In the November’s international break, Algeria will face Togo in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers.

The Greens parted ways with manager Rabah Madjer and replaced him with Djamel Belmadi in August and the latter has dropped Rachid Ghezzal of Leicester City for the upcoming fixture on Sunday.

According to, the reason the 26-year-old was omitted from the national team is his ‘bad performances’ while representing his country have proved ‘fatal’ for his chances.

Belmadi started the former AS Monaco man in 1-0 defeat to Benin in October, where he struggled to impress, something which according to the Algerian claims left the manager very angry. A series of poor displays was sufficient for the new coach to drop Ghezzal from the squad.

Since joining the Premier League side in the summer, the former Monaco player has played over 400 minutes across nine appearances and scored one goal in the process.

His club form did not help him compensate for his performances for Algeria.