FilGoal | News | In stirring up the six goals … Algeria overthrows Zambia, “Micho”, and takes Zimbabwe to the nations of Africa.


Zambia failed to reach the 2021 African Cup of Nations finals, by drawing 3-3 at home against Algeria in the fifth round of the eighth group of qualifiers.

Thus, Zimbabwe officially qualified, taking advantage of this result, one round before the end of the qualifiers.

The draw raised Algerias balance to 11 points in first place, to guarantee the top of the group.

And behind it comes Zimbabwe with 8 points, which in turn secured second place, due to Algerias superiority over them in direct confrontations.

Finally, Zambia was satisfied with raising its score to 4 points, the same as Botswana, to leave the competition together.

Zimbabwe defeated Botswana by a goal without a response Earlier Thursday, to put ahead in the finals, before officially qualifying, taking advantage of Zambias stumble.

Zambia is led by a Serbian technician, Milutin Sridevic, “Micho”, the former coach of Zamalek.

The exciting match saw Algeria lead 2-0 in the first 25 minutes by Rachid Ghazal and Islam Slimani.

Zambia, however, reduced the deficit with a penalty kick in the 34th minute, scored by Batson Dhaka.

Excitement soared in the second half when Zambia equalized with Klatus Chamas goal in the 52nd minute.

Before Islam Soleimani returned his country to Algeria with a quick third goal in the 55th minute.

Strange events continued when the referee awarded a penalty of doubtful validity to Zambia 10 minutes before the end, which Dhaka scored, realizing a tie for the home side.

The decision sparked major objections from the Algerian players, who got into quarrels with Zambian players after the goal, making the match greatly tense.

Zambia already scored a third goal in the 86th minute, but the referee’s flag was raised, announcing a correct offside.

And one minute before the end of the match, Algeria defender Ayoub Laoui almost scored by mistake, but the ball rebounded from the post very strange, to officially bid Zambia farewell.


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