Algeria

Coach:

Djamel Belmadi

Nickname:

Desert Wariors

Titles: Champions in 1990

Previous participations:  17

FIFA world ranking June 2019: 68

Road to AFCON 2019 (Top of Group D):

Algeria 1-0 Togo
Gambia 1-1 Algeria
Algeria 2-0 Benin
Benin 1-0 Algeria
Togo 1-4 Algeria
Algeria 1-1 Gambia

Coach: Djamel Belmadi

The 43-year-old French-born midfielder was on the books of Paris St Germain, Olympique Marseille, Manchester City and Southampton during his playing career and captained Algeria at the 2004 Cup of Nations finals. His managerial career began at club level in Qatar and he took charge of their national team for a year but was fired after Qatar finished bottom of their group at the 2015 Asian Cup finals in Australia.
Algeria handed him a four-year contract last July.

 

Key player: Riyad Mahrez. Age: 28. Winger

The 2016 African Footballer of the Year was born in France but his father hailed from Algeria and he was invited to play for the north Africans at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, making a rather inauspicious start to his international career.

He has since participated at the last two Nations Cup finals but made more of a impact at club level, a key player in Leicester’s shock 2016 Premier League triumph. Two more league titles have followed with Manchester City, despite his not being a regular in Pepe Guardiola’s team.

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Group A W D L P
Egypt
3 0 0 9
Uganda
1 1 1 4
DR Congo
1 0 2 3
Zimbabwe
0 1 2 1
Group B W D L P
Madagascar
2 1 0 7
Nigeria
2 0 1 6
Guinea
1 1 1 4
Burundi
0 0 3 0
Group C W D L P
Algeria
3 0 0 9
Senegal
2 0 1 6
Kenya
1 0 2 3
Tanzania
0 0 3 0
Group D W D L P
Morocco
3 0 0 9
Cote d'Ivoire
2 0 1 6
South Africa
1 0 2 3
Namibia
0 0 3 0
Group E W D L P
Mali
2 1 0 7
Tunisia
0 3 0 3
Angola
0 2 1 2
Mauritania
0 2 1 2
Group F W D L P
Ghana
1 2 0 5
Cameroon
1 2 0 5
Benin
0 3 0 3
Guinea Bissau
0 1 2 1