Algeria open World Cup camp in Algiers

The Fennec Foxes began preparations for the upcoming World Cup during the weekend at the FA’s technical centre in Sidi Moussa near Algiers

Algeria have kicked off groundwork for the Fifa 2014 World Cup, with coach Vahid Halilhodzic assembling dozens of players, mostly home based, in the country’s capital, Algiers on Saturday.

More than 30 players will be participating in the camp taking place at the Algeria Football Federation technical centre in Sidi Moussa, a suburb of Algiers.

Foreign based players are to report between now and next weekend following the end of the football season in many countries, the coach said.

At the end of the camp, the coach will unveil his list of 23 players to the upcoming World Cup, to be followed by final preparations taking place in Switzerland between May 29 and June 4, during which the North African team will play friendly matches against Armenia and Romania before leaving for Brazil.

Halilhodzic will hold a press conference on Monday, May 12 in Algiers to give more details about his preparations as well as announce his provisional list.

Algeria are pitted against Belgium, Russia and South Korea in Group H.