FIFA.com spoke to Algeria midfielder Foued Kadir about the Desert Foxes' rejuvenation under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic, his experience at South Africa 2010 and ambitions for Brazil 2014.
Algeria ended a run of four consecutive losses with a much-needed victory over the United Arab Emirates in Germany in their final warm-up game.
Karim Ziani insists that Algeria are unconcerned about their recent friendly defeats and are focused on winning their opening FIFA World Cup match.
Defending champions Egypt strolled into the final of the CAF Africa Cup of Nations as eight-man Algeria bowed out after a physical semi-final.
Egypt and Algeria will meet once again, this time with continental glory on the line in the 2010 CAF Africa Cup of Nations semi-final on Thursday.
Ranked among the favourites, England will aim to assert their status in Group C, where they face an intriguing trip down memory lane with USA.