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The Algeria national football team , nicknamed الأفنــاك, Les Fennecs (The Fennec Foxes), represents Algeria
Algeria
Algeria , officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria , also formally referred to as the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of Northwest Africa with Algiers as its capital.In terms of land area, it is the largest country in Africa and the Arab...

 in association football and is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football
Fédération Algérienne de Football
The Algerian Football Federation is the governing body of football in Algeria. Although an unofficial national team had played fixtures since 1958, the first recognised international took place in January 1963, some six months after independence....

. Algeria's home ground is the Stade 5 Juillet 1962
Stade 5 Juillet 1962
Stade 5 Juillet 1962 or 5 July 1962 Stadium , also known as El Djezair Stadium , is a football and athletics stadium located in Algiers, Algeria. The stadium was inaugurated in 1972 with a capacity of 105,000...

 in Algiers
Algiers
' is the capital and largest city of Algeria. According to the 1998 census, the population of the city proper was 1,519,570 and that of the urban agglomeration was 2,135,630. In 2009, the population was about 3,500,000...

 and their head coach is Vahid Halilhodžić
Vahid Halilhodžic
Vahid "Vaha" Halilhodžić is a former Bosnian football player and now a manager, currently managing the Algeria national football team....

.

Algeria has qualified for three World Cups
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 in 1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

, 1986
1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially...

 and 2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

. Algeria has also won the Africa Cup of Nations once in 1990, when they hosted the tournament.

The traditional rivals of Algeria have been Morocco
Morocco national football team
The Morocco national football team , nicknamed أسود الأطلس , is the national team of Morocco and is managed by Eric Gerets. Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and...

, Tunisia
Tunisia national football team
The Tunisia national football team , nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage , is the national team of Tunisia and is controlled by the Fédération Tunisienne de Football. They have qualified for four FIFA World Cups, the first one in 1978, but have yet to make it out of the first round...

 and Egypt. However, more recently, Egypt has become the main rival after a number of incidents involving the two teams, most recently during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification
The qualification competition for the 2010 FIFA World Cup was a series of tournaments organised by the six FIFA confederations. Each confederation — the AFC , CAF , CONCACAF , CONMEBOL , OFC , and UEFA — was allocated a certain number of the 32 places at the tournament...

, in which Algeria defeated Egypt 1-0 in a tense tiebreaker
Tiebreaker
In games and sports, a tiebreaker or tiebreak is used to determine a winner from among players or teams that are tied at the end of a contest, or a set of contests.-In matches:In some situations, the tiebreaker may consist of another round of play...

 in Omdurman
Omdurman
Omdurman is the second largest city in Sudan and Khartoum State, lying on the western banks of the River Nile, opposite the capital, Khartoum. Omdurman has a population of 2,395,159 and is the national centre of commerce...

, Sudan
Sudan
Sudan , officially the Republic of the Sudan , is a country in North Africa, sometimes considered part of the Middle East politically. It is bordered by Egypt to the north, the Red Sea to the northeast, Eritrea and Ethiopia to the east, South Sudan to the south, the Central African Republic to the...

 to qualify to the World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

.

World Cup 1982


Algeria caused one of the great World Cup upsets on the first day of the tournament with a 2–1 victory over reigning European Champions West Germany. In the final match in the group between West Germany and Austria
Austria national football team
The Austria national football team is the association football team that represents the country of Austria in international competition and is controlled by the Austrian Football Association ....

, with Algeria having already played their final group game the day before, the European teams knew that a West German win by 1 or 2 goals would qualify them both, while a larger German victory would qualify Algeria over Austria, and a draw or an Austrian win would eliminate the Germans. After 10 minutes of all-out attack, West Germany scored through a goal by Horst Hrubesch
Horst Hrubesch
Horst Hrubesch is a retired German football player employed as a youth trainer at the German Football Association. His nickname was Das Kopfball-Ungeheuer for his heading skills.-Career:...

. After the goal was scored, the two teams kicked the ball around aimlessly for the rest of the match. Chants of "Fuera, fuera" ("Out, out") were screamed by the Spanish crowd, while angry Algerian supporters waved banknotes at the players. This performance was widely deplored, even by the German and Austrian fans. One German fan was so upset by his team's display that he burned his German flag in disgust. Algeria protested to FIFA, who ruled that the result be allowed to stand; FIFA introduced a revised qualification system at subsequent World Cups in which the final two games in each group were played simultaneously.

World Cup 1986


In 1984, Algeria took third place in the 1984 African Nations Cup in Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire
The Republic of Côte d'Ivoire or Ivory Coast is a country in West Africa. It has an area of , and borders the countries Liberia, Guinea, Mali, Burkina Faso and Ghana; its southern boundary is along the Gulf of Guinea. The country's population was 15,366,672 in 1998 and was estimated to be...

. During the 1986 African Nations Cup, the national teams recorded two defeats and one draw and was eliminated in the first round. In Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

, at the 1986 World Cup, the Algerians were not able to pass the first round once again in a group that included Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland national football team
The Northern Ireland national football team represents Northern Ireland in international association football. Before 1921 all of Ireland was represented by a single side, the Ireland national football team, organised by the Irish Football Association...

 (1–1 draw), Brazil
Brazil national football team
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's football and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation , the governing body for football in Brazil. They are a member of the International Federation of Association Football since 1923 and also a member of the...

 (1–0 loss), and Spain
Spain national football team
The Spain national football team represents Spain in international association football and is controlled by the Royal Spanish Football Federation, the governing body for football in Spain. The current head coach is Vicente del Bosque...

 (3–0 loss). Only one Algerian managed to score during this competition: Djamel Zidane. From thereon, Algeria failed to qualify for another World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 until 2010.

Africa Cup of Nations 1990


In 1990, Algeria hosted the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations. In Group A, the Algerians started the tournament by beating Nigeria
Nigeria national football team
The Nigeria national football team, nicknamed the Super Eagles or Green Eagles, is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation . The team has ranked as high as 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, in April 1994...

 (5–1, with doubles by Djamel Menad and Rabah Madjer
Rabah Madjer
Mustapha Rabah Madjer is a retired Algerian footballer.A skilled striker, he reached stardom as an F.C. Porto player during the 1980s, and is widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all time. He is widely remembered for scoring on 77 minutes, an audacious back-heeled...

 and a goal by Djamel Amani), Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire national football team
The Côte d'Ivoire National Football Team or Ivory Coast National Football Team, nicknamed Les Éléphants , represents Côte d'Ivoire in international football and is controlled by the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football...

 (3–0, with goals by Djamel Menad, Tahar Cherif El Ouazzani, and Cherif Oudjani
Chérif Oudjani
Chérif Oudjani, is a former football player.He spent his career in France and played for Algeria, most notably winning the 1990 African Cup of Nations. He is the son of legendary footballer Ahmed Oudjani....

) and Egypt (2–0, with goals by Djamel Amani and Moussa Saib
Moussa Saïb
Moussa Saïb is an Algerian Association football manager and former Algerian footballer. He is currently unattached, after last managing JS Kabylie in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 1.-Career:...

). In the semi-finals, Algeria beat Senegal
Senegal national football team
The Senegal national football team, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, is the national team of Senegal and is controlled by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Football...

