World Cup 2014: Algeria's Feghouli out of Slovenia friendly

Sofiane Feghouli

Algeria playmaker Sofiane Feghouli has withdrawn from Wednesday's World Cup warm-up against Slovenia after undergoing dental surgery.

The Valencia midfielder, the heartbeat of the Algerian national side over the last year, had the last of two procedures to remove a wisdom tooth.

He has been replaced in the squad by Porto striker Nabil Ghilas.

Algeria play Slovenia in Blida in their first match since securing their place at Brazil last November.