In the second round the team played with Spain which was one of the most powerful teams in the world led by Raúl, Iker Casillas, Carles Puyol and Sergio Ramos and Tunisia managed to progress in the result in the 8th minute through the goal of Jawhar Mnari, but the team conceded 3 goals in the last minutes to defeat hard 3–1. Tunisia had to wait until 1939 for their first match win: a 4–1 victory over a team of amateur footballers of Paris. 202-C-91. Before independence, an unofficial team was formed in 1928, comprising the best Tunisian players from the Tunisian League. Municipal Stadium of Gabès was also chosen to host a friendly match between Tunisia and Mauritania which ended with a draw in October 2016. Tunisia qualified for the quarter-finals of the competition for the third consecutive time with difficulty after the defeat in the first round of Nigeria and the victory over Congo and draw with Morocco as the team managed to qualify for the semi-final by overcoming Egypt before they lost three to Cameroon and finish the competition in fourth place with a loss from South Africa on penalty shootout. He was immediately sacked. 2004 African Cup of Nations win qualified them for the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup, where they were drawn in a difficult group including host Germany, Argentina and Australia. The two teams are similar in terms of both having a single African Cup and the two teams have also qualified for five World Cups, despite their numerous World Cup qualifying matches. A friendly match was held two days before independence, and this was in front of the Southwest French team. 1996:  South Africa He managed to qualify the team for the 2017 African Cup in the lead with victory over Liberia,[49][50] Togo[51][52] and Djibouti.[53][54]. Tunisia had to wait until 1939 for their first match win: a 4–1 victory over a team of amateur footballers of Paris. This page documents Team Tunisia, the representatives of Tunisia at the IeSF World Championship. They also met 4 times in the African Cup of Nations. 1 History 2 Timeline 3 Player Roster 3.1 IeSF World Championship 4 Organization 5 Tournaments 6 Interviews 7 See Also 8 Links 9 Images 10 References This page documents Team Tunisia, the representatives of Tunisia at the IeSF World Championship. .mw-parser-output .nat-fs-player th{background-color:inherit;border:0}.mw-parser-output .nat-fs-player td{text-align:center;border:0}. It took only one point to qualify before the 83rd minute defeat in Mozambique to leave the place for Nigeria,[10][11] Coelho was sacked immediately and coach Faouzi Benzarti was hired to oversee the team at the 2010 African Cup; he too was sacked after Tunisia were eliminated from the group stage, drawing all three of their matches against Gabon, Cameroon, and Zambia finishing in the bottom of the group. 80. Tunisia national handball team. Before independence, an unofficial team was formed in 1928, comprising the best Tunisian players from the Tunisian League. [5] Despite this early success, Tunisia did not enter the Cup of Nations again until 1976 in Ethiopia, and did not qualify for one until 1978. WD Player withdrew for personal reasons. In June 2010, Bertrand Marchand was appointed manager on a two-year contract, with the goal of reaching the semifinals of the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations especially after the excellent results he achieved with ES Sahel at the African and international level. The team then beat Senegal 1–0 in the quarter-final thanks to the goal of Jawhar Mnari in the 65th minute and Nigeria on penalties 5–3 in the semi-final after a 1–1 draw to face Morocco in the final, where goals from Francileudo Santos and Ziad Jaziri gave Tunisia a 2–1 win which means that Tunisia won the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in its history. / Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images Tunisia gained independence from France on 20 March 1956. 1962:  Ethiopia In the finals, they failed to advance from the group stages, losing 2–0 to England and 1–0 to Colombia, and drawing 1–1 with Romania. The most capped players of this period are : As soon as independence was proclaimed in 1956, Tunisian football leaders took the necessary steps to create an exclusively national body to replace the Tunisian Football League (an offshoot of the French Football Federation). You can find here movies, news, places in tournaments and match scores of that team. Marchand was sacked in December, only six months into his two-year term. The former coach of Côte d'Ivoire Henryk Kasperczak was appointed, and the team's results were gradually improved. Nations. It hosted the 1977 FIFA World Youth Championship and was completely renovated for the 1994 African Cup of Nations. There are 0 players who played in that national team. 1959:  United Arab Republic Tunisia went on to beat Gabon in the quarter-finals and Zambia in the semi-finals 4–2 to reach their first major final in 31 years, but lost to host country South Africa 2–0. 1 of 2. Players of the Tunisian national football team run during a training session at Saks Stadium in Schweinfurt, 09 June 2006, ahead of the Fifa World Cup 2006. The Tunisian Football Federation was founded on 29 March 1957 and became affiliated to FIFA and the Confederation of African Football in 1960. The three World Cup qualifications were in 1974, 1978 and 1998 where Tunisia qualified in the last two editions against Egypt. 