Algeria’s final Group D match at the Peace of Bouake Stadium against Mauritania will try to secure Algeria’s place in the Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages.
The goal of the Lions of Chinguetti is to position among the top three teams, but the North African heavyweights want to avoid losing in the group stages for the second time in a row, thus they will view this match as a must-win.
Mauritania’s elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations group stage is imminent once again after they were defeated 3-2 by Angola in their match on Saturday.
With two draws and six losses, including five straight losses in their previous five games, Mauritania has yet to experience victory in any of its eight Africa Cup of Nations contests.
The Lions of Chinguetti, ranked 105th in the FIFA World Rankings, are one of just three teams, along with Guinea-Bissau and Gambia, who have not yet gained any points from their two group match rounds going into Tuesday’s Group D decider.
Here is how both teams line up
Algeria Starting XI
Mandrea, Mandi, Attal, Tougal, Ait-Nouri, Ounas, Boudaoul, Aouar, Zerrouki, Bounedjah, Amoura
Mauritania Starting XI
Niasse, Keita, Dellay Yaly, Ba, Diaw, Gassama, Amar, Thiam, Koita, Mouhsine, Anne