Ayoub Abdellaoui: Algeria international an injury doubt for Nations Cup

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Algeria international Ayoub Abdellaoui

Algeria international Ayoub Abdellaoui has undergone a procedure for a heart problem and now faces a race against time to be fit for next month’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

The 26-year-old defender, who plays for Swiss top flight league club FC Sion, will not play again this season – but the club says his heart condition is not career-threatening.

“The player in question suffers from a cardiac electrical anomaly that could cause an arrhythmia,” FC Sion confirmed on their website.