The Algeria national football team which is also known as THE GREENS represents Algeria in men's international football and is governed by the Algerian Football Federation. The team plays their home matches at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida and Stade du 5 Juillet in Algiers and the team's captain is Riyad Mahrez. Algeria joined FIFA on 1 January 1964, a year and a half after gaining independence.
The Greens team has qualified for four World Cups in 1982, 1986, 2010, and 2014. Algeria has won the Africa Cup of Nations twice, one in 1990, when they hosted the tournament, and again in Egypt in 2019. At the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Algeria became the first African team to score four goals in a match at World Cup, against South Korea. The Algerians biggest victory was their 2–1 win against West Germany during the 1982 FIFA World Cup in which the African nation shocked the world. Algeria has produced many talented players throughout time and is considered one of the best teams in African football history.