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Algérie vs Libye en direct la couverture

Final Score:

Algérie :  2  -   0  : Libye

Today we will see a full round of African Cup of Nations 2013 qualifying matches, with Libya matched up against neighbouring Algeria.

Earlier this week, it was announced Libya have further risen in the FIFA world rankings now sitting on the 36th spot. Despite the struggling months the revolution presented, the team are appearing strong coming off a 3-0 win over Sudan.

Libya’s national team coach, Abdul-Hafeedh Arbeesh has settled in with the players creating a good atmosphere at training camp. He is not overlooking the Algerians. They are currently riding high in 28th place and have only lost once in their last past 5 games. But, Arbeesh believes if Libya keep playing as they have been doing of late, a victory is entirely possible.

Both teams have demonstrated their hungry to qualify for the competition and are hopeful to come away from Casablanca victorious.

Coach Abdul-Hafeedh Arbeesh has a squad of 26 players to choose from. It is made up of: Mohamed Nashnosh, Ahmed Al Amari, Abdulaziz Berresh, Ali Salama, Hamad ElSnusi, Mahmoud Baheer, Mohamed El Mughrabi, Waleed Al Sbai, Younes Al Shibani, Abdul Hakeem Abdo, Jamal Abdullah, Faisal Al Badri, Idris Qutani, Marwan Al Mabrouk, Mohamed AlSnani, Mohamed Gnaw, Ahmed Saad, Ayman Zayed, Moataz Al-Mahdi, Mohamed Al Ghanodi, Mohamed Al Ghwel, Salem Abalo, Ahmed Al Zuway, Mohamed Muneer, Rabee Allafi and Ahmed BinAli.

Arbeesh had not yet announced the first eleven to take on Algeria, but he is expected to field this team:
Mohamed Nashnosh, Abdulziz Berresh, Ali Salama, Walid Al Sbai, Mohamed El Mughrabi, Rabee Allafi, Mohamed AlSnani, Jamal Abdullah, Ahmed Saad, Aymen Zayed, Ahmed Al Zuway.

Algeria will be announcing their starting 11 soon, with expectations of Djamel Eddine Mesbah (AC Milan/ Italy), Rafik Halliche (FC Fulham/ England) and Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia/Spain) to be part of it.

Libya are forced to again host a match on neutral turf as the war-ravaged north African country slowly returns to normality but instead of playing in Mali or Tunisia have moved their latest match to Casablanca in Morocco.

Libya host neighbours Algeria on Sunday in the first leg of their final round qualifier for the 2013 African Nations Cup finals in South Africa, seeking to continue their fairytale run in continental football despite the turmoil still evident in their country and the fact they have not played a home game since October 2010.

Libya beat Sudan 3-0 in a convincing warm-up game in Tunis at the end of last month with goals from Ihab Al Boussifi, midfielder Faisal Al Badri and defender Walid Al Sabai, all expected to feature in Sunday’s match.

Since new coach Abdul-Hafeedh Arbeesh took over, Libya upset Cameroon in World Cup action to verify the positive impression they left at the last Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon.

Algeria have recalled Rafik Halliche and handed a first call-up to Parma striker Ishak Belfodil, who had previously played for France at under-20 level. But Belfodil has since had to withdraw because he is not yet authorised by FIFA to play for Algeria after competing for France at junior level.

Halliche’s return is an attempt to fix Algeria’s defensive woes, according to coach Vahid Halilhodzic.


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