BRAZIL 2014 Team Profile: Algeria

The key players
Madjid Bougherra is a key figure at the back, and he scored the all-important winner in the second leg against Burkina Faso. Sofiane Feghouli is an exciting attacking midfielder, while Medhi Lacen holds things down in front of the defence. Islam Slimani emerged as the most prolific option in attack during qualifying.

Coach: Vahid Halilhodzic

Best performances in a FIFA competition: FIFA World Cup Spain 1982, Mexico 1986, South Africa 2010 (Group stages)
Former stars: Lakhdar Belloumi, Rachid Mekhloufi, Mustapha Zitouni

Group H
Teams MP W D L GF GA Pts
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0



1 Cedric SI MOHAMMEDGoalkeeperCS Constantine (ALG)
2 Madjid BOUGUERRADefenderLekhwiya SC (QAT)
3 Faouzi GHOULAMDefenderSSC Napoli (ITA)
4 Esseid BELKALEMDefenderWatford FC (ENG)
5 Rafik HALLICHEDefenderAcademica Coimbra (POR)
6 Djamel MESBAHDefenderAS Livorno (ITA)
7Hassan YEBDAMidfielderUdinese Calcio (ITA)
8 Medhi LACENMidfielderGetafe CF (ESP)
9 Nabil GHILASForwardFC Porto (POR)
10 Sofiane FEGHOULIForwardValencia CF (ESP)
11 Yacine BRAHIMIMidfielderGranada CF (ESP)
12 Carl MEDJANIDefenderValenciennes FC (FRA)
13 Islam SLIMANIForwardSporting CP (POR)
14 Nabil BENTALEBMidfielderTottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)
15 El Arabi SOUDANIForwardGNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
16 Mohamed ZEMMAMOUCHEGoalkeeperUSM Alger (ALG)
17 Liassine CADAMURODefenderRCD Mallorca (ESP)
18 Abdelmoumene DJABOUForwardClub Africain (TUN)
19 Saphir TAIDERMidfielderFC Internazionale (ITA)
20 Aissa MANDIDefenderStade de Reims (FRA)
21 Riyad MAHREZForwardLeicester City FC (ENG)
22 Mehdi MOSTEFAMidfielderAC Ajaccio (FRA)
23 Rais MBOLHIGoalkeeperCSKA Sofia (BUL)

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