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Algeria calls off a planned friendly with Tunisia

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Algeria fans will miss out on the chance to see their side against Tunisia

Algeria's Football Federation (Faf) has called off a planned friendly with neighbours Tunisia.

The game had been due for next Wednesday, but Faf said there was no venue available.

"The only two stadiums capable of hosting the match are both unavailable," a Faf statement said.

The game is the second international in North Africa to be called off this week, following the planned match between Egypt and the United States.

That game was cancelled because of the continuing political unrest in Egypt.

The game against Algeria would have been a first outing for the new coach of Tunisia, Ammar Souayah.

He took over earlier this week after the recently-appointed coach Faouzi Benzarti quit the post, saying he had been pressured into taking the job by the country's now-ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

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