Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi unveiled on Saturday his list of 30 players selected for friendly matches against Mauritania (June 3 in Blida), Mali (June 6 In Blida) and Tunisia (June 11 in Tunis).
Expected among the novelties, the young goalkeeper of Nice, Teddy Boulhendi, does not appear in this list in the end and is another goalkeeper, the local Abderrahmane Medjadel, who constitutes the only new face of this group. The main information lies in the absence of Ismail Bennacer. “I will not be able to be part of the squad following an intervention that I suffered in the foot after the last league game,” said the AC Milan midfielder on social networks .
While their absence, under pressure from their club, had irritated Belmadi in March, Andy Delort and Zinedine Ferhat are finally recalled for this gathering, just like the NiÃ§ois Atal and Boudaoui, absent from the last lists for good reason. of injury. Ounas and Zerkane also return, while Benayada, Khacef, Zorgane, Soudani and Darfalou leave the group.
Called up in March but without coming into play, central defender Ahmed Touba, courted by Belgium, is also present, thus definitively confirming his choice to defend the colors of the ??? ? Algeria. For the rest, the executives Mâ ???? Bolhi, Mandi, Benlamri, Mahrez, BelaÃ¯li, Bounedjah and Slimani are there with also Ghezzal, who had scored points at the last meeting.