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Belhadj to leave Portsmouth in transfer window

Nadir Belhadj has confirmed his desire to quit Portsmouth in January for a chance of regular football and a possible World Cup berth with Algeria. The Algeria international is concerned his lack of first-team football could hit his chances of going to next summer's World Cup finals.

The 27-year-old, who joined from Lens in 2008, has not started a league game since September.

"I've been thinking of a departure. Players likely to go to the World Cup are playing but I'm confined to the bench," he told The Sun.

"I don't want to get to the World Cup without games in my legs, so it's in my interest to look for game time elsewhere.

"I'll leave in January for a club where they will have confidence in me. I want a change of air."

For more World Cup news, go to www.worldcup.tribalfootball.com

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