The Speaker of the Council of the Nation, Mr. Salah Goudjil, sent a congratulation message to national coach Madjid Bougherra and his players in the local national team, after qualifying for the semi-finals of the FIFA Arab Cup-2021, thanks to the victory over Morocco on penalties (5-3) after the match ended with a draw in regular time (1-1) and (2-2) after extra time.
The match which is part of the quarter-finals of the Arab competition, took place in Qatar (November 30 – December 18)took place on Saturday at Al Thumama Stadium in Doha.
In his congratulation message, Mr. Goudjil said : “words cannot describe thejoy and happiness that you offeredto the Algerian people by qualifying to the next round. You gave us great moments of joy mixed with pride by winningin all sportsmanship and after 120 minutes of creativity, fun and fighting spirit. You gave a special flavor to our celebrations of the 61st anniversary of the demonstrations of December 11, 1960, and you gave us the ecstasy of a victory we dreamed of, so you achieved it for the daughters and sons of your country, to form one of the images of good omen for the new Algeria as it welcomes its third year, God willing on December 12. May you remain as an example for Algeria’s youth anda pride as your ancestors the martyrs and mujahideen were.”
Mr. Goudjil concludedhismessage by saying, “Once again, congratulations and best wishes for success in the upcoming matches to win the Arab Cup. Long live Algeria, glory and eternity to the righteous martyrs”.
It’s worth recalling that the Greens will play the Qatar national team, which defeated the United Arab Emirates (5-0), on Wednesday (20:00 Algeria time) at the Al Thumama Stadium as part of the “Golden Square”.