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Portsmouth boss Hart slams Algerian FA

Portsmouth boss Paul Hart has slammed the Algerian FA after Nadir Belhadj and Hassan Yebda were ruled out of yesterday's trip to Stoke.

The pair didn't return to England until Saturday - with both carrying injuries. That has incensed Hart, who was robbed of their services in yesterday's 1-0 defeat at the Britannia Stadium.

He told The News: "The lads only arrived back on Saturday which is absolutely unbelievable.

"The Algerians kept them there. They had 48 hours without sleep, went with an injury, came back with an injury, I cannot understand that. They both played 90 minutes. In my book that's disgraceful.

"That's an international association taking liberties. I can't forgive them. But there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about that."

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