Algeria triumphs over Mozambique, marking successful return in World Cup qualifiers

    Algeria claimed a second straight victory in African 2026 World Cup qualifying, defeating hosts Mozambique by two unanswered goals in the second round on Sunday.

    The Algerian team endured throughout the first half and early in the second before snatching the lead after a counter-attack led by substitute Mohamed Amin Amour, which was capped off by Fares Chouaybi with a goal in the 69th minute.

    Ammoura also contributed to the second goal after he snatched the ball from a Mozambican defender and penetrated the penalty area before the ball reached another substitute, Rames Zerrougui, who sent the ball into the net with a powerful shot.

    Algerian duo Issa Mandi and Islam Slimani were injured early in the first half of the match and were replaced.

    The win is Algeria’s second in qualifying after beating Somalia 3-1 in the first round.

    Algeria temporarily topped the Group 7 standings with six points, while Mozambique remained in third place with three points.

    Source: RT

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