Algeria, is a country located in the north of Africa. It is the country with the largest areas of Africa and in turn is one of the biggest footballing powers possessing in this continent. In a country where economic hardship and social problems are remarkable, football is used by citizens as a loophole to escape from the difficult situation they are. In this post we will explain the operation of Algerian football and its national team.
In Africa there is a African Football Confederation, founded in 1957 with based on 6 October City, in Egypt. This body is the confederation of national football associations in Africa, one of the six confederations belonging to FIFA. Mention that 54 national football associations belong to the CAF, where the continent is divided into six geographic zones, each one having its own confederation.
The Algerian Football Federation was founded in 1962 and belongs to FIFA and CAF since 1964. It is the body responsible for the organizing of various competitions that take place in the country, they are the Ligue Professionnelle 1, the Ligue Professionnelle 2 and the Cup of Algeria.
Algeria's football team is controlled by the Algerian Football Federation and is a member of the CAF and FIFA. In the football world cup of Spain 1982, they achieved their first qualification for a major competition, establishing a before and after in the football of this country, being his first major win the African Cup achieved in 1990, when they were the hosts of the competition. They managed to qualify for others different football world cup in 1986, 2010 and 2014, but did not carry out an important role.
At present, the team coach is the French Christian, Gourcuff. In the African Cup of Nations 2015 was eliminated against Ivory Coast, team who win the championship, but the Algeria national football team is in the first position in the FIFA ranking in CAF. Worldwide lies the number 18. The most outstanding player is Sofiane Feghouli, include a player who started his footballing adventure in various local teams in Ligue 2 and subsequently in Ligue 1. He currently plays for the Spanish team Valencia CF since 2010.
We find a country that despite not being a great football team, always looking to improve in each competition and enhance the prestige of his country.
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