Algeria's Boudebouz doubtful for Nations Cup

Ahram Online , Tuesday 13 Dec 2016,
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Ryad Boudebouz.
Ryad Boudebouz. (Reuters)

Montpellier's Algerian midfielder Ryad Boudebouz is likely to miss next month's Africa Cup of Nations as he will undergo a knee surgery that will keep him out of action for weeks. 

"Budebouz will undergo a knee surgery and he will be unavailable for weeks," read a statement on the club's official website on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old made a fine start to the season with Montpellier, scoring seven goals in 16 appearances.

Algeria will play in Group B of the African Cup of Nations along with Tunisia, Senegal and Zimbabwe.   

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