By James Agberebi:
Algeria and West Ham midfielder Sofiane Feghouli admits it will be difficult for the Desert Foxes to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup ahead of Nigeria, Completesportsnigeria.com reports.
Algeria are currently bottom of African qualifying Group B on just one point, five points behind group leaders Nigeria.
Reigning African champions Cameroon are second on two points, while Zambia are third with just a point.
“I think the World Cup is the very best competition in terms of the feelings and emotions that it generates,” Feghouli told West Ham official website on Tuesday.
“If you haven't played in it, you can't know exactly what it means. I was lucky enough to play in it in 2014 and Algeria played very well. It was a dream come true for millions of Algerians and we made history by reaching the last 16 for the first time.
“We played a historic tie against Germany in which we were on the verge of knocking them out. I was very happy and proud to take part in that incredible adventure.
“I'd like to play in it again in 2018, although it will be very difficult to qualify.”
At the 2017 AFCON in Gabon, Algeria crashed out in the first round.