FIFA.com looks ahead to a star-studded week of footballing birthdays, including Belgian legend Jean-Marie Pfaff, the Altintop brothers, England captain John Terry and FIFA World Cup™-winner Bixente Lizarazu.
Rais M’Bolhi was a surprise inclusion in Algeria’s squad for last year’s FIFA World Cup. After two excellent performances in South Africa, however, the now Krylia Sovetov keeper’s career has really taken off.
Algeria goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi sprained his left knee in training on Tuesday and is not certain to be fit for their match with England on Friday.
Algeria coach Rabah Saadane refused to blame goalkeeper Faouzi Chaouchi for the blunder which cost his team a goal in their 1-0 defeat against Slovenia.
Lounes Gaouaoui or Faouzi Chaouchi? That is the question facing Algeria coach Rabah Saadane in goal ahead of the FIFA World Cup this summer.
Algerians home and abroad exploded with joy as the final whistle sounded in Khartoum to send the country to its first world finals since 1986.