1980:  Nigeria The Tunisian national team home kit is all white with red trim, and the away kit is all red with white trim. On 27 April 2017, Nabil Maâloul returned as coach despite the disapproval of the Tunisian supporters following the failure at the 2014 World Cup qualifiers, but this time he qualified Tunisia for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia for the fifth time in the history of Tunisia and the first since 12 years after winning against DR Congo,[60][61] Guinea[62][63] and Libya[64][65] in the qualification. The team succeeded in crowning the 1963 Arab Nations Cup to be the first championship for the team, after achieving impressive results, including winning over Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Kuwait. Tunisia have reached 5 FIFA World Cup final competitions (1978, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2018), and have also appeared at the African Cup of Nations on 13 occasions, winning once . Most of the matches were played in the FIFA World Cup qualification as they met in the qualifiers of 1962, 1970, 1978, 1990, 1994 and 2006. Recognized as a public utility, the FTF has since invested in its dual mission of promoting football and managing the national competition as well as the different teams representing Tunisia in international competitions. [24] Tunisia fared even worse in the following tournament which the qualification was difficult against Sierra Leone,[25][26] falling in the group stages after a big defeat against Côte d'Ivoire 3–0[27] in addition to the draw with Togo[28] despite a 1–0 win over Algeria[29] in which Youssef Msakni scored what was later voted the goal of the tournament. 2020. ST. 76 PAC. Their first match was for the 1962 World Cup qualification, took place on 30 October 1960 in Casablanca. The team's colours are red and white, and the Bald eagle its symbol. Tunisia 1 - 0 Tanzania View events: 17/11/20: ACO: Tanzania 1 - 1 Tunisia View events: 22/03/21: ACO: Libya - Tunisia 30/03/21: ACO: Tunisia - After a 1–1 draw with Australia and a 2–0 defeat by Argentina to add to beat Serbia 3–2 to leave good impressions in the competition and devote their international presence. This stadium became the new stronghold of the Eagles of Carthage. 1982:  Ghana Tunisia National Soccer Team - Information. In that year the country came in third by defeating Uganda in the third place match 3–0. Tunisian national football team players take part in a training session in Bongoville on February 3 during the Africa Cup of Nations football tournament. Under Kebaier's command, Tunisia didn't perform at full potential in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualification, but it secured one of the top two positions in their qualification group to reach the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon, with three of four Tunisia's games ended with Tunisia scoring only one goal each with the exception of Libya. 1972:  Congo, 1974:  Zaire Tunisia participated in the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 1962. It hosted also the 1965 and 1994 African Cup of Nations and the 1977 FIFA U-20 World Cup before it was replaced after the construction of El Menzah Stadium (45,000) in 1967 for the 1967 Mediterranean Games. National team. 45. Players of the Tunisian national football team celebrate reaching Russia 2018. Mohamed Abbassi. Tunisia. Henri Michel replaced him, but was sacked when Tunisia crashed out of the 2002 African Cup of Nations without scoring a single goal after a draw with Senegal and Zambia and defeat from Egypt. They have also been runners-up twice in 1965 as hosts and 1996, held in South Africa. [128] Only official FIFA matches are included. This choice comes after the great attendance of the Tunisian masses, which turned to Russia in large numbers between 15 and 20 thousand fans, attended and supported the Tunisian team in their three group matches of the World Cup. Tunisia has long-standing football rivalries with North African teams: Egypt, Morocco and Algeria. 1994:  Nigeria The team's deterioration after the 2006 World Cup lead to their absence from the end stages of the next two world cups, and strained their popularity. Profile of Tunisia U17 volleyball national team. It is governed by the Tunisian Football Federation, founded in 1957 after the Tunisian independence in 1956. The team represents both FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Under Coelho, Tunisia qualified for the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations and the World Cup qualifiers started well with a win over Kenya[6][7] and Mozambique[8][9] and a tie-up with Nigeria in the last minute in Abuja Stadium in front of 60,000. 2008:  Egypt Mokhtar Tlili was appointed coach but the results did not improve by not qualifying for the African Cup in Algeria 1990 after the heavy defeat to Senegal, which precipitated his departure and the arrival of Antoni Piechniczek again and did not succeed in the World Cup qualifiers in 1990 after the defeat in the last round against Cameroon to be contracted with coach Mrad Mahjoub. Tunisia managed to return to the game after Ali Kaabi scored the equalizer for Tunisia to enter history as the first Tunisian player to score a World Cup goal in the 55th minute before adding two goals to finish the game 3–1. Thus, all the wins of Tunisia in the World Cup were against the CONCACAF teams. Both Egypt and Tunisia also share a similar dubious record in the FIFA World Cup, with both teams being unable to progress beyond the group stage despite Tunisia qualifying for the World Cup five times, while Egypt qualified only three times. In 1965 Tunisia was allowed to act as host country and made it to the final, where they lost 2–3 against Ghana. In the first game, Mexico managed to advance through a penalty in the first half to end the break 1–0 for the Mexican team. 