Algeria failed Qualify for the 2022 World Cupafter stumbling during the last step on the road to qualification, against Cameroon on March 29th in Blida.
After being defeated in their favorite turf 2-1 thanks to a goal scored in the final seconds of extra time of the match, the Greens were knocked out by the Indomitable Lions after a dramatic evening.
The match caused a lot of ink to flow due to the refereeing in which the Algerians contested for a long time without winning.
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The defeat plunged Algerian football into a serious crisis, and FAF president Cherif Eddine Amara was forced to resign to calm angry Algerian fans after Mehr Jamal Belmadi failed to go to Qatar.
Nearly four months after this defeat, this match is still being talked about. This time around, it was Cameroon coach Rigobert Song who mentioned it during the 2022 CAF Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, July 21st in Rabat, Morocco. I was already in danger against Algeria and had to put the theory into practice. Thats all about it”He said.
After Cameroon lost 1-0 at home in the first leg in Douala, the Indomitable Lions had nothing to lose. “I had this philosophy, because in the situation I found myself losing my first home match and in addition, I had nothing to do. We definitely had to qualify.”And Rigobert Song explained, without elaborating on the details of the theory that allowed his selection to qualify for the 2022 World Cup.
In Blida, the Cameroonians haven’t shown much yet. After opening the scoring after an unclear error on Algerian goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi, they conceded the equalizer in extra time, before scoring a happy goal in the last seconds of the match.
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