National Team

Algeria’s team against Germany four years on

It has been nearly four years since Algeria took Germany to extra-time in the last 16 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. So where are those players now?

Goalkeeper: Rais M’Bolhi (Al Ettifaq, Saudi Arabia)

M’Bolhi, who won man of the match that game, now plays his football in Saudi Arabia for Al Ettifaq.

Defender: Aissa Mandi (Real Betis, Spain)

Mandi has been improving every year and has turned into a centre-back for Real Betis in Spain.

Defender: Essaid Belkalem (JS Kabylie, Algeria)

Big defender Belkalem now plays for JS Kabylie in Algeria, where he helped them to a Cup final this season.

Defender: Rafik Halliche (Estoril, Portugal)

Halliche has unfortunately just been relegated in Portugal with Estoril.

Defender: Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli, Italy)

Ghoulam who went so close with that chance in the first half is still playing for Napoli.

Midfielder: Mehdi Lacen (Malaga, Spain)

Another play who just suffered relegation, Lacen is now playing club football in Andalucia.

Midfielder: Saphir Taider (Montreal Impact, Canada)

Taider made a bold move to leave Europe and go play in the MLS.

Midfielder: Mehdi Mostefa (Pafos, Cyprus)

A very strange move for Mostefa who decided to move to play in the Cypriot league.

Forward: Sofiane Feghouli (Galatasaray, Turkey)

Feghouli just enjoyed a league title win in the Super Lig. He memorably played with a bandage on his head.

Forward: Islam Slimani (Leicester, England)

Slimani made the move to English football, where he also featured for Newcastle.

Forward: Hilal Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia)

Soudani has been winning trophies for fun in Croatia.

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