FIFA World Cup 2014: Algeria 23 Man Squad

Algeria announced their 23 man squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil in early June, with the following players all travelling to South America for the world’s biggest sporting event.

Algeria have never made it out of the group stages, and will need some strong performances in Group H if they are to do so in 2014. The other teams in Algeria’s group are Belgium, Russia and South Korea.

Algeria 23 Man Squad

1 Cedric SI MOHAMMED Goalkeeper CS Constantine (ALG)
2 Madjid BOUGUERRA Defender Lekhwiya SC (QAT)
3 Faouzi GHOULAM Defender SSC Napoli (ITA)
4 Esseid BELKALEM Defender Watford FC (ENG)
5 Rafik HALLICHE Defender Academica Coimbra (POR)
6 Djamel MESBAH Defender AS Livorno (ITA)
7 Hassan YEBDA Midfielder Udinese Calcio (ITA)
8 Medhi LACEN Midfielder Getafe CF (ESP)
9 Nabil GHILAS Forward FC Porto (POR)
10 Sofiane FEGHOULI Forward Valencia CF (ESP)
11 Yacine BRAHIMI Midfielder Granada CF (ESP)
12 Carl MEDJANI Defender Valenciennes FC (FRA)
13 Islam SLIMANI Forward Sporting CP (POR)
14 Nabil BENTALEB Midfielder Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)
15 El Arabi SOUDANI Forward GNK Dinamo Zagreb (CRO)
16 Mohamed ZEMMAMOUCHE Goalkeeper USM Alger (ALG)
17 Liassine CADAMURO Defender RCD Mallorca (ESP)
18 Abdelmoumene DJABOU Forward Club Africain (TUN)
19 Saphir TAIDER Midfielder FC Internazionale (ITA)
20 Aissa MANDI Defender Stade de Reims (FRA)
21 Riyad MAHREZ Forward Leicester City FC (ENG)
22 Mehdi MOSTEFA Midfielder AC Ajaccio (FRA)
23 Rais MBOLHI Goalkeeper CSKA Sofia (BUL)


In This Story: Algeria

Algeria, officially the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest by area in the African Union and the Arab world. With an estimated population of over 44 million, it is the eighth-most populous country in Africa.

Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the southeast by Niger, to the southwest by Mali, Mauritania, and the Western Saharan territory, to the west by Morocco, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country has a semi-arid geography, with most of the population living in the fertile north and the Sahara dominating the geography of the south. This arid geography makes the country very vulnerable to climate change.

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