The Algerian nationwide group will play Thursday night a decisive confrontation within the third spherical of the group stage of the African Cup of Nations, in quest of qualification after a disappointing begin, throughout which it scored solely just one level in two matches.
The Algerian group drew the primary sport in opposition to Sierra Leone and misplaced to Equatorial Guinea within the second spherical with a single aim that ended a 35-match streak during which coach Jamal's cubs Belmadi didn't lose and disadvantaged the “Desert Warriors”. to achieve the world report registered within the identify of Italy (35 matches). ).
In accordance with the Africa Cup of Nations system, the groups that occupy the primary and second locations qualify, along with the 4 finest groups occupying the third place within the six teams of the competitors.
On this state of affairs, the Algerian nationwide group enters as we speak's sport with one choice, which is to win with a purpose to assure qualification for the following spherical, as a result of a draw or a loss will get rid of all probabilities of progressing to the stage. subsequent.
Ivory Coast are presently prime of Group E with 4 factors, and have formally certified earlier than advancing to the ultimate spherical. Equatorial Guinea are second with 3 factors, forward of Sierra Leone with 2 factors and Algeria with 1 level.
Victory will assure Algeria's qualification for second place, with a head-to-head distinction in opposition to Ivory Coast, ought to the opposite sport within the group finish in victory for Equatorial Guinea or Sierra Leone.
In case Algeria wins over Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone attracts with Equatorial Guinea, the groups of Algeria, Ivory Coast and Equatorial Guinea will probably be tied with 4 factors , to resolve direct confrontations between them, from first to 3rd.