BEVERLY HILLS, October 05, (THEWILL) – The head coach of the Desert Foxes of Algeria, Djamel Belmadi, has shortlisted 24 players for his team as they prepare to tackle Nigeria and Mexico for the friendlies in Austria.
Belmadi called up regulars like Riyad Mahrez, Yaccine Brahimi, Rais M’Bolhi, Sofiane Feghouli, Aissa Mandi and Ismael Bennacer.
Also included are: Brentford of England winger Said Benrahma, Adlène Guedioura, Andy Delort and Baghad Bounedjah.
Three new players, Reda Halaimia, Mehdi Zerkane, Jalil Medioub were also called up.
Algeria will play the Super Eagles on Friday, October 9th and tackle Mexico four days later in the Netherlands.
Raïs M’BOLHI (Ettifaq FC, Arabie Saoudite) – Izzedine DOUKHA (Al-Raed, Arabie Saoudite) – Alexandre OUKIDJA (FC Metz, France).
Mohamed Salim FARES (SS Lazio Rome, Italie) – Aïssa MANDI (Betis Séville, Espagne) – Ramy BENSEBAINI (Borussia Mönchengladbach, Allemagne) – Jean Mehdi TAHRAT (Abha Club, Arabie Saoudite) – Mohamed Réda HALAIMIA (K. Beerschot VA, Belgique) – MehdiZEFFANE (Kylia Sovetov Samara, Russie) – Abdel jalil MEDIOUB (CD Tondela, Portugal) – Maxime SPANO-RAHOU (Valenciennes, France).
Adlène GUEDIOURA (Al-Gharafa, SC, Qatar) – Ismael BENNACER (AC Milan, Italie) – Mehdi ABEID (FC Nantes, France) – MehdiZERKANE (Girondins Bordeaux, France) – Sofiane FEGHOULI (Galatasaray SK, Turquie) – Haris BELKEBLA (Stade Brestois, France).
Baghdad BOUNEDJAH (Al Sadd SC, Qatar) – Farid BOULAYA (FC Metz, France) – Ryad MAHREZ (Manchester City, Angleterre) – Yacine BRAHIMI (Al-Rayyan SC, Qatar) – Saïd BENRAHMA (Brentford FC, Angleterre) – Zinedine FERHAT (Nîmes Olympique, France) – Andy DELORT (Montpellier HSC, France).