The president of the Algerian football federation (FAF), Djahid Zefizef announced this Friday morning the decision of Houssem Aouar to represent the Algerian team, while he already has a selection in French team, in October 2010 (7-1, against Ukraine). A change of sporting nationality allowed because this meeting was friendly and the Lyon midfielder, 24, has never represented France in an official match.
“Houssem Aouar gave us his agreement to join the Algerian selectionsaid Djahid Zefizef on TV 3. We are also in discussion with Amine Gouiri, however, nothing is decided yet. »
Not yet agreed
In the entourage of Aouar, it is recognized that discussions have been initiated, but it is indicated that there is no agreement. If the president of the FAF seems to be getting 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 the Fennecs, in particular because his prospects in Blue seem to him blocked under the direction of Didier Deschamps. The decision could be made in the coming weeks, probably before the two CAN qualifiers in March.