Guedioura misses out once again

18 06 2010

Guedioura made his debut in Algeria's warm-up game against Ireland.

Despite Algeria losing their first group game to Slovenia, Adlene Guedioura has failed to grab a starting position for the game against England tonight.

Guedioura was a late sub in the first game and Algeria have copied England in dropping their keeper for the game.

Here are tonight’s teams:

England: James, Johnson, Carragher, Terry, Ashley Cole, Lennon, Barry, Lampard, Gerrard, Rooney, Heskey.
Subs: Green, Dawson, Crouch, Joe Cole, Warnock, Upson, Milner, Wright-Phillips, Defoe, King, Carrick, Hart.

Algeria: M’Bohli, Bougherra, Belhadj, Yahia, Kadir, Yebda, Lacen, Halliche, Boudebouz, Ziani, Matmour.
Subs: Gaouaoui, Mansouri, Ghezzal, Saifi, Djebbour, Bellaid, Laifaoui, Guedioura, Medjani, Mesbah, Abdoun, Chaouchi.

Referee: Ravshan Irmatov (Uzbekistan)

*Nenad Milijas was an unused substitute in Serbia’s suprising 1-0 win over Germany earlier.

Milijas lasts 61 minutes for Serbia

13 06 2010

Milijas played in the same team as Birmingham's new signing Nikola Zigic.

Nenad Milijas lasted just 61 minutes in Serbia’s 1-0 defeat to Ghana in Pretoria.

He looked far from fully fit and was replaced by Zdravko Kuzmanovic with a third of the game still to go.

Kuzmanovic went on to concede a penalty that Ghana subsequently scored with under ten minutes left.

In line with the way the rest of the tournament has gone so far, the game was far from a classic with shots on goal at a premium.

Guedioura and Milijas book their place on the plane to South Africa!

2 06 2010

Wolves had no players at the 2006 finals in Germany.

Wolves midfielders Adlene Guedioura and Nenad Milijas have been named in their respective countrys’ 23-man squad for the FIFA World Cup finals in South Africa.

This means there will be a trio of Wolves players at the finals with two expected to play for their countries. 

Guedioura recently played 90 minutes at right back for Algeria in Ireland whilst Milijas played the first 45 minutes of Serbia’s friendly against New Zealand last week. 

The USA arrived in South Africa two days ago and although he is in the squad, Marcus Hahnemann is unlucky to dislodge Tim Howard from the number one slot.

World Cup watch: Milijas, Doyle and Guedioura play in warm-up matches

30 05 2010

Guedioura will be hoping to make Algeria's final squad for South Africa.

Nenad Milijas played 45 minutes in Serbia’s 1-0 defeat to minnows New Zealand last night.

Nemanja Vidic was forced to appeal to Serbia fans for calm as they rioted during the game in Klagenfurt.

During the second half in Austria, fans threw flares and missiles onto the pitch while a number of fans ran onto the pitch before being captured by stewards. Vidic had to speak over the tannoy to calm fans with New Zealand apparently ready to abandon the game.

The trouble calmed but Serbia were unable to salvage anything from the game following Shane Smeltz’s first-half strike.

On Friday night both Adlene Guedioura and Kevin Doyle featured in Ireland’s 3-0 win over Algeria in Dublin.

Guedioura made his debut for Algeria at right-back with Dolyle partnering Robbie Keane in attack for Ireland.

Guedioura hit the woodwork late on for the Africans.