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Algeria ready to face Togo in AFCON qualifier

Togo host Algeria in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers on Sunday 18th November, with kick-off in Lome at 4pm.

Both sides are looking to qualify for the tournament in Cameroon next summer. Algeria will qualify if they win against Emmanuel Adebayor’s side. Adebayor scored against the Desert Foxes back in 2013.

The two teams have met five times previously, with Algeria winning just twice which includes a victory last year in the reverse fixture thanks to a goal from Sofiane Hanni.

Algeria are currently top of the group with seven points, level with Benin, but the latter have played a game more. The game will be broadcast on Bein Sports, however you can follow it in English with DZ Football’s live feed.

Riyad Mahrez is expected to start, but there is no Yacine Brahimi due to injury. Mohamed Fares has also pulled out due to injury so there will be a few changes in defence.

Rais M’Bolhi will be the goalkeeper if he is fully fit. Mehdi Tahrat and Ramy Bensebaini will keep their places in the defence.

Six players could make their debut for the Algerian national team, and the biggest of those opportunities could fall to Oussama Chita who is a defensive midfielder for USM Alger.

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