Algeria in Trouble! Desert Foxes lose Key defender to Injury

Algeria's defender Youcef Atal (L) marks Senegal's forward Sadio Mane during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) football match between Senegal and Algeria at the June 30 Stadium in Cairo on June 27, 2019. (Photo by JAVIER SORIANO / AFP) (Photo credit should read JAVIER SORIANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Algeria have been hit with an injury blow ahead of their semi-final match of the AFCON 2019 against Nigeria according to reports.

23 year-old Right-back Youcef Atal has been ruled out for the rest of the tournament with a broken collarbone.


Atal, who is the first choice right-back in Djamel Belmadi’s side suffered the injury in the quarter-final match against Ivory.


The young defender who has 12 caps for Algeria was replaced after 30 minutes in game.


Per @AfricaFooty [H/T] @DZfoot, Youcef Atal is ruled out for the rest of #AFCON2019 with a fractured collarbone, the right-back will miss #LesVerts final 2 games including Sunday’s semi-final against the Nigeria #SuperEagles


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