Rabat – A press report revealed a pleasant surprise being cooked on the back burner for football fans from the ocean to the Gulf, by watching a potential epic between the two giants of North Africa, Algeria and Morocco, as part of the preparations of the two majors for the African Nations Championship, which Côte d’Ivoire will host in mid-January. January.
Many local newspapers and websites reported on the “Funk Football” platform that the national voter, Walid Regragui , asked the Moroccan League to make the necessary arrangements to clash with two of the most powerful and powerful teams of the African continent, in order to kill two birds with one stone, the first being to stand on the level of the Atlas Lions in battles. Direct football with adults and those with great experience in the jungles of “Mama Africa”, and the second is to accelerate the pace of players’ preparation and address the most prominent weaknesses before the tournament.
It was stated in the same report that the Desert Warriors team is at the forefront of the shortlist of candidates to compete in the fourth World Cup in Qatar 2022, in the last friendly rehearsal for the participants in the African Cup, and this is not only due to the availability of the conditions for the avocado head, in its Algerian neighbor, which is always and forever classified as one of the fiercest. The strongest team on the continent, and also one of the always favorites to win the African Cup, and even the Minister of Happiness, Jamal Belmadi , needed such an invaluable test, in preparation for the cup that he hosted in Cairo in 2019.
If this news is true, it will be the first friendly confrontation between Algeria and Morocco, and the first since the last official derby between them at the beginning of the last decade, specifically in the African Cup of Nations qualifiers in 2011, and at that time the Lions team won 4-0, and that was within the fourth round competitions, for The fourth group, which included the Central African Republic and Tanzania, and before that in the same qualifiers, the Greens won with a goal from Hassan Ybda, the famous penalty mark. However, they recently met in the Arab Cup, which was organized by Qatar before the World Cup, but with a main body mostly of locals and youth, and in general. They met in 16 official matches, each of them beating the other seven times, and drawing on two occasions.
It is worth noting that the Algerian national team will begin the search for the third African princess, by facing Angola on January 15, and then it will clash with Burkina Faso and Mauritania at the end of its matches in Group Four. As for the Moroccan national team, which is searching for the second African crown since its victory over Guinea in The final match in the 1976 edition, the tape of the sixth group matches will be cut against Tanzania on the 17th of the same month, with the first round concluding by facing the Republic of the Congo and then Zambia.
Mir said his physical condition was getting better after the “crash” at the Valencia GP
Repsol Honda racer Joan Mir revealed that his physical condition has improved after crashing on the first day and not being able to take part in the final round of the Valencia MotoGP last week.
“This is a good moment. I am happy to be able to take part in this trial (Tuesday), considering that I had an accident on Friday (24/11). “I feel a little pain, but the important thing is that we can have a good day and go through many things together,” said Mir, quoted from HRC’s official statement, Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Mir, at the first test in Valencia, tried out the Honda RC213V 2024 prototype for the first time with his new teammate, Luca Marini, who left VR46 to fill the seat left by Marc Marquez in the Honda factory team.
Meanwhile, Mir completed the test in Valencia with a total of 69 laps and recorded the fastest lap time of 1 minute 30.051. He also ended the day in 13th place. On the other hand, Marini finished P10 with a best time of 1 minute 29.956 seconds and completed a total of 72 laps.
Furthermore, Mir assessed that the speed of the new RC213V motorbike was quite good when compared to the previous edition. “I’m happy with what we saw from the protobike,” said Mir.
“Our pace is good and the progress is positive. “There is still work to be done, but the first step is in the right direction and we can enter the holiday season looking forward to what will happen,” he added.
Meanwhile, the second MotoGP 2024 trial will be held at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, on February 6-8. The upcoming season will open with the first round at the Lusail International Circuit, Qatar, on March 8-11.