Egypt-Algeria today at 6.30 pm in at Cairo Stadium
Algiers- Cairo Stadium will host today Saturday at 6 pm, local time, the decisive game, which will oppose the Algerian national team to his Egyptian counterpart on behalf of the final day of combined qualifications for the World Cup/CAN2010.
- This meeting, somehow special, will be decisive for the two teams, and the winner will achieve the dream of millions of his fans, the one of getting the ticket for South Africa. Algeria is in a better position as leader of the group with three points ahead of Egypt, wants to repeat the feat for a third time after 1982 in Spain and 1986 in Mexico.
The match will take place under great tension and too much pressure on both sides, especially after the sad incident which occurred Thursday evening at the arrival of Algerian national team in Cairo airport. The latter was attacked by excited fans backed by parties who would undermine the morale of the Greens.
Despite all these pressures, the Greens remain calm and positive. The spirit of victory prevails among all players. This fighting spirit which has propelled them to the top of the ranking of the group since the start of the adventure for the World Cup and the African cup of nations in 2010 in south Africa.
The events of last Thursday have only strengthened the will to win among the Fennecs. Mourad Moghni, player Lazio Roma: "We are very sad after this reception that the Egyptians gave us. They surprised us with a barrage of stones."
For his part, Hassan Yebda, midfielder of the English club Portsmouth: "I am proud to be Algerian. The aggression that we have been experiencing could only strengthen our resolve to snatch the ticket of qualification. It will be the best gift we will present to the Algerian people who supported us since the beginning."
After the incidents of Thursday, training session under high security
The Algerian national team made yesterday, (Friday) a training session in a very close watch, in full, ahead for the crucial match to be held today at the Cairo Stadium to face his Egyptian counterpart on behalf of qualifying of the 2010 World Cup.
Antar Yahia: "We have experienced a civil war and our lives are in danger in the lack of security"
The Algerian international defender Antar Yahia has described the aggression against the Algerian team upon its arrival at Cairo airport, as a civil war. Speaking on the waves of the French channel "RMC", he said "we do not expect all to be so received by the Egyptians whom we had received with roses in Algeria. We were surprised by an avalanche of stones from all sides. The windows of our bus were shattered and players have been injured, like Lemmouchia, Rafik Saïfi, Halliche and the goalkeeping coach who has been concussed." Describing the scene as experienced from inside the bus, Antar Yahia says: "Believe me, we went through hell inside and outside, it was like a civil war. This is unfortunate and shameful for them because we had received them with roses in Algeria. "
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