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Soccer News of Tuesday, 17 October 2023


Video showing the moment Algeria coach 'manhandles' player after he was substituted trends

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Algeria national team coach, Djamel Belmadi left fans surprised following his reaction after West Ham winger, Said Benrahma, failed to give him a handshake as he was being replaced in the game against Egypt.

The Desert Foxes secured a draw in the match against the Pharaohs after Islam Slimani scored late in injury time.

Egypt, who were down to ten men after just 27 minutes, took the lead on the hour mark through Hamdi Fathi.

In a video shared on social media, a furious Belmadi grabbed Benrahma's shirt as he walked off without giving him a handshake. The West Ham winger was being replaced by Olympique Lyonnais Houssen Aouar.

In a feisty contested game at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, it was Egypt who came close early in the game with Mohamed Salah seeing his effort hit the post.

Riyad Mahrez was also a menace on the right side for Algeria, causing troubles for Mohamed Hany, who was sent off in the first-half, as reported by

Both teams are preparing ahead of next month's 2026 FFA World Cup qualifiers with Egypt facing Djibouti and Sierra Leone while Algeria engages Somalia and Angola.

Both Algeria and Egypt are favourites to win the Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast next year, having excelled at previous competitions.

Egypt are record champions with seven titles.