Algeria Win 2021 FIFA Arab Cup, Pocket $5 Million Cash Prize

Algeria Win 2021 FIFA Arab Cup, Pocket $5 Million Cash Prize

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By Amaechi Agbo

Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON defending champions, Algeria on Saturday were crowned champions of the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup on Qatar and pockected the five million US dollars prize money.

Algeria defeated Tunisia 2-0 in extra time in all-Africa final to win the 2021 FIFA Arab Cup trophy on Qatari soil.

The Desert Warriors claimed the title with longest unbeaten streak in international football history snapping Italy’s longest undefeated streak in international football history with 38 consecutive games.

Their most recent win was on Saturday night in a tough battle between the two North African giants.

After nine rounds and two weeks of competition, the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 came to an end on 18 December with the indecisive and promising final between Tunisia and Algeria at the Al Bayt Stadium.

A few hours earlier, Qatar and Egypt faced off in the third-place match, both teams seeking consolation after their semi-final elimination on Wednesday.

The host nation won the bronze medal on penalties 4-5 on penalties with regulation ending scoreless.

Algeria are the defending African Champions, and have been unbeaten in their last 39 games.

His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani crowned the Algerian national team with the FIFA Arab Cup trophy.

Award winners

They won U.S. $5m as cash prize.
Tunisia came in 2nd and Qatar 3rd place.

Meanwhile, Algeria also dominated the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021 Official Awards

The FIFA Fair Play Award went to Morocco

Other awards are

Adidas Golden Boot Award:
🥇 JAZIRI Seifeddine (Tunisia 🇹🇳)
🥈 BRAHIMI Yacine (Algeria 🇩🇿)
🥉 YAZAN ALNAIMAT (Jordan 🇯🇴)

adidas Football Golden Glove Award:
🏆MBOLHI Rais (Algeria🇩🇿)

adidas Football Golden Ball Award:
🥇 BRAHIMI Yacine (Algeria 🇩🇿)
🥈 BELAILI Mohammed (Algeria🇩🇿)
🥉 AKRAM AFIF (Qatar 🇶🇦)

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