As we close in on the start of the World Cup, we'll be looking at 32 players who could make a difference, starting with Will Unwin on Algeria's Saphir Taider.
Algeria come into the World Cup lacking players with top level experience, but one of their key components is learning his trade at Inter Milan in Serie A.
Midfielder Saphir Taider only has nine caps to his name after choosing to play for Algeria, having been born and brought up in France, representing his nation of birth at youth level.
His brother Nabil Taider of Parma, plays his international for Tunisia, where their father was born.
As a youngster Taider came through the ranks at Grenoble, making his debut for them while they were in Ligue 1, but eventually being forced to leave as financial issues saw them drop to the fifth tier in France.
A move to Bologna in 2011 brought him to the attention of a wider audience, impressing in his first two seasons in Serie A, where he became known as a hardworking, combative midfielder.
His tremendous energy allows him to get up and down the pitch, making him the perfect box-to-box midfielder, at the same time being ferocious in the tackle – consistently breaking up play.
The national team, under the stewardship of Vahid Halilhodzic, have a collection of competent central midfielders, usually operating in a 4-3-3 formation. Crystal Palace’s Adlene Guedioura, will more than likely be in the squad, even though he has struggled for game time at Selhurst Park this season.
Another Premier League player who could sit alongside Taider in midfield is Spurs’ Nabil Bentaleb, who made his international debut this year, after breaking into his club side under new boss Tim Sherwood.
Every week I try to show him that I'm ready and that he [the coach] can count on me. As I have already said, for me Inter is a great opportunity that will allow me to improve further.