APS - 26 July 2020
ALGIERS-At the official invitation of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA), the selection of local players will represent Algeria in the 2021 Arab Cup, scheduled to take place in Qatar, the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) said on Sunday.
The Arab FIFA World Cup, to be held in November and December 2021, one year before the World Cup in Qatar, is expected to bring together 22 teams from two continents. It will be played in high-end stadiums that will also be the venue for the World Cup 12 months later.
The tournament will involve only local players, as it will take place outside the windows of the international calendar.
"The competition will therefore be an opportunity for the national team of local players, under the leadership of coach Madjid Bougherra, to prove themselves and defend the national colours at what promises to be a great event," wrote the FAF.
The detailed format of the competition as well as the competition calendar will be communicated by FIFA shortly.