Mahrez and Guedioura start for Algeria tonight vs Burundi

Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi has revealed the starting XI for the Desert Foxes tonight in their international friendly against Burundi.

There is a start for two players who play their football in England. Riyad Mahrez of Man City from the Premier League and Adlene Guedioura of Nottingham Forest from the Championship.

The match is taking place in Doha, Qatar in Al Sadd’s stadium. You can follow the game live in English with DZ Football. Kick-off is at 7pm UK time and 7pm Algeria time.

Algeria XI vs Burundi in full: Rais M’Bolhi, Youcef Atal, Aissa Mandi, Djamel Benlamri, Ramy Bemsebaini, Adlene Guedioura, Sofiane Feghouli, Riyad Mahrez, Yacine Brahimi, Youcef Belaili, Baghdad Bounedjah

It is Algeria’s 5th match against Burundi in their entire history, and will serve as preparation for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations group phase matches against Kenya and Tanzania.

The refs and officials are from Kuwait. The stadium is where Baghdad Bounedjah plays his club football, so he will feel right at home. Elsewhere for Burundi, Saido Berahino is captaining their side.

Algerian League striker Razak Fiston, who plays for JS Kabylie in Tizi Ouzou, is also starting for Burundi. This means Burundi’s XI has more domestic players from Algeria than the Algeria XI.

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