Tunisia

Tunisia
The Tunisia national football team (Arabic: منتخب تونس لكرة القدم‎) represents Tunisia in men’s international football since their maiden match in 1957. It is governed by the Tunisian Football Federation, founded in 1957 after the Tunisian independence in 1956. Tunisia are colloquially known as The Eagles of Carthage. The team’s colours are red and white, and the Bald eagle its symbol. There have been periods of regular Tunisian representation at the highest international level: from 1962 to 1978, from 1994 to 2008 and again from 2014 onwards. Most of Tunisia’s home matches are played at the Stade Hammadi Agrebi in Radès since 2001. The team represents both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Tunisia’s national team has participated in three quadrennial major football competitions. They appeared in the end stages of five FIFA World Cups and nineteen Africa Cup of Nations, and featured at four Olympic football tournaments. Tunisia created history in the 1978 World Cup in Argentina by becoming the first African side to win a World Cup match, defeating Mexico 3–1. They also held defending champions West Germany to a goalless draw before being eliminated. They have since qualified for three World Cups in succession, in 1998, 2002 and 2006, before returning in the last edition held in Russia in 2018. Tunisia has long-standing football rivalries with North African teams: Egypt, Morocco and Algeria. In fact, the Tunisian team has always met with them, whether through friendly matches or World Cup qualifiers and the Africa Cup of Nations. Tunisia is one of the most successful African national teams in competitions, having won one African Cup of Nations, as tournament hosts in 2004. They have also been runners-up twice in 1965 as hosts and 1996, held in South Africa. Tunisia is notorious as being one of the most successful and frequent participants in major African competitions, yet failing to deliver the same expectations outside Africa. Although Tunisia has won one AFCON and participated in four Summer Olympics and five World Cups, the Tunisians have never progressed beyond the group stage of either the Olympics or the World Cup.

FIFA 2022 World Cup Tunisia Squad

FIFA 2022 World Cup Tunisia Squad
S.NO. Player Club
Goalkeeper
1 Aymen Dahmen CS Sfaxien
2 Bechir Ben Said US Monastir
3 Ali Jemal Etoile du Sahel
4 Mouez Hassen Club Africain
Defender
5 Dylan Bronn Metz
6 Montassar Talbi Rubin Kazan
7 Bilel Ifa Abha Club
8 Nader Ghandri Club Africain
9 Ali Maâloul Al Ahly
10 Oussama Haddadi Yeni Malatyaspor
11 Ali Abdi SM Caen
12 Mortadha Ben Ouanes Kasımpaşa
13 Mohamed Dräger FC Luzern
14 Hamza Mathlouthi Zamalek SC
midfielder
15 Ellyes Skhiri FC Köln
16 Aïssa Laïdouni Ferencváros
17 Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane Espérance de Tunis
18 Anis Slimane Brøndby
19 Ferjani Sassi Al-Duhail
20 Ghaylen Chaaleli Espérance de Tunis
21 Hannibal Mejbri Manchester United
22 Saad Bguir Abha Club
Forward
23 Naïm Sliti Ettifaq FC
24 Youssef Msakni Al Arabi
25 Issam Jebali Odense Boldklub
26 Wahbi Khazri St-Étienne
27 Seifeddine Jaziri Zamalek SC
28 Taha Yassine Khenissi Kuwait SC

FIFA 2022 World Cup Tunisia Coach Jalel Kadri

Jalel Kadri is a Tunisian football coach who currently works as a temporary coach in the Tunisian national football team. On 23 January 2022, in the Tunisia-Nigeria match in the round of 16 of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, Jalal Kadri replaced the first coach, Mondher Kebaier in leading the team due to his infection with the Covid-19, the match ended with Tunisia winning 1–0. On 30 January 2022, he was appointed as interim coach of Tunisia’s national team after being eliminated from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Burkina Faso.

FIFA 2022 World Cup Tunisia Jersey (Kit)

FIFA 2022 World Cup Tunisia jersey kit

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