The president of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), Djahid Zefizef announced on Friday morning Houssem Aouar’s decision to represent the Algerian team, while he already has a selection for the French team, in October 2010 (7-1, against Ukraine). A change of sporting nationality allowed because this meeting was a friendly and the Lyon midfielder, 24, has never represented France in an official match.
“Houssem Aouar gave us his acceptance to participate in the Algerian selectionsaid Djahid Zefizef on TV 3. We are also in discussion with Amine Gouiri, but nothing has been decided yet. »
Not yet agreed
Aouar’s follow-up acknowledges that discussions have begun, but indicates that there is no agreement. If the president of the FAF seems to get a little ahead, even if it means forcing the hand of Houssem Aouar, the tendency is for the player born in Lyon to wear the colors of Fennecs, especially since his prospects in blue seem to him blocked under the management of Didier Deschamps . The decision could be made in the coming weeks, probably before the two CAN qualifiers in March.