Mohamed Amine Aoudia called up to Algeria squad

Mohamed Amine Aoudia (right)

Algeria have included striker Mohamed Amine Aoudia in their squad to face Burkina Faso in Saturday's World Cup play-off first leg in Ouagadougou.

He replaces French-born Inter Milan forward Ishak Belfodil, who has been dropped after only two caps since he confirmed his national allegiance.

Aoudia's goals for his club Dynamo Dresden have led to his first call-up since the Africa Cup of Nations.

French-based pair of Faouzi Ghoulam and Foued Kadir have also been recalled.

Both were dropped for last month's World Cup qualifier against Mali.

Algeria host the second leg of the playoff in Blida on 19 November, with the aggregate winner qualifying for next year's finals in Brazil.


Goalkeepers: Azzeddine Doukha (USM Harrach), Rais Mbolhi (CSKA Sofia), Cedric Si Mohammed (CS Constantine), Mohamed Lamine Zemmamouche (USM Alger)

Defenders: Essaid Belkalem (Watford), Majid Bougherra (Al Lekhwiya), Liassine Cadamuro (Real Sociedad), Faouzi Ghoulam (St Etienne), Nacereddine Khoualed (USM Alger), Carl Medjani (Olympiakos), Djamel Mesbah (Parma), Ali Rial (JS Kabylie)

Midfielders: Yacine Brahimi (Granada), Abdelmoumene Djabou (Club Africain), Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia), Adlene Guedioura (Crystal Palace), Foued Kadir (Stade Rennes), Amir Karaoui (Entente Setif), Medhi Lacen (Getafe), Mehdi Mostefa (Ajaccio), Saphir Taider (Inter Milan), Hassan Yebda (Granada)

Forwards: Mohamed Amine Aoudia (Dynamo Dreden), Nabil Ghilas (FC Porto), Hilal Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb), Islam Slimani (Sporting Lisbon).

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