Algeria coach Rabah Saadane has announced his provisional 25-man squad for this summer's World Cup. He will add five more players to the squad in the coming days.
Saadane has included two players in his squad who won't be able to play in Algeria's World Cup opener against Slovenia due to suspension. Both Nadir Belhadj and Faouzi Chaouchi are still suspended after their dismissals during the African Nations Cup earlier this term.
"The players who played in the semi-final of the African Nations Cup are all key players for Algeria and they will play a major role in our eventual success," Saadane was quoted as saying by reporters.
Additionally, star players Madjid Bougherra, Karim Ziani and Mourad Meghni have all been included in the squad.
Goalies: Lounes Gaouaoui (ASO Chlef), Faouzi Chaouchi (Entente Setif), Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche (MC Alger), M'bohi Rais Ouheb (Slavia Sofia)
Defenders: Abdelkader Laifaoui (Entente Setif), Madjid Bougherra (Glasgow Rangers), Carl Medjani (Ajaccio), Rafik Halliche (Nacional Madeira), Anther Yahia (VfL Bochum), Habib Belaid (Boulogne-sur-Mer), Nadir Belhadj (Portsmouth), Djamel Mesbah (Lecce)
Midfielders: Hassan Yebda (Portsmouth), Medhi Lacen (Racing Santander), Yazid Mansouri (Lorient), Adlene Guedioura (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Riad Boudebouz (Sochaux), Djamel Abdoun (Nantes), Fouad Kadir (Valenciennes), Mourad Meghni (Lazio), Karim Ziani (Wolfsburg), Karim Matmour (Borussia Moenchengladbach)
Attackers: Abdelkader Ghezzal (Siena), Rafik Djebbour (AEK Athens), Rafik Saifi (Istres)
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