Algeria consider venue change for World Cup qualifiers


In order to put their 2018 World Cup qualification back on track, the Algeria Football Association has informed FIFA of their intention to change the venue for their remaining home games.

The Desert Foxes who have one point from two matches so far have 2 more World Cup qualification matches to be played at home.

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Algeria FA through Kheireddine Zetchi has confirmed that their clash against Chipolopolo of Zambia on September 5, 2017 has been moved to Mohamed Hamlaoui Stadium in Constantine.

Kheireddine Zetchi confirmed the development in a press conference this past weekend: “We will play the first leg against Zambia on September 2 in Lusaka and three days later we will face Same team here in Algeria.

“We plan to organise the meeting in Constantine. This is a decision we made after a first delegation visited the city. I can even tell you that the report was very positive.”

Zetchi added, “Even the players are not against the idea of playing the encounter of Zambia in Constantine.

“Indeed, they want to discover new cities and perform in towns in the interior of the country. That’s why we opted for the Constantine Stadium.”

The clash against Super Eagles of Nigeria could as well be taken to Constantine. That comes up on November 8, 2017 when temperatures could be as low as -3.9 to degrees celsius

Algeria are bottom on the table with a point. Nigeria are lead the group with maximum six points after recording back to back victories against Zambia and Algeria.


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