It is the fourth successive time that ‘Les Fennecs’ have qualified for the finals, dating back 2013. A regular feature, they were crowned champions in 1990 on home soil, beating Nigeria 1-0 in the final.
Algeria qualified for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations by topping their qualification group which also contained Benin, Gambia and Togo. Algeria striker Baghdad Bounedjah scored more goals (3) than any other player in the group.
Algeria have been eliminated at the group stage in two of their last three Africa Cup of Nations tournaments, winning just two of their 10 matches across the three tournaments (D3 L5) since finishing fourth in 2010