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Mahrez and Guedioura start for Algeria against Ivory Coast

Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi has named his starting line-up to face Ivory Coast at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

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. 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. Despite being the top scorer in the squad, Napoli winger Adam Ounas remains on the bench for the Desert Foxes.

Rais M’Bolhi is the man in between the sticks. Youcef Atal and Ramy Bensebaini will provide attacking runs as the full-backs. Djamel Benlamri and Aissa Mandi form the central defensive partnership. Algeria are yet to concede a goal at AFCON 2019 this summer.

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

Kick-off in Suez is at 5pm for the North African outfit. The winner will face Nigeria in the semi-finals of AFCON 2019. Follow the match live and in English with DZ Football.

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