Algeria

Preview

Algeria were aiming to qualify for their third consecutive World Cup, having participated in both the 1982 and 1986 edition. They had already become part of World Cup folklore after their good display in 1982, where they also had gained much sympathy after the so-called “Disgrace of Gijón”. 

Kamel Lemoui had been appointed new head coach for Algeria in October 1988, and inherited one of the most talented squads in African football. Players like Belloumi and Madjer provided the class that could make a real difference. Lemoui had most recently been in charge of MC Oran, leaving the job after bringing the club back to the Algerian 1st division in 1985-86. 

2nd Round results

Qualifer 1: Algeria 3-0 Zimbabwe
06.01.1989, Annaba
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Friendly: Algeria 2-0 Finland
08.02.1989.
Goals: Bennabou, Hadj Adlane.
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Friendly: Malta 0-1 Algeria
10.02.1989.
Goal: Zorgane.
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Friendly: Algeria 0-0 Denmark
12.02.1989.
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Friendly: Algeria 1-1 Morocco
22.03.1989.
Goal: Bennabou.
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Friendly: Algeria 2-0 Tunisia
05.04.1989.
Goals: Hadj Adlane, Menni.
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Friendly: Morocco 1-0 Algeria
24.05.1989.
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Friendly: Sweden 2-0 Algeria
31.05.1989.
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Qualifier 2: Ivory Coast 0-0 Algeria
11.06.1989.
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Qualifier 3: Zimbabwe 1-2 Algeria
25.06.1989.
Goals: Menad, Madjer.
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Friendly: Algeria 1-1 Qatar
30.07.1989.
Goal: Adghigh.
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Qualifier 4: Algeria 1-0 Ivory Coast
25.08.1989.
Goal: Madjer
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Final Round results

1st leg: Algeria 0-0 Egypt
08.10.1989.
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Friendly: Tunisia 0-0 Algeria
01.11.1989.
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Friendly: Italy 1-0 Algeria
11.11.1989.
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2nd leg: Egypt 1-0 Algeria
17.11.1989.
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TBC later in 2021…!