Bentaleb chooses Algeria

Nabil Bentaleb availed himself for selection in the Algerian national team ahead of the World Cup, which kicks off in Brazil this June.

In the past three months there had been considerable speculation about who the 19-year-old Tottenham player would represent at senior level, as Bentaleb has already made one appearance for the France U19 team.

Bentaleb, who qualifies for Algeria through his parents, was allowed to change his allegiance under FIFA rules because of his dual nationality.

“He has agreed to play for the country of his parents after meeting Algerian Football Federation [AFF] president Mohamed Raouraoua,” read a statement by the AFF this week.

“He will be called up for the game on March 5 against Slovenia in Blida,” continued the statement.

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