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World Cup 2014 Algeria National Team

  • FIFA country code: ALG
  • FIFA member since: 1963
  • Confederation: CAF
  • Confederation member since: 1964
  • Sub confederation: UNAF
  • Other affiliation: Union of Arab Football Associations
  • Association: الاتحادية الجزائرية لكرة القدم‎
  • In English: Algerian Football Association
  • Association founded: 1962
  • Most caps: Lakhdar Belloumi (147)
  • Top scorer: Abdelhafid Tasfaout (36)
  • 1st World Cup win: 1-2 West Germany in Spain ’82
  • 1st World Cup goal scorer: Rabah Madjer (1982)
  • World Cup top scorer: Salah Assad (2)

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World Cup 2014 Algeria National Team

World Cup 2014 Algeria Schedule Group H

15 17/06 13:00 Belo Horizonte World Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium team Belgium Algeria
16 17/06 18:00 Cuiabá World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team Russia South Korea World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team
31 22/06 13:00 Rio De Janeiro World Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium team Belgium Russia World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team
32 22/06 16:00 Porto Alegre World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team South Korea Algeria
47 26/06 17:00 São Paulo World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team South Korea Belgium World Cup Brazil 2014 Belgium team
48 26/06 17:00 Curitiba Algeria Russia World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team

Algeria is the 26th country to have qualified for the World Cup Brazil on the 19th of November 2013. Algeria was 1 of the 10 CAF countries to play the continental play-offs. Their opponent was Burkina Faso which has never participated before in a World Cup. It was a close call for the World Cup 2014 Algeria national team to qualify. In their first match of the play-off Algeria lost with 2-3. Sofiane Feghouli and Carl Medjani scored for Algeria. But since the 2nd match was won with 1-0 which was scored by Madjid Bougherra, Algeria qualified. The first match was an away match and away goals count double. This meant although the aggregate score was 3-3, Algeria has scored in total a value of 5 goals and Burkina Faso only 3 goals. Algeria can now try to reach at least the 2nd round in their 4th World Cup.


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World Cup Brazil 2014 Algeria team Algeria
World Cup Brazil 2014 Russia team Russia
World Cup Brazil 2014 South Korea team South Korea


World Cup 2014 Algeria Players

The 23 players who have been selected for the World Cup 2014 Algeria national team are:

Mohamed Zemmamouche
Raïs M’Bolhi
Cédric Si Mohamed
Essaïd Belkalem
Madjid Bougherra
Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba
Faouzi Ghoulam
Rafik Halliche
Aïssa Mandi
Mehdi Mostefa
Carl Medjani
Djamel Mesbah
Nabil Bentaleb
Yacine Brahimi
Medhi Lacen
Saphir Taïder
Hassan Yebda
Abdelmoumene Djabou
Sofiane Feghouli
Riyad Mahrez
Islam Slimani
El Arbi Hillel Soudani
Nabil Ghilas

Head Coach: Vahid Halilhodžić (Yugoslav)
Captain: Madjid Bougherra

World Cup 2014 Algeria National Team

Algeria home and away jerseys by Puma

Algeria World Cup History

How Many World Cups Played: 3

1982 Group Stage 13 3 2 0 1 5 5
1986 Group Stage 22 3 0 1 2 1 5
2010 Group Stage 28 3 0 1 2 0 2
Best/Total Group Stage 13 9 2 2 5 6 12

GP=Games played, W=Wins, D=Draws, L=Losses, GS=Goals scored, GA=Goals against

Best Performance

1982 – Group stage: Algeria almost made it to the 2nd round. 2 matches were won against West Germany and Chile, but was eliminated due to the goal difference. Algeria had 4 points together with West Germany and Austria, but  Algeria had the smallest goal difference (0).

Worst Performance

1986 – Group stage: Algeria ended up finishing last in group D with a goal difference of -4. This was lower than the -2 goal difference in the 2010 World Cup.

Did You Know Algeria:

  • Has the following nicknames: Les Fennecs, Fennec Foxesthe Greens and Foxes
  • Has a long time rivalry with Tunisia, Morocco and Egypt
  • Caused 1 of the greatest World cup upsets by beating West Germany with 2-1 in a 1982 World Cup group match
  • Won 2 1982 World Cup group matches, but still didn’t advance to the next round
  • Didn’t advance in the 1982 World Cup since West Germany won with only 1-0 against Austria, however both teams seemed to agree very easy on this result early in the match
  • Became outraged due to above match where it seemed the players did not have the intention to change the 1-0 score, resulting in speculation of a mutual agreement between both West Germany and Austria
  • Is the only country in World Cup history (since the rule of 2 countries advancing to the 2nd round),  to have failed advancing to the next round while having won 2 of the 3 group matches 
  • Is the first African country to have qualified for a World Cup twice in a row (1982,1986)
  • Took 24 years to qualify for their 3rd World Cup in 2010
  • Will be based in Sorocaba, São Paulo during the 2014 World Cup

Curious which place FIFA gave Algeria in their official ranking? Find out now! Or do you want to know more about the World Cups Algeria has played? Increase your World Cup history knowledge now!

Algeria in Action

Algeria Defeats West Germany With 1-2 – 1982 World Cup



Algeria Defeats Chile With 3-2 – 1982 World Cup



Algeria Qualified For World Cup Brazil



Algeria: 2014 World Cup Profile



2014 World Cup Team Profile: ALGERIA



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