Zinedine Yazid Zidane born 23 June , popularly known as Zizou , is a French former professional football player who played as an attacking midfielder. He is the current manager of La Liga club Real Madrid and is one of the most successful managers in the world. Zidane started his career at Cannes before establishing himself as one of the best players in the French Division 1 at Bordeaux. In , he moved to Juventus where he won trophies including two Serie A titles.
Frédéric Thiriez favorable à un match entre l’Algérie et la France
Algeria set to play friendly in France after 11 years - BBC Sport
There were disturbances before and after two international association football matches between Egypt and Algeria in November , leading to diplomatic tensions between Egypt, Algeria, and Sudan. The first match, the final scheduled match in Group C, took place in Cairo on 14 November, with Egypt winning 2—0. The result left Egypt and Algeria tied for first place in Group C, necessitating a playoff match in a neutral country. The countries are both in North Africa, only separated by Libya , and football matches between them are fiercely contested local derbies. In , Egypt beat Algeria in a decisive qualifying match for the World Cup. Player Ayman Younes later said, "It was a battle, not a football match. For political analyst Ziad Majed , the tension dates from Gamal Abdel Nasser days when he sent Egyptian teachers to help arabize Algeria after its independence.
Fans force abandonment of watershed France v Algeria match
An infuriated Lilian Thuram has denounced the stupidity of fans after they invaded the Stade de France pitch on Saturday night, forcing the friendly between France and Algeria to be abandoned. Les Blues were leading when dozens of young Algerian and black supporters came down onto the pitch and the situation rapidly turned uncontrollable as the players left the ground. Thuram was arguing with one of the supporters, a young black teenager. When I saw him, jumping around, being chased up by the security guys, that really annoyed me.
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