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Tunisia Football team 2018

Fifa Ranking: 27

History:

Before independence, an unofficial team was formed in 1928, comprising the best Tunisian players from the Tunisian League. The team’s first match was on 11 March 1928, against the France national football B team; Tunisia lost 8-2. Their next friendlies, against the same team on 23 March 1930 and 26 March 1933, also resulted in heavy defeats: 0-5 and 1-6 respectively. Tunisia had to wait until 1939 for their first match win: a 4-1 victory over a team of amateur footballers of Paris.

The most capped players of this period are :

  • Gustave Ducousso (Olympique Béja): 22 caps
  • Gaetano Chiarenza (CS Hammam-Lif): 21 caps
  • Azzopardi (Olympique Béja): 19 caps
  • Larbi Ben Hassine -Larbi Bardo- (Espérance de Tunis): 16 caps
  • Rachid Sehili (Etoile du Sahel): 16 caps
  • Mehl (Racing Club): 15 caps
  • Laâroussi Tsouri (Espérance de Tunis): 15 caps
  • Ben Moussa (US Tunis): 15 caps
  • Alaya Douik (Etoile du Sahel): 14 caps
  • Dara (Sporting Club Tunis): 11 caps.

Tunisia In Fifa World Cup:

The Tunisia national football team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لكرة القدم‎), nicknamed Les Aigles de Carthage (The Eagles of Carthage or The Carthage Eagles), is the national team of Tunisia and is controlled by the Tunisian Football Federation. They have qualified for four FIFA World Cups, the first one in 1978, but have yet to make it out of the first round. Nevertheless, they created history in that 1978 tournament in Argentina by becoming the first African side to win a World Cup match, beating Mexico 3–1. They also held defending champions West Germany to a goalless draw before bowing out. They have since qualified for three tournaments in succession, in 1998, 2002, 2006, and have qualified for the 2018 finals.

Tunisia also won the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations, when they hosted the tournament.

Coach:

NABIL MAÂLOUL:

coach
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A stalwart of Tunisia’s national team during the 1980s and ‘90s, Maâloul was appointed as coach in April 2017. The former midfielder had already made his name as a coach by leading Esperance to the 2011 CAF Champions League title and, under his guidance, Tunisia has qualified for their first World Cup in 12 years.

Goal:

COD – TUN (2-2) 5 SEP 2017:

Anice Badri’s near-post strike against Congo DR set the Eagles of Carthage towards a crucial point in Kinshasa, one that would ultimately see them pip their Group A rivals to qualification.

Star Player:

YOUSSEF MSAKNI:

star player of Tunisia
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The rejuvenated forward was an important figure in Tunisia’s qualifying campaign, scoring some vital goals, including a hat-trick away to Guinea in their penultimate fixture.

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