Yanis
     كريم زياني
17 August 1982 27 M VfL Wolfsburg eV, Germany 55 4

Squad details correct up to and including Algeria's match against Slovenia on 13 June 2010.
Tallies taken from DZFoot.com

Diary

Wednesday, 19 May 2010 - Algeria's Hameur Bouazza says he is shocked at being left out of his country's preliminary World Cup squad.  The Blackpool winger was overlooked despite being one of Algeria's few established goalscorers.  Coach Rabah Saadane drafted in three uncapped former French junior internationals, leaving no place for the more established Bouazza.  

"I've got nothing against the new players but I'm disappointed with the manager,  The manager did not call me or come to see me to explain things to me like a professional.  I have always worked hard for Algeria - I feel like I have been hit with a baseball bat.  I've been through things with them - I should be with the squad and I am not."

Wednesday, 2 June 2010 - Algeria coach Rabah Saadane has dropped goalkeeper Mohamed Zemmamouche from the Desert Foxes' squad for the World Cup.  He is only member of the original 25-man party to be axed, although Lazio midfielder Mourad Meghni misses out because of injury.  Sadaane had five reserve players on standby, but none is required to make the trip.  Algeria are in Group C along with the United States, Slovenia and England, who they face in Cape Town on 18 June.   The squad list includes nine players who have switched their allegiance to the north African country after previously being capped at junior level by France.  There are only three home based players and none from newly crowned league champions Mouloudia Alger.

Thursday, 10 June 2010 - Algeria captain Yazid Mansouri has been dropped for their opening World Cup match against Slovenia on Sunday.  The 32-year-old hard-tackling midfielder will be replaced by Hassan Yebda, who will be joined in the centre of midfield by French-born Medhi Lacen.  Coach Rabah Saadane has handed the captaincy to defender Antar Yahia.  Yahia, 28, is best known for the stunning volley that secured Algerian their World Cup ticket when they beat Egypt 1-0 in a play-off in November.  Saadane, the only African coach at the first World Cup on the continent, stated that his selection had to be based on form and that meant taking tough decisions in the interests of the team.

Sunday, 13 June 2010 - Algeria lose their opening World Cup match - losing 1-0 to Slovenia.  Abdelkader Ghezzal is sent-off following two yellow cards.

Algeria Form: last six games
W L L L L L   f 8:a 12  success: 17%
- 24 January 2010 - Côte d'Ivoire 2 Algeria 3 [1-1] AET  Estádio 11 de Novembro, Luanda, Angola Kalou, Keita
Matmour, Bougherra, Bouazza
ANC NW
- 28 January 2010 - Algeria 0 Egypt 4 [0-1]
Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela, Angola
Abd Rabbou (pen), Abdullah, Abdel-Shafy, Geddo NL
- 30 January 2010 - Nigeria 1 Algeria 0 [0-0]
Complexo da Sr. da Graça, Benguela, Angola
Obinna NL
- 3 March 2010 - Algeria 0 Serbia 3 [0-1]
Stade 5 Juillet 1962, Algiers
Pantelic, Kuzmanovic, Tosic Fr HL
- 28 May 2010 - Republic of Ireland 3 Algeria 0 [1-0]
Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin
Green, Keane (2 (1 pen)) AL
- 13 June 2010 - Algeria 0 Slovenia 1 [0-0]
Peter Mokaba Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa
Koren WCF NL

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