The first win of the nine matches in the World Cup for the team was also the first win for an African nation. They reach Germany after a brilliant run in their qualifying matches, winning six matches, drawing three and losing only one.Updated: May 25, 2006 19:17 IST
|FIFA world ranking||21|
|Group H||Spain, Tunisia, Ukraine, Saudi Arabia|
|Previous appearances||3 times|
|Key player||Francileudo Dos Santos|
In the nine matches that Tunisia have played at the World Cup, they have secured just one win.
That win was unique though as it was the first ever for an African nation in World Cup. So Tunisia have a bit of history about them!
They reach Germany after a brilliant run in their qualifying campaign, winning six matches, drawing three and losing only one.
If they continue their form, they can beat Saudi Arabia in Group H. And then with a bit of luck against Spain and Ukraine, Tunisia can advance to the round of 16.
Goalkeepers: Ali Boumnijel, Hamdi Kasraoui, Adel Nefzi
Defenders: David Jemmali, Hatem Trabelsi, Mehdi Meriah, Anis Ayari, Alaeddine Yahya, Radhi Jaidi, Karim Hagui, Karim Saidi
Midfielders: Jawhar Menari, Adel Chedli, Mehdi Nafti, Sofiene Melliti, Hamed Namouchi, Karim Zdiri, Yassine Chikhaoui, Riadh Boazizi, Issam Jomaa, Kais Ghodhbane
Forwards: Francileudo Santos, Ziad Jaziri
First Published: May 06, 2006 18:39 IST