sport news Ramy Bensebaini hits himself with Wilfried Zaha's arm during Africa Cup of ...

Algeria defender Ramy Bensebaini hits himself with Wilfried Zaha's arm to try to win a free-kick during Africa Cup of Nations win over Ivory Coast Wilfried Zaha was involved in a strange collision with opponent Ramy Bensebaini The Algeria defender struck his own face using the Ivory Coast star's arm Algeria won the AFCON quarter-final 4-3 on penalties after a tense 1-1 draw Les Fennecs will play Nigeria in the semi-final at the Cairo International Stadium

By Tom Caldon For Mailonline

Published: 10:27 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 10:31 BST, 12 July 2019

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Ramy Bensebaini was involved in a bizarre altercation with Crystal Palace forward Wilfied Zaha during Algeria's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final victory over Ivory Coast on Thursday. 

With Algeria defending a throw-in deep inside their own half, the Stade Rennais left-back attempted to deceive match officials by hitting himself in the face with Zaha's arm. 

As the pair grappled to win the ball Bensebaini threw himself to the floor holding his face, imploring referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa to show Zaha a red card, but he took no action.

Wilfried Zaha prepares to compete for a throw-in during Ivory Coast's clash with Algeria

Wilfried Zaha prepares to compete for a throw-in during Ivory Coast's clash with Algeria

Algeria defender Ramy Bensebaini strikes his own face with Zaha's arm

Algeria defender Ramy Bensebaini strikes his own face

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