July 19, 2010

ALGIERS, (Reuters) -- Algeria coach Rabah Saadane has been given a two-year contract extension despite returning from the World Cup in South Africa without a win.

The 64-year-old will lead the north African country in its qualifying campaign for the 2012 African Nations Cup finals, the Algerian Football Federation said in a statement on Monday.

Saadane led Algeria to its first World Cup finals appearance in 24 years and steered the team to the semi-finals at this year's Nations Cup. Algeria finished with one point from three World Cup matches, drawing with England and losing to Slovenia and the United States.

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