Belmadi: He lost 5 matches out of 51

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Djamel Belmadi, coach of the Algerian national football team, received a new contract under which he will continue until 2026, that is, in conjunction with the 23rd World Cup hosted by the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Jahid Zvizif, president of the Algerian Football Federation, announced today, Friday, the extension of Djamel Belmadi’s contract for the next 4 years, ending much controversy over the fate of the coach whose contract expired last month.

Belmadi’s best achievement

Belmadi’s most notable achievement with the Algerian national team was winning the 2019 African Nations Cup in Egypt, but he surprisingly failed to qualify for the 2022 World Cup, which was recently held in Qatar, and before that the team bid farewell to the 2022 African Cup from the first round.

Zvezif said in statements to a local radio station, “Belmadi gets a salary that is appropriate for the work he does. He does not receive a huge or inappropriate salary. He focuses on his work and does not care about the criticism he was exposed to recently.”

Djamel Belmadi renewed his contract until 2026

The Algerian national team had lost to Cameroon 1-2 at home and in the midst of its fans in the second leg of the qualifying round for the World Cup finals, to fail to qualify after a 2-2 draw with its opponent in the aggregate of the two matches, so that the Cameroonian team qualified superior to the away goal rule.

Belmadi said – in statements published by the official website of the Algerian Federation for the game after that match – that he will continue his mission with the team, despite the “bitter” failure to qualify for the World Cup.

Djamal Belmadi’s career with the Algerian national team began in August 2018, and he led him in 51 matches, winning 34 of them, and losing in only 5.

The “Desert Warriors” achieved a series of 35 matches without losing, before the Equatorial Guinea national team put an end to that series, after achieving a resounding surprise by defeating it in the second round of Group E in the 2022 African Cup of Nations.

Algeria was very close to equaling Italy’s record in the number of consecutive matches without defeat, which it set in 2021 by winning 37 matches, as Algeria had not lost since October 2018 before stumbling against Equatorial Guinea.

The record for European champions remained steadfast, one match behind Argentina (36 matches), while the Algerian national team equaled the number of consecutive matches without a loss, which was recorded by Brazil and Spain (35 matches each).

Bisexual file

During his speech, the President of the Algerian Football Federation touched on the file of the players of Algerian origin who chose to represent their home country, saying, “The file of Hossam Aouar joining us is on the right path, just as (Ryan) Ait Nouri will join us soon, but Amin Gweri did not He makes his decision later.

Aouar, 24, played a friendly match with France in 2020, but he benefited from FIFA’s decision to change the player to his national team as long as he did not participate with him in an official tournament or did not play more than 3 matches with him.

The Algerian national team is preparing to face Niger in March in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.


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