Algeria ignore Bougherra and Djebbour


Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic on Tuesday published the names of 24 players summoned to take part in the team’s final workshop ahead of the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations.

The preparations will take place as from January 2 in South Africa.

Former Rangers centre back Madjid Bougherra and Olympiacos striker Rafik Djebbour have been dropped from the list, which will also see the removal of one more player.

Algeria will open their campaign against fellow North Africans Tunisia on January 22 at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Rustenburg before facing the other two members of Group D Togo and Ivory Coast.

List

Goalkeepers: Rais Mbolhi (Kryla Sovetov, Russie), Cedric Si Mohammed (JSM Bejaia), Azzeddine Doukha (USM Harrach).

Defenders : Essaid Belkalem (JS Kabylie), Carl Medjani (AC Ajaccio, France), Rafik Halliche (Académica Coimbra, Portugal), Ali Rial (JS Kabylie), Mehdi Mostefa (AC Ajaccio, France), Liassine Cadamuro (Real Sociedad, Spain), Djamel Mesbah (Milan AC, Italy), Faouzi Ghoulam (Saint-Etienne, France).

Midfielders : Adlene Guedioura (Nottingham Forest, England), Medhi Lacen (Getafe, Spain), Khaled Lemmouchia (Club Africain, Tunisia), Saad Tedjar (USM Alger), Hameur Bouazza (Santander, Spain), Ryad Boudebouz (Sochaux, France), Foued Kadir (Valenciennes, France), Sofiane Feghouli (Valence, Spain), Djamel Abdoun (Olympiakos, Greece).

Attackers: Hilal Soudani (Vitoria Guimaraes, Portugal), Islam Slimani (CR Belouizdad), Mohamed Amine Aoudia (ES Setif), Ishak Belfodil (Parma, Italy).

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