Algeria hit out after Cup of Nations warm-up game cancelled

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African champions Algeria have hit out at fellow finalists Gambia after the cancellation of a planned friendly between the two countries ahead of next weekend’s kick off of the Africa Cup of Nations finals. A tersely worded statement from the Algerian Football Federation accused Gambia of calling off the game, scheduled for Saturday in Doha, Qatar, for spurious reasons and said it would demand financial compensation. But the Gambia Football Federation said 16 of their 28-man squad players were unavailable, including all of their goalkeepers. “Because we do not have a goalkeeper, we are forced …

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