Chairman of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noel Le Graet, reiterated his desire to set up a friendly match between his country and the Algerian national team on Algeria’s soil, as a counter-response to the defeat in the fall of 2001 at France’s International Stadium in Paris.
“I had contacts with the former FAF Chairman, Mohamed Raouroua, in order to prepare a friendly match between the two teams, and with the arrival of the new head, Khaireddine Zatchi, I am committed to accepting a friendly match in Algeria if we receive an official request from the Algerian Football Federation and I am pleased to visit Algeria”, Le Graet told SFR1 French TV.
The friendly match that was played in 2001 in France was suspended in the 76th minute, due to the crowd’s invasion of the stadium’s floor when the result was for the cocks (1/4). Algeria’s only goal was scored by Djamal Belmadi’s direct offense.
Incidentally, the one who led the Greens in the match of 2001 was the current national coach Rabah Madjer.