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50 Players to watch at the World Cup - No 41 Nadir Belhadj

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15 Apr 2010 14:34:50

50 Players to watch at the World Cup - No 41 Nadir Belhadj

We continue our countdown to June 11th with a look at Nadir Belhadj, who will be lining up against England for Algeria at the World Cup.

Name: Nadir Belhadj
Age: 27
Club: Portsmouth
International Caps: 43
International Goals: 4

Belhadj started his career in France with Lens in 1999, but his big break came in 2007 when he signed a big-money four-year deal with Lyon.

Things didn't really work out for Belhadj with the French champions, and after a frustrating spell he returned to Lens in early 2008.

In September 2008 Portsmouth took him on loan, and his strong performances on the left earned him a permanent deal just three months later.

A creative talent confident at left back and left midfield, Belhadj has played 43 times for Algeria and will be a key player when they come up against Slovenia, USA and England in Group C at the World Cup.

50 PLAYERS TO WATCH ARCHIVE
No 42: Roque Santa Cruz
No 43: Park Ji-Sun
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No 44: Nikola Zigic
No 45: Yaya Toure

No 46: Angelos Charisteas
No 47: Keisuke Honda
No 48: Hugo Lloris
No 49: Mario Gomez
No 50: Guiseppe Rossi


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