Identical Algerian media sources revealed that the Algerian Football Association has settled on the next competitor for the “Desert Warriors” team in the upcoming friendly next June, and after facing Uganda and Tanzania in the 2023 African Nations Cup qualifiers, noting that the matter is related to a very large percentage of Paraguay. who failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
The Algerian national team will enter a preparatory camp at the beginning of next month, before playing two matches against Uganda on June 4 in Algeria, then Tanzania on the eighth of the same month, in the first two rounds of the African Nations Cup qualifiers to be held in Côte d’Ivoire, and it is also expected that a friendly confrontation will take place before Closing of the international break, which will be very much on 14 June.
The Algerian Federation of the Game has been searching – at the request of Belmadi for a while – about programming a friendly confrontation for the “greens”, and many teams were talked about, especially the Uruguay and Ecuador teams, but these two proposals did not materialize on the ground, in light of the insistence of the two mentioned teams to play within their homes, at a time when Belmadi wants friendly in Algeria or Europe.
Belmadi’s insistence on programming a friendly match in Algeria or Europe, due to the long trip that awaits the “Desert Warriors” team to Tanzania in the second confrontation in the African Nations Cup 2023 qualifiers, as well as his desire to facilitate the task of Riyad Mahrez’s colleagues to return to their families to spend their holidays. annual rather than succumb to the factors of a long and tiring journey from South America.
The same sources indicated that the Paraguayan national team had agreed to the idea of playing against Algeria in Europe or Algeria, pending confirmation of this agreement and setting the date and place of this match, which Belmadi insists on holding in order to experience the new players he intends to summon to the next camp.
Paraguay is not considered a strong competitor in the current period, after its levels declined and its failure to qualify for the 2022 World Cup from the South American continent, as it only scored 16 points from 18 matches, including 3 wins, 7 draws and 8 defeats.
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