WCQ: Algeria avenge Nations Cup failure in Cameroon

Algeria inflicted a rare home defeat on Cameroon as the 2019 African champions took a crucial 1-0 lead from the first leg of their 2022 World Cup play-off. Playing in Douala, where Cameroon have been unbeaten since losing a Nations Cup qualifier in 2000, veteran Islam Slimani’s winner handed Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi the perfect 46th birthday present. Five minutes…

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Algeria under pressure ahead of Cameroon clash

There is palpable tension on the streets of Algiers ahead of Algeria crucial 2022 World Cup qualifying tie against Cameroon. The two African heavyweights both missed the 2018 edition in Russia and are desperate to make an appearance in Qatar this November. A few months ago, Algeria would have been seen as clear favourites. Heading into the 2021 Africa Cup…

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