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Tottenham's Bentaleb under Algeria's radar

The young midfielder is a top target for the desert warriors before their World Cup campaign

Mohamad Mosselhi , Thursday 9 Jan 2014
Arsenal's Jack Wilshere, centre, struggles to control the ball as Tottenham's Nabil Bentaleb, right, comes in to challenge during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur (Photo: AP)
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Nabil Bentaleb could reserve a place in the Algerian squad in this year World Cup as coach Vahid Halilhodzic showed interest in the player following strong performances with the Premier League's Tottenham during Boxing day.

The 19-year-old, joined the Spurs last summer but he made his first appearance in December and has played five times so far.

The French-born player played for France's youth national team but he is still eligible for the Deserts Warriors because he didn't made any senior appearance with the Blues.

Algeria are looking to strengthen their squad before the World Cup.

The North African country earned their fourth qualification in the World Cup were drawn in Group H alongside Belgium, Russia and Korea. 

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03-02-2014 05:44pm
another zizou
his father and mother are Algerian , Bentaleb was sacked from his French club at the age of 14 ! only Belgium and England helped him progress in his career which he said was about to end at the age of 14....consequently Bentaleb should go back to his roots and play with Algerian squad in next world cup in Brazil.....
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