WATCH: Algeria head coach grabs Said Benrahama by the shirt after his refusal to shake hands during international friendly

The head coach of Algeria, Djamel Belmadi grabbed his own player Said Benrahama by the shirt, after he refused to shake hands while getting substituted off the pitch, during an international friendly against Egypt. On Monday, October 16, at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain, the highly competitive match between both these nations ended in a 1-1 draw, after Algeria got the late equaliser, breaking down the Egypt defence at long last.

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Egypt got an early setback in their international friendly against Algeria after Mohamed Hany was given a red card in the 26th minute. But the Egyptians, down to 10 men, managed to survive the flurry of attacks from the Algerians, before scoring the opener in the 62nd minute through Hamdi Fathi.

The moment prompted the coach of Algeria, Djamel Belmadi to make a substitution, bringing on AS Roma star Houssem Aouar for Said Benrahama, who plays for West Ham. But, when Benrahama was walking past Belmadi, without acknowledging his presence, the head coach manhandled his own player, before they exchanged a few words with each other.

Watch the video of Djamel Belmadi and Said Benrahama:

Algeria found a way to level the score at 1-1 in the 93rd minute, through Islam Slimani, to end the contest on a high against Egypt. In the post-match chat, Djamel Belmadi downplayed the incident with Said Benrahama by saying, “What happened with Benrahma are things that happen, locker room things. He came off, he wasn’t happy, I wasn’t happy, that’s all!”


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