Algeria set a new African record with a 2-0 win over Tunisia in Rades this past weekend in an international friendly.

Baghdad Bounedjah and Riyad Mahrez found the back of the net for the Desert Foxes as they extended their unbeaten run to 27 matches. In doing so, they broke a record set by the Ivory Coast in 2013.

Algeria were last beaten in October 2018 by Benin when The Squirrels upset the African giants 1-0. Since then, the Algerians have won 20 matches and drawn seven.

During this period, Djamel Belmadiā€™s team won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) hosted in Egypt.

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Algeria now turn their focus to the 2022 FIFA World Cup second round qualifiers that kick off in September 2021.

The Desert Foxes have been drawn in Group A alongside Burkina Faso, Niger and Djibouti. They are overwhelming favourites to qualify for the final 10 spots and will like their chances of then making the cut for the world’s biggest football tournament next year.

The third round will see the 10 group winners from the second round drawn into five home and away ties. The winners of each tie will advance to the World Cup in Qatar.

Algeria last qualified for the World Cup in 2014, hosted in Brazil but failed to make it to Russia in 2018. They will want to feature against the world’s best once again in 2022.