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CAN 2021 – Algeria, defending champion, misses entry


The Fennecs of Algeria, supporters of the title, were held in check by a brilliant team from Sierra Leone. Riyadh Mahrez’s teammates, who tried everything during the match, could not find their way to the net. This is the first time since 16 October 2018 that Algeria has failed to score a goal in a match.

This is probably the first surprise of this Can 2021. Algeria, the defending champion, could not win the 3 points against the Leones Stars of Sierra Leone. Despite the numerous attempts, the Fennecs came up against an excellent goalkeeper, Mohamed Kamara, author of 7 decisive parades. The latter was logically elected “man of the game”.

The manager of the Algerian team, Djamel Belmadi, felt disappointed by the score of the match while his team dominated the match. For him, the goal is to focus on the next two games and the motto is now clear: you must win. You just have to win. You have to win all the games. You go back (on the field) with the idea of winning all the games. Today, we have failed. We are going to correct what needs to be corrected and then go back against Equatorial Guinea to win.” The message is clear,” he said after the meeting.

It should be noted that the Greens will meet Equatorial Guinea on Sunday 16 January before crossing Côte d’Ivoire on Thursday 20.


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