In spite of criticisms of Belmadi, Algeria managed an unthinkable performance, often seen as the best performance of any Algerian team in recent AFCON history. Guédioura enters the game and replaces I.
From thereon, Algeria failed to qualify for another until 2010.
In the last game of the group against Senegal, Algeria looked much better and after goals from Riyad Mahrez and youngster Nabil Bentaleb the Foxes were through to the next round. During the , Algeria finished last in its group with three defeats and was eliminated in the group stage. However, due to his unsuccessful tenure in Qatar, especially as coach of the when Qatar was eliminated early in , skepticism arose about the manager.Next
Eventually, Belgium caught up and scored two goals to give themselves a 2—1 victory.
So they came in the 2010 tournament full of confidence. Their first match against ended in a scoreless draw for 1 point each. This brought them to the knockout stages where they started with a match against Morocco.
In the third and final round of the , Algeria was joined by , , and in group C.
Although Algeria would achieve remarkable wins at home, such as the 7—0 return leg win against Tanzania the team was very fragile on away games and conceded too many goals.
This led to a diplomatic row between the two countries.
In the second round, Algeria was able to hold eventual champions to a goalless draw for 90 minutes.Next
Many Algerian fans believed Burkina Faso was wrongfully awarded a penalty.
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Algeria exited the championship as one of two teams, along with , to fail to score a goal.
Algeria joined on 1 January 1964, a year and a half after gaining independence.Next
In their second game against , Algeria was widely expected to come out with a victory but again the lack of experience was once again crucial, after dominating the game, they conceded two goals and were officially eliminated from the competition.