Algeria competed in the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix for the third time in 2015 and finished 27th, one place better than in 2014. The 2013 edition was their debut, when they were selected by the African Volleyball Confederation to represent the continent along with Kenya. They failed to win a set but the experience of the last three years should give them a decent footing this year. They did not qualify for the 2014 FIVB Volleyball World Championship but came equal 21st in their only appearance six years ago at the World Championships in Japan in 2010.
The Algerians have shown that their ability to handle pressure is one of their main strengths. In 2008 they eliminated Kenya in the deciding match for a berth at the Beijing Olympic Games, and four years later the two teams squared off with a place at London 2012 on the line. Again the Algerians prevailed, and they finished equal 11th place in both Olympic tournaments. They were unable to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, however, after they finished fourth at the Women’s World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Puerto Rico from May 20 to 22.