Ex-Algeria, Porto star Madjer gets jail term for fraud
Algeria

Ex-Algeria, Porto star Madjer gets jail term for fraud

Algiers (AFP) – An Algerian court sentenced Algerian football star and ex-Porto striker Rabah Madjer to six months in jail on Thursday for making "false declarations", local media reported. Madjer, who owned two newspapers, was found to have continued to bank cheques from a public advertising agency for a year after the papers were closed. […]

Algeria

/ 235 days ago

Ex-Algeria, Porto star Madjer gets jail term for fraud

Algiers (AFP) – An Algerian court sentenced Algerian football star and ex-Porto striker Rabah Madjer to six months in jail on Thursday for making "false declarations", local media reported. Madjer, who owned two newspapers, was found to have continued to bank cheques from a public advertising agency for a year after the papers were closed. […]
ByAFP

Algeria

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FIFA says 'dossier closed' on Algeria's World Cup appeal

Algiers (AFP) – FIFA has rejected Algeria's desperate bid to have their World Cup play-off with Cameroon replayed, saying on Saturday "they consider the dossier closed". Algeria won the first leg of the play-off 1-0 in March but lost the return leg 2-1 at home after extra time to miss out on one of the […]
ByAFP

Algeria

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Salah sets up win for Egypt over Senegal, Slimani stuns Cameroon

Johannesburg (AFP) – Prolific Liverpool scorer Mohamed Salah was the architect of the only goal as Egypt edged Senegal 1-0 in Cairo on Friday in a high-profile World Cup play-off first leg.     Salah turned inside the box and slammed the ball against the crossbar with the rebound hitting Senegal defender Saliou Ciss and rolling […]
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Algeria

/ 310 days ago

Slimani stars for Algeria, disaster for Mali's Sissako

Johannesburg (AFP) – Veteran forward Islam Slimani scored five minutes before half-time to give Algeria a 1-0 win over Cameroon in Douala on Friday in the first leg of a World Cup play-off. Slimani, 33, soared in a crowded goalmouth to head a Youcef Belaili free-kick  powerfully past goalkeeper Andre Onana into the roof of the […]
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Algeria

/ 514 days ago

Eight-goal Algeria equal African World Cup winning margin record

Johannesburg (AFP) – Algeria trounced Djibouti 8-0 on Thursday to match the African World Cup winning margin record for a qualifier set by the Democratic Republic of Congo and equalled by Libya. The Congolese trounced Djibouti 9-1 in Kinshasa in 2002 qualifying and Libya overwhelmed Sao Tome e Principe 8-0 in Tripoli in an eliminator […]
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Algeria

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Slimani hits four as Algeria crush Djibouti in World Cup qualifier

Johannesburg (AFP) – Islam Slimani scored four goals as Algeria equalled the widest winning margin for an African World Cup qualifier by crushing 10-man Djibouti 8-0 in a Group A rout on Thursday in Blida. The Lyon forward netted twice in each half and the other scorers for the Desert Foxes were Ramy Bensebaini, Baghdad […]
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Holders Algeria and Ivory Coast renew Cup of Nations rivalry

Yaounde (AFP) – Algeria will face the Ivory Coast, the only team they failed to defeat in winning the last Africa Cup of Nations, when Cameroon host the 2021 edition between January 9 and February 6 2022. The teams drew 1-1 after extra time in the quarter-finals and the Desert Foxes advanced by winning a […]
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Title-holders Algeria and Ivory Coast renew Cup of Nations rivalry

Yaounde (AFP) – Algeria will face the Ivory Coast, the only team they failed to defeat in winning the last Africa Cup of Nations, when Cameroon host the 2021 edition between January 9 and February 6 2022. The teams drew 1-1 after extra time in the quarter-finals and the Desert Foxes advanced by winning a […]
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Africa

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Mahrez-led Algeria the team to avoid in Cup of Nations draw

Johannesburg (AFP) – Riyad Mahrez-led record-setters Algeria will be the team to avoid when the draw for a 2021 Africa Cup of Nations seriously disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic is made in Yaounde on Tuesday.   The defending champions created an African record for an unbeaten run by a senior national team in June when […]
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