Algeria v Mauritania: Match Preview

Algeria’s national side begin their preparation for the Africa Cup of Nations with an international friendly against Mauritania.

The Desert Foxes’ opponents are ranked 107th in the FIFA World Rankings, and faced Tunisia in a friendly match last November where the score finished 0-0.

Blida will be the location of George Leekens’ first game in charge at home and he will be looking to give the supporters plenty to cheer about a week before the tournament in Gabon starts next week.

REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Corbis
REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh/Corbis

Riyad Mahrez, Yacine Brahimi, Adlene Guedioura and Yacine Brahimi are expected to be rested which could pave the way for Rachid Ghezzal and Hilal Soudani to start. Carl Medjani and Sofiane Feghouli did not make the final 23 man squad so they will not feature either.

Kick-off is at 5pm local time and will be shown live on A3, whilst DZ Sport will be tweeting live coverage on their Twitter.


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