Zemmamouche final Algerian omission

Goalkeeper Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche was the last player cut as Algeria coach Rabah Saadane finalised his 23-man squad for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™.

Saadane had just one selection to make after Lazio midfielder Mourad Meghni was forced to withdraw from the 25-man squad that has been preparing in Switzerland and Germany earlier this week.

Algeria suffered a 3-0 defeat in their opening warm-up game against the Republic of Ireland last week and face Saudi Arabia in Nuremberg on Saturday before flying to South Africa.

Algeria will begin their World Cup campaign against Slovenia on 13 June before further matches against USA and England.

Algeria squad
Goalkeepers: Fawzi Chouachi (ES Setif), Lounes Gaouaoui (ASO Chlef), Rais M’bohi Ouheb (Slavia Sofia/Bulgaria)

Defenders: Laifaoui Abdelkader (ES Setif), Madjid Bougherra (Rangers/Scotland), Carl Medjani (Ajaccio/France), Rafik Halliche (Nacional Madeira/Portugal), Anther Yahia (Bochum/Germany), Habib Belaid (Boulogne-sur-Mer/France), Nadir Belhadj (Portsmouth/England), Djamel Mesbah (Lecce/Italy)

Midfielders: Hassan Yebda (Portsmouth/England), Mehdi Lacen (Racing Santander/Spain), Yazid Mansouri (Lorient/France), Adlane Guedioura (Wolves/England), Riad Boudebouz (Sochaux/France), Djamel Abdoun (Nantes/France), Fouad Kadir (Valenciennes/France), Karim Ziani (Wolfsburg/Germany), Karim Matmour (Borussia Monchengladbach/Germany)

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