Like the game in Cairo between Egypt and Ghana, this match up between Algeria and Burkina Faso will have beefed up security. Reportedly 9,000 security members will be deployed to Bilda, Algeria. A lot of the uncertainty and instability stems from an upcoming presidential election.
“In this instance, there is an inclination to ascribe greater meaning to instances of tension because there is so much uncertainty and people are trying to divine what’s going to happen,” North Africa analyst Geoff Porter said.
From Sports Illustrated:
Algeria is taking heavy security precautions ahead of Tuesday’s World Cup qualifying match against Burkina Faso, mindful of the tensions in the country ahead of next year’s presidential election.
The oil-rich North African nation announced that 9,000 security force members would be deployed to the city of Blida alone, where the game is being held. Police will be mobilized in other cities as well where jumbo screens will be showing the game.
It’ the second and final round of the qualifier to see who goes to Brazil for the 2014 tournament next June. Burkina Faso won the first game at home 3-2.
Date: November 19
Start Time: 1:15 p.m. ET
Location: Blida, Algeria
Stadium: Stade Mustapha Tchaker
TV Info: beIN Sport USA, beIN Sport en Español
Live Stream: beIN Sport Play
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