 2–1 (goals by Djamel Menad and Djamel Amani in front of 85,000 fans in the Stade 5 Juillet 1962
Stade 5 Juillet 1962
Stade 5 Juillet 1962 or 5 July 1962 Stadium , also known as El Djezair Stadium , is a football and athletics stadium located in Algiers, Algeria. The stadium was inaugurated in 1972 with a capacity of 105,000...

.

In the final against Nigeria
Nigeria national football team
The Nigeria national football team, nicknamed the Super Eagles or Green Eagles, is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation . The team has ranked as high as 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, in April 1994...

, in front of 200,000 fans in the same stadium, Cherif Oudjani
Chérif Oudjani
Chérif Oudjani, is a former football player.He spent his career in France and played for Algeria, most notably winning the 1990 African Cup of Nations. He is the son of legendary footballer Ahmed Oudjani....

, in the 38th minute, enabled Algeria to win the African Nations Cup for the first time. Djamel Menad was crowned top scorer of the competition with four goals.

1990–2008


Having won an African Nations Cup title, the Algerian team, however, had not managed to qualify for the 1990 FIFA World Cup
1990 FIFA World Cup
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations from all six populated...

 in Italy
Italy
Italy , officially the Italian Republic languages]] under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages. In each of these, Italy's official name is as follows:;;;;;;;;), is a unitary parliamentary republic in South-Central Europe. To the north it borders France, Switzerland, Austria and...

. In 1991, the national team won the Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
The Afro-Asian Cup of Nations is played between the winners of the Asian Cup or the Asian Games and the winners of the Africa Cup of Nations. The first edition in 1978, where Iran defeated Ghana 3-0, the trophy was not awarded: because the second leg was cancelled due to political problems in Iran...

 against Iran
Iran national football team
The national football team of Iran represents Iran in international football competitions and is controlled by the Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran...

. As title holders, Algeria disappointed at the 1992 African Nations Cup in Senegal
Senegal
Senegal , officially the Republic of Senegal , is a country in western Africa. It owes its name to the Sénégal River that borders it to the east and north...

, recording a loss against Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire national football team
The Côte d'Ivoire National Football Team or Ivory Coast National Football Team, nicknamed Les Éléphants , represents Côte d'Ivoire in international football and is controlled by the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football...

 (3–0) and a draw against Congo
Congo national football team
The Congo national football team, nicknamed the Diables Rouges , is the national team of the Republic of the Congo and is controlled by the Fédération Congolaise de Football. They have never qualified for the World Cup, but did win the Africa Cup of Nations in 1972...

 (1–1, with a goal by Nacer Bouiche). In 1994, Algeria was disqualified from the 1994 African Nations Cup in Tunisia
Tunisia
Tunisia , officially the Tunisian RepublicThe long name of Tunisia in other languages used in the country is: , is the northernmost country in Africa. It is a Maghreb country and is bordered by Algeria to the west, Libya to the southeast, and the Mediterranean Sea to the north and east. Its area...

 due to the use of an ineligible player and failed during the 1994 World Cup qualifying.

In 1996, Algeria returned to African Cup of Nations
1996 African Cup of Nations
-Group B:---------------------Group C:------------ withdrew, so their three matches were canceled.*vs. , January 16, 1996*vs. , January 19, 1996*vs...

, but were eliminated by hosts South Africa
South Africa national football team
The South Africa national football team represents South Africa in association football and is controlled by the South African Football Association, the governing body for football in South Africa. South Africa's home ground is Soccer City, known as FNB Stadium due to a naming rights deal, in...

 in the quarter-finals. The Algerians failed to qualify for the following World Cups
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 in 1998
1998 World Cup
1998 World Cup may refer to:*1998 IAAF World Cup*1998 Men's Hockey World Cup*1998 Women's Hockey World Cup*1998 FIFA World Cup*1998 Alpine Skiing World Cup...

, 2002
2002 World Cup
2002 World Cup may refer to:*Alpine skiing – 2002 Alpine Skiing World Cup*Athletics – 2002 IAAF World Cup*Field Hockey:** 2002 Men's World Hockey Cup** 2002 Women's World Hockey Cup...

 and 2006. During the 1998 African Cup of Nations
1998 African Cup of Nations
The 1998 African Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso was the 21st edition of the African Cup of Nations , the national football championship of Africa, administered by the Confederation of African Football . Just like in 1996, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four...

, Algeria finished last in its group with three defeats and was eliminated in the group stage. In the 2000 African Cup of Nations
2000 African Cup of Nations
The 2000 African Cup of Nations was the 22nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the association football championship of Africa . It was co-hosted by Ghana and Nigeria, who jointly replaced Zimbabwe as host. Just like in 1998, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four...

, the Fennecs managed to pass to the first round only to lose to Cameroon
Cameroon national football team
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed Les Lions Indomptables , is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and is Africa's most successful side in FIFA world cup; having qualified for the FIFA World Cup six times – in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010– more than any...

 (2–1). Algeria once more failed to pass the first round in the African competition in 2002 but managed to get to the quarter-finals in 2004
2004 African Cup of Nations
The 2004 African Cup of Nations was the 24th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa . It was hosted by Tunisia. Just like in 2002, the field of sixteen teams was split into four groups of four...

; however, they were eliminated by Morocco
Morocco national football team
The Morocco national football team , nicknamed أسود الأطلس , is the national team of Morocco and is managed by Eric Gerets. Winners of the African Nations Cup in 1976, they were the first African team to win a group at the World Cup, which they did in 1986, finishing ahead of Portugal, Poland, and...

 by a score of 3–1 after extra-time (the lone Algerian goal was scored by Abdelmalek Cherrad
Abdelmalek Cherrad
Abdelmalek Cherrad is an Algerian international football player of CS Marítimo.-Biography:Cherrad started off his playing career with OGC Nice's reserve team in 1998. He played his first game for the first team in the 1999–2000 season, making 5 appearances. He stayed with the club until 2003,...

. Algeria failed to qualify for the following two Africa Cup of Nations in 2006 and 2008 although Algeria did manage to qualify for the 2010 world cup.

World Cup 2010 qualifiers



On 11 October 2008, Algeria returned to the top 20 African teams by finishing first in their group ahead of Senegal
Senegal national football team
The Senegal national football team, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, is the national team of Senegal and is controlled by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Football...

, Gambia
Gambia national football team
The Gambia national football team, nicknamed The Scorpions, is the national team of Gambia and is controlled by the Gambia Football Association. Until 1965, the team, and the country, were known as British Gambia...

, and Liberia
Liberia national football team
The Liberia national football team, nicknamed the Lone Stars, is the national team of Liberia and is controlled by the Liberia Football Association. Although the country produced the 1995 FIFA World Player of the Year, George Weah, they have never reached the World Cup finals...

 for the second round on the combined 2010 World Cup and 2010 African Cup of Nations qualifications
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)
The Confederation of African Football section of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification saw teams compete for five berths in the final tournament in South Africa...

. In the third and final round of the qualifiers
2010 FIFA World Cup qualification (CAF)
The Confederation of African Football section of the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification saw teams compete for five berths in the final tournament in South Africa...

, Algeria was joined by Zambia
Zambia national football team
The Zambia national football team represents the country of Zambia in the sport of association football and is governed by the Football Association of Zambia. Before independence they were known as the Northern Rhodesia national football team. The side is nicknamed Chipolopolo as copper is one of...

