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Algeria national football team

National Football Team
NameAlgeria
Nickname الأفنــاك (Fennec Foxes)
الخُضر (The Green)
الخضرة(The Green One)
محاربو الصحراء (The Desert Warriors) 
AssociationFédération Algérienne de Football
ConfederationCAF (Africa)
Head coachVahid Halilhodžić
CaptainAntar Yahia
Most capsMahieddine Meftah (107)
Top scorerAbdelhafid Tasfaout (35)
Home stadiumStade 5 Juillet 1962
FIFA codeALG
FIFA ranking46
Highest FIFA ranking26 (December 2009)
Lowest FIFA ranking103 (June 2008)
Elo ranking92
Highest Elo ranking16 (November 1967)
Lowest Elo ranking105 (July 2008)
World Cup Statistics
First internationalTunisia 1 2 Algeria Algeria 
(Tunisia; 1 June 1957)
Biggest winAlgeria 15 1 South Yemen
(Tripoli, Libya; 17 August 1973)
Biggest defeatEast Germany 5 0 Algeria Algeria
(Cottbus, Germany; 05 May 1980)
Appearances3
First World Cup1982
Best resultRound 1, 1982, 1986 and 2010
Regional cup statistics
Africa Nations Cup
Appearances14
First apps.1968
Best resultWinners, 1990

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The Algeria national football team ( ), nicknamed الأفنــاك, Les Fennecs (The Fennec Foxes), represents Algeria in association football and is controlled by the Fédération Algérienne de Football. Algeria's home ground is the Stade 5 Juillet 1962 in Algiers and their head coach is Vahid Halilhodžić.

Algeria has qualified for three World Cups in 1982, 1986 and 2010. Algeria has also won the Africa Cup of Nations once in 1990, when they hosted the tournament.

The traditional rivals of Algeria have been Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt. However, more recently, Egypt has become the main rival after a number of incidents involving the two teams, most recently during the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification, in which Algeria defeated Egypt 1-0 in a tense tiebreaker in Omdurman, Sudan to qualify to the World Cup.


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