Algeria 2014 World Cup Squad (Team Profile)

by Sameer Arshad | Posted on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 | 0

Algeria sealed their qualification in the playoffs of african world cup qualifiers by beating Burkina Faso in the 2nd leg while coming from behind after defeat in the first leg. Algeria’s coach is Vahid Halilhodzic who build Algeria’s success on a very solid defence which is hard to break down while upfront they have couple of big centre forward who can nick a goal against any time. Lets take a look at complete profile of Algeria Squad.

National Coach: Vahid Halilhodzic

He was part of Yugoslavia team in his playing days now at the age of 61 he will coach Algeria in the world cups having successfully guided them to big event. Most recently he helped Ivory coast to reach world cup 2010 but resigned before the world cup got underway. Halihodzic brings Discipline‎ to the team and it will be big test of him as well.

Key Players and the one to watch out for:

Islam Slimani#1. Islam Slimani (Striker)

Sporting Lisbon striker who is quite a handful in the final third. Slimani’s 5 goals in the qualifying rounds were the key for Algeria to get narrow wins. He is tall and powerfull in the air will be key to Algerias chances in world cup.

Saphir Sliti#2. Saphir Sliti (Midfielder)

This young boy can play, brought up in france but is eligible to play for Algeria because of faily roots. Inter Milan recently bought him for around $7 million. He holds the key for Algeria to perform more than what people expect of them.

algeriaAlgeria’s Possible 23-Man Squad for 2014 World Cup

1 Rais M’Bolhi CSKA Sofia GK
2 Mohamed Zemmamouche USM Alger GK
3 Azzedine Doukha USM El Harrach GK
4 Madjid Bougherra (Captain) Lekhwiya Defender
5 Djamel Mesbah Livorno Defender
6 Carl Medjani  Valenciennes Defender
7 Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaiba  Mallorca Defender
8 Faouzi Ghoulam Napoli Defender
9 Rafik Halliche  Academica Defender
10 Essaid Belkalem Watford Defender
11 Mehdi Lacen Getafe Midfielder
12 Hassan Yebda  Udinese  Midfielder
13 Foued Kadir Rennes Midfielder
14 Mehdi Mostefa  Ajaccio Midfielder
15 Sofiane Feghouli  Valencia Midfielder
16 Saphir Taider  Internazionale Midfielder
17 Adlene Guedioura Crystal Palace Midfielder
18 Yassine Bezzaz CS Constantine Midfielder
19 Rafik Djebbour Nottingham Forest Forward
20 El Arbi Hillel Soudani Dinamo Zagreb Forward
21 Islam Slimani (Key Player) Sporting Lisbon Forward
22 Ishak Belfodil Livorno Forward
23 Nabil Ghilas Porto Forward


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