CAF Announces 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers Pots

CAF Announces 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifiers Pots

"I'm even ready to swap a Champions League for a Cup of Nations".

The Algerian manager said, "we are focused and I rely on my players' motivation and enthusiasm".

In the Africa Cup of Nations final, both teams get identical odds of 17/10 at bet365 Sports, which highlight the extraordinary balance between the two squads.

With these incidents in mind, Belmadi said on the eve of the final: "We want to be representatives and show the world what Algerians can do. There are two great teams, I hope it will be a great party and the football will live up to expectations".

A Youcef Belaili goal earned Algeria a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the group stage, but Belmadi was quick to point out the statistics were heavily weighted in their opponents' favour.

This is going to be a fascinating battle of styles between these two nations who, let's not forget, have both represented Africa on the world stage at the World Cup in recent years.

That victory in the group stage may or may not give Algeria a psychological edge here, but it's one of several displays that have underlined Algeria's status as the best team in the tournament. Algeria are unbeaten against Senegal since 2008 and lead the overall head-to-head record with 13 wins, while losing just four, with another five ties ending in a draw.

While the goals haven't necessarily flowed for either side in this tournament, they both have significant attacking firepower when on.

The dream AFCON final pitting Mane's Senegal and Mahrez's Algeria appears to be just what the doctor has ordered.

Speaking on Senegal's chances at the AFCON finals, Cisse told CAF, "Reaching the final is a great honour".

"To play this final against Senegal against my friend is fantastic".

Liverpool's season starts on August 4 with the Community Shield clash against Premier League champions Manchester City at Wembley. DR Congo's Cedric Bakambu also has three goals but with no more games left to play, he can't extend his total.

The Lions of Teranga benefitted from a grave error by Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen, who redirected a free kick into the head of defender Dylan Bronn before the ball bounced the net in the 101st minute of the sides' semi-final.

Jay-Jay Okocha (CM) - One of the most entertaining footballers to watch in the history of the modern game, Okocha's dribbling, skill and invention saw him crowned Nigerian Footballer of the Year seven times.

Paris police chief Didier Lallement: "I have no problem with people coming to show their joy on the most lovely avenue in the world, as long as there is no breakage or destruction".

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