, Rwanda
Rwanda national football team
The Rwanda national football team, nicknamed Amavubi , is the national team of Rwanda and is controlled by the Fédération Rwandaise de Football Amateur...

, and Egypt. In July 2009, Algeria made their return amongst the world's top fifty after a 3–1 win against the double African champions Egypt and a 2–0 away win against Zambia. Beating Zambia in Blida
Blida
Blida is a city in Algeria. It is the capital of Blida Province, and it is located about 45 km south-west of Algiers, the national capital. The name Blida, i.e...

 1–0 followed by a 3–1 win against Rwanda, Algeria ensured that the qualification for the World Cup would go down to the wire with a final encounter against Egypt in Cairo
Cairo
Cairo , is the capital of Egypt and the largest city in the Arab world and Africa, and the 16th largest metropolitan area in the world. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a centre of the region's political and cultural life...

, where nothing less than a loss by three goals would stop the Fennecs from going to South Africa
South Africa
The Republic of South Africa is a country in southern Africa. Located at the southern tip of Africa, it is divided into nine provinces, with of coastline on the Atlantic and Indian oceans...

. Prior to the game the Algerian team bus was attacked, leaving several team members injured. This led to a diplomatic row between the two countries. Algeria lost the game 2–0. Algeria won the resulting play off in Sudan 1–0. Algeria moved to the 29th position in FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 ranking – one place behind Egypt in the October 2009 ranking. In November 2009, they beat fierce rivals Egypt in a playoff 2010 World Cup in South Africa
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

 and moved to the highest FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

 ranking ever reached by Algeria (26) in December 2009.

They were drawn in Group C, where they faced England
England national football team
The England national football team represents England in association football and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first...

, the United States
United States men's national soccer team
The United States men's national soccer team represents the United States in international association football competitions. It is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF...

, and Slovenia
Slovenia national football team
The Slovenia national football team is the national football team of Slovenia and is controlled by the Football Association of Slovenia. The team played their first match in 1992 after the split of Yugoslavia in 1991....

.

Africa Cup of Nations 2010



The team put on a mixed performance in the tournament. Being drawn in Group A, with Angola
Angola national football team
The Angola national football team, nicknamed Palancas Negras , is the national team of Angola and is controlled by the Federação Angolana de Futebol. Angola reached 45th in the FIFA Rankings in July 2002...

, Malawi
Malawi national football team
The Malawi national football team, nicknamed The Flames, is the national team of Malawi and is controlled by the Football Association of Malawi. Before 1966 they were known as the Nyasaland national football team...

 and Mali
Mali national football team
The Mali national football team, nicknamed Les Aigles , is the national team of Mali and is controlled by the Fédération Malienne de Football. They have never qualified for the World Cup finals.-History:...

, Algeria started poorly by losing 3–0 to group outsiders Malawi. However, they improved in the following game against Mali, beating them 1–0 thanks to a Rafik Halliche
Rafik Halliche
Rafik Halliche is an Algerian footballer who plays for Fulham in England, as a central defender.-Early years / Nacional:In the January 2008 transfer window, NA Hussein Dey's Halliche received interest from a number of French clubs, namely AJ Auxerre and Valenciennes FC. However, on the 30th, he...

 header. In the last match, they drew 0–0 with Angola, which sent them to the second round, finishing with the same amount of points as Mali, but with a superior head-to-head record. Playing in Cabinda
Cabinda (city)
Cabinda or Tchiowa, as it is called by the Cabindans, is a city that is located in the Cabinda Province, an exclave of Angola. Angolan sovereignty over Cabinda is disputed by the Republic of Cabinda...

, Algeria faced Côte d'Ivoire
Côte d'Ivoire national football team
The Côte d'Ivoire National Football Team or Ivory Coast National Football Team, nicknamed Les Éléphants , represents Côte d'Ivoire in international football and is controlled by the Fédération Ivoirienne de Football...

 in the quarterfinals, who were considered heavy favourites to qualify. But they got a historic win. After trailing 1–0, Karim Matmour
Karim Matmour
Karim Matmour is an Algerian professional footballer. He currently plays as an attacking midfielder or forward for German 2. Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt and the Algerian national team.-Club career:...

 equalized, but Keita
Abdul Kader Keïta
Abdel-Kader Keïta is an Ivorian professional football player. Keïta plays as a winger for Al-Sadd in the Qatar Stars League and the Cote d'Ivoire national football team....

 gave the Ivorians the lead in the 89th minute, a goal which seemed sure to seal their victory. However, the Algerians equalized with Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra
Madjid Bougherra is a professional footballer. He currently plays for Lekhwiya and the Algeria national team. He is a defender, who can also play as a midfielder....

 just 2 minutes later in added time, and Hameur Bouazza
Hameur Bouazza
Hamer Bouazza , first name sometimes misspelled as Hameur, is an Algerian footballer who currently plays for Millwall in the Football League Championship. He usually plays as a left winger, but can also play on the right....

 gave the Fennecs the lead in extra time. Algeria faced Egypt in the semi finals, Egypt, in their first meeting since the World Cup qualification play-off
2009 Egypt–Algeria World Cup dispute
There were disturbances before and after two international association football matches between Egypt and Algeria in November 2009, leading to diplomatic tensions between Egypt, Algeria, and Sudan...

. In a controversial match, Egypt won 4–0 which was the biggest defeat in the history of the teams' meetings. Algeria lost 1–0 to Nigeria
Nigeria national football team
The Nigeria national football team, nicknamed the Super Eagles or Green Eagles, is the national team of Nigeria and is controlled by the Nigeria Football Federation . The team has ranked as high as 5th in the FIFA World Rankings, in April 1994...

 in the third place game and finished fourth in the competition.

FIFA World Cup 2010


Algeria was drawn in Group C with England
England national football team
The England national football team represents England in association football and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first...

, USA
United States men's national soccer team
The United States men's national soccer team represents the United States in international association football competitions. It is controlled by the United States Soccer Federation and competes in CONCACAF...

, Slovenia
Slovenia national football team
The Slovenia national football team is the national football team of Slovenia and is controlled by the Football Association of Slovenia. The team played their first match in 1992 after the split of Yugoslavia in 1991....

. In their first game they lost to Slovenia 0–1. The match was scoreless until Slovenia's captain Robert Koren
Robert Koren
Robert Koren is a Slovenian footballer who plays as a midfielder for Hull City and as the captain for the Slovenian national team.-Early career:...

 scored in the 79th minute after Abdelkader Ghezzal was sent off for his second bookable offence. In their second group game, Algeria drew with England
England national football team
The England national football team represents England in association football and is controlled by the Football Association, the governing body for football in England. England is the joint oldest national football team in the world, alongside Scotland, whom they played in the world's first...

 leading to mass celebration throughout the world's Algerian communities. The Fennecs lost their final group game to the United States 1–0 thanks to a Landon Donovan
Landon Donovan
Landon Timothy Donovan is an American soccer player for the Los Angeles Galaxy in Major League Soccer in the United States. He usually plays as a withdrawn forward, and can also be used as an attacking midfielder on either wing....

 winner in second-half injury time.
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Honours

World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

:
  • Best results: 1st round (Spain 1982
    1982 FIFA World Cup
    The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

    , Mexico 1986
    1986 FIFA World Cup
    The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially...

