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Algeria set new 27-match unbeaten record

Algeria set new 27-match unbeaten record

Baghdad Bounedjah of Algeria

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by Bertin Basson

Monday Jun 14, 2021. 11:54

Algeria set a new African record with a 2-0 international friendly win over Tunisia in Rades this past weekend.

Baghdad Bounedjah and Riyad Mahrez found the back of the net for the Desert Foxes as they extended their unbeaten run to 27 matches. In doing so, they broke a record set by the Ivory Coast in 2013.

Algeria were last beaten in October 2018 by a single goal at the hands of Benin and, since then, have won 20 matches and drawn seven.

During this period, Djamel Belmadi’s team won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosted in Egypt.

Algeria now turn their focus to the 2022 FIFA World Cup second round qualifiers, which kicks off in September this year.

The Desert Foxes have been seeded in Group A alongside Burkina Faso, Niger and Djibouti.

The third round will see the 10 group winners from the second round drawn into five home-and-away ties. The winners of each tie will advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Algeria last qualified for the World Cup in 2014, hosted in Brazil.

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