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Algeria reign supreme at the FIFA Arab Cup

Algeria reign supreme at the FIFA Arab Cup

After 19 days of action and 32 exciting matches, the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 came to a close with Algeria defeating Tunisia in the final.

Both sides enjoyed outstanding tournaments, with Egypt and Morocco also impressing. The Atlas Lions were knocked out in the last eight by Algeria, while the Pharaohs fell to the Carthage Eagles in the semi-finals.

Another team to catch the eye were hosts Qatar, who bowed out of the tournament with victory over Egypt in the match for third place.

The reigning CAF Africa Cup of Nations champions, Algeria added the Arab Cup to their growing trophy collection, with Madjid Bougherra taking charge of the team for the competition.

“I came to this tournament to learn,” said Bougherra in the press conference that followed the final.

Algeria faced some tough tests in their fine campaign, crossing swords with Egypt, Morocco and Qatar en route to the final.

They emerged undefeated, recording four wins and two draws, one of those stalemates coming against Egypt in the group phase and the other against Morocco in the quarter-finals, where they prevailed in a penalty shootout to progress.

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