The match of the second day of the 2022 World Cup, which will oppose Burkina Faso to Algeria in group A, will not finally take place at the 4-August stadium in Ouagadougou, because of its suspension by the African Football Confederation (CAF) for non-conformity. The match has been relocated to the Lat-Dior Stadium in Thies, Senegal.
After Djibouti on June 5, Algeria knows its second opponent for the second day of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers in group A, namely Burkina Faso. Scheduled to take place between 11 and 14 June, this match was initially scheduled to take place at the Stade du 4-Août in Ouagadougou, but was finally relocated to Lat-Dior in Thies, Senegal. The 4-Août stadium in the capital of Burkina Faso has been suspended by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), due to its non-conformity.
The information was made public by the Senegalese authorities. « We received a request from our brothers in Burkina Faso to play here and we agreed, without any problem, » said Matar Ba, the Senegalese Minister of Sports. However, this change of venue should not trouble Djamel Belmadi’s men, who remain on a 24-match unbeaten run.
Riyad Mahrez and his team-mates will start the qualifiers with the reception of Djibouti, on June 5th, at 19h00 GMT, at the Mustapha-Tchaker stadium in Blida. The objective of the Algerian team is to qualify, once again, for the 2022 World Cup finals in Qatar.