The head of the Algerian Football Association (FAF), Charaf-Eddine Amara, announced Thursday his resignation following the failure of the national football team to qualify for the World Cup 2022 in Qatar (November 21 – December 18).
“Today, I decide to retire,” said Charaf-Eddine during a press conference held at the FAF headquarters in Dely Brahim (Algiers). He said that the elimination of the national team “should not be perceived as a national drama, even if it is a popular disappointment”.
The FAF president spoke shortly after the extraordinary meeting of the FAF Federal Bureau, convened to “study the situation” following the elimination of the ” Verts ” from the 2022 World Cup.
The national team won the first leg on Friday against Cameroon in Douala (1-0), but unexpectedly lost on Tuesday at the Mustapha-Tchaker Stadium in Blida (1-2) in extra time.