     & South Africa 2010
    2010 FIFA World Cup
    The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

    )
Summer Olympic Games
Football at the Summer Olympics
Association football, usually known simply as football or soccer, has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men's competition sport. Women's football was added to the official programme in 1996.-Early history:...

:
  • Best results: Quarter-final (Moscow 1980
    Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics
    thumb|right|Official Programme of the match [[USSR]] vs [[Venezuela]]The football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics started on July 20 and ended on August 2. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested...

    )
Africa Cup of Nations:
  • 1 Time Champion (Algeria 1990
    1990 African Cup of Nations
    -Semi-finals:-----Third Place Play-off:-Final:-Top scorers:4 goals Djamel Menad3 goals Djamel Amani Rashidi Yekini2 goals Rabah Madjer Chérif Oudjani Emmanuel Maboang Abdoulaye Traoré Webster Chikabala...

    )
  • 1 Time Runners-Up (Nigeria 1980
    1980 African Cup of Nations
    The 1980 African Cup of Nations was the 12th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa . It was hosted by Nigeria. Just like in 1978, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four...

    )
  • 2 Times 3rd place (Côte d'Ivoire 1984
    1984 African Cup of Nations
    The 1984 African Cup of Nations was the 14th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa . It was hosted by Côte d'Ivoire. Just like in 1982, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four...

     & Morocco 1988
    1988 African Cup of Nations
    The 1988 African Cup of Nations was the 16th edition of the African Cup of Nations, the soccer championship of Africa . It was hosted by Morocco, who replaced original host Zambia. Just like in 1986, the field of eight teams was split into two groups of four. The tournament final was held in...

    )
All-Africa Games
Football at the All-Africa Games
The men's Association football tournament has been held at every session of the All-Africa Games since 1965. Women's competition was added in 2003....

:
  • 1 Time Gold Medalist (Algiers 1978
    1978 All-Africa Games
    The 3rd All-Africa Games were played from July 13, 1978 to July 28, 1978 in Algiers, Algeria. 45 countries participated in twelve sports.The Egyptian team, which had topped the medals table in the previous two games was called home by its government midway through the games after a brawl marred the...

    )
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
Afro-Asian Cup of Nations
The Afro-Asian Cup of Nations is played between the winners of the Asian Cup or the Asian Games and the winners of the Africa Cup of Nations. The first edition in 1978, where Iran defeated Ghana 3-0, the trophy was not awarded: because the second leg was cancelled due to political problems in Iran...

 :
  • 1 Time Champion (1991)
Mediterranean Games
Football at the Mediterranean Games
Football has been played consistently at the Mediterranean Games since the year 1951 for men. Italy is the most successful team.-Tournaments:-Medal table:-External links:*...

:
  • 1 Time Gold Medalist (Algiers 1975
    1975 Mediterranean Games
    The seventh edition of the Mediterranean Games was held in Algiers, Algeria from August 23 to September 6, 1975. Fifteen nations competed in 18 different kind of sports.-Medal table:-See also:**...

    )
  • 1 Time Silver Medalist (Languedoc-Roussillon 1993
    1993 Mediterranean Games
    The 12th edition of the Mediterranean Games were held in Languedoc-Roussillon, France from the June 16 to June 27, 1993. Nineteen nations competed in 24 different sporting events.- Medal table :- External links and references :* -See also:**...

    )
  • 1 Time Bronze Medalist (Split 1979
    1979 Mediterranean Games
    The 8th edition of the Mediterranean Games was held in Split, Yugoslavia from 15 to 29 September 1979. Fourteen nations competed in 26 different sports.The games' mascot was the Mediterranean Monk Seal Adrijana.-Medal table:...

    )
Pan Arab Games:
  • 1 Time Bronze Medalist (Morocco 1985
    1985 Pan Arab Games
    The 6th Pan Arab Games were held in Rabat, Morocco between August 8 and August 16, 1985. 3442 athletes from 17 countries participated in events in 18 sports.-Medals won by country:...

    )
Palestine Cup of Nations
Palestine Cup of Nations
The Palestine Cup of Nations , is a football competition which was held between Arab countries. The tournament apparently acted as replacement for the Arab Nations Cup during the long interruption between 1966 and 1985 and did not account as the Arab Cup, it held on three occasions in Arab...

:
  • 2 Times 3rd place (Iraq 1972, Libya 1973)
Tournaments:
Vahdat Cup
1981 Vahdat International Cup
Vahdat International Cup was an international football tournament hosted by Iran that was played in Tehran in 1981. Vahdat means Unity. This tournament's participants were teams from Iran and friend countries such as Algeria, Syria and Libya....

(International Tournament hosted by Iran)
1 Time Runner Up: 1981

World Cup record

FIFA World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

Appearances: 3
Year Round Position
  1930
1930 FIFA World Cup
The 1930 FIFA World Cup was the inaugural FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Uruguay from 13 July to 30 July 1930...

Did not enter
  1934
1934 FIFA World Cup
The 1934 FIFA World Cup was the second FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in Italy from 27 May to 10 June 1934....

  1938
1938 FIFA World Cup
The 1938 FIFA World Cup was the third staging of the World Cup, and was held in France from 4 June to 19 June. Italy retained the championship, beating Hungary 4–2 in the final.-Host selection:...

  1950
1950 FIFA World Cup
The 1950 FIFA World Cup, held in Brazil from 24 June to 16 July, was the fourth FIFA World Cup. It was the first World Cup since 1938, the planned 1942 and 1946 competitions having been canceled owing to World War II...

  1954
1954 FIFA World Cup
The 1954 FIFA World Cup, the fifth staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Switzerland from 16 June to 4 July. Switzerland was chosen as hosts in July 1946. The tournament set a number of all-time records for goal-scoring, including the highest average goals scored per game...

  1958
1958 FIFA World Cup
The 1958 FIFA World Cup, the sixth staging of the World Cup, was hosted by Sweden from 8 June to 29 June. The tournament was won by Brazil, who beat Sweden 5–2 in the final for their first title. To date, this marks the only occasion that a World Cup staged in Europe was not won by a European...

  1962
1962 FIFA World Cup
The 1962 FIFA World Cup, the seventh staging of the World Cup, was held in Chile from 30 May to 17 June. It was won by Brazil, who retained the championship by beating Czechoslovakia 3–1 in the final...

  1966
1966 FIFA World Cup
The 1966 FIFA World Cup, the eighth staging of the World Cup, was held in England from 11 July to 30 July. England beat West Germany 4–2 in the final, winning the World Cup for the first time, so becoming the first host to win the tournament since Italy in 1934.-Host selection:England was chosen as...

Withdrew
  1970
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

Did not qualify
  1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

  1978
1978 FIFA World Cup
The 1978 FIFA World Cup, the 11th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in Argentina between 1 June and 25 June. The 1978 World Cup was won by Argentina who beat the Netherlands 3–1 after extra time in the final. This win was the first World Cup title for Argentina, who became the fifth...

  1982
1982 FIFA World Cup
The 1982 FIFA World Cup, the 12th FIFA World Cup, was held in Spain from 13 June to 11 July. The tournament was won by Italy, after defeating West Germany 3–1 in the final.-Host selection:...

