Algeria have appeared in the finals of the FIFA World Cup on four occasions in 1982, 1986, 2010 and 2014. They have once qualified for the knockout rounds, reaching the round of 16 in 2014 before losing to Germany. 32 years before, Algeria nearly qualified to the second round of the 1982 World Cup after beating both West Germany and Chile; however, a controversial match between West Germany and Austria wound up eliminating the Algerians. In 2014, Algeria qualified for the first time into the round of 16.
The Algeria team had many records and facts which had done during its participations in the world cup.
1982: First African team to beat a European team (West Germany)
1982: First African team to win two games
1982: First team to win two games in the first round and not advance
1982: FIFA revised the group system for future tournaments, so that the final two games in each group would be played simultaneously because the controversial game between West Germany & Austria that causes the elimination of Algeria
1986: First African team to qualify consecutively for the second time
2014: First African team to score four goals in one game against South Korea
2014: First African team to reach the knockout stage simultaneously with another African team (Nigeria)