Algeria will arrive at the 2014 World Cup trying to qualify out of the group at a World Cup for the first time in four attempts. However, there's a certain inevitability that they will be eliminated in the Group Stage once more in Brazil.
After reaching the quarter-finals of three of the last four World Cup tournaments, the 2014 World Cup betting markets price Argentina to go even further in their home continent this summer - as they are among the favourites to win the tournament.
Faced with a difficult group - including the two sides who reached the final four years ago - Australia would appear to have a very slim chance of qualifying for the Second Round, but can the Socceroos spring a surprise?
Despite having to deal with the pressures of being the 2014 World Cup host nation, many pundits and bookmakers are tipping Brazil to lift the trophy for an unprecedented sixth time in Rio de Janeiro on July 13.
Chile have a genuine chance of upsetting some of the big sides at the 2014 World Cup. Playing in their home continent, they will be better suited to the conditions than the two World Cup 2010 finalists competing in Group B.