Algeria coach Rabah Saadane insists his decision to drop captain Yazid Mansouri from the team for tomorrow's encounter with Slovenia has not had an impact on team morale.
With games against England and USA to come for these two teams, Algeria and Slovenia will be desperate to take three points from their Group C match-up.
Ahead of the crunch qualifying showdown between Egypt and Algeria, FIFA.com spoke to the rivals' two captains: Ahmed Hassan and Yazid Mansouri.
Lorient have received a blow after it was confirmed that midfielder Yazid Mansouri will be out of action for over a month after tearing his hamstring.
FIFA.com takes a closer look at the upcoming qualifying clash between Egypt and Algeria, one of the most-heated international derbies in Africa.
Algeria captain Yazid Mansouri speaks to FIFA.com about the progress that his team has made and a tricky trip to Liberia, which will seal their fate.