While Iceland are the minnows impressing in European qualification, Burkina Faso are doing the same over in Africa. Demographically Les Étalons' achievements aren't anywhere near as impressive as Iceland's -- they have 17 million more people than their European counterparts -- though given their lack of footballing history, making the World Cup for the first time would still be a huge achievement.
However, they still have a lot of work to do if they're to make it to Brazil 2014. They hold a slim 3-2 advantage from their home leg against Algeria, and will no doubt face a barrage from the hosts in the return fixture in Blida on Tuesday. Algeria are still favourites, boasting a much stronger squad on paper, with this tie still hanging in the balance.
Burkina Faso: Daouda Diakité; Jean-Noël Lingani, Paul Koulibaly, Bakary Koné, Ibrahim Gnanou; Charles Kaboré, Djakaridja Koné; Prejuce Nakoulma, Jonathan Zongo, Jonathan Pitroipa; Aristide Bancé.
Match Date/Time: Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. local, 1:15 p.m. ET
Venue: Stade Mustapha Tchaker, Blida, Algeria
TV: beIN Sport USA (U.S. - English), beIN Sport en Español (U.S. - Spanish), BT Sport (U.K.), Al Jazeera Sport HD2, Al Jazeera Sport 1 (Algeria), SuperSport 3 Africa (Burkina Faso)
Online: beIN Sport Play (U.S. and Canada), SuperSport Streaming (Burkina Faso)