All the participating teams are now busy sorting out their squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2010 that kicks off from June 11 in
Regarding the team selection coach Saadane said:
"Selection has been a real headache but I wanted to keep the backbone of the team that got through to the semi-finals in
"The end of the season is difficult with some players injured and others exhausted. Our two camps will allow us to evaluate each player, including their capability to adapt to altitude."
In the group stage of world cup 2010,
In the preliminary squad, there are only 4 players who play in Algerian league including 3 goalkeepers and defender Abdelkader Laifaoui who currently plays for ES Setif. Primarily, coach Saadane has named 4 goalkeepers, 8 defenders, 10 midfielders and 3 strikers. So, it seems that the coach will include couple of strikers and defenders in the provisional squad, before finalizing the 23-man final squad for the world cup.
Here, I am giving the name of the 25 players announced:
Goalkeepers: Fawzi Chouachi (ES Setif/
Defenders: Abdelkader Laifaoui (ES Setif/ Algeria), Madjid Bougherra (Rangers/Scotland), Carl Medjani Carl (Ajaccio/France), Rafi Halliche (Nacional Madeira/Portugal), Anther Yahia (Bochum/Germany), Haib Belaid (Boulogne/France), Nadir Belhadj (Portsmouth/England), Djamel Mesbah (Lecce/Italy)
Midfielders: Hassen Yebda (Potsmouth/England), Mehdi Lacen (Racing Santander/Spain), Yazid Mansouri (Lorient/France), Adlane Guedioura (Wolverhampton/England), Riad Boudebouz Riad (Sochaux/France), Djamel Abdoun (Nantes/France), Fouad Kadir (Valenciennes/France), Mourad Meghni (Lazio/Italy), Karim Ziani (Wolfsburg/Germany), Karim Matmour (M'Gladbach/Germany)
Strikers: Abdelkader Ghezzal (Sienna/Italy), Rafik Djebbour (AEK Athens/Germany), Rafik Saifi (Istres/France)