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Mahrez and Guedioura start for Algeria against Kenya

Algeria have revealed their line-up for their first Africa Cup of Nations group match against Kenya on Sunday evening.

Riyad Mahrez captains the side and he is part of a three-man attack alongside Baghdad Bounedjah and Youcef Belaili. The formation is 4-3-3.

Sofiane Feghouli, Ismael Bennacer and Adlene Guedioura form the central midfield trio. Some physical players in their to try and win midfield battles against the Harambee Stars.

Yacine Brahimi, Adam Ounas and Andy Delort will be on the bench for the Desert Foxes and Belmadi will turn to them if he feels the need to.

Rais M’Bolhi is the man in between the sticks. Youcef Atal and Ramy Bensebaini will provide attacking runs as the full-backs.

The central defensive partnership is made up of Aissa Mandi, who is really good at passing, and Djamel Benlamri, who is really good at tackling and defending.

Algeria XI in full: Rais M’Bolhi, Youcef Atal, Aissa Mandi, Djamel Benlamri, Ramy Bensebaini, Adlene Guedioura, Ismael Bennacer, Sofiane Feghouli, Riyad Mahrez, Baghdad Bounedjah, Youcef Belaili

Senegal beat Tanzania in the early Group C fixture which also took place at the 30th June Stadium. You can follow the game live and in English with DZ Football.

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