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The Algeria national football team popularly regarded to as the Desert Foxes, yesterday created a new African national team record of going 27-matches unbeaten, after defeating Tunisia 2-0 in an international friendly match.
Africa Today News, New York gathered that the record was initially set by Cote d’Ivoire in 2013 who went on a 26-match unbeaten run.
Algeria set the record by winning 20 matches, drawing seven, scoring 58 goals, and conceding 17.
They faced 24 opponents from Africa plus Mexico, Colombia, and Qatar, played nine matches at home, six away, and 12 at neutral venues.
Facing Tunisia away was a huge challenge as reigning African champions Algeria sought to overtake the mark set by the Ivorian ‘golden generation’.
Playing at home, the Tunisians ranked second in Africa, two places above Algeria took a 12-match unbeaten run into the north African tie.
But goals from skipper and Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez and Qatar-based Baghdad Bounedjah, secured the win.
Having broken the African record, coach Djamel Belmadi can now adjust his sights to the 36-match world mark set by then world champions Brazil in 1996.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK