Algeria axe striker

Algeria have axed striker Abdelmalek Cherrad, accusing him of severe indiscipline after he walked out before last weekend's Africa Cup of Nations defeat of Cape Verde in Algiers.

Algeria have axed striker Abdelmalek Cherrad, accusing him of severe indiscipline after he walked out before last weekend's Africa Cup of Nations defeat of Cape Verde in Algiers.

The incident is the latest in a series involving the 26-year-old, who is often described as "troubled" by officials.

The Algerian Football Federation said its disciplinary committee had found the France-based forward guilty of "bad behaviour and inadmissible infractions against the rules" ahead of Algeria's Group Eight win in Algiers

Cherrad left three days before the game on Saturday for reasons which were not clear, officials said. - BBC

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