Lazio Wing-Back Mohamed Fares Called up by Algeria

Mohamed Fares / S.S. Lazio

Lazio wing-back Mohamed Fares has been called up by Djamel Belmadi to take part in Algeria’s upcoming matches.

Both of the African nation’s matches are against Zimbabwe (Africa Cup of Nations Qualification). The first match is set to take place at the Stade du 5 Juillet on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 14:00 (EST); the second match against is set to take place at the National Sports Stadium on Monday, November 16, 2020 at 8:00 (EST).

Since making his debut for Algeria in October 2017 against Cameroon (in a 2-0 loss), Fares has secured nine other caps at the international level. Over this period, he has played a total of 662 minutes. In addition, he has been called up for international duty but remained on the bench on eight other occasions.

As it stands, Algeria currently sits in first place in their Africa Cup of Nations group (Group H) with a record of 2W-0D-0L (3 points). They defeated Zambia 5-0 in Matchday 1 and Botswana 1-0 in Matchday 2.