Round 1 13 3 2 0 1 5 5
  1986
1986 FIFA World Cup
The 1986 FIFA World Cup, the 13th FIFA World Cup, was held in Mexico from 31 May to 29 June. The tournament was the second to feature a 24-team format. Colombia had been originally chosen to host the competition by FIFA but, largely due to economic reasons, was not able to do so and officially...

Round 1 22 3 0 1 2 1 5
  1990
1990 FIFA World Cup
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 8 June to 8 July 1990 in Italy, the second country to host the event twice. Teams representing 116 national football associations from all six populated...

Did not qualify
  1994
1994 FIFA World Cup
The 1994 FIFA World Cup, the 15th staging of the FIFA World Cup, was held in nine cities across the United States from June 17 to July 17, 1994. The United States was chosen as the host by FIFA on July 4, 1988...

  1998
1998 FIFA World Cup
The 1998 FIFA World Cup, the 16th FIFA World Cup, was held in France from 10 June to 12 July 1998. France was chosen as host nation by FIFA on 2 July 1992. The tournament was won by France, who beat Brazil 3-0 in the final...

    2002
2002 FIFA World Cup
The 2002 FIFA World Cup was the 17th staging of the FIFA World Cup, held in South Korea and Japan from 31 May to 30 June. It was also the first World Cup held in Asia, and the last in which the golden goal rule was implemented. Brazil won the tournament for a record fifth time, beating Germany 2–0...

  2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

  2010
2010 FIFA World Cup
The 2010 FIFA World Cup was the 19th FIFA World Cup, the world championship for men's national association football teams. It took place in South Africa from 11 June to 11 July 2010...

Round 1 28 3 0 1 2 0 2
  2014
2014 FIFA World Cup
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be the 20th FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that will take place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014....

To be determined
  2018
2018 FIFA World Cup
The bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups was the process by which the locations for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups were selected. The process began officially in March 2009; eleven bids from thirteen countries were received, including one which was withdrawn and one that was...

  2022
2022 FIFA World Cup
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be the 22nd FIFA World Cup, an international association football tournament that is scheduled to take place in 2022 in Qatar. The competition is scheduled to take place in June and July, although proposals have been made for a winter season. The tournament will involve...

Total Round 1 3/19 9 2 2 5 6 12

Olympic Games record

Olympic Games
Football at the Summer Olympics
Association football, usually known simply as football or soccer, has been included in every Olympiad except 1896 and 1932 as a men's competition sport. Women's football was added to the official programme in 1996.-Early history:...

Appearances: 1
Year Round Position
  1896
1896 Summer Olympics
The 1896 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Athens, Greece, from April 6 to April 15, 1896. It was the first international Olympic Games held in the Modern era...

No football tournament
  1900
1900 Summer Olympics
The 1900 Summer Olympics, today officially known as the Games of the II Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1900 in Paris, France. No opening or closing ceremonies were held; competitions began on May 14 and ended on October 28. The Games were held as part of...

 to   1964
1964 Summer Olympics
The 1964 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan in 1964. Tokyo had been awarded with the organization of the 1940 Summer Olympics, but this honor was subsequently passed to Helsinki because of Japan's...

Did not enter
  1968
Football at the 1968 Summer Olympics
Final results for the football competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics.-Medalists:-Group A:-------------------------Group B:-------------------------Group C:Ghana replaced Morocco, who refused to play Israel.----...

 to   1976
Football at the 1976 Summer Olympics
Final results for the Football competition at the 1976 Summer Olympics held in Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, and Sherbrooke. Groups A, C and D had only three teams instead of four, as Nigeria, Ghana and Zambia national teams adhered to African-led boycott of the Games against the participation of New...

Did not qualify
  1980
Football at the 1980 Summer Olympics
thumb|right|Official Programme of the match [[USSR]] vs [[Venezuela]]The football tournament at the 1980 Summer Olympics started on July 20 and ended on August 2. Only one event, the men's tournament, was contested...

Quarter-finals 8 4 1 1 1 4 5
  1984
1984 Summer Olympics
The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, California, United States in 1984...

 to   2008
2008 Summer Olympics
The 2008 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, was a major international multi-sport event that took place in Beijing, China, from August 8 to August 24, 2008. A total of 11,028 athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees competed in 28 sports and 302 events...

Did not qualify
  2012
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics
Football at the 2012 Summer Olympics is scheduled to be held in London and several other cities in the United Kingdom, from 25 July to 11 August. The finals will be played at Wembley Stadium. Associations affiliated with FIFA are invited to send their full women's national teams and men's U-23...

To be determined
  2016
2016 Summer Olympics
The 2016 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, are a major international multi-sport event to be celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by the International Olympic Committee...

Total Quarter-finals 1/25 4 1 1 1 4 5

Africa Cup of Nations Record

Africa Cup of Nations
Appearances: 14
Year Round Position
  1957 Did not enter
  1959
  1962
  1963
  1965
  1968 Round 1 6 3 1 0 2 5 6
  1970 Did not Qualify
  1972
  1974
  1976
  1978
  1980 Runners-up 2 5 2 2 1 6 7
  1982 Fourth place 4 5 2 1 2 5 6
  1984 Third place 3 5 3 2 0 8 1
  1986 Round 1 6 3 0 2 1 2 3
  1988 Third place 3 5 1 3 1 4 4
  1990 Winners 1 5 5 0 0 13 2
  1992 Round 1 10 2 0 1 1 1 4
  1994 Disqualified after qualification
  1996 Quarter-finals 5 4 2 1 1 5 3
  1998 Round 1 15 3 0 0 3 2 5
   2000 Quarter-finals 6 4 1 2 1 5 4
  2002 Round 1 15 3 0 1 2 2 5
  2004 Quarter-finals 8 4 1 1 2 5 7
  2006 Did not Qualify
  2008
  2010 Fourth place 4 6 2 1 3 4 10
   2012 Did not Qualify
  2013 To be determined
  2015
2015 Africa Cup of Nations
The 2015 Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to be the 30th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa . For the second time, the tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Morocco - the previous tournament held in Morocco was in 1988.-Intended Bids:-Bids shortlist:CAF...

  2017
2017 Africa Cup of Nations
The 2017 Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to be the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, the football championship of Africa . The tournament is scheduled to be hosted by Libya, for the second time. The first was in 1982, when the home team were runners-up. The competition is likely to be...

Total 14/28 1 Title 57 20 17 20 67 67

All-Africa Games Record

All-Africa Games
Football at the All-Africa Games
The men's Association football tournament has been held at every session of the All-Africa Games since 1965. Women's competition was added in 2003....

Appearances: 7
Year Round Position
  1965
1965 All-Africa Games
The first All-Africa Games were played from July 18, 1965 to July 25, 1965 in Brazzaville, Congo.The first games to open to the entire African continent occurred a full forty years after they were first intended. Pierre de Coubertin, had proposed the first African Games be held in Algiers, Algeria...

Fourth Place 4 5 2 0 3 6 5
  1973
1973 All-Africa Games
The 2nd All-Africa Games were played from January 7, 1973 to January 18, 1973 in Lagos, Nigeria.After the success of the first African Games, the organizing bodies awarded the second games to Bamako, Mali to be held in 1969. A military coup disrupted the plans and the organizers moved the games to...

