Algeria national football team

The Algeria national football team represents Algeria in men's international association football and it's controlled by the Algerian Football Federation. The team plays its home games at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida, Algeria joined FIFA on 1 January 1964, a year and a half after gaining independence, The team represents both FIFA and Confederation of African Football; the North African team has qualified for four World Cups in 1982, 1986, 2010 and 2014. Algeria has won the African Cup of Nations twice, once in 1990, when they hosted the tournament, again in 2019. At the 2014 World Cup, Algeria became the first African team to score four goals in a match at the World Cup against South Korea; the traditional rivals of Algeria are Morocco and Egypt, Algeria has had competitive matches against Nigeria in the 1980s during Algeria's best football generation, against Mali due to sharing common border and a long standing competitive rivalry, against Senegal, where Algeria's first global success began.

For the Algerians, their biggest victory was their 2–1 win against Germany during the 1982 FIFA World Cup in which the African nation shocked the world. Algeria has produced many talented players throughout time and is considered one of the best teams in African Football history; the team was established in 1962 after gaining independence from France, as the successor of the FLN football team. Under French rule, Algeria was not allowed to have a national team, the FLN football team was sort of a rebellion against the French colonization. All of their games were considered friendlies and were unrecognized by FIFA. After the Algerian national football team was recognized by FIFA in 1963, the team only qualified to the 1968 Africa Cup of Nations and failed to qualify for the next five editions of the African cup until 1980, where the Algerians had a great run. After finishing first in their group, Algeria beat rivals Egypt in the semi finals and reached the final for the first time, losing only to tournament hosts Nigeria 3–0.

That tournament was considered the birth of the Algerian team as one of the big teams in Africa. 1982 FIFA World Cup Algeria caused one of the great World Cup upsets on the first day of the tournament with a 2–1 victory over the reigning European champions, West Germany. In the final match in the group between West Germany and Chile, with Algeria having played their final group game the day before, the European teams knew that a West German win by 1 or 2 goals would qualify them both, while a larger West German victory would qualify Algeria over Austria, a draw or an Austrian win would eliminate the West Germans. After 10 minutes of all-out attack, West Germany scored through a goal by Horst Hrubesch. After the goal was scored, the two teams kicked the ball around aimlessly for the rest of the match. Chants of "Fuera, fuera" were screamed by the Spanish crowd, while angry Algerian supporters waved banknotes at the players; this performance was deplored by the West German and Austrian fans. Algeria protested to FIFA.

During the 1986 Africa Cup of Nations, the national teams recorded two defeats and one draw and was eliminated in the first round. In Mexico, at the 1986 World Cup, the Algerians were not able to pass the first round once again in a group that included Northern Ireland and Spain. Only one Algerian scored during this competition: Djamel Zidane. From thereon, Algeria failed to qualify for another World Cup until 2010. 1990 African Cup of Nations In 1990, Algeria hosted the 1990 Africa Cup of Nations for the first time and were considered to win the competition. Drawn In Group A, the Algerians started the tournament by beating Nigeria 5–1, with doubles by Djamel Menad and Rabah Madjer and a goal by Djamel Amani. After a great start with a convincing victory against the Nigerians, they beat Ivory Coast 3–0, with goals by Djamel Menad, Tahar Chérif El-Ouazzani, Chérif Oudjani; the last game of the group, Algeria beat Egypt 2 -- 0, with goals by Moussa Saïb. After a perfect start with three wins in as many games, Algeria beat Senegal 2–1 in the semi finals after Djamel Menad and Djamel Amani scored in front of 85,000 fans in the Stade du 5 Juillet to reach the final for the second time in history.

In the final against Nigeria, in front of 105,302 fans in the same stadium, Chérif Oudjani, in the 38th minute, enabled Algeria to win the African Cup of Nations for the first time. Djamel Menad was crowned top scorer of the competition with four goals. After winning the 1990 African Cup of Nations and missing out in qualifying to the 1990 World Cup, Algerian football was still at its peak and seemed to be moving towards the right direction while dominating fellow African teams with their unique north African style of play, mixed with physical but technical football. However, with Algeria being on the brink of a civil war in the early 90s, social and political unrest started having a negative impact in every domain in the country including football. Although Algeria qualified to the 1992 African Cup of Nations, the title holders were disappointing and were eliminated in the first round of the competition. In the 1994 African Cup of Nations Algeria was disqualified from the tournament after fielding an ineligible player, many fans back home criticized the staff of the team, accusing them of being irresponsible and unprofessional.

In 1996, Algeria returned to African C

Totten Inlet

Totten Inlet lies in the southern end of Puget Sound in the U. S. state of Washington. The inlet extends 9 miles southwest from the western end of Squaxin Passage, much of the county line between Mason and Thurston counties runs down the center of it. A spit extends west for about 300 feet from Steamboat Island; the inlet shoals to near Burns Point, 100 feet high, on the south shore, where it bares at low tide. Totten Inlet splits into Oyster Bay and Little Skookum Inlet. Oyster Bay, located south of Burns Point, is an extensive mudflat. Oysters are grown in this area, there are log booms. Totten Inlet is one of Washington's most productive areas for growing oysters. Oysters grow fast in the inlet's algae-rich water. Taylor Shellfish, the United States' largest producer of farmed shellfish, got its start in Totten Inlet and is still headquartered today near its waters. Totten Inlet was named by Charles Wilkes during the Wilkes Expedition of 1838–1842, to honor George M. Totten, one of the expedition's midshipmen.

Totten Glacier on the Budd Coast of Antarctica is named for George Totten. U. S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Totten Inlet

Leilani Rorani

Leilani Rorani is a former New Zealand squash player. During her professional career, she reached the world number 1 ranking, won the British Open in 1999 and 2000, finished runner-up at the World Open in 2000 and 2001. Born Leilani Marsh in Hamilton on 15 April 1974, Rorani is the daughter of Neal Marsh and Maise Marsh. Of Māori descent, she affiliates to Ngāti Hine, Ngāi Te Rangi, the Tainui confederation, she was educated at Church College of New Zealand, is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She married Paul Joyce, but the couple divorced. In 2002, she married Blair Rorani in the Hamilton New Zealand Temple, they have four children. In the early part of her career she was known as Leilani Marsh and competed in the 1996 World Open as the number 14 seed under that name. Following her first marriage, she competed as Leilani Joyce, was known as Leilani Rorani in the latter stages of her career; as a junior player, Rorani won the New Zealand under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-19 championships, the Australian under-17 and under-19 championship, the Oceania under-19 championship.

During her 12-year career on the international tour, Rorani won 16 WISPA titles. She won four New Zealand national titles, she was named Māori Sportsperson of the Year twice, New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year in 2000. Rorani retired from the professional tour in 2002, after winning gold medals in both the women's doubles and mixed doubles at the Commonwealth Games. In 1990, she was awarded the New Zealand 1990 Commemoration Medal. In the 2001 New Year Honours, Rorani was appointed a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to squash. List of WISPA number 1 ranked players Official Women's Squash World Ranking Leilani Rorani at WISPA Leilani Rorani at Squash Info Page at profile