Algeria

Algeria is out of ideas and out of the African Cup of Nations

Well, that was underwhelming Algeria, fielding Africa’s reigning player of the year, a surfeit of attacking players, and one of Europe’s most promising left backs, was genuinely bad at the Africa Cup of Nations. Even by the Fennecs’ underwhelming major tournament standards, not escaping a group with Senegal, Tunisia, and Zimbabwe is embarrassing. But after …

Egypt and Algeria’s hate match of 1989

This day in football history Coca-Cola later created an ad campaign, trying to sugar-coat the memory of the Hate Match On 17 November 1989, Egypt met Algeria at Cairo Stadium to decide who would advance to the 1990 World Cup. The hosts won 1–0, but the match is best remembered for the ensuing violence, earning it the …