Ramy Bensebaini had to watch from the sidelines as Algeria were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations after falling to a 1-0 defeat against Mauritania.
Algeria's campaign at the Africa Cup of Nations came to an abrupt end on Tuesday as they were beaten 1-0 by Mauritania, courtesy of Mohamed Dellahi Yali's first-half strike. Borussia Dortmund left-back Ramy Bensebaini missed the game through suspension after picking up yellow cards in Algeria's first two group stage fixtures.
The result guaranteed Algeria's elimination from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. They could only manage two draws and one defeat from their three group stage games, and finished bottom of Group D.
Bensebaini will now return to Borussia Dortmund, and could even be available for this weekend's Bundesliga clash against VfL Bochum. Although he may struggle to find his way back into the starting XI following Ian Maatsen's strong start to life with the Black and Yellows.
Things are looking slightly better for Sebastien Haller and Ivory Coast, although they will need other results on Wednesday to go their way if they are to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16.
Ivory Coast finished third in Group A, winning just one of their three group stage matches. Four of the six third place teams will qualify for the round of 16, and Ivory Coast will hope that either Morocco beat Zambia or Namibia lose to Mali and Tunisia fail to beat South Africa on Wednesday.
Sebastien Haller was forced to miss all three group stage games after picking up an injury during Borussia Dortmund's Bundesliga clash against Mainz 05 last month.