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Algeria vs. Nigeria: Team News And Possible Line-Ups

Nigeria’s midfield and attack have been hit by injury Ogenyi Onazi, Mikel Agu, Moses Simon, Odion Ighalo and Victor Moses all unavailable.

Rohr has called up Kenneth Omeruo and Kayode Olarenwaju as replacements, with Anthony Nwakaeme looking very assured for his first Super Eagles cap against the Desert Foxes.

Captain John Obi Mikel is likely to be rested on Friday as Deportivo La Coruna rookie Francis Uzoho could be put in goal ahead of Ikechukwu Ezenwa and Daniel Akpeyi.

Potential starting XI: Uzoho, Aina, Balogun, Troost-Ekong, Abdullahi, Etebo, Ogu, Ndidi, Nwakaeme, Iwobi, Onyekuru.

Algeria have failed in their bid to qualify for the 2018 Fifa World Cup but coach Madjer has called up a solid team for the clash.

He will look up to Leicester City’s Mahrez and Slimani for goals, while Bentaleb and Brahimi are expected to provide inspiration in midfield.
Potential starting XI: Salhi, Ghoulam, Bensebaini, Mandi, Attal, Bentaleb, Brahimi, Bannecar, Mahrez, Slimani, Soudani

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