Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Africa

Algeria © Action Images

Foxes get their man



Algeria Football Federation says Fifa has cleared French-born Yacine Brahimi to play for Algeria following a request from the North African football body based on the player’s parentage.

The 23-year-old Granada midfielder is among half a dozen foreign born players the Algerian FA has been persuading to come back home ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifying set for next month.

“FIFA has forwarded to the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) the official decision to qualify Yacine Brahimi for Algeria. The player is now eligible to play for our national team,” a communiqué from the Algerian football body said on Thursday.

Brahimi was loaned to the Spanish club last year from French Ligue 1 side Stade Rennais. He has represented France in the junior categories but was yet to receive any invitation to the senior team.

Algeria are also courting Bologna midfielder Saphir Taider and Nabil Ghilas of Portuguese club Moreirense. Both players were born in France to Algerian parents.



Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Latest Video Highlights

Sports Talk



Segun Odegbami
The game of coaches
I cannot wait for the 2016/2017 EPL season to start. Indeed, the season has already taken off with...

Dr Errol Sweeney
The Ref and Sir Alex
They say a picture paints a thousand words, and there’s another one that says there’s no smoke...

Sunday Oliseh
Is Pep's failure tag justified?
How on earth can a coach who won so much for his club be called a failure by some extreme...

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Leicester has changed the game
Even with the fiasco of the abandoned match at Old Trafford, the curtains have come down on the...