Belkebla had missed the CAN 2019, won by the Fennecs, after showing his poster on the internet while one of his teammates played an online game. He had presented his "apologies to all the supporters, the federation, the staff, the team and the coach".
Delort also back
Other youngsters in the 23 of Algeria, the defenders Maxime Spano-Rahou (Valenciennes, French D2) and Reda Halaimia (Beerschot, Belgian D2) and the middle Hadem Zorgane (Paradou AC, D1 Algerian).
Also note the return of Montpellier striker Andy Delort, absent in October because of an injury. The Fennecs will face Zambia on 14 November in Algeria and Botswana on 18 November in Gaborone for the first two days of playoffs for the next CAN, scheduled for the summer of 2021 in Cameroon.
List of 23 players:
Rais M'Bolhi (Al-Ittifaq / Saudi Arabia), Azzedine Doukha (Al-Raed / Saudi Arabia), Alexandre Oukidja (Metz FC / France) – Djamel Benlameri (Al-Shabab / Saudi Arabia), Aïssa Mandi (Real Betis / Spain), Maxime Spano-Rahou (FC Valenciennes / France), Ramy Bensebaïni (Borussia MOnchengladbach / Germany), Mehdi Tahrat (Abha / Saudi Arabia), Youcef Atal (Nice / France), Reda Halaimia (K Beerschot VA / Belgium), Ayoub Abdellaoui (FC Sion / Switzerland) – Haris Belkebla (Stade Brestois / France), Adlene Guedioura (Al-Gharafa / Qatar), Ismael Bennacer (AC Milan / Italy), Mehdi Abeid (Nantes / France), Sofiane Feghouli (Galatasaray / Turkey), Ryad Mahrez (Manchester City / England) – Adem Zorgane (Paradou AC), Islam Slimani (AS Monaco / France), Andy Delort (Montpellier / France), Hillel Soudani (Olympiakos / Greece), Baghdad Bounedjah (Al-Sadd / Qatar), Youcef Belaïli (Al-Ahly / Saudi Arabia)