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The Tunisia national football team was not pleased with their first Group F AFCON match against Mali. The squad better known as the Eagles of Carthage is gearing up for their next game against Nigeria in the AFCON knock out stage.
The national team of Tunisia is among the most successful football teams in Africa. The soccer club's international championship wins include the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations title, and the 1963 FIFA Arab Cup. Will the North African squad bag another AFCON title in 2022?
- Full name: Tunisia national football team
- Nickname: The Eagles of Carthage
- Managed by: Tunisian Football Federation
- Founded: 1957
- Colours: Red and white
- Federation: CAF
- Coach: Mondher Kebaier
- Captain: Wahbi Khazri
- FIFA ranking: 30 (as of December 2021)
- Stadium: Stade Olympique de Radès
The Tunisian football club was founded in 1957, following the country's independence in 1956. The football club had its first FIFA entry in 1960. The team's rich history, which spans 65 years as of 2022, depicts the highs and lows of the club, the Olympics, the international league wins and local defeats over the decades.
The Tunisia national football team's nickname
The Tunisian soccer club is popularly known as les Aigles de Carthage, the Eagles of Carthage or the Carthage Eagles. The film, the Eagles of Carthage is based on the team's historical AFCON win in 2004.
Tunisia national football team, AFCON 2022
The football club has appeared for 3 AFCON group games played against Mauritania, Gambia, and Mali. The first game ended in drama and disappointment with the Tunisian squad preferring not to return to the field after the 89th minute.
The Carthage Eagles returned with more enthusiasm to the field scoring 4 - 0 against the Mauritanian team. However, the team was defeated in the last Group F match against Gambia. Nevertheless, they progressed to the Group 16 stage, with their first match set against Nigeria on the 23rd of January 2022.
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Tunisia national football team players
Here is a list of the national squad players who were named for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations:
- AlBashir Said
- Farouk Mustafa
- Dahmane Ayman
- Jamal Ali
- Dragger Mohamed
- Hamza Mathlouthi
- Bilal Ifa
- Talbi Muntasir
- Ali Maaloul
- Ali Abedy
- Mohamed Hmida
- Dylan Bronn
- Osama Haddadi
- Omar Rekik
- Bilal Aidouni
- Mohamed Romdhane
- Ghilane Chaalali
- Elias Skhiri
- Seifeddine Khaoui
- Anis Benslimane
- Hannibal Mjebri
- Firas Arabi
- W. Khazri
- Hamza Rafia
- Sliti Naim
- Issam Jbaly
- Seifedine Jaziri
- Yoann Touzghar
- Youssef Msakni
The Tunisia national football team coach Mondher Kebaier, acknowledged the Covid related challenges in a pre-game interview.
We have 12 players absent due to COVID; things are getting complicated. My role is to find solutions in these difficult situations. I have confidence in the group, and we will do everything to win the match. We want a reassuring and collective result. We are going to play to build on our strengths, regardless of the opponent.
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One of Tunisia's top players is Wahbi Khazri. The Tunisian national football team's captain is the only player who has had a direct hand in most of the squad's AFCON goals. He scored 4 of all goals and two assists in all the goals since 2013. He was among the 12 players who tested positive for Covid.
Tunisia national football team trophies
- 2016/2017 - AFCON participant
- 2012/2013 - AFCON participant
- 2005/2006 - World Cup participant
- 2004 - AFCON winner
- 2001/2002 - World Cup participant
- 1997/1998 - World Cup participant
- 1995/1996 - AFCON runner up
- 1977/1978 - World Cup participant
- 1964/1965 - AFCON runner up
- 1963 season - Arab Cup Winner
Tunisia National Football team FIFA ranking
The Eagles of Carthage are ranked at position 30 with 1512.72 points earning a spot among the top 10 highest ranked African football teams.
The Tunisian national football team has proved its value by putting on a stellar performance at the AFCON championships. The team are hopeful about taking their second AFCON 2022 title.
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