Round 1 5 3 1 1 1 6 6
  1978
1978 All-Africa Games
The 3rd All-Africa Games were played from July 13, 1978 to July 28, 1978 in Algiers, Algeria. 45 countries participated in twelve sports.The Egyptian team, which had topped the medals table in the previous two games was called home by its government midway through the games after a brawl marred the...

Gold Medal 1 5 4 1 0 9 2
  1987
1987 All-Africa Games
The 4th All-Africa Games were played from August 1, 1987 to August 12, 1987 in Nairobi, Kenya. 42 countries participated in fourteen sports.From the beginning the intent had been to hold the African Games every four years. Economic difficulties and general civil unrest had never allowed this to...

Did not qualify
  1991
1991 All-Africa Games
The 5th All-Africa Games were held from September 20 to October 1, 1991 in Cairo, Egypt. Forty-three countries participated in eighteen sports....

  1995
1995 All-Africa Games
The 6th All-Africa Games were played from September 13, 1995 to September 23, 1995 in Harare, Zimbabwe. 46 countries participated in eighteen sports....

Round 1 6 3 1 0 2 2 4
  1999
1999 All-Africa Games
The 7th All-Africa Games were held from September 10, 1999 to September 19, 1999 in Greater Johannesburg, South Africa. 53 countries participated in eighteen sports. Netball was included as a demonstration sport....

Round 1 6 3 1 0 2 2 4
  2003
Football at the 2003 All-Africa Games
Football play at the 2003 All Africa Games was from October 3-16, 2003 and featured both a men's and women's tournament. Both tournaments featured eight teams....

Round 1 5 3 1 1 1 3 4
  2007
Football at the 2007 All-Africa Games
Group B standingsTop 2 teams advanced to Semifinals.-Semifinals:-----Finals:Third Place MatchFinal-Participating nations:Women's football teams that qualified for the 2007 All Africa Games were:-Finals:...

Round 1 5 3 1 1 1 4 4
  2011
Football at the 2011 All-Africa Games
Football at the 2011 All-Africa Games will be held in Maputo, Mozambique from September 3 to September 18.-Venue:-Men:-Women:...

Did not qualify
  2015
2015 All-Africa Games
The 11th All-Africa Games will be hosted by Brazaville, Republic of Congo. The Games return to their birthplace after 50 years. The 2015 All-Africa Games will mark the 50th anniversary of the 'African Olympics'.-Host Awarding:...

To be determined
Total Gold Medal 7/10 25 11 4 10 32 29

African Nations Championship record

African Nations Championship
African Nations Championship
The African Nations Championship is a football tournament which was first announced on 11 September 2007 It is administered by the Confederation of African Football and is played between the best national teams of Africa, exclusively featuring players who are active in the national championships...

Appearances: 1
Year Round Position
  2009 Did not qualify
  2011
2011 African Nations Championship
The 2011 African Nations Championship was the second edition of the African Nations Championship tournament. Each participating nation was represented by players who play in their respective local divisions. The competition was hosted in Sudan from February 4 to 25, 2011...

Fourth Place 4 6 2 3 1 7 4
  2014
2014 African Nations Championship
The 2014 African Nations Championship will be the third edition of the African Nations Championship in football. The tournament will take place in South Africa.Originally, the tournament was to be hosted in Libya.-Qualified nations:...

To be determined
  2016
Total Fourth Place 1/2 6 2 3 1 7 4

Mediterranean Games Record

Mediterranean Games
Football at the Mediterranean Games
Football has been played consistently at the Mediterranean Games since the year 1951 for men. Italy is the most successful team.-Tournaments:-Medal table:-External links:*...

Appearances: 10
Year Round Position
  1951 Did not enter
  1955
  1959
  1963
  1967 Round 1 6 3 1 0 2 4 6
  1971 Did not qualify
  1975 Gold Medal 1 6 6 0 0 14 3
  1979 Bronze Medal 3 5 2 2 1 7 6
  1983 Round 1 6 2 1 0 1 3 3
  1987
Football at the 1987 Mediterranean Games
The football competition at the 1987 Mediterranean Games took place between September 15 and September 25, 1987 and was contested by 8 teams. The host team Syria won the golden medal.-System:...

Round 1 8 3 0 0 3 1 7
  1991 Round 1 8 2 0 0 2 1 5
  1993 Silver Medal 2 4 2 1 1 6 4
  1997
Football at the 1997 Mediterranean Games
The football competition at the 1997 Mediterranean Games took place between June 8 and June 25, 1997 and was contested by 13 teams.-System:The 13 teams will be divided into three groups of three teams and one group of four teams. Teams are awarded three points for a win and one for a draw. No...

Round 1 8 3 0 3 0 4 4
  2001 Round 1 8 2 0 0 2 3 7
  2005
Football at the 2005 Mediterranean Games
The football competition at the 2005 Mediterranean Games was won by Spain. The competition took place between June 23, with the final being held on July 3, 2005. 9 teams participated in this event:These nine teams were sorted into three groups of three teams...

Quarter-finals 6 3 1 1 1 3 4
  2009
Football at the 2009 Mediterranean Games
The football competition at the 2009 Mediterranean Games took place between June 25 and July 5, 2009 and were contested by 12 teams.-System:The 12 teams will be divided into four groups of three teams. Teams are awarded three points for a win and one for a draw. No points are awarded for a defeat....

Did not qualify
  2013 To be determined
Total Gold Medal 10/16 33 13 7 13 46 49

Arab Nations Cup record

Arab Nations Cup
Arab Nations Cup
The Arab Cup of Nations , is a football competition held between Arab countries, the first edition where held in 1963 in Lebanon.-Winners:...

Appearances: 2
Year Round Position
  1963
1963 Arab Nations Cup
The 1963 Arab Nations Cup is the 1st edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Beirut, Lebanon. Tunisia won the first title of the Arab Nations Cup.-Group:-------------------------External links:*...

Did not enter
  1964
1964 Arab Nations Cup
The 1964 Arab Nations Cup is the 2nd edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. In Iraq's first appearance, they won the title for the 1st time.- Group :---------------------External links:*...

  1966
1966 Arab Nations Cup
The 1966 Arab Nations Cup is the 3rd edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Baghdad, Iraq. The host nation and defending Champions Iraq won the title for the 2nd time.-Group A:---------------------Group B:------------...

  1985
1985 Arab Nations Cup
The 1985 Arab Nations Cup is the 4th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Taif, Saudi Arabia. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 3rd time.- Group A :------------- Group B :-------------Knock-out stage:...

  1988
1988 Arab Nations Cup
The 1988 Arab Nations Cup is the 5th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Amman, Jordan. The defending champion Iraq won the title for the 4th time.-Overview:Algeria and Saudi Arabia did not send their senior national teams to the competition...

Round 1 5 4 1 2 1 3 3
  1992
1992 Arab Nations Cup
The 1992 Arab Nations Cup is the 6th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Syria, in 2 Provinces Aleppo and Damascus. Egypt won their first title with the Olympic team.- Part of the Pan Arab Games :...

Did not enter
  1998
1998 Arab Nations Cup
The 1998 Arab Nations Cup is the 7th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Qatar, in Doha. Saudi Arabia won their first title.- Qualifying : qualified as hosts. qualified as holders...

Round 1 10 2 0 1 1 0 3
  2002
2002 Arab Nations Cup
The 2002 Arab Nations Cup is the 8th edition of the Arab Nations Cup hosted by Kuwait. The defending Champions Saudi Arabia won the title for the 2nd time.- Group A:--------------------- Group B:--------------------...

