Coach: Paul Put
Venue: Stade du 4-Août – capacity: 35,000
AFCON: Nine appearances
Best performance: Silver (2013)
World Cup: Have not qualified in 4 attempts
The 2013 AFCON finalist topped Group E with 12 points beating Gabon, Congo and Niger to the available slot.
On the road to their qualification, the West Africans suffered two defeats but won the rest of all their games (two away wins and two home wins)
Burkina can boast of a collection of fine talents and big names across the European continent and the Stallions are gradually gaining the currency across the continent after their splendid showing at the 2013 AFCON.
Stade Rennes’ Jonathan Pitriopa is their dangerman with Charles Kabore, Alain Traore and the experienced Moumouni Dagano all part of their squad.
They will be hoping to make their first ever appearance at the World Cup in Brazil.
Burkina Faso beat Ghana on penalties at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in the semi-final stage.