Algeria, Slovenia select expected teams for opener
The starting lineups from Algeria and Slovenia for their World
Cup opener Sunday contained no surprises, with Algerian defender
Anther Yahia appointed captain to replace the dropped Yazid
Algeria coach Rabah Saadane brought in midfielder Medhi Lacen
Injury-free Slovenia selected probably its strongest lineup,
featuring midfielder Robert Koren and striker Milivoje
Algeria and Slovenia are in Group C with England and the United
States, who drew 1-1 on Saturday.
Algeria: Fawzi Chaouchi, Madjid Bougherra, Nadir Belhadj, Anther
Yahia, Rafik Halliche, Medhi Lacen, Rafik Djebbour, Karim Matmour,
Karim Ziani, Hassen Yebda, Fouad Kadir.
Slovenia: Samir Handanovic, Miso Brecko, Marko Suler, Bostjan
Cesar, Robert Koren, Valter Birsa, Milivoje Novakovic, Bojan Jokic,
Zlatko Dedic, Andraz Kirm, Aleksander Radosavljevic.