once a success story 1980-1990
a parallel decline: a conflict
loaded country, a disunited administration, an inconstant coaching situation
and a constant slump resultwise
during the qualification matches
their game did not look bad but they had problems converting the created
a chance might be: the two group
favorites South Africa and DR Congo are not 100% sure to have found their
among the best of Africa
list of players (includes age and where do they play
troubled times are not over yet. Anyway they have accomplished to qualify
for the finals. Algerias achievements all stem from the 1980-1990 period.
Since then there has been a decline in Algerian football that has went
parallel to the countries inner problems. Also massive adminstration problems
in football are still taking place and even the coaching situation is constantly
Many wish them an
emotianal boost as Algerian football cannot be as bad as it has recently
performed. In the qualification they had some partly good but unlucky performances
against Tunisia, when they played a good looking game but failed to convert
that into goals. In the end they have been lucky they have qualified.
Drawn into a group
which three other Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde candidates their fate is quite
unpredictable. Favorites to advance they are not.