2022 Football World Cup (Qualifiers-Group A/Day 6): Algeria through to playoffs

APS - 16 November 2021

BLIDA-Algeria's national soccer team has qualified for the third and final round (playoffs) of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after they played out a draw against Burkina Faso 2-2 (half-time: 1-1) in a match held Tuesday at Mustapha-Tchaker stadium in Blida.

Algeria opened the scoring through Captain Riyad Mahrez (21’) before Burkina Faso put the game back on track through Zakaria Sanogo (36’).

In the second half, Feghouli scored the second goal (67’) but Burkina Faso equalized again from the penalty spot by Dayo (83’).

In the other game of Group A, Niger dominated Djibouti (7-2) Monday at Niamey stadium.

Algeria thus ends up in the lead with 14 points, two points ahead of Burkina Faso (2nd, 12 points).