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Algeria coach invites Mahrez, Slimani, 16 others for Nigeria match

Algeria's Mahrez predicts difficult trip to Nigeria

Newly appointed manager Georges Leekens has invited 18 Europe based players for the for the World Cup qualifier against Nigeria on November 12.

Topping the lists are four Premier League stars in Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Islam Slimani (Leicester City), Adlène Guedioura (Watford) and Sofiane Feghouli (West Ham United).

Also included in the list are one goalkeeper, five defenders, nine midfielders and three strikers while five players are expected to be picked from the local league in Algeria.

The Belgian tactician is waiting for the outcome of the game between MCA and USMA before announcing the local players for the game

Goalkeepers: Rais M’Bolhi (Antalyaspor, Turkey)

Defenders (5) : Hicham Belkaroui (ES Tunis), Aissa Mandi (Real Betis, Spain), Carl Medjani (CD Leganés, Spain), Liassine Cadamuro (Servette Geneva, Switzerland), Faouzi Ghoulam (Napoli, Italy)

Midfielders: Nabil Betaleb (Schalke 04, Germany), Mehdi Abeid (Dijon FCO, France), Adlène guedioura (Watford FC, England), Sapphire Taïder (Bologna FC, Italy), Ryad Boudebouz (Montpellier Hérault, France), Yacine Brahimi (FC Porto Portugal), Sofiane Feghouli (West Ham United, England), Rachid Ghezzal (Olympique Lyon, France), Adam Ounas (Bordeaux, France).

Attackers: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City, England), Islam Slimani (Leicester City, England), Hilal Soudani El Arabi (Dinamo Zagreb, Croatia)

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