Algeria will play an international friendly match on June 1st against Cape Verde in Algiers, it has been confirmed.
The Desert Foxes are currently on a two game losing run, after suffering defeats against Iran and Saudi Arabia this year. The national team are currently in a seriously bad run of form, and have lacked a decent performance in 2018.
There is huge pressure on the shoulders of manager Rabah Madjer, with many saying that he should step down. The game will likely take place at the Stade du 5 Juillet.
A few days later, Algeria then travel to Portugal to play against Cristiano Ronaldo’s side in Lisbon on the 7th of June as they prepare for a World Cup group match against Morocco.
Remarkably, Cape Verde are currently above Algeria in the FIFA World Rankings. Algeria have played against Cape Verde four times, with two wins and two draws.
The North Africans have never lost to the Portuguese-speaking nation, but have conceded to Tanzania, Iran and Saudi Arabia in their last three games.
However, this is the first ever friendly between the two teams with the four previous meetings being competitive fixtures. They last met in June 2007 with a 2-2 draw.