Did not enter
  2012 To be determined
Total Round 1 2/8 6 1 3 2 3 6

Pan Arab Games record

Pan Arab Games
Appearances: 1
Year Round Position
  1953 Did not enter
  1957
  1961
  1965
  1976
  1985 Bronze Medal 3 5 2 0 3 4 6
  1992 Did not enter
  1997
  1999 Withdraw
  2004 No tournement
  2007
Football at the 2007 Pan Arab Games
The football competition at the 2007 Pan Arab Games was held in November. The Egyptian team won the gold medal while Libya and Saudi Arabia took second and third place respectively.-Tournament classification:-Matches:----------------...

Did not enter
  2011
Football at the 2011 Pan Arab Games
-Group B:---------Group C:---------------------Semi-finals:-----Bronze medal match:-Gold medal match:...

  2015 To be determined
Total Bronze Medal 1/11 5 2 0 3 4 6


Fixtures

Date Location Home Team Score Away Team Occasion
15 November 2011 Algiers
Algiers
' is the capital and largest city of Algeria. According to the 1998 census, the population of the city proper was 1,519,570 and that of the urban agglomeration was 2,135,630. In 2009, the population was about 3,500,000...

 Algeria Friendly match
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...


Results

Date Location Home Team Score Away Team Occasion
5 June 2010 Fürth
Playmobil-Stadion
The Trolli Arena is a football stadium in the district of Ronhof in Fürth, Bavaria, and the home ground of 2. Bundesliga team SpVgg Greuther Fürth....

 Algeria 1–0 Friendly match
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...

13 June 2010 Polokwane
Polokwane
Polokwane, meaning "Place of Safety",is a city in the Polokwane Local Municipality and the capital of the Limpopo province, South Africa. It is also often referred to by its former name, Pietersburg. Polokwane is a major urban centre, the biggest and most important north of Gauteng. The population...

 Algeria 0–1 2010 FIFA World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup Group C
Group C of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 12 June and ended on 23 June 2010. The group consisted of England, the United States, Algeria, and Slovenia...

18 June 2010 Cape Town
Cape Town
Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. It forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality...

 Algeria 0–0 2010 FIFA World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup Group C
Group C of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 12 June and ended on 23 June 2010. The group consisted of England, the United States, Algeria, and Slovenia...

23 June 2010 Pretoria
Pretoria
Pretoria is a city located in the northern part of Gauteng Province, South Africa. It is one of the country's three capital cities, serving as the executive and de facto national capital; the others are Cape Town, the legislative capital, and Bloemfontein, the judicial capital.Pretoria is...

 Algeria 0–1 2010 FIFA World Cup
2010 FIFA World Cup Group C
Group C of the 2010 FIFA World Cup began on 12 June and ended on 23 June 2010. The group consisted of England, the United States, Algeria, and Slovenia...

11 August 2010 Blida
Blida
Blida is a city in Algeria. It is the capital of Blida Province, and it is located about 45 km south-west of Algiers, the national capital. The name Blida, i.e...

 Algeria 1–2 Friendly match
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...

3 September 2010 Blida
Blida
Blida is a city in Algeria. It is the capital of Blida Province, and it is located about 45 km south-west of Algiers, the national capital. The name Blida, i.e...

 Algeria 1–1 2012 ACN Qualifier
10 October 2010 Bangui
Bangui
-Law and government:Bangui is an autonomous commune of the Central African Republic. With an area of 67 km², it is by far the smallest high-level administrative division of the CAR in area but the highest in population...

2–0  Algeria 2012 ACN Qualifier
17 November 2010 Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Luxembourg , officially the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg , is a landlocked country in western Europe, bordered by Belgium, France, and Germany. It has two principal regions: the Oesling in the North as part of the Ardennes massif, and the Gutland in the south...

0–0  Algeria Friendly match
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...

27 March 2011 Annaba
Annaba
Annaba is a city in the northeastern corner of Algeria near the river Seybouse. It is located in Annaba Province. With a population of 257,359 , it is the fourth largest city in Algeria. It is a leading industrial centre in eastern Algeria....

 Algeria 1–0 2012 ACN Qualifier
4 June 2011 Marrakech
Marrakech
Marrakech or Marrakesh , known as the "Ochre city", is the most important former imperial city in Morocco's history...

4–0  Algeria 2012 ACN Qualifier
3 September 2011 Dar-es-Salaam 1–1  Algeria 2012 ACN Qualifier
9 October 2011 Algiers
Algiers
' is the capital and largest city of Algeria. According to the 1998 census, the population of the city proper was 1,519,570 and that of the urban agglomeration was 2,135,630. In 2009, the population was about 3,500,000...

 Algeria 2–0 2012 ACN Qualifier
12 November 2011 Blida
Blida
Blida is a city in Algeria. It is the capital of Blida Province, and it is located about 45 km south-west of Algiers, the national capital. The name Blida, i.e...

 Algeria 1–0 Friendly match
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...


Group D

Team
6 3 2 1 8 2
6
11
6 2 2 2 5 5 0 8
6 2 2 2 5 8 −3 8
6 1 2 3 6 9 −3 5

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Coaching staff

Manager   Vahid Halilhodžić
Vahid Halilhodžic
Vahid "Vaha" Halilhodžić is a former Bosnian football player and now a manager, currently managing the Algeria national football team....

General manager   Abdelhafid Tasfaout
Abdelhafid Tasfaout
Abdelhafid Tasfaout is a retired Algerian footballer. A midfielder, he was the captain of the Algerian national football team for five years.-Career:...

Assistant manager   Nourredine Kourichi
Goalkeeping coach   Abdenour Kaoua &   Hassan Belhadji
Fitness coach   Cyril Moine
Team doctor   Dr Mohamed Boughlali &   Dr Ali Yekdah

Current squad


The following players were called up for the friendly match
Exhibition game
An exhibition game is a sporting event in which there is no competitive value of any significant kind to any competitor regardless of the outcome of the competition...

 against Tunisia
Tunisia national football team
The Tunisia national football team , nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage , is the national team of Tunisia and is controlled by the Fédération Tunisienne de Football. They have qualified for four FIFA World Cups, the first one in 1978, but have yet to make it out of the first round...

 on November 12 and Cameroon
Cameroon national football team
The Cameroon national football team, nicknamed Les Lions Indomptables , is controlled by the Fédération Camerounaise de Football and is Africa's most successful side in FIFA world cup; having qualified for the FIFA World Cup six times – in 1982, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2010– more than any...

 on November 15, 2011. Players who have withdrawn from this squad are excluded. Caps and goals as of November 12, 2011, subsequent to the friendly against Tunisia. Jersey numbers are based on the most recent game against Tunisia.

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Recent call-ups


The following players have been called up to the Algeria squad within the last 12 months.

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All-time record against FIFA recognized nations

  • Below is a record of all matches (correct as of November 18, 2010 subsequent to Luxembourg
    Luxembourg national football team
    The Luxembourg national football team is the national football team of Luxembourg, and is controlled by the Luxembourg Football Federation. The team play most of their home matches at the Stade Josy Barthel, in Luxembourg.- History :...

     friendly) Algeria has played against FIFA recognized nations:


(a) Denotes defunct national football team.

