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Algeria is the Champion of Africa


   On July 2019, the Algerian team of football has entered into a new phase in the Algerian history, a phase of victory and progress, on parallel to the political change. For the second time in its history, Algeria won the African Cup of Nations of football against Senegal, after 29 years of a long wait since its first coronation, after defeating Senegal (1-0) in the final, Friday, 19th of July 2019 in Cairo International Stadium (Egypt).


   Algerians had a football team since independence in 1962 to represent Algeria in the international football competitions, under the auspices of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF).Its first meeting in its history was on January 6th, 1963 against Bulgaria (scored 2-1). It won its first trophy in 1990, at home, at the African Cup of Nations .It qualified on five occasions for a final tournament in 1982, 1986, 2010, and 2014 and recently in 2019.


    July 2019 was marked by the coronation of Algeria with the African Cup, after beating Senegal 1-0 with a very fast goal in Cairo Stadium. Algeria has opened the scoring as early as the second minute thanks to Baghdad Bounedjah's goal. The players dominated the rest of the game and held the score till the end. The Algerian team of football is a selection of the best Algerian players consisting of: Mbolhi , Zeffane, Mandi, Benlamri, Bensebaini , Feghouli (Tahrat 85), Guedioura, Bennacer , Mahrez, Bounedjah (Slimani 89), Belaili (Brahimi 84). They are nicknamed the "Desert Warriors" .Their brilliant coach is Djamel Belmadi, since 2nd of August 2018 and who led them, in just one year, to an overwhelming success.


   Actually the Algerian authorities have organized 28 special flights to carry nearly more than 4000 supporters to Egypt to attend the match. After the crowning of Algeria with the cup, many Algerian fans gathered to celebrate the victory in Algeria and abroad; thousands of green, white and red flags have begun to float with the wind of victory for a night of intense celebrations .In the Algerian capital, the streets were stormed by the crowd of fans and the same scenes occurred in other cities all over the Algerian territory, to express their happiness.



Written by ARAB Sabrina

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