The 24 man squad chosen by coach Vahid Halilhodzic will have to be cut by one by 9 January. Nine members of the squad were also part of the 23-man selection for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Former France Under 21 player and Valencia player Sofiane Feghouli is part of the team. Described as the next Zinedine Zidane, the 22-year-old has caught the eyes of many scouts around Europe.He made his Desert Foxes debut in February this year in a 2-1 win against Gambia.
Goalkeepers Azzeddine Doukha (Harrach), Rais Mbolhi (Krylia Sovetov/RUS), Cedric Si Mohammed (Bejaia)
Defenders: Essaïd Belkalem and Ali Rial (JS Kabylie), Carl Medjani and Mehdi Mostefa (Ajaccio/FRA), Liassine Cadamuro (Real Sociedad/ESP), Faouzi Ghoulam (Saint-Etienne/FRA), Rafik Halliche (Academica/POR), Djamel Mesbah (AC Milan/ITA)
Midfielders: Djamel Abdoun (Olympiakos/GRE), Hameur Bouazza (Racing Santander/ESP), Ryad Boudebouz (Sochaux/FRA), Sofiane Feghouli (Valencia/ESP), Adlene Guedioura (Nottingham Forest/ENG), Foued Kadir (Valenciennes/FRA), Medhi Lacen (Getafe/ESP), Khaled Lemmouchia (Club Africain/TUN), Saad Tedjar (USMA)
Striker: Mohamed Aoudia (Entente Setif), Yacine Bezzaz (CS Constantine), Islam Slimani (Belouizdad), Hilal Soudani (Guimares/POR)