Tottenham have been boosted by the return of Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, who is set to return to action for the first time in three months after the end of this international break.
The main reason of why Algeria football clubs have recently been prohibited from signing players who are not from the North African country is due to the financial crisis that the country is experimenting which was caused by a plunge in oil revenues.
This financial crisis has made it impossible for clubs in Algeria to obtain the necessary currency to pay the salaries of those foreign players and as a result, the national football federation announced this prohibition which was made to the public earlier in July.
The Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers could not have started in much better fashion for Algeria after they managed a 4-0 win over minnows Seychelles in their first match of the stages.
Algeria’s coach Christian Gourcuff says that he has a lot of regrets about the quarter-final exit at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Algeria managed to progress past the group stages of the 2015 African Cup of Nations before eventually being knocked out of the competition as they lost against Ivory Coast in the quarter-finals. Christian Gourfucc was appointed as the head coach of the Algerian national football team after the conclusion of 2015 FIFA World Cup.
Algeria were one of the surprising packages at World Cup 2014 and they are seemingly on the way to build on the success under the new management of Christian Gourcuff.
The governing body of football is FIFA and they utilize a ranking system based on points and on the latest results for all of the nations and the clubs around the world.
On the latest monthly ranking of FIFA, the football authority has taken into consideration the performances and results of October which was a splendid period of time for the African nation Algeria as they managed to claim victories over successive victories over Malawi as both squads faced each other in the Africa Cup of Nations Qualifications.
In the 2014 World Cup, Algeria made it past the group stages of the worldwide tournament and it was a historic event for the African nation as they had never managed on accomplishing that feat ever before.
A lot of noteworthy events occurred after the 2014 World Cup concluded as the Algerian national football team had a switch in managers with the Bosnian manager Vahid Halihodzic deciding to step down from his managerial role in the African nation despite being praised for his tactics and strategic decisions.
Algeria recently appointed Christian Gourcuff as the manager to lead the national team. He will be leading the African team up until the 2018 World Cup. The 59-year-old becomes the replacement for Yugoslavian coach Halilhodzic, who stepped down from his role after the end of the World Cup 2014. Halilhodzic has gone with his head held high after remarkable performance in which Algeria came close to beating eventual champions Germany in the last 16 stage. Hence, Gourcuff will be having a tough job on his hands to succeed Halilhodzic.
Algeria boss Vahid Halilhodzic has decided to step down from his role on a high, as he has announced his exit with immediate effect. Halilhodzic helped Algeria reach the last 16 of the World Cup where they were beaten by Germany, who went on to win the competition. This has been a major achievement by the African nation, who were not one of the top teams from this region going into the competition. However, they came extremely close to beating Germany, as the European struggle to deal with the high tempo approach of Halilhodzic’s team.