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GdS: Adli has decided to represent Algeria – what it means for Milan

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Yacine Adli has decided to represent Algeria rather than France on an international level, with the paperwork already in the works. This will inevitably affect AC Milan due to the African Cup of Nations.

Earlier this year, Milan were forced to play several games without both Ismael Bennacer and Franck Kessie, who were with Algeria and Ivory Coast at the AFCONs. Adli’s change thus means the situation is the same numerically despite Kessie’s exit.

According to Gazzetta Dello Sport, Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi managed to convince Adli to represent the country instead of France. The midfielder has already been to the Algerian consulate in Milan and the paperwork is in motion.

It’s possible that Bennacer had something to do with the decision as well, but the guaranteed call-up from Belmadi surely helped a lot. The next AFCON won’t take place until January 2024, but Milan now have to be aware of the fact that Adli also will feature in the competition.

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