Tunisia is north African Nation with FIFA ranking of 27 and has four FIFA World Cup appearances. The association of football was established in 1957 for Tunisia and the current President of the association is Mr. Wadie Jary. The first FIFA appearance for Tunisia was back in 1978 where Tunisia managed to win against Mexico and draw against Germany but couldn’t qualify for the round of sixteen’s. In 1998 Tunisia only drew against Romania and couldn’t qualify for the next round in the tournament. Similarly, In 2002 and in 2006 Tunisia was not able to advance to the knockout stage of the competition. Tunisia has now managed to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018 to Russia and the team has now very good potential to grow themselves up into the rounds of competition.
World Cup Qualifier Africa
All the 53 members of the association will take part in the competition which goes for three rounds and at the end of the third round, we will have 5 African countries to book their seat on FIFA World Cup 2018.For the first round 26 lower FIFA Coca-cola ranking teams are divided into two groups and the 13 winners of this round will compete with the13 highest ranking teams from Africa and rest of the 14 teams will join these teams on round two and the 20 winners from round two advances to third round where five groups of four teams each will compete and the leader of each group qualifies for the World Cup.
Tunisia was leading the group B until the last round of the Competition in World Cup qualifier Africa. During the termination of the World Cup qualifier Africa Tunisia won 14 points that made Tunisia a group leader in Group B with 6 games played total Tunisia managed to win 4 of them with 2 draws.
FIFA World Cup 2018 Group G
The Fixtures for Tunisia in Group Stage are:
- Tunisia — England (Tuesday, 19 June )
- Belgium — Tunisia (Saturday, 23 June)
- Panama — Tunisia (Friday, 29 June)
Players to watch:
Youssef Msakni S.Ben Youseff F.Sassi
Coach: NABIL MAÂLOUL
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