Algeria vs. Burkina Faso, 2014 World Cup qualifying: Preview and TV schedule

Ian Walton

Burkina Faso are just 90 minutes away from qualifying for their first ever World Cup after winning 3-2 in the first leg of their playoff against Algeria.

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.

Projected lineups

Algeria: Raïs M'Bolhi; Djamel Mesbah, Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaïba, Madjid Bougherra, Mehdi Mostefa; Carl Medjani, Hassan Yebda; El Arbi Hillel Soudani, Saphir Taïder, Sofiane Feghouli; Islam Slimani.

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)

Follow @SBNationSoccer on TwitterLike SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

How do footballers end up on stamps in Tajikistan?

Is a golden generation coming for Scotland?

Ancelotti’s options in Khedira’s absence

Football’s black mark: Why we’re not getting anywhere with curbing racism

Potential destinations for Eddie Johnson

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.