Before handing over its title of African champion in 3 weeks, Algeria offered itself the Arab Cup of Nations by dominating Tunisia in the final (0-2, ap), Sunday in Qatar.
Winner of the second CAN in its history in 2019, theAlgeria, with its players playing in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula, was among the favorites of the Fifa Arab Cup organized in Qatar. The Greens, not led by Djamel Belmadi but by Madjid Bougherra, responsible for the A ‘team, were crowned against the Tunisia, Saturday in the final (0-2). For Algeria’s first title in this Arab Nations Cup in 3 participations.
A replacement makes the difference
Youcef Belaïli and his teammates did not master the game enough and missed their few opportunities ahead Hate Mouez, the porter of the Eagles of Carthage. The match played in Al Khor thus shifted into overtime and it was Amir Sayoud, who entered the game, who unblocked the situation with a sublime left strike (99th). A Sayoud who played the first match of the Arab Cup before staying on the Algerian bench …
The Tunisians of the young prodigy Hannibal Mejbri (released before extra time) rushed into the collision but the last-chance corner finally gave the Fennecs the second goal, Yacine Brahimi spinning on the other side of the field to push the ball to the back of the net (120th + 5).
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Earlier in the day, Qatar took 3rd place in the competition by winning the penalty shootout against Egypt (0-0, 4 tab to 5).
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