Algeria World Cup 2014: Team Guide for FIFA Tournament

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Algeria World Cup 2014: Team Guide for FIFA Tournament
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Algeria didn’t impress during the 2013 Cup of Nations and were eliminated in the group stage. Bosnian manager Vahid Halilhodzic kept his job, however, and guided the Desert Foxes to the World Cup.

Following the failure of Egypt and Tunisia in the play-offs, Algeria will travel to Brazil as North Africa’s sole representatives, and, indeed, as the only Arab nation in the tournament.

In the past, the side have suffered from imbalances, have been packed with defensive players and have often struggled for creativity.

The recent squad additions of Faouzi Ghoulam, Aissa Mandi, Saphir Taider, Nabil Bentaleb and Yacine Brahimi have gone some way to changing this. None of those listed have more than nine caps, however, and their true benefit may come after this summer.

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