Register Login Live

World Cup News

Starting XI: Belgium v Algeria

Algeria will aim to restore African pride when they get their 2014 World Cup campaign underway against tournament dark horses Belgium June 17 in Belo Horizonte.

The Fennec Foxes booked their ticket to the showpiece in Brazil when they got the better of Burkina Faso in the World Cup play-off matches.

Guided by Vahid Halilhodzic, Algeria will be aiming to progress into the knockout stages for the first time in their history after having failed to do so in the 1982, 1986 and 2010 editions of the competition.

This is the strongest Algerian team heading over to the World Cup and they are confident in their chances of causing an upset when they come up against a Belgium side brimming with talent.

This star-studded side qualified for their 12th World Cup finals with a top spot finish in their Group A of the Euro zone qualifiers.

After coming close to glory with their semi-final finish in the 1986 edition, Marc Wilmots will be aiming to lead his men all the way this year.

Manchester City’s skipper Vincent Kompany, Tottenham midfielder Nacer Chadli, Chelsea ace Eden Hazard and danger man upfront Romelu Lukaku all form part of the team that have been tipped to cause a shock this year.

Belgium Starting XI: Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Witsel, Dembele, De Bruyne, Hazard, Chadli, Lukaku

Algeria Starting XI: Mbolhi, Bougherra (c), Ghoulam, Halliche, Feghouli, Medjani, Bentaleb, Soudani, Taider, Mahrez, Mostefa 



Top 5

Baxter Returns, Chiefs Confirm Contract Length

289 Jun 09, 2021 12:30 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

22 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Zwane Provides Update On Downs Contract Talks

90 Jun 09, 2021 08:48 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Agent Provides Crucial Update On Jele’s Pirates Future

44 Jun 09, 2021 11:06 AM in Orlando Pirates

Brighton Make Tau U-Turn, R66 Million Move Loading?

29 Jun 09, 2021 05:11 PM in Players Abroad

Grobler Update! Bad News For Chiefs?

49 Jun 09, 2021 10:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Latest: Billiat, Zuma In Chiefs' Black Label Line-Up

142 Jun 10, 2021 04:52 PM in Carling Black Label Cup

Ronaldo Offered To Three Clubs?

3 Jun 10, 2021 09:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Chiefs: The Club Has Made Changes…

47 Jun 08, 2021 01:02 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Grobler Update! Bad News For Chiefs?

49 Jun 09, 2021 10:04 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Maluleka Addresses Downs Exit Talks

131 Jun 09, 2021 11:46 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Lekgwathi On Tyson: People Will Expect Miracles

10 Jun 09, 2021 02:35 PM in Orlando Pirates