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.
The French coach Christian Gourcuff was selected to replace Halihodzic and an event that happened more recently was the death of the Cameroonian football player Albert Ebosse. This death affected the activities of Algerian football as it was decided that all of their matches and schedule were going to be suspended due to the passing away of Ebosse.
Ebosse was hit on the head during a match between JS Kabylie against USM Alger. During the career of Ebosse he managed to play in clubs in Malaysia, Cameroon and Algeria but was unfortunate to die at the age of 24 due to raging fans during a match.
Rafik Halliche is a 28 year old Algerian defender that started making appearances for his country in 2008 and has established himself in the national team as a first choice option in the heart of the defence. He was even selected as the captain of Algeria during the 2014 World Cup and he spoke about the recent passing away of Albert Ebosse.
“I don’t know what happened exactly but I do know for a fact that the organization of the Algerian league s is very good and the players are really friendly. They all know each other really well. Ebosse’s death will definitely affect the image of Algerian football. But no intelligent person would do what those people did when they threw objects onto the field.
“They don’t know what they’re doing. They don’t think too far or of the consequences. It’s the death of a player… not a small thing” Halliche told reporters.