(b) Includes games against USSR.

(c) Includes games against Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia national football team
The Yugoslavia national football team represented the Kingdom of Yugoslavia and the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in association football. It enjoyed a modicum of success in international competition. In 1992, during the Yugoslav wars, the team was suspended from international...


Player records


Top goalscorers

# Name Career Goals Goals per game Caps
1 Abdelhafid Tasfaout
Abdelhafid Tasfaout
Abdelhafid Tasfaout is a retired Algerian footballer. A midfielder, he was the captain of the Algerian national football team for five years.-Career:...

1990–2002 35 0.40 88
2 Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi is a former Algerian football player and manager. He is widely considered as the best Algerian player of all time and one of the best players in Africa and the world. He is said to have invented the Blind Pass...

1978–1989 34 0.38 100
3 Rabah Madjer
Rabah Madjer
Mustapha Rabah Madjer is a retired Algerian footballer.A skilled striker, he reached stardom as an F.C. Porto player during the 1980s, and is widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all time. He is widely remembered for scoring on 77 minutes, an audacious back-heeled...

1978–1992 29 0.39 83
4 Djamel Menad 1982–1995 24 0.30 80
5 Tedj Bensaoula
Tedj Bensaoula
Tedj Bensaoula is an Algerian football manager and former player. He currently manages CR Témouchent in the Algerian Ligue Professionnelle 2.-Club career:...

1979–1986 22 0.46 48
6 Rafik Saifi
Rafik Saïfi
Rafik Saïfi is an Algerian professional football player who is currently playing for Amiens SC in the Championnat National.-Characteristics:...

1999–2010 18 0.34 53
7 Salah Assad
Salah Assad
Salah Assad is a former Algerian football striker and manager.He played for RC Kouba, where he won an Algerian tournament in 1981 and one African Cup Winner's Cup, and in France for FC Mulhouse and Paris Saint-Germain FC...

1978–1988 13 0.21 67
8 Hacène Lalmas
Hacène Lalmas
Hacène Lalmas is a former Algerian football player. He played as a midfielder and was nicknamed El Kebch .-Biography:...

1964–1974 12 0.35 34
9 Ali Mecabih
Ali Mecabih
Ali Meçabih is a retired Algerian footballer. He played as a forward.-Club career:* 1990-1993 CR Témouchent * 1993-1994 ES Mostaganem * 1994-2000 MC Oran...

1995–2003 10 0.40 25
10 Billel Dziri
Billel Dziri
Billel Dziri is a retired Algerian football player. He played most of his career with USM Alger, and had spells with Étoile Sportive du Sahel in Tunisia, CS Sedan Ardennes in France's Ligue 1...

1993–2002 9 0.10 87

Bold denotes players still playing or available for selection.

Most capped

# Player Career Caps Goals
1 Mahieddine Meftah
Mahieddine Meftah
Mahieddine "Tchico" Meftah is a former Algerian national footballer. He currently holds the record as the most capped Algerian player...

1989–2002 107 4
2 Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi is a former Algerian football player and manager. He is widely considered as the best Algerian player of all time and one of the best players in Africa and the world. He is said to have invented the Blind Pass...

1978–1989 100 34
3 Abdelhafid Tasfaout
Abdelhafid Tasfaout
Abdelhafid Tasfaout is a retired Algerian footballer. A midfielder, he was the captain of the Algerian national football team for five years.-Career:...

1991–2002 88 35
4 Billel Dziri
Billel Dziri
Billel Dziri is a retired Algerian football player. He played most of his career with USM Alger, and had spells with Étoile Sportive du Sahel in Tunisia, CS Sedan Ardennes in France's Ligue 1...

1992–2005 87 9
5 Rabah Madjer
Rabah Madjer
Mustapha Rabah Madjer is a retired Algerian footballer.A skilled striker, he reached stardom as an F.C. Porto player during the 1980s, and is widely regarded as one of the best Algerian football players of all time. He is widely remembered for scoring on 77 minutes, an audacious back-heeled...

1978–1992 83 29
6 Djamel Menad 1980–1995 80 24
7 Fodil Megharia
Fodil Megharia
Fodil Megharia is a former Algerian footballer. He was a member of the Algerian National Team that took part in the 1986 FIFA World Cup. He also played in the 1986,1988,1990,winner,,1992 Africa Cup of Nations.-With clubs:...

1984–1992 73 0
8 Mahmoud Guendouz
Mahmoud Guendouz
Mahmoud Guendouz is an Algerian former footballer and coach. He currently manages Nejmeh SC in the Lebanese Premier League....

1977–1986 71 4
9 Salah Assad
Salah Assad
Salah Assad is a former Algerian football striker and manager.He played for RC Kouba, where he won an Algerian tournament in 1981 and one African Cup Winner's Cup, and in France for FC Mulhouse and Paris Saint-Germain FC...

1977–1989 67 13
Yazid Mansouri 2001–2010 67 0


Mahieddine Meftah
Mahieddine Meftah
Mahieddine "Tchico" Meftah is a former Algerian national footballer. He currently holds the record as the most capped Algerian player...

 is the most capped player of the Algerian national team with 107 official selections. However Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi
Lakhdar Belloumi is a former Algerian football player and manager. He is widely considered as the best Algerian player of all time and one of the best players in Africa and the world. He is said to have invented the Blind Pass...

 played 147 international matches, but apparently only 100 games are recognized by FIFA
FIFA
The Fédération Internationale de Football Association , commonly known by the acronym FIFA , is the international governing body of :association football, futsal and beach football. Its headquarters are located in Zurich, Switzerland, and its president is Sepp Blatter, who is in his fourth...

.

The caps
Cap (sport)
In sports, a cap is a metaphorical term for a player's appearance on a select team, such as a national team. The term dates from the practice in the United Kingdom of awarding a cap to every player in an international match of association football...

 and goals
Goal (sport)
Goal refers to a method of scoring in many sports. It can also refer to the physical structure or area of the playing surface where scoring occurs....

 for Algeria, As of 12 August.

World Cup squads


Cup of Nations squads


Kit suppliers

  • Sonitex 1980–1986
  • Adidas
    Adidas
    Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

     1990–1992
  • Cirta Sport 1998–2001
  • Baliston 2002–2004
  • Le Coq Sportif
    Le Coq Sportif
    Le Coq Sportif is a French company producing sports equipment such as shoes, shorts, and T-shirts. It was founded in 1882 by Émile Camuset, but the first clothing items branded with the rooster appeared in 1948...

     (2004–2009)
  • Puma AG
    PUMA AG
    Puma SE, officially branded as PUMA, is a major German multinational company that produces high-end athletic shoes, lifestyle footwear and other sportswear. Formed in 1924 as Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik by Adolf and Rudolf Dassler, relationships between the two brothers deteriorated until the two...

     (from 2010)

Titles


See also

  • Algeria women's national football team
    Algeria women's national football team
    The Algeria women's national football team represents Algeria in international women's football. The team is currently ranked 78th in the world in the FIFA women's rankings...

  • Algeria national under-20 football team
    Algeria national under-20 football team
    Algeria national under-20 football team, also known as Algeria Under-20s or Algeria U20, represents Algeria in association football at a under-20 age level and is controlled by Fédération Algérienne de Football, the governing body for football in Algeria...


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