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. Still under the leadership of Kasperczak, They qualified for the 1998 Africa Cup of Nations after defeating Guinea and Sierra Leone and qualified for the final quarter in the lead of the group with a win over DR Congo, Togo and defeat from Ghana. Tunisia Season Results. They also managed to get through Iraq and Lebanon before losing in the final against Syria 3–1. In addition, there are many other venues that host the Tunisian team, such as the Olympic Stadium of Sousse, which hosted a friendly match between Tunisia and Switzerland in November 2012 and also hosted a match in the 2012 AFCON qualification between Tunisia and Chad which was won by Tunisia 5–0. The team's popularity also appeared in the 2004 African Cup of Nations in Tunisia, where the crowds were heavily attended during that period. The two teams have met 39 times in both official and friendly matches. Coach Youssef Zouaoui was appointed to oversee the team and had a good start by winning friendly matches against Nigeria 5–0 and Canada 2–0 and also surpassed Benin and Guinea in the first rounds of the World Cup qualifiers in 1986. Lemerre became the first coach to win two different continental tournaments, having previously won Euro 2000 with France. In the second match, the Tunisians fought back to the 74th minute where they accepted three goals from the German team to finish the score 3–0, while in the third game they managed to beat Australia 2 -0 to leave good impressions. Tunisia won the match 3–0. CAF decided that Tunisia would host the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations , despite the fact that only 9 years have passed since the independence of the country, in addition to a distinguished generation of players, most notably Abdelmajid Chetali and Attouga who reached the final after beating Ethiopia 4–0 in the opening match in Stade Chedly Zouiten,[4] but they lost 3–2 to Ghana in extra-time of the final. The overall record is slightly favorable to the Algerians with sixteen wins, fourteen draws and fourteen losses. Tunisia National Team » Historical squads. However, qualification started badly, with two defeats against Botswana[12][13] and a 2–2[14] draw against Malawi bringing the Tunisian team to 65th place in the FIFA rankings, the worst in its history. In fact, their most important match was the 2004 African Cup of Nations Final in Stade 7 November in Tunisia, where the Tunisians won their first African title. Of the fans that kept supporting the squad in bad times, Bechir Manoubi was one of the most loyal. 2000:  Cameroon This performance has been admired by most analysts who did not expect it, and that has contributed to increasing the number of African teams qualified for the World Cup to become two. In December 2018, French coach Alain Giresse was hired to oversee the team at the 2019 AFCON finals due to his experience in African football and his outstanding record as a player with the French national team. Radhouane Slimane. Tunisia 76–82 Kenya ( OT) Bamako, Mali – July 24, 2019. The Tunisian team also played a match with the Austrian team FC Admira Wacker Mödling on 30 December of the same year and managed to win 4–1 thanks to two goals from both Dهwa and Braïek and the Tunisian squad was as follows : Mohamed Bennour (then Houcine El Bez), Youssef Sehili, Azaiez Jaballah, Mokhtar Ben Nacef, Mehrez Jelassi, Abdou Béji, Ali Hannachi « Haj Ali », Abderrahman Ben Ezzedine, Hédi Braïek, Noureddine Diwa (then Khemais Ghariani), Hammadi Henia. In the finals they failed again in the group stage after a draw in the first round with Saudi Arabia 2–2 in Munich. Tunisia also qualified for the 1963 Africa Cup of Nations despite the exit from the first round. The opening match of this tournament was between Tunisia and Argentina, who narrowly won 2–1. Tunisia's qualification for the 2018 FIFA World Cup and its positive results in the friendlies against Iran[66] and Costa Rica[67] led to its rise to 14th place in the FIFA World Rankings for the first time ever, after being first in African teams and surpassing teams like Italy and Netherlands. That tournament, however, only four countries took part. This season in the World Cup (International), Tunisia National Team statsshow they are performing Goodoverall, currently placing them at 0/10in the World Cup Table, winning 40%of matches. [57] The defeats in friendly matches against Cameroon[58] and Morocco[59] with the same result 1–0 led to the dismissal of Kasperczak. Against this turbulent backdrop, and with little preparation under new coach Sami Trabelsi, the team surprisingly won the 2011 African Nations Championship, following wins against Senegal,[15] Angola[16] and Rwanda[17] in the first round as well as DR Congo[18] and Algeria[19] in the playoffs and defeating Angola 3–0[20] in the final making the federation extend the Trabelsi's contract. He also achieved catastrophic results in the Football at the African Games with defeats against Cameroon, Madagascar and Kenya. Tunisia's national team players take part in a training session in Rades on March 22 a day before their friendly football match against Iran. With Maâloul having already resigned, the Dutch coach Ruud Krol took over for the two-leg playoff, but Tunisia lost 4–1[35][36] to Cameroon and Krol himself then resigned let the Tunisian team go in a bad way. This coincided with the return of the team to the competition in the African Cup of Nations before going out against Sudan before it succeeded to qualify after the absence of 13 years in 1978 after overcoming Egypt and Guinea in qualifying. Appearances for Tunisia National Team; Goalscoring for Tunisia National Team. The teams also met three times in the qualifying phase of the World Cup in 1970, 1978 and 1986. Source: CAF, First match(es) will be played on June 2021. Tunisia's national team has participated in three quadrennial major football competitions. They have reserved the only African seat by going to teams such as Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria and Egypt. At the World Cup in Argentina, Tunisia made an immediate impact by coming from behind after preparations were not at the desired level after a draw with Hungary 2–2 and a defeat from France 2–0 and another big defeat against Netherlands 4–0. 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