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Late shout for Benrahma

Saïd Benrahma received a late call up to join the Algeria national team for their game against the Cameroon  in a vital 2022 FIFA World Cup later today.

The player has been in decent form for the Hammers over the last couple of games which probably led to his national coach  Djamel Belmadi calling him into the international squad.

So the the 26-year-old may yet be involved in The Greens’ CAF third-round qualification tie against Cameroon whom they face  at Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida on Tuesday having won the away leg 1-0 on Friday (25 March), courtesy of a first-half strike from Sporting CP forward Islam Slimani.

The winners of the two-legged tie will advance to the 2022 FIFA World Cup finals in Qatar.

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Benrahma was not named in Algeria’s squad for that initial fixture, having last featured for his country at the Africa Cup of Nations in January, but could now have the opportunity to win cap number 18 for his country.

It’s good news for him and us as a decent performance from him personally and/or a win for the Algerian team would be a real confidence booster for the midfielder ahead of the game against Everton.

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