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Algeria announce Djamel Belmadi as new national coach

Algeria have appointed former international Djamel Belmadi as their new national coach, the country's football federation announced on Thursday.

The former Manchester City midfielder will travel to Algiers to sign a contract replacing Rabah Madjer, who resigned in June, the Algerian Football Federation said.

French-born Belmadi, 42, played for Algeria between 2000 and 2004, including a quarter-final place at the 2004 African Nations Cup finals.

His club career started at Paris St Germain and included...


World Cup 2030: Algeria considering joint bid with Morocco and Tunisia

The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup.

Algeria are considering a joint bid with Tunisia and Morocco for the 2030 World Cup, the country's sports minister has said.

Morocco recently bid for the 2026 tournament, but were beaten by a North American coalition of United States, Canada and Mexico. However, Algerian sports minister Mohamed Hattab told reporters that the Maghreb countries are "studying the possibility" of making an immediate offer for the next World Cup.

"An application from the Maghreb with Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia can...

 By Reuters

Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco plan joint bid to host 2030 World Cup

The United States, Mexico and Canada earned a 134-65 vote win over Morocco to earn the right to host the 2026 World Cup.
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Algeria and Tunisia are consider joining Morocco in a joint North African bid to host the 2030 World Cup, government officials have said.

Last month, Morocco missed out to a joint bid by the United States, Mexico and Canada in the vote for the 2026 finals and signalled their intention to try again despite having bid unsuccessfully five times.

"Algeria will study a possible candidacy of the Maghreb countries for the organisation of the World Cup," Algeria sports minister Mohamed Hattab told reporters.


Egypt, Algeria eye Renard as Morocco coach refuses to rule out exit

Morocco coach Herve Renard is reportedly being considered by both the Egyptian and Algerian football federations after his encouraging World Cup campaign.

The Atlas Lions were eliminated after taking just one point from their three Group B outings, but were unfortunate to lose to European champions Portugal and were moments away from defeating Spain in Kaliningrad on Monday before Iago Aspas's late equaliser.

Speaking to journalists after the match, Renard refused to confirm that he'd remain with...

Algeria dismiss coach Rabah Madjer, says sports minister

Algeria's Minister of Youth and Sports, Mohamed Hattab, has confirmed that the Algerian Football Federation have parted ways with head coach Rabah Madjer after just five matches.

FAF organised an extraordinary general meeting on Saturday in order to discuss the coach's future, with Hattab confirming that the decision has been taking to dismiss the former international.

"[Madjer] is a former great, a great school of Algerian football, but concerning the post of head coach, he hasn't succeeded," Hattab...