Houssem Aouar had indicated that he wanted to change sports nationality a few weeks ago. The OL player has just performed an important act which confirms his decision to play for Algeria.
A few weeks ago, Houssem Aouar announced his desire to change sports nationality. The OL player, who wore the France team jersey only once in 2020, said he wanted to play for Algeria, his country of origin. “I have a large part of me that is French, because I was born here and I grew up here, but I also have a very large part of me that is Algerian, because of my origins and the way I was educated at home”, explained the midfielder in a video published by the Algerian Football Federation (FAF). A decision that made noise, some accusing the Gone of opportunism. Not enough to push back the 24-year-old, who has just completed an important act in his ambition to play for the Fennecs.
Houssem Aouar at the Algerian consulate in Lyon this morning! 🇩🇿
The new Algerian international has renewed his Algerian passport as well as certain administrative documents. 🟢
JUNE ⌛️🇩🇿 pic.twitter.com/7VrqS5MPJe
— The Green Wave ⭐️🇩🇿⭐️ (@la_vagueverte) May 10, 2023
Aouar called with Algeria in June?
Thursday, Aouar indeed went to the Algerian consulate in Lyon ” for a courtesy visit to the head of post and at the same time to renew their identity and travel documents “, as indicated by the instance on its official site. A necessary step before a potential first selection with the Fennecs. The next gathering of Algeria will take place at the end of the season. On June 12, Djamel Belmadi’s team will travel to Cameroon to face Uganda in the CAN 2023 qualifiers. On this occasion, the Gone could play his first minutes with the country of his ancestors. However, it is difficult to certify his presence at 100% as OL number 8 is having a complicated season with his training club. He only played 13 games in Ligue 1 for a single goal. Aouar should probably leave Olympique Lyonnais during the summer transfer window, he who is coming to the end of his contract in June and has a good chance of joining AS Roma.