World Cup 2014: Algeria – Key Players

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Madjid Bougherra (Captain)

Bougherra

Age

31

Club

Unattached

Position

Defender

Int. Caps

61

Int. Goals

4

 

The captain and one of the most experienced players in the Algerian national setup; Madjid Bougherra is a vital component of the Desert Foxes team.

The defender has plied his trade in Europe almost all his life, turning out for the likes of Gueugnon, Charlton Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday and Rangers and more recently guided Qatari side Lekhwiya to the league title.

An imposing and uncompromising defender, Bougherra is a fine player. The 31-year old scored the goal that sealed Algeria’s passage into the World Cup and he will be crucial if his side are to make it past their group.

Sofiane Feghouli

Fehgouli

Age

24

Club

Valencia

Position

Midfielder

Int. Caps

17

Int. Goals

5

 

The creative hub of Algerian team, Sofiane Feghouli is arguably one of the most talented players in the African sides’ ranks and will be vital to his team’s chances in Brazil.

The midfielder turned out for France at the youth level but switched his allegiance to Algeria back in 2012 and has since established himself as a crucial part of the team.

Feghouli enjoyed a fine campaign for his club side Valencia, where he scored 7 goals as well as provided 10 assists and Algeria will undoubtedly be looking towards him for inspiration in attack at the World Cup.

Ryad Boudebouz

Boudabouz

Age

24

Club

Bastia

Position

Midfielder

Int. Caps

16

Int. Goals

1

 

Another player who switched his allegiance from France to Algeria, Ryad Boudebouz is arguably one of the finest players the African side possess heading into the World Cup.

The tricky attacking midfielder has been creating waves in the French Ligue 1 with Sochaux and more recently Bastia. A fine young player who is capable of scoring vital goals, Algerian fans will be hopeful that the 24-year old is on top form in Brazil.

World Cup Key Players –

Group A – BrazilCroatiaMexicoCameroon

Group B –  SpainNetherlandsChileAustralia

Group C – ColombiaGreeceIvory CoastJapan

Group D – UruguayCosta RicaEnglandItaly

Group E – SwitzerlandEcuadorFranceHonduras

Group F – ArgentinaBosnia & HerzegovinaIran,  Nigeria

Group G – GermanyPortugalGhanaUnited States

Group H – BelgiumAlgeriaRussiaSouth Korea

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