The national football team is now settled in it Rivals The final stage of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (postponed to 2022) will take place in Cameroon early next year. Draw defending champions Algeria were placed in the middle group, along with C కోట్te d’Ivoire, other African juggernauts, Sierra Leone and Equatorial Guinea.
The appointment is less than five months away, and the Greens will travel to Cameroon with the best of intentions and with the goal of retaining the African crown they won on Egyptian soil in July 2019.
No matter how important this goal is, the national coach has the highest priority at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, for which qualifiers will begin in two weeks.
“I always say that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is a priority for us. I am already preparing for the September matches with Djibouti and Burkina Faso. When the time comes we will talk about CAN 2021,” he said. Belmadi On National Television after the CAN draw.
In these qualifiers, Djibouti, Burkina Faso and Niger will be rivals in Algeria. It starts against Djibouti in Blida on September 2, five days later, on the 7th, the stallions of Burkina Faso in Marrakesh (Morocco), Ogadougou Stadium is not approved. The first person in the group will compete for one of the five African tickets to the 2022 World Cup, with another group winner facing back to back.
The national coach did not hide his ambition to qualify for EN for the next World Cup and go as far as possible. “When we work, we qualify, the goal is to win (…) we speak seriously now, the goal is not to participate, not to do what we can, to give everything and believe in the impossible (…), players do not impose any limits,” he said. Said on Canal + Sport in January 2020. His words were not ridiculed because he had already set an incredible goal and he achieved it, surprising everyone.
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After being appointed head of the dying national team on August 219 and chaining failures, Belmadi announced that his first goal was to win the scheduled CAN 2019 in Egypt within a year.
It was a dream come true in Algeria, where many analysts described the coach as “flamboyant”. On July 19, 2019, the team lifted the African trophy, the second in its history and the first in three decades.
In fact, Jamel Belmadi has not publicly stated that he will go on to win the World Cup in Qatar. He and his team maintain their standing and try to go as far as possible in this competition. EN did not lose 27 matches as they faced world-class rivals (Colombia, Mexico, Ivory Coast, Nigeria). Renowned technicians such as former Germany coach Joachim Loo have ranked her among the best in the world.
If the World Cup occupies his thoughts, it does not mean that Jamel Belmadi has not made it to the next CAN’s goal. “We will do everything we can to live up to our status and bring happiness to the Algerian people,” he said in a statement on public television.
However, he knew that the task would not be easy and that his team would look forward to it. “In most high-level competitions, it is always difficult to chain titles. We have all seen what happened to current world champions France in Euro 2020, when she was eliminated in the 16th round. He exclaimed.
Above all, he does not underestimate the two thumbs of Pool E. “It’s clearly a big African, a group with Ivory Coast. It’s a very strong team and a team that needs no contact. We faced them in the CAN 2019 quarter – finals and everyone watched the game. But you should know that there are no more small teams in Africa. It will always be a surprise. We have to be ready and vigilant, ”he warned.
In addition to the quality of his rivals, Belmadi may face another problem next winter. EN is made up of players who play in European Championships and work hard to keep their clubs in Cameroon for almost a month (January 9 to February 6). Returning from CAN, they risk losing their places in their clubs, which could have an impact on performance on African soil.