Population: 38 million (35th*)
Per capita: $7,600 (137th*)
Been there before: Three times
Pinnacle: First round
The Redeemer: Forward Islam Slimani
Fate in a tweet: After giving U.S. a scare in 2010, Algeria barely made it to Brazil. Expect the usual first-round exit.
*Note: World ranking shown in parentheses.