Algeria are like a family

Algeria are like a family

Algeria forward El Arabi Hillel Soudani said the African nation's squad are like a family, ahead of their daunting FIFA World Cup campaign.

One to watch: Islam Slimani

One to watch: Islam Slimani

Finding a net used to be beyond Islam Slimani. When the Sporting Lisbon striker was a youngster growing up in the western Algiers suburb of Ain Bénian, he could afford neither a net nor a rod so he and his friends used to go to sit on the rocks near the pretty local port and fish with plastic bottles tied to pieces of string. 

Kompany says Belgium deserved to miss out in past

Kompany says Belgium deserved to miss out in past

Vincent Kompany admits Belgium have not deserved to qualify for previous major tournaments, ahead of his debut at the FIFA World Cup.

Halilhodzic pleased with preparations

Halilhodzic pleased with preparations

Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic is full of optimism ahead of the World Cup after his side beat Romania 2-1.

Guedioura final cut from Algeria squad

Guedioura final cut from Algeria squad

Adlene Guedioura will miss out on the FIFA World Cup after being cut from Algeria's final 23-man squad for the tournament.

Januzaj makes Belgium 23

Januzaj makes Belgium 23

Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has picked Manchester United winger Adnan Januzaj for his World Cup squad, three weeks after the teenager opted to play for the country's national team.

Bougherra wants to keep momentum going

Bougherra wants to keep momentum going 

Madjid Bougherra is unanimously regarded as one of Algeria’s mainstays, having played a central role in Les Fennecs’ qualification for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil - the second time in a row they have reached the world finals.

Hong can take South Korea back to the future

Hong can take South Korea back to the future

South Korean fans love to relive the glory days of 2002 when Guus Hiddink led them to the semi-finals on home soil. In Hong Myung-bo, they not only have a manager who played under the Dutch master, but one who cut his coaching teeth by his side.

Halilhodzic out to repay Algerian supporters for rare show of support

Halilhodzic out to repay Algerian supporters for rare show of support 

In 1978, Vahid Halilhodzic shepherded a Yugoslavian Under-21 side to a European Championship. Domestic media extolled his leadership and goal-getting mentality in the triumph. It seemed the Velez Mostar striker had finally received the recognition he so craved during the incipient stages of his career. 

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