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IRN: A chance to try new things

At the conclusion of the training camp in June 2022, the national team traveled to Qatar to face Iran in a friendly match.

If the road did not exist, for various reasons, Algeria had already provided the basics: by beating Uganda (2-0) and Tanzania (0-2), the Greens had already made a serious choice to qualify for the 2023 African Cup of Nations.

On its last trip from the 2021-2022 season, EN will meet Iran, which qualifies for the 2022 World Cup, in the same Qatar where it has been preparing. In an impeccable garden and in more pleasant playing conditions than in Tanzania, the choice of Jamal Belmadi will have to try new things so as not to repeat the mistakes of the past.

In fact, the England national team, during the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers (postponed until 2022), took first place from the fourth day. Les 5ème et 6ème journées, qui n’allaient donc pas déterminer la présence de l’Algérie en CAN ou non, auraient ainsi pu permettre d’effectuer des essais importants, de même pour les amicaux (notamment quivi avaient en) June.

chance to take risks?

However, Djamel Belmadi, who wanted to create a collective dynamic and not neglect any meeting, maintained his eleventh style and responded several times at a press conference “Every game has its shareThis logic, obviously understandable, had a detrimental effect on Algeria which did not have many alternatives, both in players and in the game, and had to suffer from them on several occasions (Mali, Burkina Faso twice) before trying it. Serious hope in Cameroon and against Cameroon.

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If Algeria in June 2022 is not the one in 2021, there is a lot of need to rebuild, find calm and margin, it will nevertheless be necessary to try to find such a broad base as permanent, even if that means it. to fail. You learn to ride a bike by falling!

And Djamel Belmadi had already announced that there would be no 5 players: Boudaoui and Bendebaka, M’Bolhi, Mendi and Slimani injured. Faced with a very difficult team to deal with, and knowing the coach’s desire to build on continuity, without bothering or questioning everything, the start of the 11 Greens could be as follows:

Zaghba – Building – Taqai – Touba – Hamach – Bin Nasser – Zerrouqi – Qadri – Ons – Gomorrah – Belili

keep renewing

This match, which does not have a very big impact on the future of the Greens (the undefeated streak is now only two games while friendlies do not score many points in the FIFA rankings) should also be a chance to start some. Of the seven new recruits called up in Indiana, five (Mandia, Zidada, Hamach, Kadri, Amrani) have yet to play a minute in the shirt of the two-time African champion.

New international players, fired in good conditions (not the pressure of a competitive match, a match behind closed doors, a high-quality park), can thus show what they can do with selection. Likewise, Ben Ayad and Brahimi, who are officially internationals, should also get some playing time.

The start of the friendly match between Algeria and Iran this evening at 7 pm Algeria time (8 pm in France, 9 pm local time) at Qatar Club Stadium in Doha.

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